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Thousands March in Moscow Sunday in Honor of Slain Putin Rival


Photo by Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Thousands of mourners marched in Moscow on Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, a political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was fatally shot outside the Kremlin Friday.The march was scheduled

Astronauts Complete Third Spacewalk in Eight Days


3DSculptor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed their third spacewalk in eight days Sunday, finishing the installation of 400 feet of cable and multiple antennas that will eventually allow commercial spacecraft

Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS


zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS) -- The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.It's the latest assault by the terror group against religious minorities

Nine Airstrikes Launched Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria


Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S.-led forces continued to hit ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes, U.S. Central Command said Sunday.According to Centcom, planes from the U.S. and partner nations launched two airstrikes near Al Hasak

UN Releases Iraq Casualty Figures for February


Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in acts of terrorism or violence in February, the United Nations says.In its monthly report, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq notes that 1,103 Iraqis were killed in February

ISIS-Bound British Schoolgirls Spotted Waiting for Bus in Turkey


Metropolitan Police, London(LONDON) -- Three British schoolgirls who are believed to have flown to Turkey on their way to Syria in an effort to join ISIS were reportedly seen on surveillance video waiting for a bus the same day they left London.The three

Cuba-US Relations: Shared History and Values Overcome Differences, Diplomat Says


Ruskpp/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The history and values shared by the United States and Cuba can help the two countries overcome their differences, the island nation's top diplomat tells ABC News.Josefina Vidal, the Cuban diplomat leading the Cuban d

US-Led Coalition Confirms 20 More Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria


Zoonar RF/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S.-led coalition says it conducted 20 more airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Friday.Strikes in Syria continue to be focused near the border town of Kobani, where four strikes destroyed a pair of tactical units and four

Cuba and US a Step Closer to Reopening Embassies


frankix/iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) -- Both sides expressed optimism on Friday that Cuba and the United States will soon resume normal diplomatic relations, with the goal of opening embassies in both countries as early as April. Roberta Jacobson, leading th

Prince William and Duchess Kate: Does Beijing Know Who They Are?


ABC News(BEIJING) -- China is getting ready to roll out the royal treatment for the United Kingdom’s Prince William this Sunday, but it looks like not everyone in Beijing knows who the guest of honor is. ABC News’ Bob Woodruff took to the stre

'Jihadi John' Unmasked: First Picture of Mohammed Emwazi as an Adult Emerges


Fair Use(NEW YORK) -- A day after he was identified as ISIS’s infamous “Jihadi John,” a photograph of the man, Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged, published on the front pages of British newspapers late Friday. The image, from the files from E

Boris Nemtsov, Vocal Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shot Dead in Mo


Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Boris Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal and visible opponents was shot and killed near Moscow’s Red Square Friday, a member of his political party told ABC News. Nemtsov, a pr

David Cameron Defends British Intelligence Agencies Following 'Jihadi John' Crit


State Dept Photo(LONDON) -– British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke out on Friday in in defense of Britain’s intelligence agencies, after it emerged that Jihadi John, Mohammed Emwazi, had been known to MI5 before his flight to Syria. Speaki

Madonna Hacker Indicted In Israel


iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna's computer and leaking some of her unreleased music has been formally indicted in Tel Aviv. Adi Lederman, 39, faces four criminal charges, including copyright infringement for

Activists Say Nearly 300 Christians Captured by ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Activists say nearly 300 Assyrian Christians have been captured by the Islamic State in Syria. The Assyrian Human Rights Network and other groups said on Friday that numerous villages in northeast Syria were raided and hosta

Jihadi John: What We Know About the Alleged Terrorist


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The man believed to be the ISIS terrorist dubbed "Jihadi John" has been identified as a British man named Mohammed Emwazi.The terrorist's identity was first reported by the BBC and The Washington Post, which cited a frien