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Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources

(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by multiple rockets on Sunday, two U.S. officials told ABC News.This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq.Rocket attacks…... Read More

North Korea names new foreign minister in likely shift further away from US talks

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korea confirmed its named a former army colonel as its top diplomat in what analysts say is the latest sign of a shift away from talks with the U.S. over its nuclear weapons program.Ri Son Gwon has been heavily involved in negotiations between North and…... Read More

Six dead, two injured after family shooting in Germany, police say

(BERLIN) -- Six people are dead and two injured after a shooting in the German town of Rot am See on Friday, local police told ABC News.The gunman opened fire on several members of his family, police said. Three men, aged 36, 65 and 69 were killed, as well as…... Read More

Scientists recreate the vocal sound of a 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian priest

(LONDON) -- More than 3,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, there lived a priest named Nesyamun who chanted and sang the daily liturgy at the famous temple of Karnak in Thebes.When Nesyamun died in 1069 B.C., his voice went silent, but inscriptions covering the coffin of his mummified body showed…... Read More

The youngest member of Mensa IQ society is 3 years old -- and his mom says even she's impressed

(NEW YORK) -- A 3-year-old boy has officially become the youngest member of the Mensa high IQ society, and even his own mother is blown away.Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a nursery school student, scored 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test. He was also evaluated by a psychologist, Haryz's mother, Nur Anira…... Read More

US warns against travel to Chinese province as coronavirus death toll rises

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to enter China's Hubei province due to the coronavirus, as Chinese authorities announced Thursday that the death toll from the virus has gone up.The U.S. is also pulling out most of its diplomats and their families from the consulate general…... Read More

Controversial facial recognition technology being rolled out by London police

(LONDON) -- Facial recognition technology is set to be rolled out across London by the Metropolitan Police Service beginning Friday, despite concerns over the technology’s effectiveness and objections from privacy advocates. The use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology will be “intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations” and will be…... Read More

Libyan man sentenced to 19 years in Benghazi attacks

(WASHINGTON) -- A Libyan man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2012 terrorist attack on two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans. Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was captured in Libya in October 2017 and subsequently brought to the…... Read More

US denies extradition request for woman who allegedly hit, killed British teen

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the road last August. Sacoolas was formally charged with murder in December for…... Read More

Trump to host Netanyahu, political rival at White House to discuss peace amid impeachment trial

(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top political challenger Benny Gantz will visit Washington next week to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Thursday.Vice President Mike Pence said he extended the invitation to Netanyahu and Gantz -- the leader of Israel's Blue and…... Read More

'Doomsday Clock' moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

(NEW YORK) -- The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe.Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the metaphorical "Doomsday Clock" has been moved forward to 100 seconds before midnight, the closest…... Read More