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ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria; Turkey debates sending troops

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:18pm
Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the ISIS militants had struck Iraqi military checkpoints on the southern outskirts of the capital during the weekend.
Categories: International News

Dark art from golf's glamour girl

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:17pm
Her artwork is dark, bold and often sombre, with black figures and sinister skulls splattered across the canvasses.
Categories: International News

World loses over half its wildlife

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:29pm
The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.
Categories: International News

Once-massive Aral Sea dries up to almost nothing

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:09pm
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.
Categories: International News

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:54am
Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.
Categories: International News

40,000 migrant deaths worldwide

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:31am
Every day, refugees and migrants risk their lives as they seek a new life. Now, a new report from the International Organization for Migration has put a figure to the number of victims: at least 40,000 deaths since 2000.
Categories: International News

Europe's newest front line vs. ISIS: Spanish town in North Africa

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:25am
A morning thunderstorm has left the waste ground outside Melilla's compound for migrants and refugees slick with orange mud. Hanging around under overcast skies, a knot of men -- unshaven and dressed in a motley collection of T-shirts -- watch a convoy of Spanish military vehicles rumble by.
Categories: International News

What a shot! 38 sports photos

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:39am
Categories: International News

Europe's most dangerous border?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:20am
Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
Categories: International News

Five more bodies found on Japan's Mount Ontake after eruption

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:49pm
Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.
Categories: International News

Hong Kong protesters' tech tactics

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:16pm
Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters organize at a lightning pace older generations of activists could have only dreamed of.
Categories: International News

Hong Kong protesters dig in

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:39pm
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.
Categories: International News

Solar plane to fly around the world

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:15pm
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 will make a record-breaking trip around the world. It will all start with Abu Dhabi
Categories: International News

11 climate change effects

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:14pm
Categories: International News

The man behind Kim, Rihanna's style

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:14pm
He count's Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Rihanna among his "Balmain army" and he's not even 30 yet. Meet Olivier Rousteing, the fashion prodigy who merges hip hop with couture.
Categories: International News

Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:48pm
In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism and pledged support for the fight against ISIS for the long haul.
Categories: International News

Africa's top young entrepreneurs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:43pm
Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit -- but who are the continent's brightest young entrepreneurs?
Categories: International News

Liberia's top doc in Ebola quarantine

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:37pm
Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.
Categories: International News

Perfume plan incenses Cubans

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:36pm
The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line.
Categories: International News

Meet 'Defector Girl Boxer'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:35pm
Choi Hyun Mi remembers her hands always ached in North Korea.
Categories: International News

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