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Confusion sparks Pentagon investigation of Niger ambush that left four U.S. soldiers dead

(NEW YORK) -- Confusion over what happened during an ambush of U.S. Special Forces in Niger earlier this month apparently sparked a full Pentagon probe of the incident announced Thursday, which some o... Read More

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over ISIS in its former 'capital,' Raqqa

(NEW YORK) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces declared victory over ISIS in the terror group's former de facto capital of Raqqa.

“We proudly announce today from the heart of the city of Raqqa the victory of our forces in the major battle t... Read More

Drone footage captures aftermath of ISIS in Raqqa

(NEW YORK) -- Though victory has been declared in the battle against ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa, drone footage and photos show a city decimated by a months-long siege and years of civil war.

Syrian Democratic Forces celebrated their... Read More

Pilots grounded amid investigation into 'fly-around maneuver' in Germany, airline says

(DUSSELDORF, Germany) -- The pilots who were flying the Air Berlin plane that buzzed a control tower in Dusseldorf, Germany, have been suspended, according to the airline.

Air Berlin said the pilots, who have not been identified, were "not... Read More

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy amid independence disagreement

(MADRID) -- Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it will enact a rule that would allow it to directly control the currentl... Read More

Meet ‘Russia’s Paris Hilton,’ who plans to take on Vladimir Putin

(MOSCOW) -- Ksenia Sobchak, a liberal TV journalist and the daughter of a political mentor to Russian president Vladimir Putin, has announced she will run against him in the country’s presidential elections next spring. The move has changed a r... Read More

Tourist reportedly killed in famous Italian church when piece of ceiling falls off

(FLORENCE, Italy) -- A small part of the ceiling inside the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy, suddenly broke off Thursday, hitting and killing a tourist who was visiting the church with his wife, Italian media reported.

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'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for missing soldier never stopped after deadly Niger ambush

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Africa Command has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and wounded two others.

The investigation comes as the Pentagon said Thursday that t... Read More

Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists

(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) -- From their desks in St. Petersburg, Russian Internet trolls at a company with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to co-opt American civil rights activists and use them to stoke racial tensions and stir politic... Read More

Behind the ISIS group that ambushed US forces in Niger

(WASHINGTON) -- The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses it is "highly likely" that the group behind the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. service members was ISIS in the Greater Sahara, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.

Other terror ... Read More

Education of 4.5M children in Yemen threatened by ongoing conflict

(SANA'A, Yemen) -- A new school year is underway for children in the U.S., but for children in Yemen, where air strikes have been routine since March 2015, a new school year means trying to find a school.

The fighting between the Saudi-led... Read More