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Police to travel to US to interview Anne Sacoolas in Harry Dunn collision case
BrianAJackson/iStock (LONDON) -- The U.K. police department in charge of investigating the traffic collision that killed a British teenager sparking a diplomatic row have said they will be travelling to the U.S. to interview Anne Sacoolas, the American diplomat's wife who was involved in a crash.Chief Constable Nick Adderley of Northamptonshire Police said that officers would be travelling to the U.S. to interview the suspect, although they did not name her in the press conference.“The suspect has cooperated fully with police and authorities and requested to be interviewed by British police officers under caution in the United States," Adderley said....
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Pentagon weighs keeping US troops near Syrian oil fields
omersukrugoksu/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- There have been internal discussions about possibly keeping some U.S. troops in eastern Syria near oil fields, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Afghanistan on Monday, but he added that no options had been presented to President Donald Trump. Hours later, the president seemed to indicate support for the idea when he told reporters at a cabinet meeting that it would not be necessary to keep American troops in Syria, "other than that we secure the oil."A senior U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that an idea being discussed at the Pentagon is keeping a mixture...
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Congo's Ebola outbreak, now concentrated in a gold mining area, remains a global emergency: WHO
Cesare Ferrari/iStock (LONDON) — The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to pose an international emergency as the deadly virus emerges in a remote gold mining area.The global health arm of the United Nations convened its technical advisory committee on Friday to review the situation since first declaring the Ebola epidemic -- the second-deadliest in history -- a "public health emergency of international concern" on July 17. The rare designation, which often mobilizes more resources and commands global attention, will be maintained for at least another three months."This remains...
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Judges close investigations into 2015 Paris and Bataclan terror attacks that killed 130
konstantin32/iStock (PARIS) -- France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's office announced Monday morning that investigations into the terror attacks on Nov. 13, 2015 that killed 130 people in Paris have ended.The attacks at cafes, a Bataclan concert hall, and outside a stadium in Saint-Denis -- which also wounded more than 350 -- were the deadliest committed on French soil since the Second World War.Four years after ISIS claimed responsibility, the investigations revealed a much larger jihadist cell behind these attacks with ramifications throughout Europe but mainly in Belgium, according to AFP.On March 22, 2016, the cell also hit the Brussels airport and metro,...
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Water cannon sprays mosque entrance in Hong Kong
Jo Wing Ying/iStock (HONG KONG) -- The Hong Kong Police have come under fire as video surfaced of one of its crowd clearing water canon trucks sprayed blue tinted water towards the entrance of the city’s largest mosque.As violent protests escalated on Sunday, Hong Kong Police moved to clear the streets using tear gas and a truck equipped with high pressure water cannons. The truck stopped Sunday in front of the Kowloon Mosque, aiming its water cannons in the direction of the front gate where a small group of journalists and bystanders had gathered.Civic Party lawmaker Jeremy Tam happened to...
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Are Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan traveling to the US for Thanksgiving?
NataliaCatalina/iStock (LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is planning to give her son Archie his first look at his American roots. Meghan and her husband Prince Harry are expected to bring their 5-month-old son to the U.S. later this year, a royal source confirmed to ABC News.While no dates for the family's travel from the U.K. to America have been finalized, it is expected they will visit the U.S. towards the end of the year, once they have finished their current commitments. ABC News understands Harry and Meghan plan to take some time off from royal duties and enjoy...
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'You have no idea': Prince Harry, Meghan on their struggle living in the spotlight
ABC (LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gave an unprecedented glimpse into the struggles they face as newlyweds and new parents under the glare of the public spotlight."It’s hard," Duchess Meghan told ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby for the documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey." "I don’t think anybody could understand that.""In all fairness I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand and hear," said Meghan, who was the California-born star of "Suits" when she met Harry. "But when I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy...
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The National Zoo says bye bye to Bei Bei: 4-year-old panda to leave for China on Nov. 19
iStock (WASHINGTON) -- The expected move is part of an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, which dictates that any giant panda cub born at a U.S. zoo be sent to a breeding program in China after their fourth birthday. Bei Bei follows in the pawprints of his sister, Bao Bao, who left in 2017, and his brother, Tai Shan, who left in 2010, in an effort to breed more of the giant panda species in their native homeland."Bei Bei is part of our family," Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, said in...
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'He fought them,' father says of son killed on his birthday defending his family in Texas home invasion
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Security video of a car speeding from the Texas home of a father gunned down on his 29th birthday while defending his wife and two young children from intruders was released by authorities desperate to identify the suspects and bring them to justice.Brenton Estorffe, an Australian native raising his family in the Houston suburb of Katy, was shot to death early Wednesday while attempting to fight off at least two men who broke into his residence, according to Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office investigators."He wrestled those two blokes away from his wife and kids," Estorffe father,...
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Tourist deaths in Dominican Republic were due to natural causes: FBI
Nathaniel Holmes/Facebook (LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic) -- Toxicology tests done by the FBI have confirmed that three American tourists found dead this spring in the Dominican Republic died of natural causes, the U.S. State Department said.The results were consistent with the findings of local authorities, according to a statement from the State Department on Friday.Miranda Schaupp-Werner, 41, from Pennsylvania, was found dead at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel on May 25.Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, a couple from Maryland, were found dead in their hotel room at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Resort in...
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Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor
Hatem Maher/ABC News (LUXOR, Egypt) -- Egypt unveiled 30 ancient wooden coffins on Saturday that were discovered in the southern city of Luxor, in what the country's antiquities ministry described as one of the largest discoveries in years.The announcement was made in a makeshift tent just opposite to the famed Temple of Hatshepsut, which is situated beneath a cliff in Deir al-Bahari on Luxor's West Bank.The 3,000-year-old coffins, which appeared to be well preserved, were unearthed during excavations at the nearby Asasif necropolis last week. They belonged to priests, with 23 sarcophagi containing the mummies of men, five of women...
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UK Parliament votes to force Brexit extension in setback for Boris Johnson
iStock/Vladislav Zolotov (LONDON) -- U.K. lawmakers voted on Saturday to undermine a deal reached between Boris Johnson and the European Union, casting doubt on the prime minister's ability to meet an Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.Johnson announced Thursday that he had reached a deal with European leaders for the U.K. to leave the EU, but the agreement still needed to be approved by his country's Parliament.But in the latest stunning rebuke, lawmakers on Saturday approved an amendment, by a vote of 322 to 306, that said Parliament must pass all of its Brexit-related bills before a deal can be reached with...
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