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Pentagon provided funds to Afghan units accused of child sexual abuse: Government watchdog

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- A government watchdog group said the Department of Defense has provided funding to Afghan military units accused of child sexual abuse.The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ...

Paris floods as River Seine approaches record-level rise

iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Paris is under siege from near record-breaking rainfall.For days, the City of Lights has sustained an unrelenting downpour that has caused the River Seine to overflow. ...

Time-lapse video captures power of Mayon volcano

Jeoffrey Maitem/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (MANILA) -- A stunning time-lapse video captured smoke spewing of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines this week.“The lava fountains reached 500 meters to 700 ...

Tillerson: Russia 'ultimately bears responsibility' for chemical attacks in Syria

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (PARIS) -- In the aftermath of another "apparent chlorine gas attack" by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blasted the ...

Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, moves up 'day zero' date in April when it could run out of water

ABC News (CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- The water supplies of one of the world's top tourist destinations, South Africa's Cape Town, have dwindled even further than predicted, prompting ...

Moranbong Band, Kim Jong Un's answer to K-pop, garnering attention in South Korea

ABC News (PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea's arrival at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may have captured the attention of foreign leaders, but it's a different dignitary ...

Kim Wall memorial grant opens for applicants so slain journalist's 'spirit will live on'

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Applications are being accepted for a memorial grant established in memory of a reporter who went missing while reporting on an inventor who allegedly killed ...

Discover the hidden secrets of Italy's extra-virgin olive oil

ABC News (Italy) -- Behind the expensive price tag of a bottle of Italian extra-virgin olive oil are the effort, labor costs, and production that goes into it.Extra-virgin olive ...

Volcanic eruption kills 1, injures 17 near Japanese ski resort

ABCNews.com (GUNMA PREFECTURE, Japan) -- The sudden eruption of a volcano near a ski resort in Japan killed one person and injured 17 others on Tuesday.The eruption took place ...

New reported chemical weapons attack in Syria as US calls out Russia

Alaa Mohammed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (DAMASCUS, Syria) -- As the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was accused of another chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is trying to rally international ...

Celebrity journalist gets enough signatures to challenge Putin in election

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Ksenia Sobchak, a former reality TV star-turned-journalist running against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the country's election this year, has gathered enough signatures ...

North Korean pop icon met with protesters in Seoul ahead of Olympics preparations

iStock/Thinkstock (SEOUL, South Korea) -- A North Korean delegation arriving in South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics was met with dozens of protesters burning a banner image of ...

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

istock/Thinkstock (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least six civilians and five gunmen are dead following an 11-hour siege Saturday of the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, according to ...

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 ...

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