(JERUSALEM) -- Natalie Portman has drawn ire from her native Israel after declaring to boycott receiving a $1 million award known as the "Jewish Nobel."But the activist actress explained the rationale behind not attending the fete, for wh...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea's announcement that it is suspending nuclear testing shows that Kim Jong Un has “learned about public relations.”  Sen. Bob Corker,...

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(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared the country will be suspending its nuclear tests ahead of much-anticipated talks between the two Koreas next week, and the U.S. and North Korea sometime next month. Kim announced...

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(LONDON) -- The Royal Family paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at a star-studded birthday party at Royal Albert Hall tonight -- where the likes of Sting, Sir Tom Jo...

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(GAZA CITY) -- Four Palestinians, including a teenage boy and a disabled man, were killed Friday as Israeli soldiers opened fire across a fence dividing Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip, officials said.According to the Gaza Health Mini...

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(NEW YORK) -- People around the world will come together this weekend to celebrate the planet and to take action to protect it. Here's everything you need to know about Earth Day 2018. When is Earth Day? First ce...

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(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. State Department has released its first human rights report fully compiled under the Trump administration, and it's generating controversy for several changes and omissions - including eliminating references to "reproductive...

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(NEW YORK) -- Intelligence gathered over the past 18 months suggests that American journalist Austin Tice is still alive almost six years after he went missing in Syria, ABC News has learned.The assessment comes as the FBI has, for the fi...

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(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- Endangered African penguins living in a colony on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, have been further threatened by an outbreak of avian flu.According to Nature, veterinarians detected the virus in Fe...

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(NEW YORK) -- A 700-year-old Banyan tree whose branches spread across about three acres is believed to be one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the world.But when one of the branches of the tree in Telangana in southern India broke...

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(NEW YORK) -- The former deputy prime minister of Australia and his partner, Vikki Campion, have welcomed a baby boy. Joyce quit his government post and position as leader of the National Party of Australia after it emerged he was having an af...

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(SEOUL) -- A direct hotline has been set up between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.     A test call was made Friday between Seoul's presidential office and Pyongyang's State Affairs C...

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(BEIJING) -- Crossing the street in China is often a chaotic business.  It seemingly has nothing to do with whether a light is red or green. Instead, people just crowd onto the curb until they reach critical mass, and then off they go....

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(HAVANA) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez is the first person outside of the Castro family to rule over Cuba in almost 60 years. Raul Castro, who succeeded his brother Fidel in 2006, stepped down as president Thursday and gave power to his succes...

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