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Prince William reveals Prince George played a sheep in school nativity play

(LONDON) -- Prince William revealed his family kicked off their own Christmas celebrations this year by watching Prince George, 4, in his school's nativity play.

George, the third-in-line to the throne, did not play the role of a king or a... Read More

Civil war, humanitarian crisis escalates after former Yemen president killed, signals challenges for US

(BEIRUT) -- After Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed at the hands of Houthi rebels, experts in the region say his death could ignite an “explosion” of unrest in the already troubled Gulf nation that has been wrac... Read More

Russia barred from competing in Winter Olympics

(NEW YORK) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has barred Russia from the Winter Olympics this February as a punishment for its systemic doping but will allow some individual Russian athletes to take part under a neutral Olympic flag.
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For many black women, Meghan Markle's engagement offers 'hope'

(NEW YORK) -- When Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry was announced by his father's office last week, the world rejoiced. But a louder chorus, coming in a harmonized fashion from American black women, sang louder.

Twitter hashtags ... Read More

'We are paralyzed:' Families suffer in besieged Damascus suburb

(NEW YORK) -- When the mother of a dying 3-year-old girl asks Amina Ballour if there is anything she can do to help, she doesn’t know what to say.

The girl, Rama, is a regular patient at the hospital, where Ballour works as a pediatr... Read More

Inside China's 'Christmas Village,' where the world's decorations come from

(YIWU, China) -- It was during the middle of the summer that production of Santa hats, tinsel and LED-lit Christmas trees reached their peak in the city that has come to be known as China's "Christmas Village."

Located a little over an hou... Read More

In Europe, Tillerson faces questions about presidential support

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with European allies this week to push an aggressive agenda on Ukraine, Iran, North Korea and Syria while questions swirl around his status in the Trump administration.

Tillerson a... Read More

How to pronounce the name of Icelandic volcano Öræfajökull

(NEW YORK) -- Iceland’s biggest volcano has been in the news recently after it started to show signs of increased activity.

Öræfajökull developed a new half-mile caldera in late November, according to the Iceland Mete... Read More

Supreme Court allows for travel ban while appeals are heard

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's nearly yearlong effort to implement a ban on travel to the United States from countries deemed to pose a national security threat earned a victory at the Supreme Court Monday, where it was ruled the order coul... Read More

Large US military air exercise draws warning of 'nuclear war' from North Korea

(SEOUL) -- North Korea issued a dire warning Monday as a large-scale joint U.S.-South Korean air exercise got underway.

Two hundred and thirty U.S. military aircraft and 12,000 American personnel are participating in a five-day annual join... Read More

Meghan Markle has already described her dream wedding dress

(LONDON) -- When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle in May to wed Prince Harry, all eyes will be on the wedding gown chosen by the 36-year-old American actress.

Markle became a global fashion trendsetter quickly after her relationship with... Read More

What's at stake if the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moves embassy

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

"The president is going to make his decision," Kushner said Sunday, speaking at the Sa... Read More

Australian lawmaker proposes during same-sex marriage debate

(SYDNEY, Australia) -- Australian lawmaker Tim Wilson proposed to his partner of seven years today while debating a same-sex marriage bill in the House of Representatives.

After speaking at length about growing up gay in Australia, Wilson,... Read More

President 'still looking into a lot of facts' on Jerusalem action, embassy move, Kushner says

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump appears to not have made a decision yet on whether to formally recognize a unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy there, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Sunday during r... Read More