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August 21, 2019 - 12:46 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of people were allowed to disembark a rescue ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa, ending a 19-day standoff between the Spain-based rescue organization and the Italian government. The Open Arms ship, managed by an NGO of the same name, had been waiting in the central...
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August 21, 2019 - 7:27 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Just days before heading to the G-7 Summit in France, President Donald Trump on Tuesday doubled down on his support for allowing Russia to rejoin the group of the world's advanced economies. Trump has repeatedly called for closer ties with Moscow and it's a move he backed last year...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:40 am
(NEW YORK) -- The New York City banker who was charged in the death of an Anguillan hotel worker in April described his life as "a living nightmare" since he was charged with manslaughter. Connecticut resident Scott Hapgood, 44, was allegedly with his two daughters in a room at the Malliouhana...
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August 20, 2019 - 4:14 pm
(MOSCOW) -- A senior Russian official said the country did not have to share with international monitors any data about a recent nuclear blast that spiked radiation levels in a northern region of the country. The international monitor at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization...
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August 20, 2019 - 2:01 pm
(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong outbreak. The patient is a 70-year-old woman living in Pinga, a rural village located in Walikale territory in...
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August 20, 2019 - 1:31 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish charity in charge of the ship. Almost 100 migrants were on-board the Open Arms ship at sea...
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August 20, 2019 - 9:04 am
(NEW YORK) -- A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area's largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last month, told ABC News they first spotted the white rhino in the road and slowly tried to pass...
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August 19, 2019 - 9:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine "the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement" in Hong Kong. The social media giant made the announcement on the same...
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August 19, 2019 - 8:24 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent reality of the conflict has shown how delicate or even far-fetched a final deal may be. In...
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August 19, 2019 - 9:48 am
(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has looked to play down concerns about leaked documents that outlined preparations for Brexit, which included warnings about fuel, food and medicine shortages, as well as severe travel disruption and civil unrest if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a...
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