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US air strikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia leave seven dead

(JILIB, Somalia) -- The U.S. conducted three airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia, killing seven fighters, U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday.

The strikes, which took place over the past two days, occurred in Jilib, about 200 mile... Read More

'Hora Cero': How a young mother copes with Venezuela's crisis

(NEW YORK) -- "Upheaval" describes everyday life in Venezuela.

The South American country has been mired in an economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has spilled into the streets, with almost daily protests affecting the lives of... Read More

Canadian retailer removes Confederate plaque from Montreal flagship

(MONTREAL) -- Not all Confederate statues and monuments are in the South -– or even the United States.

On Tuesday, Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company -- which also owns Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue -- removed a plaque ... Read More

US service member killed in Afghanistan

(WASHINGTON) -- An American service member has been killed in eastern Afghanistan as part of an operation against the ISIS affiliate in that country.

"One U.S. service member has died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partn... Read More

US demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

(WASHINGTON) -- The top U.S. trade negotiator says that the United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.

President Donald Trump has called the... Read More

Experts say Kim Jong-Un doesn't want nuclear war

(SEOUL) -- Despite the fiery rhetoric coming from both President Donald Trump and North Korean officials, as well as concerns over the country’s recent advances in missile technology, experts maintain that nuclear war is not what Kim Jong-Un wa... Read More

ISIS 'clearly responsible for genocide,' Tillerson says

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that ISIS has committed genocide.

"ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yezidis, Christians, and Shiia Muslims," Tillerson told reporters gathered in the State Depar... Read More

Sierra Leone mudslide leaves more than 300 dead and at least 700 missing

(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) -- At least 312 people have been killed and 700 others are missing in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone, a Red Cross spokesperson told ABC News. An estimated 3,000 people had their homes swept away in t... Read More

Kim Jong Un briefed on Guam attack plan, will watch 'stupid American behavior for a bit longer'

(SEOUL) -- Kim Jong Un was briefed by a North Korean general on the country's plan to launch missiles toward Guam, according to South Korea's largest news agency, but the combative leader appeared to pause the heated rhetoric, saying he would watch "... Read More

Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid heightening rhetoric over an attack on the U.S. island territory of Guam, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Monday that his department will know “within moments” where a North Korean missile is headed, ... Read More

Germany responds to Charlottesville violence with sharp condemnation

(BERLIN) -- The violence in Charlottesville this weekend was “absolutely repulsive,” a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday, as other German politicians condemned the neo-Nazi sympathies on display in the Virginia cit... Read More

One dead, 7 injured after car plows into pizzeria near Paris

(PARIS) -- At least one person is dead and seven others are injured after a driver drove into patrons at a restaurant in a suburb northeast of Paris, a French Interior Minister spokesperson told ABC News.

The spokesperson said the car inte... Read More

Ukraine denies North Korean missile components came from state-owned factory

(WASHINGTON) -- Ukraine’s government has denied a report that one of its state-owned factories may have supplied the rocket engines North Korea is using in its quest to create a missile capable of hitting the continental United States.
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War-torn Yemen now wracked by cholera, with thousands dead and 500,000 sick

(SANA'A, Yemen) -- As she sat silently in the back seat of the car with her hands around her bowed head, Lena Rabasi listened to her father’s voice while he drove: "God willing, we’ll get there, God willing you’ll get better.’... Read More