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Spain surpasses U.S. as a tourist destination: UN

ronniechua/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Spain has replaced the United States as the No. 2 tourism destination in the world, according to a United Nations agency.While France has retained the ...

Boko Haram releases new video claiming to show Chibok girls: 'We are never coming back'

kylieellway/iStock/Thinkstock (ABUJA, Nigeria) -- A video released in Nigeria this week by Boko Haram purportedly shows some of the schoolgirls who were abducted from the town of Chibok nearly ...

Vladimir Putin is 'absolutely healthy,' spokesman says

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the leader is healthy, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump released ...

Pope Francis steps into contentious indigenous struggle in Chile

dk_photos/iStock/Thinkstock (TEMUCO, Chile) -- Pope Francis stepped into another thorny issue in Chile Wednesday: the plight of the country’s indigenous people.Francis flew some 400 miles from the capital of ...

British member of Parliament falls asleep during House of Commons debate

ABCNews.com (LONDON) -- It's never a good idea to take a nap at work.On Tuesday, Sir Desmond Swayne, a British lawmaker, was caught red-handed for all the world to ...

Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April's 'day zero'

iStock/Thinkstock (CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- One of the world’s favorite tourism designations, South Africa’s iconic city of Cape Town, has less than a 100 days of water supply ...

North and South Korea agree to compete, march together at Olympics

ABC News (SEOUL, North Korea) -- North and South Korea have agreed to form a joint female ice hockey team and march together at next month’s Winter Olympics, according ...

Secretary Tillerson says US ready for 'serious negotiations' if North Korea proves to be 'credible partner'

Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images (VANCOUVER, Canada) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is "ready for serious negotiations" if North Korea shows itself to be a "credible partner." ...

Who is Wendi Deng Murdoch?

Jean Catuffe/GC Images via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Wendi Deng Murdoch, a Chinese-American businesswoman who was previously married to conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, emerged at the center ...

Tillerson calls on global community: 'Nuclear-armed' N. Korea not acceptable

Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (VANCOUVER) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on partners to maximize pressure on North Korea and combat the regime's attempts to evade international sanctions.Sitting ...

New Hampshire man vanishes during swim in Guatemalan lake

Booska Family (NEW YORK) -- Justin Booska is an avid swimmer. So much so, his brother said, that he used to routinely paddle in his parents' pond to rivers ...

Deep freeze in Siberia pushes temperatures down to 85 degrees below zero

iStock/Thinkstock (YAKUTSK, Russia) -- If you thought the recent cold snap in the United States was bad, try telling that to some residents of Siberia.On Tuesday, in Russia's Yakutia ...

Pope Francis begs forgiveness for harm caused by sex abuse in Chile

Giuseppe Ciccia/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images (BUENOS AIRES, Chile) -- On his first full day in Chile today, Pope Francis immediately confronted the issue of sex abuse by the ...

Texas-based company is latest hope for the recovery of MH370

Richard Polden - Pool/Getty Images (HOUSTON) -- A Texas-based oceanic exploration company will launch a high tech search in the southern Indian Ocean on Wednesday as part of a ...

Princess Charlotte bosses her big brother Prince George, Queen Elizabeth reveals

@KensingtonRoyal/Twitter (LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth gave a peek into the royal family, revealing that Princess Charlotte, 2, is the boss of her older brother, 4-year-old Prince George.Queen Elizabeth, 91, ...

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