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Earthquake-ravaged Iranians receive aid with help from Facebook

(NEW YORK) -- Rendered numb from the news of a devastating earthquake in his home country, it took just an hour before Tohid Najafi, a Detroit-based Iranian medical professional, launched a Facebook fundraiser.

The quake, which struck along the Iran-Iraq   ... Read More

US Navy calls off search for three missing sailors two days after crash

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Navy has called off search and rescue efforts for three missing sailors who were on board a C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft two days after it crashed into the Philippine Sea.

During the two-day search   ... Read More

Jailed British mother to face second charge of ‘spreading propaganda’ in Iranian court, says husband

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual citizen who is in jail in Tehran, has been informed by Iranian authorities that she will have a second trial on Dec. 10 on the charge of “spreading propaganda,”   ... Read More

All aboard missing Argentine sub believed to be dead, family of missing sailor says

Argentina Navy/EPA(NEW YORK) --  Family members of the 44 sailors aboard a missing Argentine sub were told that their loved ones were believed to be dead, one of the family members told ABC News Thursday.

Itati Leguizamon, whose husband   ... Read More

Cheering crowds greet South Korean students taking make-or-break college entrance exams

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Five hundred students stand in front of the school's main gate. With determined attitude, they take off their school uniform jackets, raise their fists in the air and, with all their might, yell as loud as   ... Read More

Parasites, infections in North Korean soldier who defected reveal country’s conditions

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Hospital records from a young North Korean soldier who defected earlier this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country.

The soldier had both parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection --   ... Read More

North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies, doctor says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The North Korean soldier who was captured on video defecting to the South is enjoying watching South Korean music videos and the American movie "Transformers 3," his doctor says.The 24-year-old defector, identified only by   ... Read More

Tillerson declares violence in Myanmar is ethnic cleansing

Masfiqur Sohan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time on Wednesday.
 
Tillerson did not use the term during   ... Read More

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 7 times, pulled to freedom

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month.

The video   ... Read More

Eight rescued from US Navy aircraft that crashed into sea near Japan

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 passengers and crew crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday on its return to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the Navy's 7th Fleet. Eight of the 11 have been   ... Read More

Moped gangs terrorize London in about 50,000 crimes per year, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Mobile gangs using mostly stolen mopeds and scooters have been terrorizing London, committing robberies and attacks on people walking along city streets, police say.

London’s Metropolitan police say that up to 50,000 crimes have been committed a   ... Read More

Missing Argentine submarine may run out of oxygen soon, navy says

Argentine Navy(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- The search for a missing Argentine submarine is entering the "critical" stage, the country's navy said Tuesday.The ARA San Juan, which is carrying 44 crew members on board, was last heard from last   ... Read More

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle spotted in London

Getty Images/Chris Jackson(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has arrived in London to spend time with Prince Harry after finishing shooting on her television show "Suits."

The actress, 36, was spotted shopping in London’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday.

Markle has joined   ... Read More

58 men cram onto motorcycle in India to break world record

(BANGALORE, India) -- iStock/ThinkstockThe Indian Army said this week that 58 of its personnel had crammed onto a single, moving motorcycle in an attempt to break the world record.The stunt took place in the suburb of Bangalore, India,   ... Read More

Germany’s political coalition crisis stokes fears the far right could rise

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Months after being hailed by media as the new leader of the free world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the greatest political crisis of her 12 years in office. The breakdown of coalition talks   ... Read More

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Earthquake-ravaged Iranians receive aid with help from Facebook

(NEW YORK) -- Rendered numb from the news of a devastating earthquake in his home country, it took just an hour before Tohid Najafi, a Detroit-based Iranian medical professional, launched a Facebook fundraiser.

The quake, which struck along the Iran-Iraq   ... Read More

US Navy calls off search for three missing sailors two days after crash

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Navy has called off search and rescue efforts for three missing sailors who were on board a C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft two days after it crashed into the Philippine Sea.

During the two-day search   ... Read More

Jailed British mother to face second charge of ‘spreading propaganda’ in Iranian court, says husband

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British dual citizen who is in jail in Tehran, has been informed by Iranian authorities that she will have a second trial on Dec. 10 on the charge of “spreading propaganda,”   ... Read More

All aboard missing Argentine sub believed to be dead, family of missing sailor says

Argentina Navy/EPA(NEW YORK) --  Family members of the 44 sailors aboard a missing Argentine sub were told that their loved ones were believed to be dead, one of the family members told ABC News Thursday.

Itati Leguizamon, whose husband   ... Read More

Cheering crowds greet South Korean students taking make-or-break college entrance exams

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Five hundred students stand in front of the school's main gate. With determined attitude, they take off their school uniform jackets, raise their fists in the air and, with all their might, yell as loud as   ... Read More

Parasites, infections in North Korean soldier who defected reveal country’s conditions

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Hospital records from a young North Korean soldier who defected earlier this month offer telling details about health problems in the closed country.

The soldier had both parasitic infections and a dangerous hepatitis infection --   ... Read More

North Korean soldier who defected to the South loves watching music videos and movies, doctor says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The North Korean soldier who was captured on video defecting to the South is enjoying watching South Korean music videos and the American movie "Transformers 3," his doctor says.The 24-year-old defector, identified only by   ... Read More

Tillerson declares violence in Myanmar is ethnic cleansing

Masfiqur Sohan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time on Wednesday.
 
Tillerson did not use the term during   ... Read More

Dramatic video shows mad dash as North Korean defector shot 7 times, pulled to freedom

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video footage on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean solider defected to the South earlier this month.

The video   ... Read More

Eight rescued from US Navy aircraft that crashed into sea near Japan

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. Navy aircraft with 11 passengers and crew crashed into the Philippine Sea on Wednesday on its return to the USS Ronald Reagan, according to the Navy's 7th Fleet. Eight of the 11 have been   ... Read More

Moped gangs terrorize London in about 50,000 crimes per year, police say

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Mobile gangs using mostly stolen mopeds and scooters have been terrorizing London, committing robberies and attacks on people walking along city streets, police say.

London’s Metropolitan police say that up to 50,000 crimes have been committed a   ... Read More

Missing Argentine submarine may run out of oxygen soon, navy says

Argentine Navy(BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- The search for a missing Argentine submarine is entering the "critical" stage, the country's navy said Tuesday.The ARA San Juan, which is carrying 44 crew members on board, was last heard from last   ... Read More

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle spotted in London

Getty Images/Chris Jackson(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has arrived in London to spend time with Prince Harry after finishing shooting on her television show "Suits."

The actress, 36, was spotted shopping in London’s Chelsea neighborhood on Tuesday.

Markle has joined   ... Read More

58 men cram onto motorcycle in India to break world record

(BANGALORE, India) -- iStock/ThinkstockThe Indian Army said this week that 58 of its personnel had crammed onto a single, moving motorcycle in an attempt to break the world record.The stunt took place in the suburb of Bangalore, India,   ... Read More

Germany’s political coalition crisis stokes fears the far right could rise

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Months after being hailed by media as the new leader of the free world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the greatest political crisis of her 12 years in office. The breakdown of coalition talks   ... Read More

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