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Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions

(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for a massive attack on a critical Saudi oil facility that has put the region on high alert. Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, which was conducted using drones and hit the world's largest oil…... Read More

Newly discovered comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' NASA says

(PASADENA, Calif.) -- The discovery of a new comet scientists believe to be an "interstellar object" has set the astronomy community abuzz.If officially confirmed, the object would be only the second of its kind detected, according to a statement from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.The…... Read More

Italian police officer stabbed with 'much violence,' autopsy report says

(ROME) -- An Italian police officer who was allegedly killed during a confrontation with two American teenagers was stabbed with "much violence," some wounds so deep that the base of the 7-inch blade left marks on his skin, according to the autopsy report obtained by ABC News.Mario Cerciello Rega, a…... Read More

Water vapor and temperatures that could support life found on exoplanet, NASA says

(LONDON) -- Astronomers have located the first planet outside our solar system containing water vapor and temperatures that could support life, according to NASA.Data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope allowed astronomers from the Center for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London to determine that the molecular signature of…... Read More

Duchess Meghan returns from maternity leave, launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has debuted her latest project, a capsule fashion collection for charity.The Smart Set capsule collection of "workwear essentials" is on sale in stores and online for at least two weeks starting Thursday. It benefits Smart Works, a U.K. charity for women of which…... Read More

Russia launches wave of raids against opposition activists

(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s security services on Thursday launched a sweeping wave of raids targeting the anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexey Navalny and his supporters, searching dozens of homes and offices in cities across Russia and detaining several people. The scale of the raids was unprecedented. By midday local time, police had…... Read More

Tourists in Cyprus run from explosions at nearby Turkish military base

(NEW YORK) -- Terrified tourists were evacuated from a northern Cyprus hotel early Thursday morning following explosions at a nearby Turkish military base. Blasts at an ammunition depot showered the surrounding area with debris and unexploded ordnance after a fire broke out on the base in Catalkoy, west of the…... Read More

(LONDON) -- J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has donated almost $20 million (£15.3m) to support research into neurological conditions in honor of her late mother.The latest philanthropic act from the woman behind the fantasy empire will help create new facilities and support research at the University…... Read More

French investigators interview possible Jeffrey Epstein accusers

(PARIS) -- Three possible victims of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse have come forward in France after police there launched an inquiry into the conduct of the New York-based financier. Epstein died by suicide in his New York jail cell last month while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges…... Read More

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was as powerful as 10 billion atomic bombs, new research finds

(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have found hard evidence in massive chunks of rocks that the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs was powerful enough to trigger wildfires, tsunamis and blast so much dust into the atmosphere that it blocked out the sun -- and they estimate the impact was as powerful…... Read More

New Zealand firefighters perform haka in powerful tribute to 9/11 first responders

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Firefighters in New Zealand paid tribute to the first responders who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.In remembrance of those first responders as well as those who have died in the line of duty in New Zealand, firefighters performed a traditional haka…... Read More