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Fairfax Media via Getty Images (PERTH, Australia) — The health effects of coming into contact with a radioactive capsule no bigger than a coin that is currently lost in Western Australia could potentially be severe, according to experts. Caesium-137 is a manmade fission project often used in radiological laboratories as well as in industrial settings, […]

Palestinian Presidency/ Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (RAMALLAH, West Bank) — Wrapping up a visit to the Middle East amid cascading violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced that senior U.S. officials would remain in the region to continue discussions on “constructive ideas for practical steps that each side […]

Debbie Hill/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (JERUSALEM) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a potentially high stakes visit to Israel on Monday as the Biden administration seeks to deepen collaboration with the nation’s new hard-line government on security concerns in the Middle East — while preventing resurgent tensions between Israelis and Palestinians from erupting into […]

ABC News (DONETSK REGION, Eastern Ukraine) — Eagerly awaiting the arrival of state-of-the-art tanks from Western allies, Ukrainian tank commander Ihor Levchenko told ABC News he’s confident that compared to the “rusty and old” contraptions he now operates, the prized armored combat vehicles will give his country “a very significant advantage on the battlefield.” Levchenko […]

SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 10 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion into neighboring Ukraine, the two countries are engaged in a struggle for control of areas throughout eastern and southern Ukraine. Putin’s forces in November pulled out of key positions, retreating from Kherson as Ukrainian troops […]

Royal Court of Saudi Arabia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (LONDON) — The use of the death penalty under the rule of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father, King Salman, has almost doubled annually since they rose to power, according to a new report seen by ABC News. The report, published on Tuesday […]

On this day, January 31, 1981… Blondie’s single “The Tide Is High” became their third number one song. The track was a remake of a 1967 rocksteady song originally recorded by Jamaican group The Paragons. In addition to the U.S., “The Tide Is High” also went on to top the charts in the UK, Canada and […]

KeithBinns/Getty Images (ISLAMABAD) — A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing and wounding hundreds of worshippers, officials said. The blast occurred at a Sunni mosque inside a major police facility in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, not far from the country’s border with Afghanistan. More […]

KeithBinns/Getty Images (LONDON) — South African authorities were attempting to capture a young tiger on the loose in a Johannesburg suburb on Monday. The 9-month-old female tiger was captured on surveillance video early Monday while circling a parked car outside an office building in the town of Edenvale, northeast of South Africa’s largest city. The […]

SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 10 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion into neighboring Ukraine, the two countries are engaged in a struggle for control of areas throughout eastern and southern Ukraine. Putin’s forces in November pulled out of key positions, retreating from Kherson as Ukrainian troops […]


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