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September 24, 2020 - 5:50 am
By JOOHEE CHO, ABC News (SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean soldiers shot and killed a South Korean government civil servant drifting in their waters and then allegedly burned the corpse, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry. “We sternly warn that all responsibility for the brutal act...
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September 23, 2020 - 2:24 pm
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (SYDNEY) -- Nearly 400 pilot whales have died after they became stranded off the coast of Australia, wildlife officials announced Wednesday. The whales began piling up off Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's West Coast earlier this week, according to the Tasmania Parks and...
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September 23, 2020 - 7:39 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday amid tight security and with no announcement beforehand. The ceremony was held without a live broadcast on state media and most...
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September 22, 2020 - 2:15 pm
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A rescue team in Australia is attempting to save as many pilot whales as possible after more than 270 became stranded in waters off the coast of Tasmania. The whales are currently in three different locations off Strahan, a town on the west coast of Tasmania...
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September 22, 2020 - 5:33 am
By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The mystery surrounding hundreds of sudden elephant deaths in Botswana seems to have been solved and the findings bring an end to months of speculation on why at least 330 elephants were found dead in the northwestern region of the Southern African...
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September 21, 2020 - 4:53 pm
BY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, authorizing new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities, and those that buy or sell arms to them, because of the "snapped back" United Nations sanctions. The rest of the world does not consider...
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September 21, 2020 - 6:09 am
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago. The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds, located in northeast China in the Liaoning Province, in...
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September 19, 2020 - 5:32 pm
By SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News (TEHRAN) -- Iran officials again denied Saturday any plot to assassinate the U.S. ambassador in South Africa as an act of retaliation to the killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' top general, Qassem Soleimani. However, the commander of the IRGC vowed that...
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September 18, 2020 - 12:18 pm
By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Israel's second COVID-19 lockdown started on Friday as the Jewish High Holidays began. The lockdown, which will last for three weeks, went into effect at 2 p.m. local time. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins Friday night, and is typically a time for family...
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September 18, 2020 - 8:07 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- The summer of protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was not confined to the United States. Demonstrations featuring placards emblazoned with Floyd's face and his last words, "I can't breathe," spread to Canada and Brazil, to Europe, and even...
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