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Canada wants one million more immigrants over next three years

(NEW YORK) -- Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than one million immigrants through 2021."Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy," Ahmed Hussen, minister of…... Read More

Ocean temperatures rising faster than initially thought, new research shows

(NEW YORK) -- Ocean temperatures are increasing faster than scientists previously thought, according to new research.An analysis published in the journal Science on Thursday states that improved methods of testing found that warming throughout oceans between 1971 and 2010 was more widespread than originally reported.The planet is "clearly warming," according…... Read More

Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy

(NEW YORK) -- Fast radio bursts are short, millisecond-long radio waves that come from billions of light years outside of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the second time ever, scientists have detected one that has been repeated, suggesting that it's coming from the same location.The repeating fast radio burst…... Read More

Norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean cruise ship sickens more than 270 passengers

(NEW YORK) -- The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship is cutting its journey short after 277 passengers and crew members have been infected with a norovirus, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday.“We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests…... Read More

Missing wife of Norwegian millionaire appears to have been kidnapped; police reveal $10M ransom demand

(WASHINGTON) -- The wife of one of the richest men in Norway is believed to have been kidnapped after police revealed her husband received a note asking for over $10 million in the cryptocurrency Monero as ransom.Anne-Elisabeth Flakevic Hagen, wife of Norwegian real estate investor and electric company owner Tom…... Read More

Pompeo defends US withdrawal from Syria, rebukes Obama's Middle East strategy, during foreign policy address in Egypt

(CAIRO, Egypt) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the U.S. withdrawal from Syria and issued a strong rebuke of the Obama administration's Middle East strategy, during a major foreign policy address in Egypt on Thursday.While the secretary challenged Middle Eastern countries to take on new responsibilities in the fight…... Read More

Houthi rebels carry out drone attack on Yemeni military commanders

(BEIRUT, Lebanon) -- In a bold and devastating strike against senior Yemeni leadership, Houthi rebels carried out a drone attack targeting a military parade near the southern port city of Aden Thursday morning, killing and wounding troops from the Saudi-led coalition.Houthi rebel spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Sariyah, said in a statement…... Read More

Kim Jong Un has Xi Jinping's support for second Trump summit

(BEIJING) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has the support of Chinese President Xi Jinping for an expected second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.According to the official readout by China's Xinhua News Agency of Kim and Xi's meeting this week in Beijing, Xi "supported [North Korea] and the…... Read More

South Korean president optimistic on progress toward denuclearization

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in painted a rosy picture of the ongoing denuclearization process on his nation's peninsula Thursday and said a second summit between leaders from the U.S. and North Korea could happen "soon."After that summit, Kim Jong Un may visit Seoul, added Moon, who,…... Read More

Meghan Markle's first patronages as member of royal family announced

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, marked another first in her eight months as a member of Britain's royal family.Meghan, who wed Prince Harry in May, will now assume her role as the royal patron of several charitable organizations. Kensington Palace announced Meghan's official patronages Thursday morning in…... Read More

Former Guantanamo Bay commander indicted for obstructing justice in 2015 death

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The former commander of the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay has been indicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice related to the January 2015 death of a base employee who had confronted the officer with allegations that he was having an affair with his wife. Christopher…... Read More

Citizen motorcycle group patrols London’s streets to stop the theft of scooters and other possessions

(LONDON) -- A motorcycle group has taken the radical step of patrolling the streets of London to prevent scooter crime -- including both crimes committed while on scooters or mopeds and the theft of scooters and other two-wheeled vehicles.Footage obtained by ABC News shows the group, Biker Biker, out on…... Read More

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Baghdad and Erbil to reassure Iraqi officials on US Syria withdrawal

(BAGHDAD) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on Wednesday as part of a larger tour of the Middle East in which he is reassuring partners of America's presence in the region following President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.Pompeo met…... Read More

Saudi teen in Thailand granted refugee status by the UN after calls for help and claims of family threats

(LONDON) -- The United Nations granted refugee status to a Saudi woman on Wednesday who was publicly pleading for help in Thailand.Eighteen-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun started calling for support on Monday via Twitter. She said Thai authorities took her passport as she was trying to fly to Australia, where she…... Read More