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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over ISIS in its former 'capital,' Raqqa

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces declared victory over ISIS in the terror group's former de facto capital of Raqqa.“We proudly announce today from the heart of the ...

Drone footage captures aftermath of ISIS in Raqqa

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Though victory has been declared in the battle against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa, drone footage and photos show a city decimated by ...

Pilots grounded amid investigation into 'fly-around maneuver' in Germany, airline says

mikdam/iStock/Thinkstock (DUSSELDORF, Germany) -- The pilots who were flying the Air Berlin plane that buzzed a control tower in Dusseldorf, Germany, have been suspended, according to the airline.Air Berlin ...

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy amid independence disagreement

donfiore/iStock/Thinkstock (MADRID) -- Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it ...

Meet ‘Russia’s Paris Hilton,’ who plans to take on Vladimir Putin

Photo by Gennadiy Gulyaev/Kommersant via Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal TV journalist and the daughter of a political mentor to Russian president Vladimir Putin, has announced ...

Tourist reportedly killed in famous Italian church when piece of ceiling falls off

fotonio/iStock/Thinkstock (FLORENCE, Italy) -- A small part of the ceiling inside the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy, suddenly broke off Thursday, hitting and killing a ...

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 ...

'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for missing soldier never stopped after deadly 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.The ...

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 ...

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