October 7, 2019

18-year-old US soldier to serve in Afghanistan 18 years after conflict began

US Army(NEW YORK) -- Pvt. Hunter Nines is about to join a war nearly as old as he is. The 18-year-old discussed with ABC News his impending combat deployment to Afghanistan -- his first with the Army. "I didn't have a lot of thoughts on Afghanistan in particular," said Nines, who was 7 months old when U.S. troops first arrived there. "I honestly just had the notion of I wanted to serve, and wherever that is, that's where I'll go." "I'm just excited to go and do my job," he a..
October 6, 2019

DNA technology solves decades-long unsolved mystery of serial murder in South Korea

iStock/dusanpetkovic(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Advancement in DNA technology has helped police catch a murderer, solving a series of mystery cases that took place between 1986 to 1991. The killer, Lee Chun-jae, confessed to the murder of 14 victims after detectives extracted DNA from the evidence left at the crime scene using recently developed DNA restoration technology. Based on the identified DNA, police compared it with the DNA database of inmates at the penitentiary. The prisoner DNA database ..
October 5, 2019

2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered

Abrill_/iStock(CARIO) -- Sanitation workers digging near the western bank of the Nile River in Egypt made an unexpected discovery this week: the remains of a 2,200-year-old temple. So far, the corner of the temple and two portions of the wall have been uncovered. The sanitation project was put on hold to allow for archaeologists to try and preserve what remains of the temple. The discovery was made on Sept. 29 in the village of Kom Shakau, in the Tama township in northern Sohag, according to a..
October 5, 2019

State Department offering up to $10 million for information about the 2017 ambush in Niger

U.S. State Department(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of State is offering up to $10 million for information about the deadly 2017 attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger, which resulted in the deaths of four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers. Officials are looking for the identification or location of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who the U.S. says was the leader of the terrorist group responsible for the ambush. They say Abu Walid was the head of the organization Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISIS..