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Netanyahu Speech, Politically Strong, Draws Shrugs From Israelis at Home


ABC NewsREPORTER'S NOTEBOOK By ABC News' Molly Hunter(JERUSALEM) -- At long last, Israelis gathered around TV sets Tuesday night to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress. And I gathered around the big screens at a Jerusalem spor

Rosetta Spacecraft Takes Shadow Selfie on Comet


ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA(NEW YORK) -- The Rosetta spacecraft was able to snap the most detailed image ever of comet-67P -- getting so close that the spacecraft cast a shadow that can be seen in a photo sent bac

Benjamin Netanyahu: Why He's a Secret Millennial


Uriel Sinai/Getty images(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress Tuesday in what many analysts coined the “most important speech” of his life. So naturally, Bibi brought along his millenni

Thousands Gather for Boris Nemtsov's Funeral


Gleb Schelkunov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Thousands of mourners lined up in Moscow Tuesday to honor the slain Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov.A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nemstov was gunned down while cro

Prince William Meets Paddington Bear in China


JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(SHANGHAI) -- Britain's Prince William met an internationally known bear Tuesday as he continued his official trip through China and Japan.The 32-year-old prince was greeted by Paddington the bear himself while attending th

'Lost City': Honduras Expedition Team Discovers Untouched Ruins


Dave Yoder/National Geographic(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) -- An expedition team of researchers has discovered the uncharted ruins of an unidentified culture's lost city in the heart of a Honduras rainforest.The team ventured into the isolated, uninhabited are

'Jihadi John' Father Jasem Emwazi in 'State of Shock'


Obtained by ABC News / Fair Use(NEW YORK) -- After being interrogated by Kuwaiti authorities, Jasem Emwazi is still reeling following the public identification of his son, Mohammed Emwazi, as the alleged cold-blooded ISIS executioner “Jihadi John,&r

New Audio: 'Jihadi John' Describes Alleged MI-5 Encounter


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For the first time Tuesday the world is hearing the voice of "Jihadi John" without the filters and digital effects used in the gruesome beheading videos -- and years before ISIS was even a well-known terrorist group.The a

Inside the 'Doomsday' Vault Past the Arctic Circle


Courtesy AfricaRice(OSLO, Norway) -- The first tree seeds that will be stored safely in a "doomsday" vault have been deposited on a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, more than 807 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, in

Chile Volcano Eruption Sends Lava Shooting into the Sky


iStock/Thinkstock(VILLARRICA, Chile) -- Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted overnight, sending lava shooting into the night sky.The amazing display was visible from miles away.Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, with increased activit

Netanyahu Insists US-Israeli Relations Remain Strong


Uriel Sinai/Getty images(WASHINGTON) -- On the eve of his controversial speech before a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the pro-Israel lobby American Israel Public Affairs Committee Monday that he has respect for

Fidel Castro Writes About Meeting with Cuban Five


NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images(HAVANA, Cuba) -- Fidel Castro met on Saturday with the Cuban Five, a quintet of agents convicted of espionage within the U.S. in a controversial 2001 trial which found them guilty of spying on anti-Fidel Castro groups.Three

Death Toll in Ukraine Fighting Surpasses 6,000


Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- More than 6,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The fighting has brought with it "merciless devastation of

Twitter Escalates Its Own ISIS Skirmish: 2,000 Accounts Suspended Last Week


Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ISIS has been under attack in the last few days from Twitter, which has quietly suspended at least 2,000 accounts linked to the terror group and its supporters, according to people with knowledge of the operation.The accounts shu

Go Inside the Bus Station the ISIS-Bound Schoolgirls Passed Through


The BBC(ISTANBUL) --  Surveillance video released Sunday shows the three British teens who reportedly traveled to Syria last month to join ISIS.Shamima Begum, 15, Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, were last seen February 17 when they boarded a

NASA's Dawn Nears Dwarf Planet Ceres


NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft will reach the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday in what has been a nearly eight-year journey.When the probe reaches Ceres and inserts itself into its orbit, it will be the first time a space mission has successfully vi

US Not Providing Air Support for Iraqi Push to Retake Tikrit from ISIS


State Dept photo(BAGHDAD) -- Iraq’s military has launched what it calls a major offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from ISIS, but U.S. officials say there has been no coordination from the U.S. nor any requests for coalition

Behind the Scenes: Prince William Visits Forbidden City


John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images(BEIJING) -- Prince William’s trip to Beijing marks the first time in almost 30 years that a member of the British royal family has visited China.The prince was greeted by a media frenzy at the Forbidden City Mo

Google Street View: Explore the Amazon on a Zip Line


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Google Street View is taking people on an adventure through the Amazon rainforest all without having to ever pack a bag.The tour was filmed on a zip line, allowing virtual travelers to take in the lush sights of tree tops, v

Model Dating Boris Nemtsov: 'Nothing Suspicious Happened' Before Shooting


Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The 23-year-old model who was with Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov when he was assassinated told a Russian TV channel that she didn't see the shooter.In a Skype interview with Dozhd TV, Ukrainian

Boris Nemtsov: 18 Cameras, but Footage of His Killing So Far Is Scarce


Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The shooting death of Boris Nemtsov happened in what might be one of the most watched locations in all of Russia. It was brazen -- literally a stone's throw from the famous Kremlin wall.ABC News counted at

Skydiver Rescued in Mid-Air After Suffering Seizure


ABCNews.com(SYDNEY) -- The tense moments when a skydiver fell unconscious in mid-air were all caught on camera.The skydiver, 22-year-old Christopher Jones, was doing a routine training dive to become a skydive instructor when he jumped from a plane 12,000

N. Korea Warns of 'Merciless Strikes' as It Launches Two Missiles into the Sea


iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are on the rise, with North Korea warning of "merciless" war and launching two missiles as the joint United States-South Korean forces launched annual military drills on Monday.The communis

Officials: Mom Knew Her Son Mohammed Emwazi Was 'Jihadi John'


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The mother of the man identified as "Jihadi John" recognized immediately from his voice that her son was the alleged killer when he appeared in his first beheading video in August, Kuwaiti government officials told ABC Ne

Boris Nemtsov Killing: Video Purportedly Shows Moment of Shooting


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A video broadcast on Russian state TV is purported to show the moment that opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin.The surveillance camera video is grainy and sho

'Jihadi John' Unmasked: First Picture of Mohammed Emwazi as an Adult Emerges


Fair Use(NEW YORK) -- A day after he was identified as ISIS’s infamous “Jihadi John,” a photograph of the man, Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged, published on the front pages of British newspapers late Friday. The image, from the files from E

Boris Nemtsov, Vocal Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shot Dead in Mo


Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Boris Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal and visible opponents was shot and killed near Moscow’s Red Square Friday, a member of his political party told ABC News. Nemtsov, a pr

David Cameron Defends British Intelligence Agencies Following 'Jihadi John' Crit


State Dept Photo(LONDON) -– British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke out on Friday in in defense of Britain’s intelligence agencies, after it emerged that Jihadi John, Mohammed Emwazi, had been known to MI5 before his flight to Syria. Speaki

Madonna Hacker Indicted In Israel


iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna's computer and leaking some of her unreleased music has been formally indicted in Tel Aviv. Adi Lederman, 39, faces four criminal charges, including copyright infringement for

Activists Say Nearly 300 Christians Captured by ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Activists say nearly 300 Assyrian Christians have been captured by the Islamic State in Syria. The Assyrian Human Rights Network and other groups said on Friday that numerous villages in northeast Syria were raided and hosta