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Iraqi Kurdish independence gamble backfires

iStock/Thinkstock (BAGHDAD) -- In ongoing standoff following a referendum for an independent state separate from Iraq, Kurds in northwestern Iraq have suffered significant losses, including areas that supply much ...

US government indicts two Chinese nationals, accused of contributing to national opioid crisis

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government has indicted two Chinese nationals for allegedly manufacturing and shipping illegal cocktails of the drug fentanyl into the United States, which authorities said ...

FBI to help investigate car bomb that killed Panama Papers journalist

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is helping authorities in Malta investigate a car bomb that killed a journalist who exposed the nation's ties to offshore tax havens through the ...

Austria's conservative 'wunderwuzzi' Sebastian Kurz likely to be Europe's youngest leader at 31

Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images (VIENNA) -- On Sunday, Austria’s center-right People’s Party (ÖVP) won the parliamentary elections, putting its 31-year-old leader Sebastian Kurz on a track to become Chancellor of ...

Burrito-dropping drones test deliveries to customers in rural Australia

blog.x.company (QUEANBEYAN, Australia) -- X, the organization known as Google's "moonshot factory," announced Monday that is using drone technology to deliver burritos and over-the-counter medicines to rural communities in ...

Prince William, Duchess Kate reveal third child due in April 2018

iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Prince William and Duchess Kate have announced their third child is due in April 2018.The new baby will join the couple's older children, Prince George, 4, ...

The 'Super Bowl' of Chinese politics takes place this week

ABCNews.com (NEW YORK) -- This week Beijing marks the opening of China’s most important political event: the 19th Communist Party Congress. This gathering, held every five years, brings together ...

Dozens of ISIS fighters killed after US strikes Yemen camps

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- About 50 ISIS fighters were killed in U.S. military airstrikes in Yemen targeting two training camps in the country's central region. One of the camps had ...

Skies above the UK, France turn an eerie orange

Rob Ball/Getty Images (LONDON) -- The skies above the United Kingdom and France glowed an eerie orange on Monday.Winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are thought to have ...

Russian who says he helped meddle in US election studied hit show 'House of Cards'

Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Russian "trolls" working for a company that allegedly used fake social-media accounts to try to influence U.S. voters in the 2016 election ...

Death toll in 'barbaric' bombing in Somalia rises to 300

Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Two powerful truck bombs in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 300 people and injured about 300 ...

At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of 'danger to life'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pummeled Ireland Monday, leaving at least three people dead in storm-related accidents, Ireland's National Police said. A woman in her 50s ...

Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are 'improving'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are "improving" after spending their entire life being help captive in the mountains of Afghanistan.“The children are ...

US father of 3 killed in Somalia was refugee who arrived in hometown hours before terror attack

KSTP.com (MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- A Minnesota father of three was one of more than 270 people who were killed in Somalia over the weekend when a pair of truck ...

Met Police investigating new assault claims against Harvey Weinstein

iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Harvey Weinstein is facing new sexual assault allegations that could lead to criminal charges in London. Police in London are investigating claims against the movie mogul that ...

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