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Dozens of ISIS fighters killed after US strikes Yemen camps
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- About 50 ISIS fighters were killed in U.S. military airstrikes in Yemen targeting two training camps in the country's central region. One of the camps had gained notoriety last week as the scene of an ISIS training video that showed images of ISIS recruits appearing to be kicked in the groin to demonstrate their physical toughness."U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS members in a strike on two ISIS training camps, Oct. 16, in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen, disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," the Pentagon said in a statement."ISIS used the camps to train militants...
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Skies above the UK, France turn an eerie orange
Rob Ball/Getty Images (LONDON) -- The skies above the United Kingdom and France glowed an eerie orange on Monday.Winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are thought to have blown dust from the Sahara to cause the surreal skies.Photographers alternately described the color of the sky as red, orange, sepia and yellow-ochre.Eurocontrol said it received an unusually high number of reports of cabin fumes in U.K. airspace.Ophelia, now a storm, has killed at least three in Ireland. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Russian who says he helped meddle in US election studied hit show 'House of Cards'
Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Russian "trolls" working for a company that allegedly used fake social-media accounts to try to influence U.S. voters in the 2016 election were required to watch the political thriller TV show "House of Cards" to increase their understanding of American politics, according to an interview broadcast in Russia.In an interview aired Sunday by independent Russian station TV Rain, a man identified only as "Maksim" says he worked for the English-language department of a so-called "troll factory" that U.S. officials say was involved in an information campaign on American social media during the election.Maksim,...
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Death toll in 'barbaric' bombing in Somalia rises to 300
Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Two powerful truck bombs in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 300 people and injured about 300 more, in what authorities call the deadliest attack in the country’s history. Funerals have begun for the killed who have been found. But the death toll from the attacks is expected to rise, as rescue workers continue attempts to pull victims from the rubble. The government has blamed the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group for the attacks, but the extremist group has not yet commented. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo announced three...
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At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of 'danger to life'
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pummeled Ireland Monday, leaving at least three people dead in storm-related accidents, Ireland's National Police said. A woman in her 50s was killed when a tree fell on her car as she was driving. Another woman in her 70s who was a passenger in the car was injured. A man was also killed after a tree struck his car. And, a third person died in an incident related to the storm when he suffered a serious injury from a chainsaw as he was clearing a fallen tree, police said. The Irish...
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Rescued hostage Joshua Boyle says children are 'improving'
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Rescued Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle said his children are "improving" after spending their entire life being help captive in the mountains of Afghanistan.“The children are improving, we mentioned before that the eldest Najaeshi Jonah was doing well but that his younger brother Dhakwoen Noah was still struggling as much as ever with even just being able to look at his grandparents faces without terror,” Boyle told CP24 in an emailed statement last week.Boyle arrived in Toronto with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three children on Friday after being held hostage for five years by a...
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US father of 3 killed in Somalia was refugee who arrived in hometown hours before terror attack
KSTP.com (MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- A Minnesota father of three was one of more than 270 people who were killed in Somalia over the weekend when a pair of truck bombs went off in the country's capital, his family said. Authorities are calling it the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation’s history.The attack left 276 people dead and around 300 others injured, the country's information minister, Abdirahman Osman, said late Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise.Fifty-year-old Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow arrived in his hometown of Mogadishu just hours before the deadly bomb went off, according to his family. He was...
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Met Police investigating new assault claims against Harvey Weinstein
iStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Harvey Weinstein is facing new sexual assault allegations that could lead to criminal charges in London. Police in London are investigating claims against the movie mogul that go back more than 20 years, ABC News has learned. Metropolitan Police confirmed at least three alleged victims have come forward, but they would not confirm Weinstein's involvement nor the women's names. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Lysette Anthony, a British actress and soap opera star, said she told police she was raped by the Miramax co-founder in the late 1980's and reportedly gave evidence to officials last...
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Hundreds killed in Mogadishu truck bomb attack
Sadak Mohamed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- Hundreds are dead after a truck packed with explosives detonated in the capital of Somalia on Saturday. At least 276 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in the explosion near the entrance of the Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, according to a government spokesperson. The death toll is expected to rise. Abdirahman Osman, spokesperson to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, said on Twitter that Al-Shabaab was responsible for the "barbaric attack." No terror group has claimed responsibility. The death toll rises to 276 as of now and around 300 injured as a result...
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Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife
Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images (TORONTO) -- After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night.Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife."The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani networks, kidnapping of a pilgrim and his...
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Astronaut tweets photo of 'beautiful' Puerto Rico from International Space Station
Joseph M. Acaba/Twitter (NEW YORK) -- For astronauts onboard the International Space Station, there are countless magnificent sights to see as they orbit the Earth.But NASA's Joe Acaba, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, was waiting for the moment that the International Space Station would pass over his family's hurricane-ravaged homeland -- and that moment was finally realized on Saturday.Acaba, 50, tweeted a pair of photos of the island, along with a message to the people still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Maria. Finally a chance to see the beautiful island of Puerto Rico from @Space_Station. Continued thoughts throughout...
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One hundred ISIS fighters surrender in Raqqa
Rick Findler/Getty Images (RAQQA, Syria) -- About 100 ISIS fighters have surrendered in Raqqa, Syria, in the last 24 hours and have been removed from the city, the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS told ABC News.The mass surrender is viewed as a sign that the coalition's battle to retake Raqqa could be nearing its end, with 85 percent of the city now under the coalition's control."This is consistent with the trend we have seen in the past month, both in Syria and Iraq. A good number of ISIS fighters are giving up," said Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the anti-ISIS coalition.In...
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