• iStock/Thinkstock(MEDINA, Saudi Arabia) -- Suicide bombings hit three Saudi Arabian cities in one day.
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  • Kensington Palace(LONDON) -- Prince William has recorded a public service announcement to encourage people to stand up to bullying and just say “no.”"It is our collective responsibility to be alert, and to be ready to challenge the behavior we see around us,” the Duke of Cambridge said in a video message recorded at Kensington Palace. “We all have a role to play to ensure that we do not standby, but instead stand up, and put a stop to bullying.”William, who recently formed a cyber-bullying task force, recorded the video message for the first-ever Stand Up to Bullying Day in honor of The Diana Award. The second-in-line to the throne reminded people that bullying doesn't just happen on the playground, but can affect people of all ages and all backgrounds in the workplace and throughout society.“Bullying is an issue which can affect any one of us, regardless of age, background, gender, sexuality, race, disability or religion,” the prince said in the video. “It can happen for many reasons. It is often stupid and cruel, and can take many forms.”The Stand Up to Bullying Day campaign was conceived by the charity, The Diana Award, which both William and Prince Harry support. The Diana Award was set up in memory of the late Princess of Wales.Several celebrities are featured in the video, including Ben Kingsley, Will Poulter, Jim Carter of “Downton Abbey,” and James McVey of The Vamps.William recorded the message in May after meeting with Diana Award ambassadors, a group of young people who voiced their concerns about bullying.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — An ISIS suicide attack that took place on Sunday in Iraq is one of the deadliest bombings since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. The death toll has climbed to more than 160 people.The bloodshed occurred in a mostly Shiite district in Baghdad, on the heels of ISIS-inspired attacks in Turkey and Bangladesh last week, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan -- a time in which ISIS has urged its followers to bring pain to "infidels everywhere."At least 165 have been killed, and well over one hundred wounded in the attack, which targeted the Karada district that typically bustles with activity during Iftar, an evening meal when many break their Ramadan fast.Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures in Baghdad in response to the bombing, and three days of mourning were declared.The U.S. State Department released a statement condemning the attack."We condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks carried out by Da'esh in shopping districts in Baghdad today. Nearly one hundred people in total, many women and children, were killed as they broke fast for the holy month of Ramadan," the statement said.Last June, the terror group also used Ramadan as call to kill. An ISIS-inspired gunman killed 39 people at a beach resort in Tunisia, a bombing in Kuwait killed 27, and hundred of civilians were slaughtered in a massacre that took place in the Kurdish-held city of Kobani.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — A body was found in the Tiber River Monday is thought to be Beau Solomon, a 19-year-old University of Wisconsin student who was on his first day studying abroad in Rome and had gone missing.A spokesman for the John Cabot University, where he was a student, said in a statement on their website, "John Cabot University is deeply saddened to announce that the body of Beau Solomon, the missing American visiting student, has been found in the Tiber River.""We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau," the statement added.Police have not yet confirmed his death because no identification was found on the body and Solomon's parents have not yet identified him.He was last seen late Thursday night at a bar with a group of classmates and was expected to attend a study abroad orientation meeting on Friday morning, according to ABC affiliate WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, but never showed up.His roommate notified University officials that he was missing. Later that morning, it was discovered that his credit card had been stolen. Family members told WKOW that the card had more than $1,500 in additional charges.His brother, Cole Solomon, told WKOW that it was unlike his brother to go missing."He's the most responsible kid ever," Solomon said. "This is just so uncharacteristic of Beau."Beau was a cancer survivor and model student who was set to graduate college in only three years, according to family."He had over 15 to 20 procedures growing up throughout his life and was able to overcome all of that and still became a phenomenal high school athlete," Solomon explained, regarding his brother's battles with cancer as a child.Beau's parents left for Italy Sunday afternoon to look for their missing son, a day before news of his death was reported.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Five politicians have been confirmed as candidates to succeed David Cameron as leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, after Cameron failed in his campaign to continue the UK’s membership in the European Union and announced he would step down later this year.The winner of the Conservative leadership race will also become prime minister, since the party has a majority of seats in the House of Commons. The next general election is due to be held in May 2020, unless exceptional circumstances lead to an early election.Here is everything you need to know about the candidates.Theresa May, 59, is from Eastbourne, Sussex. Educated at Oxford University, she became a member of Parliament (MP) in 1997 and was home secretary for six years. She is perceived as experienced and serious, but her support for the campaign to remain in the E.U. could damage her chances with those who voted for the UK to leave. She has been backed by a number of senior MPs and is widely seen as the frontrunner.Michael Gove, 48, was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland. Educated at Oxford University, he was a journalist and became an MP in 2005. He was also a controversial, arguably unpopular, education secretary, due to of a number of reforms he sought. In 2015, Gove was promoted to serve as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. He was a leader of the campaign to leave the E.E. and has said several times he would did not think he is prime minister material. Gove has presented himself as the "candidate for change."Andrea Leadsom, 53, is from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Educated at Warwick University, she was elected in 2010 after a long career in banking and finance. The energy minister was a strong Leave campaigner in the referendum on whether to remain in or leave the E.U. In presenting her bid to become prime minister, the former businesswoman, who has the support of a number of senior MPs, said she knows how to overcome prejudice in a male-dominated world. Referencing the vote to leave the E.U., Leadsom said the country had not as some people may claim "lost our senses, we have just rediscovered our freedom".Liam Fox, 53, from East Kilbride, studied at Glasgow University. He was a general practitioner doctor and army medical officer before he was elected to Parliament in 1992. While he has vast experience in Parliament and is a known E.U. opponent, he is also seen as the disgraced former defense secretary whose career was cut short due to a row over lobbying in 2011. Fox, who was pro-Brexit in the referendum campaign, previously ran for the party leadership in 2005 and came in third. In launching his campaign, Fox said the leadership contest was not "Britain's Got Talent" and played up his experience.Stephen Crabb, 43, was born in Inverness and grew up in Pembrokeshire, Wales. He studied at Bristol University and London Business School before being elected MP in 2005. While he is perceived as an advocate for remaining in the E.U., he is appreciated for his background and ability to connect to poorer communities. He was promoted to the position of work and pensions secretary in March. He has spoken of the need to bring the UK together, promising to heal the "bad blood" in his party. Crabb launched his bid for prime minister on a joint ticket with Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid, who would become his chancellor. The pair have pledged a Growing Britain Fund of £100 billion ($133 billion), expected to finance projects such as flood defenses and national fiber-optic broadband networks.To select their leader, 330 MPs will be voting in a series of secret ballots every Tuesday and Thursday starting this week, until the list of candidates is down to two. The winner is expected to be announced on Sept. 9 after a vote between the two final candidates by the party's 1922 Conservative Party members.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reser
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  • NASA/JPL-Caltech(NEW YORK) — We're about to get a closer look at Jupiter than ever before.After five years and a nearly 2 billion mile journey through the solar system, NASA's Juno probe is entering Jupiter's orbit Monday, getting an unprecedented front-row view of the gas giant -- our solar system's largest planet.The four-ton Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, and is equipped with three 30-foot-long solar arrays, along with 18,696 individual solar cells, to help it make the most of the solar power it receives on its journey.Juno has some serious work ahead of it. The spacecraft will conduct a 35-minute burn of its main engine Monday, essentially hitting the brakes and slowing Juno by about 1,200 mph so it can enter Jupiter's polar orbit.Once it inserts itself into Jupiter's orbit, Juno will circle the giant planet a total of 37 times over the course of 20 months. During that time, Juno is set to come as close as 3,000 feet above Jupiter's cloud tops, getting our closest look ever at the planet.The Juno probe gets its name from the Roman goddess and wife of Jupiter who was able to see through clouds.NASA officials said they hope the mission will help scientists learn more about Jupiter's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.
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