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Turkish Airlines Flight Diverted Over Threat


Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- A Turkish Airlines flight was diverted on Monday over a false bomb threat.The flight, TK15 from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, was diverted to Casablanca, Morocco, after the threat was made, according to a spokesperson for the airline.While at the airport, passengers were taken off the plane while an explosives search was carried out.The plane was later cleared by authorities and allowed to continue on to Brazil.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var

Iran Nuclear Talks: As Deadline Nears, Sticking Points Fester


iStock/Thinkstock(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) -- With just over 24 hours until the deadline for negotiating parties to come to a political understanding about ending Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the most contentious issues within the talks have yet to be resolved. Negotiators still have not reached an agreement on how many centrifuges might remain online at Iran’s deep-buried Fordo nuclear reactor, whether or not Iran will be allowed to continue nuclear research and development for sci

Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral


Patricia Urrutia(NEW YORK) -- A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died.At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard.Suárez's daughter, Patricia Urrutia, told ABC News that they were shocked but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.Adding to the other-worldliness of the situatio

Turkey Detains Five Dutch Citizens Trying to Join ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish military officials say they have detained five Dutch citizens who were attempting to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.Nearly 100 Syrian nationals were also caught trying to enter Turkey in recent days, according to the officials.Thousands of foreigners, including a handful of Americans, have crossed the porous border to Syria to join extremist and rebel groups. Turkey has come under international criticism for not doing enough to stem the flow of wo

Germanwings Co-Pilot Previously Had Suicidal Thoughts, Prosecutor Says


ABC News / Flight Aware(DUSSELDORF, Germany) — Prosecutors in Germany said Monday that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings plane had been treated by a psychotherapist because of previous suicidal tendencies.Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa's update came six days after authorities say Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain. Kumpa said that they still do not know the motive of the crash and they have not found a suicide note."We have found

Amanda Knox's Ex Speaks Out After Overturned Conviction


Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) -- Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend said on Monday he will no longer tolerate being called a murderer after Italy's high court ruled to exonerate him and Knox of murder last week.Speaking in Italian, Raffaele Sollecito said at a press conference in Rome that he feels like a kidnap victim who after seven years and five months has been freed.On Friday, Italy's supreme court overturned his and Knox's guilty verdict for the murder of Meredith Kercher.Sollecito said he doe

Arab League Sets Up Military Force, Backs Saudi Air Strikes in Yemen


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As their region of the world becomes more unsettled daily, the 22-nation Arab League has announced the formation of a joint military force to deal with security threats faced by any of its members.At the conclusion of its summit Sunday, the League also issued support for air strikes led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen.The Arab League said the attacks on Houthi targets should continue until the rebels "withdraw and surrender their weapons.

Tunisia Museum Gunman Killed in Raid


iStock/Thinkstock(TUNIS, Tunisia) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday that his military forces have killed one of the gunmen involved in the deadly attack on tourists at the National Bardo Museum two weeks ago.Khaled Chaieb, also known as Abou Sakhr Lokman, was one of nine militants who died in a raid over the weekend near the border with Algeria.Prime Minister Habib Essid claimed that Chaieb either led or was among the leaders of the assault on the museum in Tunis that left 21 people d

Talks Coming Down to the Wire to Finalize Iran Nuclear Deal


iStock.Thinkstock(LAUSANNE, Switzerland) — The U.S. and its allies might be close to a deal that would ensure Iran doesn't build nuclear weapons but it remains unclear whether whatever differences that exist can be resolved by Tuesday’s deadline.Negotiators are in 11th hour talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, to make an agreement happen.The P5+1 group -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany -- is hoping Iran will agree to enough concessions in exc

Air Canada Hard Landing: Passengers Were 'Lucky,' Officials Say


The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — An Air Canada jet attempting to land at the Halifax international airport Sunday morning touched down about 1,100 feet before the runway, damaging the landing gear, ripping off the nose cone, mangling one wing and the engine and ripping off the other before it skidded to a stop, officials said.Twenty-five people on board the Air Canada A320 were injured in the hard landing after the jet hit an array antenna on the ground. C

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