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Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370

Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370

(PERTH, Australia) — One of the vessels searching the southern Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has detected signals “consistent with those emitted from airplane black boxes,” retired Australia Air Chief Marshal Angus …

Oscar Pistorius Apologizes to Slain Girlfriend’s Family

Oscar Pistorius Apologizes to Slain Girlfriend’s Family

SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius took the stand Monday and apologized to the family of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and told the court that he thought he was protecting her.Pistorius, 27, struggled to k…

Prince George, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Arrive Down Under

Prince George, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Arrive Down Under

Samir Hussein/WireImage(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Prince George made his first public appearance since his birth last July in Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday.He’s accompanying his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on his first overseas t…

US Embassy Issues Warning to Americans in Iraq

US Embassy Issues Warning to Americans in Iraq

creisinger/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — As Iraq prepares for its first parliamentary elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued an alert for American citizens not to travel via the airport in the capital through Apr…

US Embassy Issues Warning to Americans in Iraq

US Embassy Issues Warning to Americans in Iraq

creisinger/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — As Iraq prepares for its first parliamentary elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued an alert for American citizens not to travel via the airport in the capital through Apr…

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Defense to Start Its Case

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Defense to Start Its Case

Esa Alexander/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Lawyers for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will start building his defense Monday when his highly publicized murder trial resumes in the High Court in Pretoria.
Pistorius, who shot and killed h…

Navy Ship Rescues American Family Stranded at Sea with Sick Baby

Navy Ship Rescues American Family Stranded at Sea with Sick Baby

iStock/Thinkstock(CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico) — On Sunday a U.S. Navy ship reached an American family that had been stranded at sea with a sick baby.
The rescue operation began Thursday when the Kaufman family, two weeks into a sailing trip across the Pac…

One-Ton, Man-Eating Crocodile Caught in Uganda

One-Ton, Man-Eating Crocodile Caught in Uganda

PETER BUSOMOKE/AFP/Getty Images(JINJA, Uganda) — A monstrous one-ton crocodile that terrorized a village in Uganda has been caught after a four-day hunt, according to Ugandan wildlife officials.
Authorities believe the reptile is responsible for kil…

Afghans Turn Out in Droves for Historic Elections

Afghans Turn Out in Droves for Historic Elections

Sayed Khodaberdi Sadat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghans headed to the polls in droves Saturday in elections that are expected to lead to the nation’s first transfer of power between democratically-elected governments, despit…

How Americans Adopted Crimea’s Last Orphan

How Americans Adopted Crimea’s Last Orphan

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — As the overnight train pulled up to Crimea’s new border with Ukraine, Kristine Proctor held her breath. Armed soldiers outside the window peered inside.
“Are there any foreigners?” they asked the conductor. He pointed at …

Chinese Ship Reportedly Detects ‘Pulse Signal’ in Flight 370 Search Area

Chinese Ship Reportedly Detects ‘Pulse Signal’ in Flight 370 Search Area

(PERTH, Australia) — A Chinese vessel is reporting picking up a “ping” in the Flight 370 search area.
China’s official news agency says a Chinese ship– that’s part of the multi-national search effort– has detected what’s described as a “pulse sig…

Afghanistan Election: 5 Reasons It Really Matters

Afghanistan Election: 5 Reasons It Really Matters

WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Afghans will go the polls this weekend to elect their first president since U.S.-backed Hamid Karzai was elected after the fall of the Taliban. Tens of thousands of Afghans have flocked to campaign rallies and…

Underwater Search for Flight 370 Underway

Underwater Search for Flight 370 Underway

(PERTH, Australia) — An underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has begun.Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Hines announced Friday morning that two ships from the Royal Australian Navy and British Royal Navy have “commenced a…

Female Journalists Attacked in Afghanistan, One Killed

Female Journalists Attacked in Afghanistan, One Killed

Daniel Oberbillig/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two female western journalists were attacked Friday in eastern Afghanistan, leaving one dead and the other in stable condition.The attack took place in Khost province, one of the most volatile regions…

Kitchen’s Too Hot in Crimea Where McDonald’s Shuts Restaurants

Kitchen’s Too Hot in Crimea Where McDonald’s Shuts Restaurants

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — McDonald’s has “temporarily” suspended operations at its restaurants in Crimea, citing only “manufacturing reasons” out of its control. The fast-food chain’s locations in the c…

US Bars American Air Carriers from Airspace over Crimea

US Bars American Air Carriers from Airspace over Crimea

Alexey Romanov/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government has issued an order prohibiting all American air carriers, both commercial and freight, from traveling in the airspace over Crimea and part of the Black Sea.The order is in response to Russia…

Afghans Head to the Polls Saturday to Pick New President

Afghans Head to the Polls Saturday to Pick New President

Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — This Saturday’s presidential election in Afghanistan will mark the first time an elected government in that country will hand over power to another elected government.Afghans will go to the poll…

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Exceed One Million

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Exceed One Million

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(BEIRUT, Lebanon) — The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passed the one million mark, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday. With the milestone, Lebanon becomes the country with the highest per capita concentra…

Pope Francis Gives Queen Elizabeth Present for Prince George

Pope Francis Gives Queen Elizabeth Present for Prince George

STEFANO RELLANDINI/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis gave Queen Elizabeth a present for the future king, Prince George, in a brief and informal 30 minute audience at the Vatican Thursday.The queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, we…

Are US Sanctions Wrecking Plans for Miley Cyrus Concert in Russia?

Are US Sanctions Wrecking Plans for Miley Cyrus Concert in Russia?

Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC(MOSCOW) — U.S. sanctions have hit Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and now, they’re hitting Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake. According to the Financial Times, the venue in Finland that will host th…

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