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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It’s a sight you can only see in Pyongyang: Tens of thousands of performers dancing with military precision to patriotic anthems, as a giant stadium-sized mural of North Korean iconography changes behind them. A spectacle beyond any Olympic opening ceremony. It was one of the largest shows on Earth, and then in 2013, […]

iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The battle for Syria’s Idlib province looms large in what could prove to be the bloodiest conflict yet in this long and painful civil war. Located in the northwest corner of Syria, along the border with neighboring Turkey, Idlib is the final stronghold of rebel fighters and jihadist extremists opposed to the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, was stabbed at a campaign event on Thursday. Federal police confirmed to ABC News that a 40-year-old suspect in the attack that occurred in Juiz de Fora, about 125 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, had been detained. Bolsonaro, known as “The […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) — The world’s largest democracy just struck down a ban on gay sex. On Thursday, India’s top court declared parts of Section 377 unconstitutional, in a historic decision that finally brings to end a colonial-era ban many have long fought to dismantle and that may herald a change in countries across the world. […]

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) — When the Royal Academy of Arts in London revealed its plans for next year’s Renaissance nude exhibition earlier this week, it announced there would be gender parity among the paintings, sculptures and drawings. That is to say, equal numbers of naked men and naked women. Notably, the latter will […]

U.S. Attorneys Office(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Four men pleaded guilty in federal court in South Carolina to taking part in an international wildlife smuggling between the U.S. and China, authorities said. Matthew Harrison Kail, 30; Joseph Logan Brooks, 29; and Matthew Tyler Fischer, 25; face up to five years in prison and fines of up to […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department is planning to announce charges Thursday against North Korean nationals who U.S. authorities have accused of being behind the massive hack of Sony in 2014 and the Wannacry ransomware attack last year. Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump praised North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un on Twitter. “Kim Jong […]

South Korean Presidential Blue House/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s trust in U.S. President Donald Trump remains unchanged, according to South Korea’s special envoy, who met with Kim in Pyongyang on Wednesday. “Chairman Kim emphasized that he has never made a negative comment about Trump,” Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s top […]

Andreas Rentz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Italian actress Asia Argento, who last month was accused of sexually assaulting actor Jimmy Bennett when he was a minor, is now claiming that he was the aggressor. Mark Jay Heller, Argento’s new attorney, issued a lengthy statement Wednesday in which he claimed that Bennett, who reportedly met the actress […]

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Pope Benedict greeted the faithful under sunny skies in St. Peter’s square at his weekly general audience on Wednesday, but made no mention of scandals that have dominated the headlines. The church has not provided any clarification on who knew what and when about the sexual assault allegations, 10 days after the release […]


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