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How one architect is helping young people remember Beirut's complicated past

(BEIRUT) -- To enter the Beirut nightclub B018, one arrives on what appears to be a helicopter landing pad and descends a staircase to enter the underground music mecca.The club is located on the spot where 20,000 Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees were massacred in 1976 during Lebanon’s civil…... Read More

US soldier dies from wounds suffered in Afghanistan combat

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Army Ranger has died from wounds suffered in an attack in Afghanistan last week, marking the first U.S. military death in Afghanistan this year.Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas, died Thursday at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries…... Read More

Three Americans killed in bomb blast in northern Syria identified

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a bomb blast in Syria on Wednesday, the deadliest day for American forces in Syria since they entered the country in 2015. Three other Americans were injured in the attack.The two service members and a Defense Department…... Read More

Meet the man at the center of the Brexit drama

(LONDON) -- If you've been watching the unfolding Brexit drama closely, you may be wondering who's the one man at the center of it all, whose eccentric style and witty put-downs you can't help but notice.That man is John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, the British Parliament where…... Read More

Prince Philip uninjured in 'road traffic accident': Buckingham Palace

(LONDON) -- Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was "involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle" on Thursday afternoon, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.Norfolk Police were called to the scene near the queen's Sandringham Estate, the Norfolk retreat where she and her husband typically spend winter, around 3…... Read More

Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

(LONDON) -- A science building under construction at the University of Lyon in France caught on fire after three gas cylinders on the roof of the building exploded.Three students were slightly injured, French officials told ABC News.The incident is not being treated as terrorism, French officials have confirmed. The school…... Read More

Germany evacuates citizens due to avalanche risk as death toll rises

(BERLIN) -- Areas in southern Germany and Austria have been battling heavy snows in the past weeks in a phenomenon so extreme, German media have dubbed it “Schneechaos”, or “snow chaos” in English.Now, Bavarian residents are being asked to leave their homes to avoid more possible disasters.With increased snowfall over…... Read More

Brexit: What’s next?

(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government survived a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday and will remain in power for the time being.However, the future of Brexit is far from certain.The U.K. voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union by a majority of 52 to…... Read More

Pence: North Korea taken no 'concrete steps' to dismantle nuclear program

(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea has still not taken "concrete steps" to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, ahead of a reported meeting between North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator and top U.S. officials.The admission was a candid assessment from the Trump administration, seven months after the…... Read More

American killed in Nairobi terror attack wanted 'to help people,' his parents say

(HOUSTON) -- The American who was killed in Tuesday's terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had traveled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him.Jason Spindler, 40, was among more than a dozen people…... Read More

Prison rights monitors briefly see detained American Paul Whelan in Russian prison, say he seems 'healthy' and 'fine'

(MOSCOW) -- Two Russian prisoner rights monitors who attempted to visit Paul Whelan, the American arrested as a spy in Russia, said they were only able to see him for a few seconds, but told ABC News that the former U.S. Marine appeared well and in good health.On Tuesday, Eva…... Read More