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North Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul

(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) -- A mother and son who defected from North Korea are believed to have died of starvation after their bodies were uncovered two months after they were last seen. "We are sorry" wailed women in black at a funeral for Han Sung Ok and her 6-year-old son.…... Read More

Trump orders additional air defense troops to Saudi Arabia

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has approved a "modest deployment" of American troops and air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities that the U.S. has blamed on Iran, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced at a hastily called Pentagon…... Read More

How Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal may hurt his re-election -- or not

(TORONTO) -- For some politicians, being photographed dressing in black or brown face multiple times would be automatically devastating to a political campaign. Some Canadian experts say that might not be the case for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however. As Trudeau continues to wage his re-election bid amid a scandal…... Read More

Amnesty International accuses Hong Kong police of beating, torturing protesters

(HONG KONG) -- Amnesty International has documented "reckless and indiscriminate tactics" used by the Hong Kong police in responding to 15 weeks of anti-government protests. The London-based human rights group claims detained protesters have been tortured, too. “The Hong Kong police’s heavy-handed crowd-control response on the streets has been live-streamed…... Read More

British military rugby team apologizes after visiting controversial shrine for war criminals in Japan

(TOKYO) -- A British military rugby team on tour in Japan has apologized for visiting a controversial military shrine honoring Japanese soldiers, among them war criminals.The U.K. Armed Forces Rugby team is in Japan for the 3rd International Defence Force Rugby Cup, which overlaps with the Rugby World Cup.The team…... Read More

Beijing's new 'starfish' airport set to open

(BEIJING) -- Beijing’s new massive international airport nicknamed “The Starfish” is set to officially open its doors on Sept. 30. But the first commercial test flights were already scheduled for Friday.Officially called Beijing Daxing International Airport with the airport code PKX, the airport has been five years in the making.…... Read More

Trump: 'Nothing wrong' with Ukraine call sources say is focus of intel complaint

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's phone call with a foreign leader that has become the focus of a complaint to the director of national intelligence's inspector general involved Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.Trump reacted Friday, tweeting, "there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!"According…... Read More

Trump to welcome Australian prime minister at special state visit

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has used the Rose Garden at the White House for major policy announcements, Medal of Honor ceremonies, impromptu press conferences and as a backdrop for Twitter videos, but on Friday the first lady will steal it for an evening of al fresco dining in honor…... Read More

US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government in Cairo

(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Wael Ghonim, a United States-based activist who was behind a Facebook page that helped ignite a popular uprising in Egypt in 2011, said his brother was arrested at his family's home in Cairo on Thursday.Hazem Ghonim, who Wael said is an apolitical dentist, was taken away by…... Read More

Congress grills Trump admin over future of Taliban talks after US airstrike hits Afghan civilians

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is facing fresh bipartisan criticism for how it has handled its Afghan peace process after President Donald Trump announced that he had invited the Taliban to Camp David and then canceled the meeting.Amid reports that a U.S. military strike killed at least 30 civilians Thursday…... Read More

Police: Boarding school fire kills at least 26 children, one teacher in Liberia

(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- More than two dozen people, mostly children, have died in a fire that engulfed a religious boarding school outside Liberia's capital in the middle of the night, authorities said. An Islamic school on the outskirts of Monrovia caught fire late Tuesday night, around 11 p.m. local time,…... Read More