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Confusion sparks Pentagon investigation of Niger ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Confusion over what happened during an ambush of U.S. Special Forces in Niger earlier this month apparently sparked a full Pentagon probe of the incident ...

US military launches formal investigation into Niger ambush

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- U.S. Africa Command has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and wounded two others.Until ...

Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists

gorodenkoff/iStock/Thinkstock (ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) -- From their desks in St. Petersburg, Russian Internet trolls at a company with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to co-opt American civil ...

Behind the ISIS group that ambushed US forces in Niger

dikobraziy/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses it is "highly likely" that the group behind the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. service members was ISIS in ...

Education of 4.5M children in Yemen threatened by ongoing conflict

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock (SANA'A, Yemen) -- A new school year is underway for children in the U.S., but for children in Yemen, where air strikes have been routine since March 2015, ...

'It's all gone': Hurricane-ravaged Dominica, on the front line of climate change, fighting to survive

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Verlyn Peter picked her way through the wreckage of her home, searching for anything she and her family could save.“This used to be ...

Why US troops are in Niger

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The back and forth about President Donald Trump's condolence calls to the families of four fallen American soldiers in Niger has raised questions about the U.S. ...

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 ...

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