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December 26, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees successful testing of hypersonic weapon

Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a the testing of a hypersonic weapons test on Wednesday, conducted by the country's Defense Ministry. According to the Kremlin, the test involved the use of a hypersonic glide vehicle meant to evade radar. The vehicle performed a series of maneuvers before it "hit the hypothetical target on time within the range's combat field." Hypersonic weapons typically operated at altitudes of 100,000 and 32..
December 26, 2018

Koreas hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border

Korea Pool/Getty Images(KAESONG, North Korea) -- The two Koreas held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony in Kaesong, North Korea, on Wednesday to link the countries’ railroads across the border and modernize North Korea’s decades-old railway system. A delegation of 100 South Korean government officials, lawmakers and senior citizens separated from their families during the Korean War traveled across the border by train. North Korea’s head of the Committee for Unification, Ri Son Gwon, was joined ..
December 26, 2018

Hope fading for 15 coal miners trapped for weeks inside ‘rat-hole’ mine in northeast India

Vishwamanjunath Venktesh/EyeEm/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Hope is fading over the fate of more than a dozen coal miners trapped for weeks deep inside one of northeast India’s notoriously dangerous “rat-hole” mines -- as a rescue operation hobbled by limited resources has ground to halt while rescue crews try and locate a bigger water pump. “It all depends on almighty if the miners can be rescued,” one distraught official involved in the rescue operation, who declined to be named, told ABC News. “Pr..
December 25, 2018

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spotted at Christmas Day service

Stephen Pond/Getty Images(SANDRINGHAM, England) -- The royal “Fab Four” -- Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- stepped out together on Christmas Day along with other members of the royal family. The royals were spotted at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Queen Elizabeth’s 20,000-acre Sandringham home in Norfolk, England, Tuesday attending Christmas Day service together. This Christmas marks Meghan’s first as a member of the royal family. She and Prince Harry wed in May ..