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Chile Volcano Eruption: Hiker Witnesses Exact Moment Calbuco Erupts

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(PUERTO VARAS, Chile) -- The exact moment Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube by a man hiking in Llanquigue National Reserve, according to the video's description. The video shows a fo

Canadian Judge Grants Former Guantanamo Detainee Bail

John Moore/Getty Images(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- A Canadian, once the youngest prisoner at Guantanamo, was freed on bail Friday by a court.Omar Khadr was freed by a judge in Edmonton after spending nearly half his life in custody. Khadr was captured by U.S.

This American in Britain Is the Envy of Social Media

Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, England) -- An American woman studying in Britain has gained more than 335,000 followers on Instagram by posting pictures and stories about her fairy tale life at Cambridge University. Caroline Calloway, 23, left New York almost tw

Meet Dusty, the Australian Pet Kangaroo Who Thinks He's a Dog

Ashley Stewart(Esperance, AUSTRALIA) -- Dusty the kangaroo is considered a family pet to an Australian family in Esperance that rescued him as a baby from his mother's pouch when they found her dead on the side of the road in 2013. Now, you can find Dusty

What Makes the Hubble Space Telescope So Special

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit 25 years ago on Friday, no one could have predicted the trove of new discoveries it would make about our cosmos.NASA heralded the launch of Hubble on April 24

Angelina Jolie Rips United Nations for Inaction in Syria

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Famed actress and special envoy on refugee issues, Angelina Jolie, issued a fierce rebuke of international efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria, addressing the United Nations Security Council at the U.

Armenians Mark 100th Anniversary of Mass Killings

iStock/Thinkstock(YEREVAN, Armenia) -- Armenians on Friday are marking a century since the death of 1.5 million of their countrymen at the hands of Turkish Ottoman forces. Among those on hand for the ceremony in the Armenian capital were the presidents of

Royal Baby Watch, Marathon and Prince Harry's Return Have London Abuzz

Clive Mason/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Mothers know that delivering a baby can sometimes be a marathon and sometimes, if you’re lucky, a sprint.The world’s most famous expectant mother, Duchess Kate, may find herself literally in the midst of a

Extremists Sought in Possible Plot Against the Vatican

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Extremists may have plotted an attack against the Vatican in 2010, authorities in Italy said Friday in announcing the arrests of nine suspected Islamist extremists of Afghan and Pakistan origin.Arrest warrants were issued for ot

Middleton Family Expected to Have 'Huge Influence' on Royal Baby

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate aren't afraid to let the world see their love and affection, much like William's mother, the late Princess Diana, showered her boys -- William and his younger brother, Prince Har

Iranian Convoy Tracked by US Near Yemen Has Turned Around, Official Says

The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, seen here in a file photo from 1993, has been patrolling the waters near Yemen. DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images(SANA'A, Yemen) -- An Iranian convoy that some U.S. officials were concerned might be carrying weapons for the Ho

EU Leaders Meet to Discuss Migrant Situation

Bunyos/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It is time to take responsibility for the deaths of thousands of migrants at sea, said European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini on Thursday.European leaders met this week to discuss the thousands who have

See Elian Gonzalez 15 Years After US-Cuba Controversy

Roberto Chile(HAVANA) -- Exclusive new photos of Elian Gonzalez, the now-21-year-old industrial engineering student at the University of Matanzas in Cuba, have been released to ABC News.They are the most recent photos released of Gonzalez by Fidel Castro&

Al Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn Was Once American Named Adam Pearlman

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Adam Gadahn, the al Qaeda spokesman killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation, was an American-born suburbanite named Adam Pearlman who went from listening to heavy metal to Islamic radical.On the FBI's "Most Wanted Ter

'Samurai Ghost': Photo Shows Mysterious Boots Behind Girl

Courtesy Martin Springall(NEW YORK) -- A photo of a 4-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back.A closer look appears to reveal a mysterious pair of boots and part of a blue shirt peeking out

Royal Baby: Long List of Those in Line to Throne to Get Makeover

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- With the second child of Kate Middleton and Prince William on the way, what this means for the royal line of succession is the new baby will be fourth in line to the throne -- behind Prince Charles, William and Princ

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks, Illuminating Night Sky

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Lyrid meteor shower reached its peak overnight with as many as 20 meteors per hour darting through the night sky.The meteors are pieces of the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have made an appearance every April for at least

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Stunning Display

Ivan Konar/LatinContent/Getty Images(SANTIAGO, Chile) -- Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday after being dormant for more than four decades.The eruption, the first since 1972, emitted a huge ash cloud and prompted evacuations in nearby towns.Time-la

Royal Baby: Who's Who in Duchess Kate's Inner Circle

Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images(LONDON) — Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is undoubtedly one of the most famous women in the world who has met thousands of people in her royal duties. But when it comes to her daily life, Kate, 33, relies on a close-kni

Saudis Resume Military Action Against Rebels in Yemen

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Saudi Arabia resumed military action against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen Wednesday after saying Tuesday that it would suspend air strikes against the Iranian-backed militant group.According to Adel al-Jubeir, the Saud