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Jul 20

Terror attacks decline worldwide for second consecutive year, State Department says

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department released its 2016 report on the global threat of terrorism Wednesday, showing that the number of terrorist attacks, as well as deaths caused by those attacks, decreased from 2015. According to the report, there were just over 11,000 attacks around the globe, with more than …

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Jul 20

Charity groups unite to tackle hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eight U.S.-based international relief groups have joined forces to desperately urge the public to donate to a new relief fund aimed at addressing looming famine and hunger in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring nations. “In the 21st century, innocent children should not be dying from hunger. People caught in this crisis …

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Jul 20

Russian lawyer 'happy' to testify before Senate on Donald Trump Jr. meeting

Leigh Vogel/WireImage(MOSCOW) — The Russian lawyer who met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son last year said she would be willing to testify before the U.S. Senate about the meeting. In an on-camera interview with Russian state-funded network RT Tuesday, Natalia Veselnitskaya said she is “ready to clarify the situation” as long as her …

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Jul 20

Sunrise vigil held for Australian woman fatally shot by Minnesota officer

iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — Family and friends of the Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer last week gathered Wednesday in her native Australia for a sunrise vigil. Nearly 300 people gathered at Sydney’s Freshwater Beach to pay tribute to Justine Damond, 40, who was allegedly shot by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor …

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Jul 20

Prince William, Duchess Kate and children arrive in Berlin

STEFFI LOOS/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Prince William, Duchess Kate and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived in Berlin Wednesday on the second leg of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Princess Charlotte, 2, wearing a blue floral smock dress and blue shoes, proved determined to step down the plane’s stairs on her own …

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Jul 20

Afghan girls robotics team wins silver, meets Ivanka Trump

Twitter/Afghan Embassy, D.C.(WASHINGTON) — The six Afghan girls who were twice denied U.S. visas before President Donald Trump intervened at the last minute, won a silver medal for “courageous achievement” Tuesday at the robotics competition they traveled thousands of miles to attend. The young women, who arrived in the U.S. shortly after midnight on Saturday, …

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Jul 19

Navy charges sailor who hid on ship for a week with abandoning watch, dereliction of duty

US Navy(WASHINGTON) — The missing sailor from the USS Shiloh who triggered a massive man overboard search in the Philippine Sea, but was later found alive on board the ship, has been charged with abandoning watch and dereliction of duty, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Tuesday. Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Petty Officer 3rd Class …

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Jul 19

A look at the Russian compounds nestled in New York suburb and small Maryland town

Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a property on Long Island’s Gold Coast sits one of several posh homes hidden from eyes of passers-by. Hundreds of miles away, in Centreville, Maryland, is a 45-acre bucolic retreat, complete with a 33-room house that has a vault for fur and 3,000-bottle wine cellar. Aside from …

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Jul 19

Princess Charlotte steps out in Prince Harry's red shoes from 1986

Karwai Tang/WireImage(LONDON) — Princess Kate may be the queen of recycling her old outfits, but she’s also paying homage to royal tradition by dressing her children in hand-me-downs from their father, Prince William, and now their uncle, Prince Harry. On Monday, Princess Charlotte was color-coordinated with her mother in a red and white floral dress, …

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Jul 19

North Korea 'clearly' has missiles that can reach US, general says

traffic_analyzer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The second-highest ranking military officer in the U.S. told Congress on Tuesday that while North Korea “clearly” has missiles with the capability to reach the United States, it does not have the capacity to strike accurately or successfully. On July 4, North Korea successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which …

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