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Wrestling Bridges Iran-US Gap Days Before Nations Meet Over Nuclear Talks

Wrestling Bridges Iran-US Gap Days Before Nations Meet Over Nuclear Talks

ABC NewsABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran) — Twenty-fou…

Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

ABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran) –  We went in s…

Russian Meteor, Wild Road Madness Exposed in Country’s Dashcam Craze

Russian Meteor, Wild Road Madness Exposed in Country’s Dashcam Craze

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — They are the videos everyone is talking about. Rare images of a meteor streaking across the Russian sky in a bright, fast-approaching ball of fire. The drama was captured on numerous dashboard cameras and then …

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite Criticism

LA Cardinal Will Attend Conclave Despite Criticism

Eric Thayer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has made it clear that he plans to attend the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope. His decision has received widespread criticism.“It sends the wrong message,” said K…

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

iStockphoto/ThinkstockABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran)…

An Attempt at Normalcy as Damascus Finds Itself Caught in the Crosshairs

An Attempt at Normalcy as Damascus Finds Itself Caught in the Crosshairs

ABC NewsABC News’ Terry Moran and his team take a rare and dangerous journey into the embattled Syrian capital of Damascus for the special report:  Inside Syria: The Battle for Damascus.By Terry Moran(DAMASCUS, Syria) — It’s just an o…

Mars Curiosity Drills Into Red Planet

Mars Curiosity Drills Into Red Planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech(PASADENA, Calif.) — Mars Curiosity has another scientific first under its belt.The Mini Cooper-sized rover successfully collected a tiny sample of powder – enough to fill a tablespoon – as it drilled into a Mars rock earli…

Secretary of State John Kerry Starts First Mini-World Tour on Sunday

Secretary of State John Kerry Starts First Mini-World Tour on Sunday

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry will begin his sojourn as America’s top envoy by visiting nine countries in 11 days beginning on Sunday.The State Department announced that Kerry will travel to London on Feb….

US, Iran Band Together to Save Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

US, Iran Band Together to Save Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Washington and Tehran have finally found common ground although it has nothing to do with Iran’s rogue nuclear program.Last week’s announcement that the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has re…

US Increases Humanitarian Funding to Syria

US Increases Humanitarian Funding to Syria

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(GENEVA, Switzerland) — The State Department announced Tuesday that the United States is giving an additional $19 million in humanitarian assistance funding for the Syria crisis, bringing the total amount the U.S. is contrib…

Nudes Tour Naked Men Exhibit at Vienna Museum

Nudes Tour Naked Men Exhibit at Vienna Museum

ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images(VIENNA, Austria) — What better way to appreciate naked men than getting naked yourself?That’s how more then 60 art lovers decided to experience the “Nude Men From 1800 to the Present Day” exhibit at the Leo…

Russians Blame Texas Parents for Adopted Boy’s Death

Russians Blame Texas Parents for Adopted Boy’s Death

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The emergency room death of a 3-year-old boy adopted from Russia is being called “murder” by officials in Moscow, but Texas officials investigating the case say they don’t know where the Russians are getting their clai…

Russian Meteor: Scientists Say Meteor Pieces Found Near Frozen Lake

Russian Meteor: Scientists Say Meteor Pieces Found Near Frozen Lake

Chad Baker/Photodisc/Thinkstock(CHEBARKUL, Russia) — Scientists confirmed Saturday the first recovered fragments of the giant meteor that exploded over this region on Friday, according to Russian media. The fragments were found on the edge of a giant …

Pope Benedict XVI Appoints New Boss to ‘God’s Bank’

Pope Benedict XVI Appoints New Boss to ‘God’s Bank’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VATICAN CITY) — It was more than just a routine personnel matter Friday for Pope Benedict XVI to name a new president of the Vatican Bank: German lawyer Ernst von Freyberg.  The appointment may well be the last of the pope&…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Disputes Murder Charge

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Disputes Murder Charge

Liza van Deventer/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — According to a statement released Friday by his manager, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee and Olympic track star, is disputing the murder charges leveled against him “in t…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Kept Weapons for Security, Journalist Says

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Kept Weapons for Security, Journalist Says

Julia Vynokurova/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic athlete who was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend at his South Africa home, kept a handgun by his bedside and a “machine gun” in his b…

Russia Considers Cameras to Combat Drunk Airline Passengers

Russia Considers Cameras to Combat Drunk Airline Passengers

Fog Stock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Russian lawmakers are considering plans to install surveillance cameras inside commercial aircraft as part of the country’s effort to crack down on unruly, often drunk, passengers.Other officials have suggested banning d…

Russia Unhappy with Plans to Strike Wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Russia Unhappy with Plans to Strike Wrestling from 2020 Olympics

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The International Olympic Committee’s plans to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics has drawn widespread criticism, and now it has drawn an appeal from Russia. Russia has historically performed well in wrestling eve…

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says it has begun installing a new generation of centrifuges at one of its main nuclear facilities.According to Iranian media, Iran’s atomic energy organization chief, Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, said Wednesday…

Catholic Church Growing in Third World, but European Cardinals Control Power

Catholic Church Growing in Third World, but European Cardinals Control Power

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  As Catholics across the globe begin the holy season of Lent, many look toward Rome and wonder if the Vatican will break with tradition and choose the first pope from outside Europe in modern times.The Catholic…

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