Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar

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Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after handing Kirkuk over to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month’s vote for independence

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there

Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath

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Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s

Biden says President Trump’s behavior ‘absolutely bizarre’

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Vice President Joe Biden blast culture in Washington and the Trump administration during a conversation at the University of Delaware

Iraqi Kurdish independence gamble backfires

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Instead of gaining independence, the Kurds have suffered historic setbacks.

The Latest: Civilians stream back to Kirkuk, taken by Iraq

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The Latest: Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens

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A Maltese journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed when a bomb exploded in her car

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens

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A Maltese journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed when a bomb exploded in her car

Russian who says he helped meddle in US election studied hit show ‘House of Cards’

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

An independent Russian TV station aired an interview with the man.

At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of ‘danger to life’

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia include "violent and destructive" winds.

At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of ‘danger to life’

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The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia include "violent and destructive" winds.

Clinton brands WikiLeaks boss ‘tool of Russian intelligence’

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Hillary Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russian intelligence in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign

Death toll in ‘barbaric’ bombing in Somalia rises to 300

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

At least 300 more are injured, authorities said.

Rescued hostage says children are ‘improving’

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

The Boyle children have been held in Afghan captivity their entire lives.

Opposition vies for landmark victory in polarized Venezuela

Posted on: October 15th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Sunday’s elections in Venezuela could tilt a majority of the country’s 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of socialist party rule

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

Posted on: October 15th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history; ‘Unspeakable horrors’ at hospitals

The Latest: Death toll from Somalia blast rises to 276

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The Latest: Death toll from blast in Somalia’s capital rises to 276, government says

Freed hostage’s claim captors killed infant daughter, raped wife is denied by Taliban

Posted on: October 15th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Joshua Boyle also said the Taliban-linked terrorists raped his wife.

LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

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In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact after advances under Obama

100 ISIS fighters surrender in Raqqa in coalition battle to retake Syrian city

Posted on: October 14th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

An estimated 300 to 400 ISIS fighters remain in the city.

Austrian voters concerned about immigration, Islam

Posted on: October 14th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

After bruising political campaigns, Austrian political parties are heading into an election that could turn the country rightward after decades of centrist governance amid voter concerns over immigration and Islam

Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

Posted on: October 14th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Joshua Boyle also said the Taliban-linked terrorists raped his wife.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters amid rallies for reforms ahead of vote

Tensions rise about return as families of freed hostages Coleman and Boyle rejoice

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Tensions between the Coleman and Boyle families following the decisions about their journey home have already begun to flare.

Flight 666 to ‘HEL’ on Friday the 13th ends after today

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Finnair’s flight AY 666 went to Helsinki.

Weah maintains lead in Liberia election’s early results

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Former soccer star George Weah maintains early lead in Liberia’s presidential election

High alert amid fear of war in Iraq a looming minefield for US-led coalition

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Kurdish Peshmerga reinforcements brace for attack by Iraqi troops in Kirkuk.

American hostage mom and family freed 5 years after being kidnapped by Taliban

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children were rescued on Wednesday, five years to the day since the couple was kidnapped by the Taliban.

North Korea’s hacking abilities ‘beyond imagination,’ defector says

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

A former North Korea cyber expert says hacking South Korea “a piece of cake.”

North Korea’s hacking abilities ‘beyond imagination,’ defector says

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A former North Korea cyber expert says hacking South Korea “a piece of cake.”