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Israeli military intercepts missile fired from Yemen

ABC News foreign correspondent Britt Clennett reports that the attack marks what could be a "major escalation in the war in Gaza."
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VIDEO: Israeli military intercepts missile fired from Yemen
3 hours ago

Anti-whaling campaigner arrested in Greenland and police say he may be extradited to Japan

Greenland police have arrested a prominent environmental activist and anti-whaling campaigner on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan
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FILE - Paul Watson, then founder and President of the animal rights and environmental Sea Shepherd Conservation, attends a demonstration against the Costa Rican government near Germany's President residence during a visit of Costa Rica's president in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Greenland police said they arrested Watson on Sunday, July 21, 2024, on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
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Israel's latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15 including children

Israeli airstrikes have killed at least 15 people including women and children overnight in Gaza
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Palestinians pray next to the bodies of their relatives killed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, at a hospital in Deir al-Balah, Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
July 21

Austrian police detain dozens of protesters trying to disrupt march by far-right extremists

Police said Sunday that they detained more than 50 people as they clashed with protesters trying to disrupt a march by hundreds of right-wing extremists in the Austrian capital
July 21
July 21

Nepal’s new prime minister seeks vote of confidence in parliament, secure more than two-third votes

Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister has secured overwhelming support in parliament with more than two-thirds of members voting in his favor
July 21
Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli arrives to ask for a vote of confidence in parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
July 21

Pope Francis calls for Olympic truce for countries at war, prays for peace

Pope Francis has voiced his hope that the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide an opportunity for countries at war to respect an ancient Greek tradition and establish a truce for the duration of the Games
July 21
Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 21

AP PHOTOS: Student violence in Bangladesh has killed scores of people

Deadly clashes between police and demonstrators demanding a change to job quotas in Bangladesh have left the streets littered with bullets and marked with smears of blood. Scores of people have died. Students, frustrated by shortages of good jobs, have been demanding an end to a quota that reserved 30% of government jobs for relatives of veterans who fought in Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971. Bangladesh’s top court on Sunday scaled back that quota and ordered that the veterans’ share be cut to 5%, with 93% of jobs to be allocated on merit. The remaining 2% will be set aside for members of ethnic minorities and transgender and disabled people. The protests have posed the most serious challenge to Bangladesh’s government since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won a fourth consecutive term in January elections that were boycotted by the main opposition groups. Universities have been closed, the internet has been shut off and the government has ordered people to stay at...
July 21
A student, injured in clashes with security officers, is carried on a stretcher to a hospital, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)
July 21

Russia says it scrambled fighter jets to intercept U.S. bomber planes over Barents Sea

Russia said it scrambled fighter jets to intercept two U.S. military long-range bomber aircraft that approached the Russian border over the Barents Sea in the Arctic
July 21
July 21

Britain's Treasury chief vows to run the economy with 'iron discipline' amid demands for pay raises

Britain’s new Treasury chief says she will run the economy with “iron discipline.”
July 21
Shadow chancellor Jeremy Hunt leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London, after appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, Sunday July 21, 2024. (Lucy North/PA via AP)
July 21

Ukrainian civilians wounded in Russian attacks as Russia claims gains in the east

At least two people have been killed in Ukrainian strikes on the partly Russian-occupied Donetsk region, Russian state media say, while Russian strikes wounded at least five people in Ukraine overnight
July 21
This photo, taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Monday, July 15, 2024, shows a Su-25 fighter jet firing rockets during a mission over Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
July 21

UAE orders investigation, trial of Bangladeshi nationals arrested after protesting home government

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates ordered an investigation and an expedited trial of Bangladeshi nationals arrested after protesting against their home government across the Gulf country
July 21
July 21

Philippines and China reach deal to avoid clashes at disputed South China Sea shoal

The Philippine government says it has reached a deal with China that will try to end confrontations at the most fiercely disputed shoal in the South China Sea
July 21
FILE - A member of the Philippine Coast Guard holds flags during the arrival of Chinese naval training ship, Qi Jiguang, for a goodwill visit at Manila's port, Philippines, June 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Basilio Sepe, File)
July 21

Philippine officials say Manila and Beijing have reached a deal to avoid confrontations at a fiercely disputed shoal

Philippine officials say Manila and Beijing have reached a deal to avoid confrontations at a fiercely disputed shoal
July 21
July 21

Israel shoots down a missile fired from Yemen hours after a deadly Israeli strike on Houthi rebels

The Israeli military says it has intercepted a missile fired from Yemen
July 21
Family and friends of Yevgeny Ferde attend his funeral at a cemetery in Rishon Lezion, Israel, on Sunday, July 21, 2024. Yevgeny Ferde was killed in central Tel Aviv by an explosive drone launched by the Yemeni Houthi militant group. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
July 21

Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest that killed scores

Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest that killed scores
July 21
July 21

Vatican's Pius XII archives shed light on another contentious chapter: The Legion of Christ scandal

The recently opened archives of Pope Pius XII are providing details about the scandal over the founder of the Legionaries of Christ
July 21
FILE - Undated file photo of Pope Pius XII. The recently-opened archives of Pope Pius XII have shed new light on claims the World War II-era pope didn't speak out about the Holocaust. But they're also providing details about another contentious chapter in Vatican history: the scandal over the founder of the Legionaries of Christ. (AP Photo, File)
July 21

Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest that has killed scores

Bangladesh’s top court has scaled back a controversial quota system for government job applicants after it led to nationwide unrest and deadly clashes between police and protesters that have killed scores of people
July 21
A Bangladeshi military force soldier asks a couple to return back to their house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 20, 2024. Bangladeshi authorities extended a curfew across the country on Sunday as the nation's top court was expected to rule on a civil service hiring quota that has led to days of deadly clashes between police and protesters, killing scores of people.(AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)
July 21

As Georgia presses on with 'Russia-style' laws, its citizens describe a country on the brink

In Georgia, campaign groups and independent media say a new law purportedly to curb “foreign influence” represents an existential threat to them
July 21
FILE Georgia's jailed ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili appears on a screen via a video link from a clinic during a court hearing in the case of the violent dispersal of anti-government mass protests in 2007, in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. A pro-Western reformist, Saakashvili was president in 2004-13 and was renowned for his energetic efforts against Georgia's endemic corruption, but Georgians became increasingly uneasy with what they saw as his authoritarian inclinations and his sometimes-mercurial behavior. (Irakli Gedenidze, Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 20

India has ramped up its wind and solar energy. It now needs to expand places to store it

India’s lithium ion battery storage industry — which can store electricity generated by wind turbines or solar panels for when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing — makes up just 0.1% of global battery storage
July 20
Team leader K. Sridhar, center, closes the doors after a routine check of lithium ion batteries for a 500-kilowatt battery energy storage system inside the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages factory in Thiruvallur District, on the outskirts of Chennai, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
July 20

Colombian president pushes for health, labor changes as new session of congress opens

Colombian President Gustavo Petro says his administration will propose legislation aimed at overhauling the nation’s health sector and will also pursue changes to labor laws
July 20
Colombian President Gustavo Petro delivers a speech next to outgoing Senate President Ivan Name, during the opening session of a new congressional year, in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, July 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
July 20

North Korea flies more balloons likely carrying trash after South resumes propaganda

South Korea says it is bolstering anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the tense border with rival North Korea, after the North launched more balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea
July 20
Visitors watch the North Korea side from the Unification Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 20

South Korea says North Korea has again launched balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea

South Korea says North Korea has again launched balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea
July 20
July 20

Greek border guard shot in abdomen while patrolling border with Turkey

A Greek border guard has been shot in the abdomen while patrolling the Greek-Turkish border
July 20
July 20

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of a Colombian bishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Colombian bishop who was mentioned in a book about priests and bishops who have allegedly committed acts of sexual abuse
July 20
July 20

The Israeli military says it has struck "military targets" of Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to attacks on Israel

The Israeli military says it has struck "military targets" of Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to attacks on Israel
July 20
July 20

A Houthi-controlled TV station reports intense airstrikes in Hodeidah, Yemen and says they appear to be Israeli

A Houthi-controlled TV station reports intense airstrikes in Hodeidah, Yemen and says they appear to be Israeli
July 20
July 20

Houthis take credit for drone strike in Tel Aviv

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for drone strike that killed at least one in Tel Aviv.
July 20
VIDEO: Houthis take credit for drone strike in Tel Aviv
July 20

Lebanon's Hezbollah fires dozens of rockets at Israeli kibbutz after drone strike wounds civilians

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says its fighters have fired dozens of rockets into northern Israel targeting a kibbutz for the first time in nine months
July 20
July 20

Ethnic Greek politician returns to prison in Albania after attending European Parliament opening

A member of Albania’s ethnic Greek minority returned to prison after a five-day reprieve to attend the opening session of the European Parliament where he was elected to represent Greece’s ruling party
July 20
Member of European Parliament Fredis Beleris attends the opening plenary of the newly-elected European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
July 20

AP PHOTOS: Remnants of lives interrupted by war half a century ago captured in Cyprus' buffer zone

A rickety piano leans crookedly against a peeling apartment wall, pots and pans filled with dust rest on a stove that has seen much better days and a book, its pages turning yellow with time, lies open next to a rusty tin can; signs of homes, once teeming with life, but suddenly abandoned as they stand frozen in time. Fifty years ago, Turkey invaded Cyprus — five days after supporters of union with Greece mounted a coup backed by the Greek junta then ruling the country — splitting the east Mediterranean island nation along ethnic lines. Only Turkey recognizes a subsequent Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence in the island’s northern third where it keeps more than 35,000 troops. The Associated Press was allowed unique access inside the United Nations 180-kilometer (about (110-mile) buffer zone where its troops have been situated since 1974 to preserve the peace between Turkish and Turkish Cypriot troops on one side and Greek Cypriot national guardsmen. The marks of war are...
July 20
Holes from bullets are seen on a wall on top of a destroyed bed with a magazine of an abandoned apartment inside the war-torn UN buffer zone in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Fifty years after war cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, re-emergent tensions along a 180 km-long United Nations controlled buffer zone separating breakaway Turkish Cypriots from Greek Cypriots in an internationally recognized south have revived concerns that this "frozen" conflict could become another source of instability in an already tumultuous region. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 20

At least 6 dead and thousands without power as Russia continues strikes on Ukraine

A Ukrainian former lawmaker best known for her crusade to promote the Ukrainian language has died after being shot in the street by an unknown assailant
July 20
People block the traffic as they protest against regular power cuts caused by massive Russian missile attacks that ruined the country's energy facilities in central Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
July 20

Israeli military says it has struck Houthi targets in Yemen in response to attacks

The Israeli army says it has struck several Houthi targets in western Yemen following a fatal drone attack by the rebel group in Tel Aviv the previous day
July 20
An injured Yemeni worker receives medical treatment at Al Thawrah hospital in Hodeidah, in western Yemen, following attacks, Saturday, July 20, 2024. The Israeli army said it has struck several Houthi targets in western Yemen following a fatal drone attack by the rebel group in Tel Aviv the previous day. (AP Photo)
July 20

Lightning strikes kill cattle, start fires in Greece during heat wave

Lightning strikes in northern Greece have killed cattle and started fires during a dayslong heat wave affecting most of southern Europe
July 20
July 20

Myanmar's civil war has seen devastating increase in attacks on schools: Researchers

A group that monitors armed conflict in Myanmar says an intensification of fighting in the Southeast Asian nation's civil war has resulted in a sharp increase in destructive attacks on schools
July 20
FILE - Smoke rises from debris and corrugated roofing of a school structure that was burned to the ground in Taung Myint village in the Magway region of Myanmar on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. An intensification of fighting in Myanmar’s civil war has brought a sharp increase in destructive attacks on schools, a group that monitors armed conflict in the Southeast Asian nation said in a report Saturday, July 20, 2024. (AP Photo, File)
July 20

Turkish president dampens hopes for restarting talks on Cyprus' 50-year ethnic split

Turkey’s president has reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state peace deal for ethnically split Cyprus that Greek Cypriots have dismissed out-of-hand, again putting a damper on prospects for a quick resumption of talks to resolve the half-century-old c...
July 20
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, rear right, talk with a woman after the end of a military parade, in the Turkish occupied area of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, July 20, 2024. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Cyprus' ethnic division after Turkish invaded in the summer of 1974 in the wake of an Athens junta-backed coup aiming at union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 20

Malaysia honors a new king in coronation marked by pomp and cannon fire

Traditional pomp and cannon fire marked the coronation of Malaysia’s billionaire King Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who pledged to govern fairly the five-year term he will serve under a unique rotating monarchy system
July 20
The 17th King of Malaysia, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, left, lifts a ceremonial dagger as Queen Raja Zarith Sofiah looks on during his coronation at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 20, 2024. (Hasnoor Hussain/Pool Photo via AP)
July 20

Deaths mount in Bangladesh student protests over government jobs quota

Police imposed a strict curfew with a “shoot-on-sight” order across Bangladesh as military forces patrolled parts of the capital after scores were killed and hundreds injured in clashes over the allocation of civil service jobs
July 20
Students clash with riot police during a protest against a quota system for government jobs, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)
July 20

At least 11 dead after highway bridge in China crumbles amid flooding, heavy storms

Chinese authorities say 11 people have died in the partial collapse of a highway bridge in the country's northwest following heavy storms and flooding
July 20
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a collapsed bridge is seen in Zhashui County in Shangluo City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Saturday, July 20, 2024. Chinese authorities say several people have died in the partial collapse of a highway bridge in the northwest following heavy storms and flooding. (Xinhua via AP)
July 19

Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

An emotionally abusive marriage of 11 years has led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts
July 19
Rani Miranti wraps her hand during a self-defense training at a public park in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, July 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 19

1 dead, 4 injured in Tel Aviv drone attack

One person has died in Tel Aviv after being injured in an explosion near the U.S. embassy from an unmanned drone, according to officials.
July 19
VIDEO: 1 dead, 4 injured in Tel Aviv drone attack
July 19

Israeli soldier who refuses to serve in Gaza speaks out

Yuval Green, a 26-year-old reservist who was called up to fight in southern Gaza, said he decided to leave the Israel Defense Forces when his unit was asked to set fire to a Palestinian house there.
July 19
VIDEO: Israeli soldier who refuses to serve in Gaza speaks out
July 19

Tunisian President Kais Saied to seek reelection in October after tumultuous first term

Tunisian President Kais Saied is saying that he will run for a second term
July 19
FILE - Tunisian President Kais Saied attends a signing ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, May 31, 2024. A Tunisian court on Friday sentenced presidential candidate Lotfi Mraihi to eight months in prison and banned him from contesting election for life in the latest move to stifle opponents of President Kais Saied in the upcoming October election. (Tingshu Wang/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 19

Evan Gershkovich sentenced to 16 years in Russian penal colony on espionage charges

Closing arguments took place inside a closed courtroom.
July 19
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands listening to the verdict in a glass cage of a courtroom inside the building of "Palace of justice," in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Friday, July 19, 2024.
July 19

At least 3 dead in Haiti after boat catches fire during escape attempt

Officials in Haiti say at least three people have died and up to 40 remain missing after a boat in the waters off northern Haiti caught fire with up to 80 Haitians on board trying to escape to the Turks and Caicos Islands
July 19
July 19

Nigeria fines Meta $220 million for violating data protection and consumer rights laws

Nigeria's government has fined Meta $220 million after its investigations found “multiple and repeated” violations of the country’s data protection and consumer rights laws on Facebook and WhatsApp
July 19
July 19

Bangladesh announces a nationwide curfew and deploys military as deadly unrest over government jobs escalates

Bangladesh announces a nationwide curfew and deploys military as deadly unrest over government jobs escalates
July 19
July 19

German sentenced to death in Belarus, Europe's only nation to perform executions, rights group says

A Belarusian human rights group says that a German citizen has been sentenced to death for terrorism and other charges connected to an explosion intended to undermine public order
July 19
July 19

Governor of eastern Congo's gold-rich province bans mining activities to 'restore order'

The governor of the South Kivu province in eastern Congo on Friday ordered the suspension of all mining activities in order to “restore order” in the mineral-rich region plagued by violence from armed groups
July 19
FILE - One of the few remaining miners digs out soil which will later be filtered for traces of cassiterite, the major ore of tin, at Nyabibwe mine, in eastern Congo, on Aug. 17, 2012. The governor of the South Kivu province in eastern Congo on Friday ordered the suspension of all mining activities in order to “restore order” in the mineral-rich region plagued by violence from armed groups. (AP Photo/Marc Hofer, File)
July 19

Mexican president calls Trump 'a friend,' will warn him against closing border

Mexico's president has called Donald Trump “a friend,” and says he will write the former U.S. president a letter to warn him against pledging to close the border or blaming migrants for bringing drugs into the United States
July 19
FILE - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, left, and President Donald Trump give a news conference before signing a joint declaration at the White House in Washington, July 8, 2020. Mexico’s president called Trump “a friend” Friday, July 19, 2024, and said he will write the former U.S. president a letter the next week to warn him against closing the border or blaming migrants for bringing drugs into the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 19

Israeli soldier who refuses to serve in Gaza speaks out

Yuval Green, 26, is one of only a few soldiers to come out against the war.
July 19
Palestinians sits outside a building destroyed in previous Israeli bombardment, overlooking a pool of stagnant water in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, July 19, 2024.