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Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel

By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Friday that his administration will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, nearly 30 years after the African country was first listed.In a historic joint call afterwards, he also announced a "very special deal"…... Read More

Students paid to identify Samuel Paty before teacher's death, officials say

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(PARIS) -- France’s anti-terror prosecutor charged seven people in the case of the murder of French history teacher Samuel Paty, including two minors.French prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said in a press conference on Wednesday that Abdoulakh Anzorov, the man accused of killing Samuel Paty on Friday, Oct.…... Read More

'Credible but disturbing evidence' that Nigerian authorities fatally shot protesters

By MORGAN WINSOR and JAMES BWALA, ABC News(LAGOS, Nigeria) -- Amnesty International said it has received "credible but disturbing evidence" of security forces killing protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria's largest city."While we continue to investigate the killings, Amnesty International wishes to remind the authorities that under…... Read More

Humans 'likely' contributed to extinction of dodo bird, giant tortoise: Study

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Human activity "likely contributed" to the extinction of multiple species on the islands on Madagascar and Mascarene, according to new research.Animals native to the islands such as the dodo bird and giant tortoises had survived "repeated megadroughts" over several thousand years, but it…... Read More

US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact

By CONOR FINNEGAN and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Russia are moving closer toward an agreement to extend the last major nuclear arms control pact between them and freeze both countries' nuclear arsenals for one year.The possible deal could avoid a new nuclear arms race, at least…... Read More

UK launching controversial vaccine trials, volunteers to be infected with COVID-19

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In a bid to speed up the race to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the U.K. government announced Tuesday morning that it will be launching some controversial vaccine trials known as challenge trials.In a world first for COVID-19, young healthy…... Read More

New study shows how students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19

By KAITLYN FOLMER, DOUG VOLLMAYER, MYA GREEN and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The topic of kids returning back-to-school is always up for debate amid the coronavirus pandemic. But around the globe, the idea of kids heading back to the classroom may not be as controversial as it…... Read More

Trump says US will remove sanctions on Sudan in historic new chapter in relations

BY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted that he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list -- the most stringent of U.S. sanctions -- in a historic move that marks a new chapter in relations between the two countries. In exchange, Sudan's new…... Read More

Further restrictions, curfews imposed in Europe as continent fights COVID-19 surge

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- Governments across Europe have introduced more restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, with a combination of nationwide and specific regional measures and curfews imposed as the continent faces its "second wave."The number of globally recorded coronavirus cases passed 40 million on Monday, according…... Read More

DOJ charges six Russian military officers allegedly involved in hacking, malware operations

By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department Monday announced an indictment against six Russia GRU officers charged with engaging in a series of hacking and malware deployment operations to attack other countries' infrastructure, elections and other actions designed to further Russia's interests.The indictment specifically accuses the six alleged…... Read More

New royal tell-all reveals alleged origins of rift between Princes William and Harry

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship takes center stage in a new book out this week.In Battle of Brothers, royal historian Robert Lacey reveals fresh details from Prince Harry's departure from the royal family and paints a picture of the two young men struggling…... Read More