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Sarah Ferguson posts message for Princess Beatrice on what would have been her wedding day

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(LONDON) — As with many brides around the world, Princess Beatrice had to postpone her wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.Beatrice’s mom, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media Friday to mark what would have been her oldest daughter’s wedding day.”Love you my darling Beatrice,” Ferguson wrote on Instagram and…read more »

China’s NPC formally approves proposal for Hong Kong national security law

danielvfung/iStockBy KARSON YIU, ABC News(HONG KONG) — China’s National People’s Congress endorsed with thunderous applause a controversial new law to ban all “activities” in Hong Kong that endanger China’s national security at the closing session of its annual parliamentary meeting in Beijing Thursday.The yet to be drafted law will ultimately be enacted in Hong Kong…read more »

Meet the first koala born at Australian Reptile Park since tragic bushfires

perception_photography/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — An Australian wildlife park has welcomed the very first koala born at the park since the devastating Australian bushfires. Meet Ash, the first baby koala, called a joey, born this season at the Australian Reptile Park in central New South Wales. The park, which shared the news in…read more »

US certifies Hong Kong has lost its autonomy to China, endangering its special status

pawel.gaul/iStockBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Hong Kong has lost its autonomy from the Chinese government, the Trump administration said in a historic report to Congress Wednesday, laying the groundwork for the territory to lose its special status under U.S. law and threatening its economic power.The certification from the State Department marks a dramatic turning…read more »

Trump says ‘it is time’ for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining Taliban deal

gorodenkoff/iStockBy ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, LUIS MARTINEZ and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said “it is time” for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration’s agreement with the Taliban that stipulates any withdrawal below 8,600 troops be based on conditions on the ground.His latest comments come as that deal, signed in…read more »

Maduro ally linked to Hezbollah and Hamas charged with narco-terrorism in New York

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly and an ally of disputed President Nicolas Maduro was charged Wednesday in New York with narco-terrorism offenses that include cocaine trafficking and coordination with Hezbollah and Hamas.Adel El Zabayar was part of Maduro’s Cartel de Los Soles that sought…read more »