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Royal family forgoes Christmas traditions this year amid COVID-19

Circle Creative Studio/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) -- Like millions of families around the world, Britain's royal family plans to celebrate Christmas differently this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The family will break a decades-long tradition of spending Christmas   ... Read More

South Korea’s intensive national college entrance exam measures amid COVID-19

nigelcarse/iStockBy HAKYUNG KATE LEE, ABC News

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- It's a chilly, silent Thursday morning. Thousands of students, warmly dressed in padded jackets, hasten their steps to schools which have been closed and disinfected for a week in   ... Read More

Twenty people won South African lottery after playing 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 — investigation showed no fraud: Report

JodiJacobson/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Twenty people won South Africa's national lottery this week by picking the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The unusual sequence sparked thousands of comments on Twitter and Facebook   ... Read More

Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks as US draws down troops

KeithBinns/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, MATT SEYLER and ALEEM AGHA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After three months of deadlocked talks, the Taliban and the Afghan government have made a breakthrough in peace negotiations, the two sides announced Wednesday, although that   ... Read More

Jupiter and Saturn to appear closest in night sky in hundreds of years

Smart-Photography/iStockBy LESLEY HAULER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Keep a close look at the night sky in December and you may see a rare occurrence between the two biggest planets in our solar system.

From now until Dec. 21,   ... Read More

Hollywood takeover of Wales soccer team promises to revive a struggling town’s fortunes

artisteer/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, MAGGIE RULLI and ANGUS HINES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Supporting a team in the lower tiers of British soccer has never been a fashionable enterprise.

Rainy days, financial troubles and die hard loyalty is par for   ... Read More

4 dead as car drives into pedestrian area in Trier, Germany

RobsonPL/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) --At least four people have died after a car drove into a pedestrian area in the city of Trier, Germany, on Tuesday.In the wake of the attack, two were pronounced dead, but   ... Read More

CDC warns Americans not to travel to Mexico as airlines see increased demand

KeithBinns/iStockBy MINA KAJI and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans against all travel to Mexico as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.

In the past two   ... Read More

South Korea changes law to let BTS postpone military service

ABC NewsBy HAKYUNG KATE LEE, ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Globally accomplished K-pop stars like BTS will now be granted a chance to put off military conscription until the age of 30 following a new amendment to South   ... Read More

Four police officers charged after alleged assault of Black music producer

anouchka/iStockBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) -- The alleged beating of a Black music producer by three police officers inside his Paris studio is stirring outrage in France.

Paris' court of justice on Monday indicted four police officers, including   ... Read More

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ gets some help from Cher during resettlement to Cambodia

TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP via Getty ImagesBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The "world's loneliest elephant" has been resettled at a sanctuary in Cambodia after receiving some assistance from iconic singer Cher.

Kaavan, a 36-year-old, 9,000-pound elephant, was   ... Read More

Where philosophy intersects with war training: stoic soldiers

Bo Zaunders/Getty ImagesBy: MICK MULROY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) – Much is being written today about the changing characteristics of modern warfare as a consequence of revolutionary technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and the access and   ... Read More

Victims of US Embassy terror attacks find justice, but no closure in sight

visual7/iStockBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Edith Bartley had just arrived in Tennessee to visit family members in August 1998 when she got the call from her grandmother: Had she seen the news?The 25-year-old law student was   ... Read More

Violence erupts as thousands of mourners pay respects to soccer legend Diego Maradona

Martin Zabala/Xinhua via Getty ImagesBy JOE GOLDMAN and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News

(BUENOS AIRES) -- Police shot tear gas and rubber bullets into a massive crowd that lined the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday to pay their   ... Read More

Over two dozen whales, three dolphins euthanized after mass stranding in New Zealand

File photo. (Anne Webber/iStock)By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- One hundred marine mammals have died after a mass stranding on remote beaches in New Zealand.

The animals washed up on Rekohu, Wharekauri and Chatham islands, according to   ... Read More

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Royal family forgoes Christmas traditions this year amid COVID-19

Circle Creative Studio/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) -- Like millions of families around the world, Britain's royal family plans to celebrate Christmas differently this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The family will break a decades-long tradition of spending Christmas   ... Read More

South Korea’s intensive national college entrance exam measures amid COVID-19

nigelcarse/iStockBy HAKYUNG KATE LEE, ABC News

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- It's a chilly, silent Thursday morning. Thousands of students, warmly dressed in padded jackets, hasten their steps to schools which have been closed and disinfected for a week in   ... Read More

Twenty people won South African lottery after playing 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 — investigation showed no fraud: Report

JodiJacobson/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Twenty people won South Africa's national lottery this week by picking the numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The unusual sequence sparked thousands of comments on Twitter and Facebook   ... Read More

Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks as US draws down troops

KeithBinns/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, MATT SEYLER and ALEEM AGHA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After three months of deadlocked talks, the Taliban and the Afghan government have made a breakthrough in peace negotiations, the two sides announced Wednesday, although that   ... Read More

Jupiter and Saturn to appear closest in night sky in hundreds of years

Smart-Photography/iStockBy LESLEY HAULER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Keep a close look at the night sky in December and you may see a rare occurrence between the two biggest planets in our solar system.

From now until Dec. 21,   ... Read More

Hollywood takeover of Wales soccer team promises to revive a struggling town’s fortunes

artisteer/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, MAGGIE RULLI and ANGUS HINES, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Supporting a team in the lower tiers of British soccer has never been a fashionable enterprise.

Rainy days, financial troubles and die hard loyalty is par for   ... Read More

4 dead as car drives into pedestrian area in Trier, Germany

RobsonPL/iStockBy GUY DAVIES, ABC News

(LONDON) --At least four people have died after a car drove into a pedestrian area in the city of Trier, Germany, on Tuesday.In the wake of the attack, two were pronounced dead, but   ... Read More

CDC warns Americans not to travel to Mexico as airlines see increased demand

KeithBinns/iStockBy MINA KAJI and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans against all travel to Mexico as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.

In the past two   ... Read More

South Korea changes law to let BTS postpone military service

ABC NewsBy HAKYUNG KATE LEE, ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Globally accomplished K-pop stars like BTS will now be granted a chance to put off military conscription until the age of 30 following a new amendment to South   ... Read More

Four police officers charged after alleged assault of Black music producer

anouchka/iStockBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) -- The alleged beating of a Black music producer by three police officers inside his Paris studio is stirring outrage in France.

Paris' court of justice on Monday indicted four police officers, including   ... Read More

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ gets some help from Cher during resettlement to Cambodia

TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP via Getty ImagesBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- The "world's loneliest elephant" has been resettled at a sanctuary in Cambodia after receiving some assistance from iconic singer Cher.

Kaavan, a 36-year-old, 9,000-pound elephant, was   ... Read More

Where philosophy intersects with war training: stoic soldiers

Bo Zaunders/Getty ImagesBy: MICK MULROY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) – Much is being written today about the changing characteristics of modern warfare as a consequence of revolutionary technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and the access and   ... Read More

Victims of US Embassy terror attacks find justice, but no closure in sight

visual7/iStockBY: CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Edith Bartley had just arrived in Tennessee to visit family members in August 1998 when she got the call from her grandmother: Had she seen the news?The 25-year-old law student was   ... Read More

Violence erupts as thousands of mourners pay respects to soccer legend Diego Maradona

Martin Zabala/Xinhua via Getty ImagesBy JOE GOLDMAN and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News

(BUENOS AIRES) -- Police shot tear gas and rubber bullets into a massive crowd that lined the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Thursday to pay their   ... Read More

Over two dozen whales, three dolphins euthanized after mass stranding in New Zealand

File photo. (Anne Webber/iStock)By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- One hundred marine mammals have died after a mass stranding on remote beaches in New Zealand.

The animals washed up on Rekohu, Wharekauri and Chatham islands, according to   ... Read More

Main News Page


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