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Humanoid Robot Challenges Obama in Soccer


JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- President Obama Thursday got up close and personal with the latest in Japanese science and technology, including an encounter with a humanoid robot named “ASIMO.”During a photo op at the Miraikan museum, w

American Father, Son Among Victims in Kabul Hospital Shooting


SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday, killing three American doctors and leaving two other people wounded, officials said. A father and son were among

Obama Warns Russia Tougher Sanctions Are 'Teed Up and Ready to Go'


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(TOKYO) --  President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequenc

New Agreement Jeopardizes Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks


MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A reconciliation deal reached Wednesday between Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization could spell the end to any potential peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.The two Palestinian fa

Obama Says US Will Defend Japan's Right to Disputed Islands


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(TOKYO) -- President Obama's week-long swing through Asia kicked off Wednesday with reassurances to Japanese leaders that the U.S. supports its rights to a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that Bei

Obama Greets Japan's Emperor, Bows Slightly


Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) --  As President Obama’s motorcade rumbled onto the Imperial Palace grounds Wednesday for a state visit, the U.S.-Japan bond was evident on the bumper of his American-made limousine.The black Cadillac,

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: US Has 'Excessive Influence' in Ukraine


iStock / 360 / Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed the United States has "an excessive influence" on the actions of Kiev authorities, describing America's impact on the ongoing crisis during an interview with television ne

US Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over American Journalist Kidnapped in Ukraine


State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) -- The United States called for the immediate release of an American journalist Wednesday, following the detention of Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky in eastern Ukraine. While she did not name Ostrovsky directly, State Depa

Yemen to Pay Families of Civilians Killed in Drone Strikes


MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Yemeni government plans to make a cash payment to the families of the three civilians killed in a string of airstrikes over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, D.C. said Wed

Prince Charles' Brother-In-Law Dies Following Head Injury


Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Charles' brother-in-law Mark Shand has died following a head injury. He was 62."It is with deep sadness that we have to confirm that The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, has today passed a

Ferry Diver's Search for Bodies 'Extremely Difficult' in Muddy Water


JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(JINDO, South Korea) -- Divers trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry are finding the job "extremely difficult," feeling their way through the ink-black water with their hands as they work their way throu

Astronauts Complete Spacewalk to Repair Computer on ISS


NASA TV(HOUSTON) -- Two NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk Wednesday to fix a backup computer on the International Space Station.Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio were tasked with the job, which took just over an hour and a half.According to NASA, the

Prince William and Duchess Kate DJ in Australia


Morne de Klerk - Pool/Getty Images(ADELAIDE, Australia) -- Prince William and Duchess Kate have not missed a mark on their trip Down Under, and now the royals can say they have not missed a beat either.After spending a night alone at a luxurious resort ne

Madeleine McCann Probers Focus on Child Sex Attacker


JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)(LONDON) -- Detectives are investigating whether Madeleine McCann, the toddler who vanished in Portugal seven years ago, may have been abducted by a serial sex attacker.One of those possible victims was a 10-year-old girl

Report: Divorced, Remarried Woman Can Have Communion, Pope Says


iStock / 360/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Could there be a switch in Catholic doctrine?Pope Francis has reportedly phoned a divorced and remarried Catholic woman in Argentina to tell her that she could "safely receive Communion." Italian news media report the

Ferry Disaster Has Traumatized, Shamed South Korea


Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The entire country of South Korea, which watched a ferry filled with high school students sink on live TV and has followed the futile search for survivors with 24/7 TV coverage, appears to be have been tr

Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal


JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration’s top accomplishment on Syria -- a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons -- risks being undermined by substantial, potentially deadly loophole

Object of Interest Washes Ashore Amid Search for Missing Flight 370


(PERTH, Australia) -- An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia, and investigators are trying to determine if the object is related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.According to a press release from Australian authorities, the item washed ashore ne

Object Washes Ashore; Connected to Flight 370?


(PERTH, Australia) -- An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia, and investigators are trying to determine if the object is related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.According to a press release from Australian authorities, the item washed ashore ne

Death Toll Mounts in South Korean Ferry Sinking


JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- One week after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, the death toll continues to climb.As of Wednesday, at least 150 people have been confirmed dead with 152 others still missing. There are 174 kno

Ukraine Security Chief: At Least 130 Russian Officers Leading Efforts in Eastern


Genya Savilov//AFP/Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- At least 130 members of the Russian intelligence service and military are leading uprising efforts in Eastern Ukraine, the director of Ukraine's national security service said Tuesday.In a Google Hangout s

US To Deliver Helicopters to Egypt, Clears Partial Military Assistance


iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- The United States cleared Egypt to receive some military assistance, following a conversation Tuesday between Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy. The Obama administration approved the delive

American Journalist with Vice News Detained in Ukraine


iStock/Thinkstock(SLOVIANSK, Ukraine) -- An American journalist has been reportedly detained by unidentified people in uniform in Eastern Ukraine.Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter with Vice News, was captured. Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the self-proclaimed "People's

US Appoints Special Representative for Central African Republic


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As fighting in the Central African Republic continues, the United States announced the appointment of a special representative to the area on Tuesday.The Bureau of African Affairs reported the designation of Ambassador W.

South Korea Ferry Victim Who Gave Friend Life Jacket Laid to Rest


Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Before he dove into the cold and murky waters of South Korea's southwest coast, Jung Cha-Woong gave his life jacket to a scared classmate, saving his friend’s life as the ferry they were on began to

Kim Jong-un's Baby Photos Foreshadow His Future


Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- Kim Jong-un’s baby photos surfaced Tuesday through Korean Central Television, North Korea's state broadcaster.The youngest son of Kim Jong-il eventually became his father's successor as leader of

US Sending Troops to Countries Neighboring Russia for Exercises


U.S. Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is sending about 600 Army soldiers to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -- all Russian neighbors -- for bilateral training exercises prompted by the situatio

Death Toll in South Korean Ferry Rises to 121


NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Nearly a week after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, the death toll has continued to climb.As of Tuesday, at least 121 people have been confirmed dead in the tragedy, with 181 others still

Mt. Everest Hopeful Saw Friend Killed, Now Works for Sherpas


Esther Lee(NEW YORK) -- Ed Marzec spent two years and more than $100,000 in an attempt to climb Mount Everest, only to get as close as a high altitude base camp where an avalanche killed his friend and crushed his ambition to reach the peak.Marzec, 67, w

Prince William, Duchess Kate Evoke Photo of Charles and Diana


Samir Hussein/WireImage(SYDNEY) -- Prince William and Duchess Kate took a step back in time, at least for a photo opportunity, by posing Tuesday in front of Australia’s famed Ayers Rock, the same location where William’s parents, Prince Charle