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iStock/Thinkstock(PALMERO, Sicily) — In a small room in a former fortress in the port town of Palermo, Sicily, a video displayed across one of the walls depicts a nondescript stretch of highway. A closer look reveals four white marks on the ground — the outline of a truck — and faint, brownish stains. This is […]

Twitter/@ErinBlaskie(OTTAWA, Canada) — In the wake of a powerful tornado that wreaked havoc in the Canadian capital of Ottawa and surrounding areas, an army of Good Samaritans came to the rescue of their neighbors by offering up their homes, their time and their resources — and they’re using social media to invite those in need […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — President Trump joins dozens of world leaders in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a jam-packed series of diplomatic meetings and speeches. It’s no longer Trump’s first time at the U.N., so the questions of what kind of impact he’ll have on this world stage have evaporated. But […]

Victor Oquendo/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Near the crest of the Andes mountain range in Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The stunning location is a growing international tourist destination and was recently used as the setting for an epic battle scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” What […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The mystery behind the killing and mutilation of more than 400 cats in London has been solved after a three-year investigation. The identity of the so-called “Croydon cat killer,” named after a section of London, was thought by some to be a white male in his 40s but it turns out the culprits […]

iStock/Thinkstock(UKARA, Tanzania) — More than 100 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania Thursday. So far, 37 people have been rescued, but it is believed that hundreds more are missing and feared dead, the Associated Press reported. The exact number of passengers on the MV Nyerere ferry has […]

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Following a troubling summer marred by clerical child abuse scandals, Pope Francis is heading eastwards to the Baltic States on his 25th trip as pontiff this Saturday. The four-day trip will take him to three Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The papal trip is also an occasion to “pay homage to those […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Four adults in the United Kingdom developed breast cancer after receiving vital organs from a single donor — three of the transplants recipients died, according to a recent case report. This case, published by the American College of Transplant Surgeons, has been labeled the first report of one donor with undetected breast cancer […]

Obtained By ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) — Justin Kragt was just 2 years old when he was found alone, crying outside a theater in Seoul, South Korea. A mile away in Seoul and some time later, a 4-year-old girl was found alone at a market. Inside her pocket, police found a note saying that she […]

iStock/Thinkstock(MADRID) — President Donald Trump urged Spain this summer to build a wall across the African Sahara to solve the migrant crisis in Europe, according to Spain’s foreign ministry. A ministry official told ABC News that Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell spoke at a lunch event this week in Madrid about Trump’s purported remarks on […]


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