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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — UK police are investigating an attack Wednesday morning near a Muslim community center that injured three men. A car drove into a crowd of people leaving the North London mosque, with the occupants of the car allegedly shouting Islamophobic taunts, authorities said. Two men were taken to the hospital for treatment after the […]

Kassem Family(CAIRO) — After five years in prison and facing 15 more, an American citizen jailed on trumped up charges in Egypt is pleading for his life to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. In two letters sent to the administration, obtained exclusively by ABC News, Mustafa Kassem recounts how he was beaten […]

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Behind the scenes of Pyongyang’s grand welcome ceremony for a South Korean delegation Tuesday was the mysterious Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yo Jong was the watch commander of the greeting event, caught on camera running around the red-carpeted […]

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — North and South Korea issued a joint statement Wednesday laying out more steps North Korea is prepared to take to denuclearize, but offering few details as to how they will get there. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to permanently shut down the Tongchang-ri missile launch and engine testing facilities with independent […]

iStock/Thinkstock(BERLIN) — Petya Verzilov, a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has likely been poisoned, doctors treating him in Germany said Tuesday. Verzilov, one of the early members of the group that has for years staged provocative demonstrations against Russia’s government, was rushed to a hospital last week in Moscow after he suddenly […]

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in with a lavish welcome ceremony Tuesday at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, as the two leaders kicked off their third summit this year. Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, hugged the first couple […]

iStock/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — Although they are used to weathering several typhoons every year, Hong Kongers woke up shell-shocked on Monday after Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm on the planet recorded this year, tore through the city on Sunday, injuring over 300 people but killing none. Even after such a devastating storm, most people went […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Maritime history was made this month with the passage of the first commercial container ship through the Northern Sea Route of the Arctic Ocean, a route made possible by the melting of Arctic ice. The Venta Maersk, a new ship loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics, left Vladivostok, Russia, at […]

iStock/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Australia) — Australian authorities have ordered a review into the handling of strawberries after they say fruit containing sewing needles turned up in supermarkets across the country. Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of Queensland state, also offered a reward of roughly $72,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible. “Whoever is behind this is […]

Jes Aznar/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The strongest storm on Earth in 2018 barreled through the northern Philippines before dawn on Saturday, bringing with it ferocious winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, made landfall in Cagayan province on northeast Luzon island at 1:40 a.m. local time, according to the country’s weather agency, […]

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