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October 10, 2019 - 7:37 am
(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkey's military airstrikes inside Syria are the first step in its offensive into northern Syria, targeting the Syrian Kurds that helped the U.S. defeat the Islamic State. But where is this fighting taking place and what comes next? What are U.S. military troops inside Syria...
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October 10, 2019 - 7:32 am
(LONDON) -- Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke were both awarded the world's most prestigious literature prize on Thursday. Tokarczuk, 57, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of...
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October 10, 2019 - 6:02 am
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. military has taken custody of two notorious British Islamic State fighters nicknamed "The Beatles," who were responsible for the executions of western hostages. They were moved on Wednesday from a Kurdish-run prison in Syria to a safe location, officials said. The move of the...
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October 10, 2019 - 5:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- After 195 countries in two years, one traveler has become the first black woman to visit every country in the world. Jessica Nabongo ended her journey in the Seychelles, off the coast of East Africa -- just as she said she would on ABC News' Good Morning America back in March. "...
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In this Oct. 5, 2019 FILE photo, North Korean negotiator, Kim Miyong Gil speaks outside the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. North Korea is calling an outside condemnation of its weapons launches a "grave provocation" and threatening to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests. (Yonhap/Pool photo via AP, File)
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October 10, 2019 - 4:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened again Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry followed the weekend...
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October 09, 2019 - 8:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Norwegian Cruise Line is blaming "severe weather conditions" for forcing it to revise the itinerary of its Spirit ship, which has left guests irate and calling this cruise of a lifetime more like a holiday from hell. The 14-day cruise on the Norwegian Spirit departed on Sept. 27 from...
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October 09, 2019 - 6:35 pm
(HONG KONG) -- An American citizen stands to profit as his security company expands operations into a Chinese province described as a modern-day police state by human rights activists, and where the Chinese government is detaining up to a million Muslims in "re-education" camps. Erik Prince, a...
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October 09, 2019 - 5:10 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Amin Dzhabrailov remembers the day vividly. He was working in his hair salon in Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya, Russia, in 2017 when he says three large men came in, grabbed him and threw him in the trunk of their car. “My life was going through my eyes. I was expecting that the...
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October 09, 2019 - 4:36 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Fish hunters in Norway are trying to round up as many of the hundreds of thousands of salmon that have escaped breeding facilities this year as they can, and an organization is spending a pretty penny toward those efforts. Nearly 300,000 runaway salmon have left the farms and filtered...
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October 09, 2019 - 8:27 am
(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that an operation had begun in northeast Syria, following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. troops would be withdrawing. With the operation, Erdogan wrote on Twitter in Turkish, "we will...
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