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Shell Slammed for 'Inadequate Assessment of Risks' During Last Trip to the Arcti


Photo by John Li / Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just weeks after the Obama administration approved Royal Dutch Shell's plan to resume drilling in the Arctic, a federal agency has concluded the oil giant failed to properly assess risks during the company's la

Hubble Telescope Captures Photo of the Galaxy's Biggest Traffic Jam


Image credit: NASA/ESA(NEW YORK) -- An out-of-this world cluster of stars jam-packed with some of the brightest lights in the galaxy was recently spotted by NASA’s Hubble Telescope. The “Arches Cluster” is the densest ever found in the M

Number of Foreigners Joining ISIS Skyrockets


zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the past nine months, the flow of foreigners traveling to Syria to join ISIS has jumped 70 percent, the United Nations says. That’s more than 25,000 people, according to the U.N.'s monitoring teams. The new

US Drops Cuba from State Terrorism List


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department announced on Friday that Cuba is not a state sponsor of terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies.It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans t

China Pulverizes Ivory to Combat Illegal Trade


iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China destroyed nearly 1,500 pounds of smuggled ivory Friday morning to show its commitment to curbing the illegal ivory trade.At a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in a Beijing suburb, forestry and customs officials

Dozens Push London Double-Decker Bus Off Trapped Cyclist


iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Dozens of onlookers pushed a double-decker bus off a cyclist whose leg was trapped under the vehicle after a collision in east London Thursday, a witness told ABC News.“They tried lifting the bus for about fifteen minute

US Expected to Drop Cuba from State Terrorism List


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department is expected to announce on Friday that Cuba is not a state sponsor of terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies, sources say.It has been 45 days since Presid

Yemen Crisis a 'Humanitarian Catastrophe,' Experts Say


iStock/Thinkstock(SANAA, Yemen) -- It’s been just more than two months since a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began its airstrike campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the country has since become a “humanitarian catastrophe,” experts

Prince William Talks Soccer, Princess Charlotte and Prince George


Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William says he may have a hard time doing the “responsible” thing when it comes to letting his nearly 2-year-old son, Prince George, make up his own mind about English soccer teams.“The respo

Small Chinese Village May Have to Give Up Centuries-Old Tradition


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For untold generations, villagers, young and old, living along the torrent Nujiang, or “Nu River” in China’s southwestern Yunnan province, have used makeshift ziplines to crisscross its banks.But as the new China of

Evidence of Prehistoric Murder Discovered In Spain


Workers carrying out an excavation at the Atapuerca archaeological site, participating in the '2010 season' of digging, prepare to go down to the 'Sima de los Huesos' on July 21, 2010. The sites in this area were found during excavation of railway cutting

WHO: Yemen Turmoil Has Put 'Lives of Millions of People...At Risk'


Jon Gorr/iStock/Thinkstock(SANA'A, Yemen) -- The situation in Yemen, where Houthi rebels have taken control of swaths of land, is growing worse, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in a statement Thursday.Just over two months

Midnight Sun: This Town in Canada Is Experiencing Sunlight 24/7 for 56 Days Stra


The sun rose in Inuvik, Canada at 2:30 a.m. on May 24, 2015 and will not set until July 20, 2015. Courtesy Jackie Challis(INUVIK, Canada) -- Residents of Inuvik, Canada, are having midnight barbecues and going fishing and tanning at 3 a.m.No, they aren't

UK Methodist Church Issues 'Full and Unreserved Apology' Following Release of Re


benstevens/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The United Kingdom's Methodist Church issued a "full and unreserved apology" on Thursday to survivors of abuse at the hands of some of its ministers and members.That apology came as the church published the a report

FIFA Scandal: South Africa Says It's 'Clean'


Dorling Kindersley RF/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the soccer world reels from the biggest scandal to hit its sport in recent history, the South African government is fighting back against allegations that it attempted to buy votes in order to host the 20

World Leaders React to FIFA Corruption Scandal


FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA and world soccer continues to unfold, leaders from around the globe are beginning to chime in.Greg Dyke, the chairman of the Football Association (FA), the governing

Lindsey Graham Goes to Israel, Meets with Prime Minister


US Senate(JERUSALEM) -- Days before Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to jump into race for the Republican presidential nomination, the senior senator from South Carolina traveled to Israel Wednesday, meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu