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January 09, 2020 - 12:24 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed Wednesday morning in Iraq, killing all 176 onboard, was "highly likely" shot down by Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News. According to the U.S. official, U.S. intelligence is confident that Iran painted the Ukrainian airliner with radar and...
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January 09, 2020 - 11:00 am
(SYDNEY) -- Among the thousands of firefighters battling the catastrophic Australia bushfires, there have been four-legged furry heroes employed with a job of their own. Dogs are being employed to rescue koalas during the fires, and with the flames expected to continue on for months, they're only...
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January 09, 2020 - 10:27 am
(LONDON) -- Prince Harry's and Meghan's announcement Wednesday that they plan to "step back" from their senior royal roles reportedly surprised Britain's royal family as much it did the rest of the world. The royals -- everyone from Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to his father, Prince...
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January 09, 2020 - 9:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- Star-gazers will be treated to a double lunar event to start the new decade as the "wolf moon" coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse. The first full moon of January, which is nicknamed the "wolf moon," will appear opposite the sun on Friday at 2:21 p.m. and will appear full until...
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An Indian Shiite Muslim girl points at a portrait of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. attack, during a protest against the U.S. in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
The Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 8:52 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior commander vowing “harsher revenge" for the killing of a top Iranian general. Both...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appear at a reception, hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, President Donald Trump will ask allies to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday. The agreement has been unraveling since Trump pulled the United States from it. “The president is...
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The ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, near Shiraz, Iran. - Credit: pulpitis/iStock
January 09, 2020 - 6:11 am
(NEW YORK) -- While President Donald Trump has walked back threats he made to target cultural sites in Iran after a U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iran vowed revenge, his comments nonetheless struck a chord with the very people who work to preserve the priceless pieces of...
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January 09, 2020 - 5:11 am
(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, delivered a huge surprise Wednesday when they announced their plans to "step back as senior members" of Britain's royal family. The announcement left royal watchers -- and reportedly even members of Britain's royal family --...
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January 09, 2020 - 3:59 am
(LONDON) -- Thursday is Duchess Kate's 38th birthday, and celebrations are in order. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to celebrate her birthday privately on Thursday. She and her family are back in London after spending time at Anmer Hall, their country home, over the Christmas and New Year...
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Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
The Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 9:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan , saying Wednesday he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial. Ghosn spoke to a room packed with journalists for more...
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