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Amount of materials extracted from Earth tripled since 1970, UN report finds

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 38 billion tons of material were extracted from the Earth in 2017 for trade, a figure that shows how much the demand for raw resources has increased in recent decades, a new United Nations report has found.The materials include biomass, such…... Read More

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip mark 73rd wedding anniversary with new photo

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (LONDON) -- Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary with a gift from the next generation of royals, their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.Buckingham Palace released a new photo Thursday showing the queen and Philip looking at an…... Read More

A year after 'Bloody November,' reformists in Iran still fight for legitimacy

By ABC News(TEHRAN) -- A year has passed from nationwide protests in Iran and the resulting crackdown that came to be called "Bloody November."Unrelenting pressure on local journalists and a lack of transparency among the nation's leadership have prevented an accurate tally of those killed and those wounded, but official…... Read More

Prince William reacts to investigation on infamous Martin Bashir interview with Princess Diana

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(LONDON) -- Prince William has broken his silence on an investigation into a controversial interview with his mother, the late Princess Diana, that aired on the BBC more than 20 years ago.The BBC announced this week it has appointed a retired judge to lead an independent…... Read More

Kenyan police arrest hospital officials in connection with child trafficking ring

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- Kenyan police have arrested at least three medical officers from a public hospital in Nairobi for their alleged involvement in a child trafficking ring."During an operation by police to unearth the organized crime, police officers noted with a lot of concern that local public…... Read More

Fear, uncertainty meet US troop withdrawal announcement in Afghanistan

By BRUNO ROEBER, ALEEM AGHA and GUY DAVIES, ABC News(KABUL and LONDON) -- Tuesday’s announcement that U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan would be reduced from 4,500 to 2,500 by Jan. 15 by Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, will fulfill President Trump’s plan to bring the two-decade war to a “successful…... Read More

Six dogs compete on world stage in live-streamed ‘Genius Challenge’

By GUY DAVIES, DRAGANA JOVANOVIC and MAGGIE RULLI, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and Isaac Newton -- these are all geniuses from history that have become household names, recognized for their intellectual brilliance and contributions to our shared understanding. It may seem fur-fetched that Squall, a Florida-born…... Read More

Greenland's glaciers could lose more ice than predicted, study says

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Greenland is known as the largest contributor to rising sea levels but a new study explores how the island's glaciers could lose more ice than previously predicted.The three largest glaciers, Jakobshavn Isbræ, Kangerlussuaq and Helheim, are responsible for about 12% of the entire…... Read More

EU in turmoil after Poland and Hungary block coronavirus relief plan

BY: JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC NEWS (LONDON) — The European Union plummeted into political crisis Monday when two member states blocked its coronavirus recovery plan after objections over a provision conditioning economic aid on a country's respect for democratic norms. The historic €750 billion (or $888 billion) relief package, part of…... Read More

Boris Johnson to self-quarantine after exposure to member of Parliament with COVID-19

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized in the spring for the novel coronavirus, is self-isolating after he was exposed to a member of Parliament who contracted the virus, British officials announced Sunday.Johnson met on Thursday with a group of members of…... Read More

Peru's interim president resigns following days of protests

By AICHA EL HAMMAR CASTANO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LIMA, Peru) -- Peru's interim president, Manuel Merino, announced in a televised address Sunday that he is stepping down just six days after his inauguration. The announcement came after protests demanding his removal turned violent.Peruvians have taken to the streets since…... Read More