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Attack at church in South Africa leaves 5 dead

By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) -- At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.Four people were found shot and burnt to death in…... Read More

Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing

By JOOHEE CHO and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mayor of South Korea's capital, Seoul, was found dead early morning Friday local time, a rescue squad member told ABC News.Mayor Park Won-soon was reported missing Thursday by his daughter, according to officials.The rescue squad member, Shin Joon-Yong, said…... Read More

Russia accuses former defense reporter of treason in growing crackdown on journalists

By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MOSCOW) -- The arrest of a highly regarded former journalist has set off major outcry among independent media outlets in Russia, which are calling the government's latest actions part of a burgeoning crackdown.Ivan Safronov, accused of spying for the Czech Republic and United States, was arrested…... Read More

One dead after 65-foot crane collapses onto house in London, search and rescue underway

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- One person died and a least four were injured when a 65-foot crane collapsed onto an under-development apartment block in London on Wednesday.The person who died, who has not been identified, was found and died at the scene, according to the London Ambulance Service.Of…... Read More

US general confident Iraqis will ask American troops remain in Iraq

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(BAGHDAD) -- The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East is expressing confidence that talks with Iraq will keep U.S. military troops in that country. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, visited Baghdad on Tuesday and met with new Iraqi Prime Minister…... Read More

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

By JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature."I…... Read More

Hunger-striking American citizen released from Egyptian prison

(NEW YORK) -- BY: HATEM MAHERA hunger-striking medical student from New Jersey was released from a Cairo jail after serving more than a year in pre-trial detention for holding aloft a sign that read "Freedom to All Prisoners" in the iconic Tahrir Square, the human rights advocacy group that represents…... Read More

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong speaks out on national security law

By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While Hong Kong’s new national security law may have caused some well-known activists to flee the city or censor what they say, Joshua Wong appears to be standing his ground."We will never give up and surrender to Beijing,” said Wong today outside a…... Read More

Election monitors allege Putin referendum saw unprecedented ballot fraud

By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Data scientists and independent election observers have claimed statistical analysis suggests there was massive falsification of votes in a referendum this week that overwhelming approved constitutional changes to grant Russian President Vladimir Putin the right to extend his rule until 2036.The week-long…... Read More

Here's what it means for Russia if Putin rules until 2036

By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Kremlin this week won a referendum on constitutional changes allowing President Vladimir Putin potentially to extend his rule until 2036, a vote that critics and election monitors have denounced as rigged.The vote produced an overwhelming result in favor of a package…... Read More

After 13 tons of human hair products seized, US warns about importing from Xinjiang, China

By Victor Ordonez and Conor Finnegan, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Several branches of the U.S. government on Wednesday warned private companies against using supply chains tied to forced labor camps in China's Xinjiang province. The advisory was issued shortly after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) authorities in Newark, New Jersey,…... Read More