January 06, 2020 - 6:43 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has no plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, senior defense officials said on Monday, despite a vote by the Iraqi Parliament over the weekend to kick foreign forces out of the country and a decision by the U.S. and NATO to suspend operations against the Islamic State...
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January 06, 2020 - 6:37 pm
(NEW YORK) -- One day after Iran's government announced the country will no longer abide by any of the operational restraints on its nuclear program under the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump issued a new all-caps warning to Tehran. "IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!" the president tweeted...
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January 06, 2020 - 6:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Climate change can increase the chances that areas prone to wildfires see both record high temperatures and drought simultaneously, creating the potential to ”supercharge” the wildfires in Australia after 2019's record-high temperatures, climate experts say. These fire conditions...
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January 06, 2020 - 6:17 pm
(NEW YORK) -- One American citizen was killed and two others injured during an attack just south of the Texas border in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Saturday, a U.S. State Department spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. "We are providing them all appropriate consular assistance. We are closely monitoring...
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Mourners surround a truck carrying the flag draped coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades in the holy city of Qom south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The men were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, Jan. 3 in Iraq. The funeral drew a crowd said by police to be in the millions in the Iranian capital, filling thoroughfares and side streets as far as the eye could see. (Amir Hesaminejad/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
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January 06, 2020 - 3:35 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader wept Monday over the casket of a top general killed in a U.S. airstrike, his prayers joining the wails of mourners who flooded the streets of Tehran demanding retaliation against America for a slaying that's drastically raised tensions across the Middle...
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January 06, 2020 - 3:32 pm
(AUSTRALIA) -- The raging fires in Australia have burned over 12.35 million acres of land -- with at least 24 people killed and more than 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes, officials said. The size of the fires are twice as large as the state of Maryland and bigger than several other states,...
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January 06, 2020 - 3:00 pm
(WUHAN, China) -- Dozens of people in China have been sickened with pneumonia from an unknown source, according to the World Health Organization. WHO was first informed of cases of the disease in Wuhan, a city in central China, on Dec. 31. Symptoms include fever and difficulty breathing. Chest X-...
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January 06, 2020 - 10:32 am
(TOKYO) -- Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day, teach a man to bid on an even bigger fish and feed hundreds of hungry sushi customers. Kiyoshi Kimura, the self-proclaimed "sushi king," spent big money on a massive bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market on Sunday, with a bid of 193...
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January 06, 2020 - 8:07 am
(NEW YORK) -- The wildfires in Australia have destroyed millions of acres of land, killed at least two dozen people so far and left thousands more people and animals in danger. The overwhelming images of the land under siege have led to support from people around the world. Social media has played...
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January 06, 2020 - 5:42 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The American ambassador to Afghanistan is stepping down from his position on Monday, after serving in the war-weary country's capital since December 2017, according to an official at the U.S. Department of State. The official said that John Bass's departure was long-planned and part...
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