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DHS secretary praises Mexican police for handling caravan migrants ‘in a professional and humane manner’

John Moore/Getty Images(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) -- As the caravan of Central American migrants enters Mexico, a senior Trump administration official praised the Mexican police for their handling of the "crisis on their southern border."

Department of Homeland Security   ... Read More

Top US general’s close call in Afghanistan insider attack

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday's violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials and wounded the province's governor. Gen. Austin Scott Miller told   ... Read More

18 Saudi citizens detained in connection with murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Report

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Eighteen Saudi citizens have been detained in connection with the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency.

Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate   ... Read More

F-16 accidentally blown up by Belgian Air Force mechanic

swind/iStock/Thinkstock(FLORENNE, Belgium) -- When it was over, an F-16 lay burnt to a crisp on a tarmac in Belgium.

The pictures tell the story: Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last   ... Read More

Putin says US dominance is ending after mistakes ‘typical of an empire’

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that America's global dominance is coming to an end, with the U.S. itself accelerating that process with a string of mistakes "typical of an empire."

The Russian president,   ... Read More

China’s economic growth dips to slowest rate since 2009

Martin Holverda/iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China's economy saw its growth drop slightly in the third quarter of the fiscal year, reporting the slowest growth since 2009.

The country's National Bureau of Statistics reported 6.5 percent growth between July and September --   ... Read More

New play in Malta challenges EU’s strictest abortion law

ValEs1989/iStock/Thinkstock(VALLETTA, Malta) -- A new play has sparked controversy in Malta by daring to tackle one of the nation's oldest taboos: abortion.

De-terminated: The Abortion Diaries, written and directed by the journalist Herman Grech, has sparked debate in   ... Read More

Turkish source says Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi murder, State Department denies

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official.

Speaking exclusively and on condition   ... Read More

American student can enter Israel, nation’s top court rules

ABC News(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- An American student whom Israeli authorities had blocked from entering the country over her alleged political views was admitted into the country, following a ruling on Thursday from Israel's top court.

Lara Alqasem, a   ... Read More

Russia investigates whether student who killed 20 in Crimean college ‘mass murder’ acted alone

iStock/Thinkstock(KERCH, Crimea) -- The death toll from a college shooting and bomb attack in Crimea has grown to 20, as a top Crimean official said authorities are searching for possible accomplices who may have helped a student carry out   ... Read More

Mad cow disease strikes in Scotland; officials say no outbreak is imminent

iStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland) -- A case of mad cow disease has been reported at a farm in Scotland.

Authorities have been quick to calm fears prompted by the outbreak of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- more widely-known as mad cow   ... Read More

South Korean president shares invitation to North Korea with Pope Francis

iStock/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- During a visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shared a message from Kim Jong Un: Please come to North Korea.

Moon and the pope met behind closed doors in the   ... Read More

US general was target of Taliban attack that killed 3 top Afghan officials, wounded 2 US soldiers

iStock/rThinkstock(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- Three top officials in Kandahar, Afghanistan, were killed and two U.S. soldiers wounded in an attack by the officials' own guards.

The province's governor, its police chief and its intelligence chief were all killed in the   ... Read More

Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi calls for ‘free Arab society’ in final column

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi warned of increasing efforts to silence the media in the Middle East in a column he wrote just before he vanished earlier this month. The "final column" was published online Wednesday.

Karen   ... Read More

Friend of Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist ‘killed in a very barbaric way,’ according to Turkish officials

ABCNews.com(ISTANBUL) -- In his first sit-down interview with U.S. media, a close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared after being seen entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago, described to ABC   ... Read More

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DHS secretary praises Mexican police for handling caravan migrants ‘in a professional and humane manner’

John Moore/Getty Images(TECUN UMAN, Guatemala) -- As the caravan of Central American migrants enters Mexico, a senior Trump administration official praised the Mexican police for their handling of the "crisis on their southern border."

Department of Homeland Security   ... Read More

Top US general’s close call in Afghanistan insider attack

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday's violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials and wounded the province's governor. Gen. Austin Scott Miller told   ... Read More

18 Saudi citizens detained in connection with murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Report

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Eighteen Saudi citizens have been detained in connection with the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency.

Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate   ... Read More

F-16 accidentally blown up by Belgian Air Force mechanic

swind/iStock/Thinkstock(FLORENNE, Belgium) -- When it was over, an F-16 lay burnt to a crisp on a tarmac in Belgium.

The pictures tell the story: Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last   ... Read More

Putin says US dominance is ending after mistakes ‘typical of an empire’

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that America's global dominance is coming to an end, with the U.S. itself accelerating that process with a string of mistakes "typical of an empire."

The Russian president,   ... Read More

China’s economic growth dips to slowest rate since 2009

Martin Holverda/iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China's economy saw its growth drop slightly in the third quarter of the fiscal year, reporting the slowest growth since 2009.

The country's National Bureau of Statistics reported 6.5 percent growth between July and September --   ... Read More

New play in Malta challenges EU’s strictest abortion law

ValEs1989/iStock/Thinkstock(VALLETTA, Malta) -- A new play has sparked controversy in Malta by daring to tackle one of the nation's oldest taboos: abortion.

De-terminated: The Abortion Diaries, written and directed by the journalist Herman Grech, has sparked debate in   ... Read More

Turkish source says Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi murder, State Department denies

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official.

Speaking exclusively and on condition   ... Read More

American student can enter Israel, nation’s top court rules

ABC News(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- An American student whom Israeli authorities had blocked from entering the country over her alleged political views was admitted into the country, following a ruling on Thursday from Israel's top court.

Lara Alqasem, a   ... Read More

Russia investigates whether student who killed 20 in Crimean college ‘mass murder’ acted alone

iStock/Thinkstock(KERCH, Crimea) -- The death toll from a college shooting and bomb attack in Crimea has grown to 20, as a top Crimean official said authorities are searching for possible accomplices who may have helped a student carry out   ... Read More

Mad cow disease strikes in Scotland; officials say no outbreak is imminent

iStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland) -- A case of mad cow disease has been reported at a farm in Scotland.

Authorities have been quick to calm fears prompted by the outbreak of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- more widely-known as mad cow   ... Read More

South Korean president shares invitation to North Korea with Pope Francis

iStock/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) -- During a visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shared a message from Kim Jong Un: Please come to North Korea.

Moon and the pope met behind closed doors in the   ... Read More

US general was target of Taliban attack that killed 3 top Afghan officials, wounded 2 US soldiers

iStock/rThinkstock(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- Three top officials in Kandahar, Afghanistan, were killed and two U.S. soldiers wounded in an attack by the officials' own guards.

The province's governor, its police chief and its intelligence chief were all killed in the   ... Read More

Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi calls for ‘free Arab society’ in final column

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi warned of increasing efforts to silence the media in the Middle East in a column he wrote just before he vanished earlier this month. The "final column" was published online Wednesday.

Karen   ... Read More

Friend of Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist ‘killed in a very barbaric way,’ according to Turkish officials

ABCNews.com(ISTANBUL) -- In his first sit-down interview with U.S. media, a close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared after being seen entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago, described to ABC   ... Read More

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