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October 26, 2017 - 2:13 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Scott Brown, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, said today a State Department inquiry was opened into his conduct at a summer event he attended in Samoa. He said his comments to some guests and a food server were taken as offensive. Brown told New Zealand news website...
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US Department of Defense
October 25, 2017 - 5:15 pm
(NEW YORK) -- One week before President Donald Trump departs on his first trip to Asia, his secretary of defense is paving the way for his visit -- stopping in several of the same countries on the president's schedule and meeting with U.S. allies about continued provocations by North Korea. Later...
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October 25, 2017 - 4:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Beginning Thursday, passengers booked on a handful of U.S.-bound international flights will be required to complete a short, verbal security interview before they board, sources tell ABC News. At least two airlines, Air France and Lufthansa, confirm that they will begin interviewing...
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United Nations
October 25, 2017 - 1:53 pm
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was evacuated from a South Sudanese refugee camp on Wednesday after a group protesting South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit approached the vent. A U.S. official told ABC News that Haley's security team determined that the event...
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October 25, 2017 - 1:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- It has been three weeks since the deadly Oct. 4 ambush on a U.S. Army Special Forces mission in Niger, and ABC News has learned chilling new details about the mission gone wrong. The U.S. Defense Department said Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, Staff Sgt. Bryan...
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Christine Romo/ABC News
October 25, 2017 - 11:57 am
(SOUTH AFRICA) -- It may seem like a jarring scene -- a rhinoceros, sedated, as veterinary staff saw off its horn -- but this is now becoming increasingly common across South Africa as farmers and others desperately try to save the animals from extinction. "It's the lesser of two evils. Do you...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:55 am
(BEIJING) -- Chinese president Xi Jinping had his name enshrined Tuesday into the Chinese Communist Party constitution on the closing day of the 19th Party Congress, the most important event on the Chinese political calendar. No other living leader has enjoyed such treatment except for Mao Zedong,...
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Sipa USA
October 25, 2017 - 4:56 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand court has ordered the nation's main conservative political party to pay Eminem's publisher 600,000 New Zealand dollars ($415,000) plus interest for breaching copyright by using a song too similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads. The...
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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
October 24, 2017 - 7:34 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that he wants to wait for the results of the full investigation into the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers before commenting on what may or may not have happened on Oct. 4. That includes...
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Militant video obtained by ABC News
October 24, 2017 - 5:10 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. intelligence officials are examining video of a militant group in Niger, looking for clues to the identity of the men who ambushed and killed four U.S. special operations soldiers earlier this month. The video, which shows a group of young men on motorbikes brandishing rifles...
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