US commandos searching Syria for executed hostages' remains: Officials

(WASHINGTON) -- American special operations forces and FBI agents on the ground in Syria are actively searching sites where they believe Western hostages, including Americans executed by ISIS, may have been buried, counterterrorism officials told ABC... Read More

The party of Nelson Mandela meets to decide fate of South African President Jacob Zuma

(SOUTH AFRICA) -- In South Africa, all eyes are on the ruling African National Congress party Monday as its top decision-making body meets to discuss the fate of the country’s president, Jacob Zuma.

The ANC, the party of the late Nel... Read More

'No survivors' among 71 aboard jet that crashed into snow-covered field near Moscow, officials say

(MOSCOW) -- There appear to be "no survivors" among the 71 people aboard a Russian jet that crashed in a snow-covered field and broke into pieces four minutes after taking off from Moscow, the Russian transport minister said.

"Judging by e... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share more details of upcoming royal wedding

(LONDON) -- The royal wedding plans of Prince Harry and his American-bride-to-be Meghan Markle are firming up as the couple released more details Sunday of the nuptials while expressing thanks for the good wishes they've been showered with from aroun... Read More

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a summit in the North

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet with him in the North for a summit, Moon's spokesman said Saturday morning.

The invitation was extended by Kim's sister Kim Yo ... Read More

Cape Town welcomes much-needed rain, but 'Day Zero' still looms

(CAPE TOWN) -- Rain clouds rolled in over Cape Town on Friday night and drenched South Africa's drought-stricken city, where residents are bracing for the day the taps run dry, the day they’re calling "Day Zero."

Just south of the ci... Read More

Giant human-faced bird in Olympics opening ceremony draws mixed reaction as creepy or hilarious

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Among futuristic drone shows and dazzling fireworks displayed at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, many viewers focused on a giant puppet of a human-faced bird.

The giant mythologic... Read More

North Korea's 200-plus cheerleaders steal spotlight at 2018 Winter Olympics with matching outfits, synchronized chants

(NEW YORK) -- Clad in coordinated outfits of red with white and blue accents, North Korea's throng of more than 200 cheerleaders are stealing the spotlight at the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as they chant, sway and dance in unison.
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Prince William says being a dad to 2 kids is exhausting

(LONDON) -- Prince William spoke candidly about fatherhood at a black-tie charity event at Kensington Palace Thursday night, joking to guests that he’s already exhausted from his two children.

The father of Prince George, 4, and Prin... Read More

Olympics 2018: Arirang, the folk song that unites South Korea and North Korea

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- South Korea President Moon introduced the slogan for the 2018 Olympics as "Peace in Motion." And nothing captured that theme more than athletes from rival countries -- South Korea and North Korea -- marching together to ... Read More

Thousands of drones used for light show during Olympics opening ceremony

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Thousands of drones were used to put on a pre-recorded light show during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday morning for the first time, according to Intel, which is over... Read More

The reasons North Korean athletes won't defect

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Athletes from North Korea waved and marched in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, offering the world a brief glimpse into the hermetic nation.

Twenty-two North Korean... Read More

Stars back campaign for Antarctic wildlife reserve

(LONDON) -- Javier Bardem was watching a group of penguins on an icy slope meters away from the freezing waters of the Antarctic Sea when he looked to the camera and said: “There is a God, and
he is watching us right now.” He wasn't... Read More

Thieves carry out elaborate van heist to steal millions in cash, Swiss police say

(CHAVORNAY, Switzerland) -- Millions of dollars in cash were stolen during a van heist along the French-Swiss border on Thursday night, according to reports.

The armored vehicle transporting the cash was driving on a highway toward Lausann... Read More