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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

Three Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires

(SYDNEY) -- Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region, about 400 miles east of Melbourne, said officials with the New South Wales Rural…... Read More

Top UN court rules that Myanmar must prevent genocide of Rohingya minority

(LONDON) -- The United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Myanmar must “take all measures within its power” to prevent the genocide of its embattled Rohingya minority Thursday, in a move hailed by human rights groups. The Gambia, a small West African country, filed the lawsuit against Myanmar…... Read More

French president loses his cool in argument with Israeli guards in Jerusalem

(PARIS) -- French President Emmanuel Macron got into a testy exchange with Israeli security guards at the Church of Saint Anne in Jerusalem on Wednesday, accusing the guards of violating rules preventing them from entering what is considered French territory. The Ottoman Empire gifted the church, built by French crusaders…... Read More

Psychologist who devised 'enhanced interrogation' technique for CIA testifies at 9/11 trial hearing

(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) -- The psychologist credited with devising the C.I.A.'s program of "enhanced interrogation" during the war on terror defended his record at a pretrial hearing for the alleged masterminds of 9/11.James Mitchell, who worked as a contractor for the C.I.A. along with his colleague Bruce Jessen, told the…... Read More

Shark attacks declined throughout the world in 2019, according to new report

(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Looks like it’s safer to get back in the water.There were 64 unprovoked shark attacks reported around the world in 2019, 22% fewer attacks than the five-year average of 82 incidents annually, the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File revealed Tuesday. The U.S. led the world…... Read More

American woman vanishes while on vacation in Belize

(NEW YORK) -- An American woman disappeared over the weekend while vacationing in Belize, authorities said. Alison MacKenzie, 43, was among a group of tourists who on Friday embarked on an overnight excursion to Rendezvous Caye, a tiny island off the coast of Belize. A member of the tour group…... Read More

Duchess Kate asks for opinions on how to best raise 'the next generation'

(NEW YORK) -- Duchess Kate is starting 2020 in a big way, going on a 24-hour tour of the U.K. as she asks residents across the country to share their thoughts on "raising the next generation." The mother of three, who has made early childhood development a focus of her…... Read More

Prince Harry, Meghan issue legal warning over paparazzi photos in Canada

(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan may be off to a rocky start with the media as they begin to chart their futures as non-working members of Britain's royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's legal team has issued a legal notice to U.K. media and photo agencies concerning…... Read More