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Palestinians Could Take More Unilateral Actions, Ambassador to UN Says

Palestinians Could Take More Unilateral Actions, Ambassador to UN Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday his country would potentially pursue joining more international organizations if the Israelis fail to honor their commitments in the current round of peace…

Malaysia Airlines Mystery: No Clues in Captain’s Flight Simulator

Malaysia Airlines Mystery: No Clues in Captain’s Flight Simulator

(WASHINGTON) — The FBI has completed a review of the in-home flight simulator that belonged to the captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet and found “nothing suspicious whatsoever.”It was the latest dead-end in the investiga…

Vladimir Putin’s Divorce Finalized

Vladimir Putin’s Divorce Finalized

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — The divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, has been finalized, the Kremlin confirmed Wednesday.Putin and Lyudmila Shkrebneva, who worked as a flight attendant, married o…

Russian Lawmaker Croons About Crimea in Gleeful Music Video

Russian Lawmaker Croons About Crimea in Gleeful Music Video

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Russia’s annexation of Crimea has inspired a patriotic, if at times off-key, ballad from a nationalist Russian lawmaker.The song is simply titled “Crimea” and the music video begins with an excerpt from Ru…

Residents Evacuated After Deadly Quake Strikes Off Chile’s Coast

Residents Evacuated After Deadly Quake Strikes Off Chile’s Coast

FRANCESO DEGASPERI/AFP/Getty Images(SANTIAGO, Chile) — Nearly one million residents were forced to evacuate after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast, triggering a small tsunami.Six people are confirmed dead, Chilean Int…

Malaysia Airlines Mystery May Never Be Solved, Officials Say

Malaysia Airlines Mystery May Never Be Solved, Officials Say

ABC News(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Additional technology is being employed to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but officials admitted on Wednesday that the mystery into the jetliner’s disappearance may never be solved.“Inve…

Stolen Masterpieces Worth $50M Found in Auto Worker’s Home

Stolen Masterpieces Worth $50M Found in Auto Worker’s Home

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — A pair of stolen masterpiece paintings valued at $50 million have been recovered after being bought at an auction for $25 and hung in an auto worker’s kitchen for years.The masterworks were described as Paul Gau…

Series of Blasts Rock Cairo University

Series of Blasts Rock Cairo University

Marcio Silva/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Three blasts rocked an area outside of Egypt’s Cairo University on Wednesday.According to Egyptian state television, a police brigadier general was killed and others were wounded. The general was in charge of investiga…

Oscar Pistorius Not Sprinting to Testify

Oscar Pistorius Not Sprinting to Testify

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Champion sprinter Oscar Pistorius will not be the first witness out of the blocks when the defense begins it case, receiving court permission to delay his testimony, a move which may help the Blade…

Peter Jackson’s Jet Involved in Flight 370 Search

Peter Jackson’s Jet Involved in Flight 370 Search

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — A luxury jet owned by movie director Peter Jackson is involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.Jackson gave the OK for the jet to be used in the search — with the company that operates his jet accept…

Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Chilean Coast

Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Chilean Coast

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(IQUIQUE, Chile) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck just off the coast of western Chile on Tuesday evening, the United States Geological Survey reports.The quake hit 49 miles northwest of the port city of Iquique. The earthquake…

Report: No American Fatalities in Afghanistan in March

Report: No American Fatalities in Afghanistan in March

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) — No Americans died in Afghanistan throughout the month of March, according to the Pentagon.This marks the first time a month has gone by without a fatality in Afghanistan…

Kerry Insists Mideast Peace Talks Still Alive

Kerry Insists Mideast Peace Talks Still Alive

JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images(BRUSSELS) — As Middle East peace talks descended into crisis mode Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to make clear that they are still ongoing — at least for now.“It is completely premature tonight t…

US Offers Release of Jonathan Pollard to Keep Peace Talks Alive

US Offers Release of Jonathan Pollard to Keep Peace Talks Alive

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the current round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians hit their nine-month deadline, the Obama administration introduced a Hail Mary-esque offer to keep the Israelis at the table: the releas…

Experts Claim They’ve Found the Holy Grail in Spanish Basilica

Experts Claim They’ve Found the Holy Grail in Spanish Basilica

CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images(LEON, Spain) — It’s been a Hollywood staple as well as a 2,000-year-old mystery. What happened to the elusive Holy Grail, the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper?But now, two historians have come forward saying the jew…

The Real Final Words from Flight 370 Cockpit Revealed

The Real Final Words from Flight 370 Cockpit Revealed

Rob Griffith – Pool/Getty Images(PERTH, Australia) — As the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane stretches into a fourth week, authorities clarified the final recorded words spoken by the plane’s pilots.Malaysia’s transport ministr…

Are Russian Troops Really Pulling Back from Ukraine’s Border?

Are Russian Troops Really Pulling Back from Ukraine’s Border?

berean/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Russia’s defense minister on Tuesday became the latest to deny Russian troops have any intention of entering Ukraine. His comments come a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have ordered the withdrawal of …

Air Industry Chief Vows to Never Lose Track of a Plane Again

Air Industry Chief Vows to Never Lose Track of a Plane Again

Flightlevel80/iStock Editorial/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — The head of the International Air Transport Association vowed on Tuesday that no airplane will ever go missing again by making sure that in the future “planes can be tracked in real…

Candidate for Afghan Presidency Confident of Victory

Candidate for Afghan Presidency Confident of Victory

metrokom/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s presidential election is Saturday, April 5, and 2009 runner-up Abdullah Abdullah thinks he’s going to be the successor to Hamid Karzai.In an interview last week, Abdullah said he believes he’ll g…

“Treat” for Poor in Smoggy Chinese City: Breaths of Fresh Air

“Treat” for Poor in Smoggy Chinese City: Breaths of Fresh Air

File photo. (Hung_Chung_Chih/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) — Authorities in smog-choked Zhengzhou, China, had the city’s poor residents lining up, all for a chance to huff a bag of fresh air.
The notoriously polluted air in the country’s cities already have e…

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