May 14, 2018

18 dead, hundreds injured as Palestinians protest opening of US Embassy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least 18 people have been killed by the Israeli military and more than 1,000 injured in Palestinian protests today as the U.S. officially moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Crowds in Gaza swelled to an estimated 30,000 by 2:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the new U.S. embassy was slated to officially open in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem. Protests on previous days have tended to increase after the 2:30 p.m. cal..
May 14, 2018

US Embassy set to open in Jerusalem, as Netanyahu praises Trump for ‘real leadership’

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Five months after President Donald Trump made his blockbuster announcement in December, it's really happening. The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, which will inhabit an existing U.S. consular building, will officially open its doors Monday at 4 p.m. in a 90-minute ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Trump will address Monday's ceremony by video, and he'll be represented by his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump a..
May 14, 2018

Paris suspect in knife attack that killed one was French citizen born in Chechnya

ABC News(PARIS) -- The suspect in a Paris knife attack that killed one and injured four others was a French citizen who was born in Chechnya in 1997. The suspect, identified by authorities as Khamzat Azimov, was shot dead by police responding to the stabbing in central Paris just after 9 p.m. Saturday. The attacker was heard shouting shouting “Allahu akbar” -- Arabic for “God is great" -- prior to the stabbing. ISIS later claimed he was a "soldier of the Islamic State." Azimov was born in Chechn..
May 13, 2018

‘Vertical marathon’ draws hundreds of runners from across the world

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It was a race to the top -- literally! Hundreds of challenge seekers and those looking for a break from their daily routines participated in the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run Sunday in downtown Seoul. Runners from all over the world strived to cross the finish line of the longest and highest vertical-running marathon out of nine different international Vertical World Circuit races. Some 1,500 participants were divided into three groups: elite, individual,..