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US Conducts Airstrikes in Syria Against ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. celebrates its independence and strikes against one of its major enemies.The state department announced late Saturday that coalition forces had launched "the most sustained set of airstrikes to date" against ISIS.

Italian Politician Strikes for LGBT Rights in Italy


iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- An Italian politician goes on a hunger strike to push for gay marriage in Italy.Italian politician Ivan Scalfarotto wants equal rights for the LGBT community in Italy.Inspired by the U.S.'s decision to legalize gay marriage, Sca

The Fate of Greece Decided in Sunday Referendum


iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Will Greece run out of cash? A vote on Sunday will decide.Millions in Greece are struggling as they try to deal with high unemployment and limits on ATM withdrawals. A vote Sunday will allow Greek voters to decide whet

Iran Nuclear Agreement Getting Closer


CGinspiration/iStock/Thinkstock(VIENNA) -- According to diplomats, Iran and the P5+1 nations have reached an agreement on lifting sanctions against Iran as part of a larger nuclear deal.The deal was approved by experts on both sides, though a senior admin

Drifting Baby Reportedly Rescued Out at Sea in Turkey


Turkish coast guard rescue 10 month-old baby Melda Ilgin as she drifts a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey on July 3, 2015. (Photo by Hanife Erdinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)(AYVACIK, Turkey) -- A baby

Family Hopes Texas Woman Who Disappeared on Caribbean Snorkeling Expedition Is S


PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(WILLEMSTAD, Curacao) -- The family of a Texas woman who went missing during a snorkeling expedition in the Caribbean more than a week ago is holding onto hope that she is still alive.Amanda Waller, 29, was snorkeling wi

More Turkish Troops Sent to Turkey's Border with Syria


alexeys/iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- More troops are being sent to Turkey’s border with Syria.Turkish officials are sending more troops along Turkey’s border with Syria as fighting increases in the area.Reports are also stating that Turkish

Migrants Seek Refuge in Milan Holocaust Memorial


Enrico Giuseppe Agostoni/iStock/Thinkstock(MILAN) -- A Holocaust memorial is now the temporary refuge for a group of desperate migrants.Trying to escape conflict and poverty, African migrants who have crossed from North Africa to Italy are setting up camp

9-Year-Old Boy Reels in 600-Pound Sturgeon and There's Video to Prove It


Kegan Rothman caught a 600-pound sturgeon in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on June 29, 2015.(Great River Fishing Adventures)(CHILLIWACK, British Columbia) -- There's The Old Man and the Sea and then there's the young boy and the river -- and the latter is

The Quest for the World's Best BBQ: Intestines, Blood Sausage and Slow-Cooked St


Anya Fernald, the CEO of California-based Belcampo Meat Co., looks over cuts of meat being cooked with the "asado" grilling technique in Uruguay. (ABC News)(MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay) -- Anya Fernald had been traveling for days, making the trip from her home in

France Rejects Julian Assange's Asylum Request


Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(PARIS) -- France has denied Julian Assange's request for political asylum.The WikiLeaks founder made the request in a letter addressed to French President Francois Hollande, which was published Friday in French newspaper Le Monde.

Palestinian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Hamas Militants


iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- The Palestinian Authority is cracking down on Hamas militants in the West Bank.  In the biggest raid since 2007, Palestinian security forces overnight arrested more than a hundred members of the Islamic terror group ac

Russian Rocket Headed to International Space Station Successfully Launches


NASA TV(NEW YORK) -- An unmanned Russian rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched from Kazakhstan overnight.The ISS Progress 60, which is carrying over three tons of food, fuel and supplies, lifted off from Baikonu

UK Remembers Victims of Tunisian Beach Resort Attack


Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A moment of silence was held across the United Kingdom on Friday to remember those who were killed in an attack on a beachside resort in Tunisia last week.The June 26 attack at the Hotel Imperial Marhaba in

Five Things to Watch at Princess Charlotte's Christening


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte, the first daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate, will be christened in the U.K. on July 5. The christening for the fourth-in-line to the British throne will be a family af

Top ISIS Leader Killed by US Drone Strike in Syria


zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. drone strike has killed a top ISIS leader in charge of the terror group’s foreign fighter operations and moving people and supplies into Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Tariq bin T