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Kabul hotel siege leaves 6 civilians, 5 gunmen dead; Taliban claims responsibility

istock/Thinkstock (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Kabul hotel siege leaves 6 civilians, 5 gunmen dead; Taliban claims responsibility At least six civilians and five gunmen are dead following an 11-hour siege ...

Americans, Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria freed, police say

iStock/Thinkstock (ABUJA, Nigeria) -- Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said.The foreigners -- three men ...

US helicopter crash kills key Zimbabwe opposition leader

Photodisc/Thinkstock (RATON, N.M.) -- A key Zimbabwe opposition leader was killed Wednesday night in a helicopter crash in the United States, authorities said.Roy Bennett, an outspoken critic of longtime ...

US Navy ship sails near disputed shoal claimed by China, the Philippines

moodboard/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoal, a small uninhabited reef in the South China Sea claimed by China and ...

Trump expected to be a main attraction at Davos meeting of the world's elite

iStock/Thinkstock (DAVOS, Switzerland) --  Next week thousands of the world’s richest and most powerful players will gather in the tiny Swiss town of Davos.Each year the town high in ...

Saudi Arabia changes its tune on music in public

ABC News (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- On the outskirts of Riyadh, at an amusement park on the edge of the desert, there it was: rap music. It’s all part ...

Saudi women take to the races

ABC News (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- This June, for the first time ever, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive. In this deeply conservative country, which for ...

Baby killed, 15 injured after car crashes into pedestrians on Rio de Janeiro beach

ABC News (RIO DE JANEIRO) -- A baby was killed and 15 people were injured -- including more children -- after a car crashed into pedestrians along a beach ...

Schools in India's capital plan to livestream classes after alleged crimes against students

gabriel__bostan/iStock/Thinkstock (DELHI, India) -- State-run schools in India's capital, Delhi, will soon provide a live feed of classrooms parents access on their mobile phones, on the heels of serious ...

Dramatic drone rescue of two Australian swimmers billed as a first

TongRo Images Inc/Thinkstock (BALLINA, Australia) -- In what’s being billed as the world’s first, a drone helped to rescue two swimmers today caught in the surf off an Australian ...

Pope performs 'unexpected' wedding on a plane in Chile

ABC News (SANTIAGO, Chile) -- Thursday morning Pope Francis married a couple on board his flight from the Chilean capital, Santiago, to the northern coastal town of Iquiqe, where ...

52 Uzbek migrant workers die after their moving bus bursts into flames

iStock/Thinkstock (KALYBAI, Kazakhstan) -- At least 52 people died when their moving bus caught fire in Kazakhstan Thursday in one of the region’s deadliest bus accidents in years.All the ...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle greeted by cheering fans in Wales

Chris Jackson/Getty Images (CARDIFF, Wales) -- Meghan Markle stepped out with Prince Harry Thursday for their second official event of the New Year as an engaged couple.Markle, 36, and ...

Gunmen kidnap 2 Americans, 2 Canadians in Nigeria, police say

iStock/Thinkstock (NIGERIA) -- Two Americans and two Canadians who were traveling through northern Nigeria have been kidnapped by gunmen, police said.Police officers were escorting the four foreigners through Kaduna ...

Norwegian teen fighting deportation to Afghanistan: 'This is our last hope'

Taibeh Abbasi/Amnesty International (TRONDHEIM, Norway) -- For 18-year-old Taibah Abbasi, Thursday's vote in parliament will almost certainly be another blow in a losing battle with the Norwegian government over ...

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