Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- Three of the boys and a soccer coach rescued from a cave in Thailand last month have been granted citizenship, Thailand’s foreign ministry told ABC News Wednesday.

All four had previously been stateless, bu... Read More

US to hit Russia with new sanctions after poisoning of former Russian double agent and daughter

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has determined Russia violated a law prohibiting the use of chemical or biological weapons and is imposing mandatory sanctions in response to the assassination attempt by nerve agent on UK citizens Sergei and ... Read More

US declines to take sides in heated Saudi, Canadian fight over human rights

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is declining to take sides between Saudi Arabia and Canada after the Middle Eastern nation's extraordinary reaction to Canada's condemnation of the arrest of a Saudi Arabian human rights activist.

Saudi officials r... Read More

US officials to dodge Iraqi import laws by sending painkillers in diplomatic mail

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government has apparently resorted to packing powerful painkillers in diplomatic pouches usually reserved for sensitive documents in order to circumvent import laws in Iraq and ensure paramilitary medics are well-stocked in c... Read More

Europe battles wildfires amid massive heat wave

(LONDON) -- Europe is still experiencing a major heat wave, but forecasters promise some respite over the next 24 hours as rain in Scandinavia and thunderstorms across the United Kingdom help bring temperatures down.

In Portugal, an oppres... Read More

Pilot daughter makes her flight attendant mom's dream come true

(MUMBAI, India) -- When Ashrrita Chinchankar’s mother, Pooja, first started working as a flight attendant for Air India, she would look at the few female pilots she saw around her and feel awe at their air of command and the respect they were a... Read More

Defense Department bans geolocation features on tech devices due to security risk

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Defense is prohibiting personnel from using geolocation features on their devices while serving in certain locations after concerns that the information transmitted from such devices was jeopardizing the security of ... Read More

Russia makes action star Steven Seagal a special humanitarian envoy to the US

(MOSCOW) -- It's one of the oddest, if not the toughest, roles he has ever played.

Steven Seagal, the 1990s action movie star, has been enlisted as a special envoy by Russia’s foreign ministry to help promote “cultural and humanita... Read More

Swiss World War II plane crash kills 20 on board, operator suspends operations

(ZURICH) -- The airline whose vintage World War II plane crashed into a mountain in southeastern Switzerland, killing all 20 people on board, said it was “deeply saddened” and has suspended all flight operations until further notice.
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At least 91 dead, hundreds injured after earthquake rocks Indonesia

(LOMOK, Indonesia) -- At least 91 people are dead and hundreds more injured as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Indonesia's popular island of Lombok on Sunday, according to Indonesian authorities and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The island is ... Read More

Thousands of South Korean women protest against spy cameras, gender-biased investigations

(SEOUL) -- With scorching temperatures peaking at 97 degrees, a sea of red descended upon Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on Saturday.

Thousands of women wearing red shirts endured the suffocating heat for the same purpose -- to protest agains... Read More

Video shows rhinoceros ramming car in Mexican safari park

(NEW YORK) -- Video taken at a safari park in Mexico shows a rhinoceros ramming an SUV several times with a family inside.

The incident, which occurred Monday at the Africam Safari in Puebla, Mexico, begins as the rhinoceros slams its head... Read More

Humanitarian ship resumes Mediterranean migrant rescue patrol despite European resistance

(NEW YORK) -- Leading non-governmental organizations SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have announced that their migrant rescue ship Aquarius would resume patrolling the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya.

The humani... Read More

Portugal and Spain brace for potentially record-breaking temperatures

(NEW YORK) -- With Europe facing a wide-ranging heatwave, some areas of Spain and Portugal are bracing for potentially record-breaking temperatures.

The current European record of about 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), which wa... Read More