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Prince William says coronavirus pandemic has been a chance to 'refocus our priorities'

By KATIE KINDELAN and ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LONDON) -- Prince William is opening up about protecting the environment and what he describes as a "ray of light" amid the devastation of the global coronavirus pandemic.“I can’t talk about coronavirus without mentioning about how many people sadly lost their lives…... Read More

North Korea issues rare apology after killing South Korean official at sea

By JOOHEE CHO, ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea sent an apology letter to South Korea's presidential office on Friday explaining what happened in their waters when North Korean troops shot and killed a South Korean official who drifted into their waters earlier this week.The letter from North's Central…... Read More

As coronavirus cases explode, India struggles to flatten the curve

By SREYA BANERJEE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With the windows of his ambulance rolled down and the siren blaring, Mohsin Khan, 41, told his attendant why he drives ambulances."I lost my mother because no ambulance came on time to attend to her," he said. "The helplessness I felt, I don't…... Read More

Princess Eugenie, husband Jack Brooksbank expecting first child

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (LONDON) -- Another royal baby is on the way.Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child, Buckingham Palace announced Friday morning.“Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in…... Read More

Deal to compensate 1998 embassy bombings, lift sanctions on Sudan unravels

By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A bipartisan deal in Congress to compensate victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings and assist Sudan in its fragile transition to democracy has fallen apart at the last minute.The breakdown risks those victims and their families not receiving any compensation after decades of…... Read More

Diminishing Arctic sea ice increases concerns about impact of climate change

By STEPHANIE EBBS, GINGER ZEE, LINDSEY GRISWOLD and JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Arctic sea ice has melted to the second-lowest level in 42 years, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, a trend experts say shows how climate change is impacting the vulnerable ecosystem and the…... Read More

South Korean government worker shot dead then set on fire on North Korean shores

By JOOHEE CHO, ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean soldiers shot and killed a South Korean government civil servant drifting in their waters and then allegedly burned the corpse, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry.“We sternly warn that all responsibility for the brutal act committed towards our citizen lies…... Read More

Nearly 400 whales are dead in mass stranding off coast of Australia

BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(SYDNEY) -- Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday.The whales began piling up off Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's West Coast earlier this week, according to the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. While marine biologists…... Read More

Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in surprise, closed ceremony

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday amid tight security and with no announcement beforehand.The ceremony was held without a live broadcast on state media and most Belarusians only learned of it after…... Read More

Rescue efforts underway for hundreds of pilot whales stranded off Australia's coast

BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 became stranded in waters off the coast of Tasmania.The whales are currently in three different locations off Strahan, a town on the west coast…... Read More

Over 330 elephants suddenly collapsed and died. Scientists now have an explanation

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation on why at least 330 elephants were found dead in the northwestern region of the Southern African country…... Read More