Messi wins World Cup, Argentina beats France on penalties

Lionel Messi’s once-in-a-generation career is complete. The Argentina superstar is finally a World Cup champion.

Putin foe Navalny tests negative for COVID-19 but has 2 hernias, lawyers say

macky_ch/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has tested negative for the coronavirus after he was moved to his prison's medical bay to be treated for a...

Interpol issues 'red notice' for MIT graduate accused of murdering Yale student

Police are searching for Quinxuan Pan, seen in this undated photo. - (New Haven Police Department)By Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- The United States Marshals Service has secured a "red notice" through Interpol in...

Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison

beyhanyazar/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- Nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said. The massive jailbreak...

New Zealand to open quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday that her country will open a travel bubble with Australia in less than two weeks. Quarantine-free...

US, Iran hold first indirect talks in bid to save nuclear deal

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy Conor Finnegan, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. and Iran are holding indirect talks on Tuesday in what could be the first step toward reviving the 2015 deal that constrains Tehran's nuclear...

Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow': WHO

solarseven/iStockBy Erin Schumaker, ABC News (GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization criticized Europe's sluggish vaccine rollout as "unacceptably slow" in a recent statement, pointing to the low rate of Europeans who...

Arrests made as intrigue and suspicion surround alleged royal coup in Jordan

blueclue/iStockBy Guy Davies, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Jordan’s government has said that a coup attempt centered on former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the current monarch King Abdullah II, was...

Dubai police make arrests over 'indecent' video of naked women on high-rise balcony

Britus/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- A group of people were arrested in Dubai on Saturday over widely-shared images that showed women posing naked on a high-rise balcony in the city, police said. ...

India sees 'alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths,' officials say

KeithBinns/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- India has seen "an alarming rate of growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths" in recent weeks, the prime minister's office said Sunday. More than 12.3 million people in...

What the coronavirus pandemic has meant for some children around the world

Courtesy Karson YiuBy Meredith Deliso and Zoe Magee, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, children the world over have adapted to a new normal that often has meant wearing masks in...

Hydroxychloroquine and other 'miracle cures' continue to fuel Brazil's outbreak

Liliboas/iStockBY: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS

Egyptian mummies pass through Cairo in parade worthy of royals

Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua via GettyBY: HATEM MAHER, ABC NEWS

As Brazil becomes COVID-19 epicenter, cases rise across South America

da-kuk/iStockBy Aicha El Hammar Castano, Kirit Radia and Morgan Winsor, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As Brazil emerges as an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic with an outbreak that is virtually unchecked, the country's...

Myanmar's military junta has reportedly killed at least 43 children since coup

hansslegers/iStockBy Morgan Winsor, ABC News (LONDON) -- At least 43 children have been reportedly killed by armed forces in Myanmar in the two months since the military junta seized power, according to international...

'Pharaoh's curse' blamed for Suez Canal blockage, other unfortunate events in Egypt

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy Hatem Maher, ABC News (CAIRO) -- A Suez Canal blockage disturbing global markets, two trains colliding with each other, a garment factory blaze and a residential building collapse all came hot on...

Two dead after plane crashes during gender reveal stunt in Mexico

Quintana Roo Nautical AssociatesBy Meredith Deliso and Anne Laurent, ABC News (CANCUN, Mexico) -- Two people are dead after a plane involved in a gender reveal stunt in Mexico crashed into the water. The incident...

At least 54 dead in Taiwan train crash

SAM YEH/AFP via Getty ImagesBy Karson Yiu, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- At least 41 people are reported dead after a passenger train derailed in a tunnel near the city of Hualien in eastern Taiwan, according to local...

Jailed Putin foe Alexey Navalny declares hunger strike

Macky_CH/iStockBy Patrick Reevell, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- The Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has declared a hunger strike in prison to protest what he says is authorities’ refusal to grant him access to...

More than 100 homeless, disenfranchised people given COVID vaccines at Vatican

narvikk/iStockBy PHOEBE NATHANSON, ABC News (VATICAN CITY) -- More than 100 people who are homeless were given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vatican, the papal city-state announced Wednesday. The Papal...

Gibbon teacher helps students earn hundreds of thousands in scholarships

Gibbon teacher helps students earn hundreds of thousands in scholarships

Wisconsin man arrested after I-80 pursuit in Dawson County

Wisconsin man arrested after I-80 pursuit in Dawson County

Kearney High football wins academic excellence award for second year in a row

Kearney High football wins academic excellence award for second year in a row

Lexington softball record holder heading to college level

Lexington softball record holder heading to college level

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, found

Inmate serving for charges out of central Nebraska, found

Wayne sweeps Class B bowling titles; Grand Island and Fremont split Class A

Wayne sweeps Class B bowling titles; Grand Island and Fremont split Class A

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 7

Tuesday's local scoreboard, Feb. 7

Wayne football star heading north after commitment to play in college

Wayne football star heading north after commitment to play in college

Auburn football star commits to playing at the college level

Auburn football star commits to playing at the college level

Kearney High football wins academic excellence award for second year in a row

Kearney High football wins academic excellence award for second year in a row