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Second American killed fighting for ISIS, Syrian opposition says
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:35pm
An American man who died last weekend in Syria while fighting for ISIS had begun to attract the attention of U.S. intelligence in recent months, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.
American journalist freed from Syria: 'I'm overwhelmed'
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:49pm
After almost two years in captivity, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:39am
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has made a call for peace following one-to-one talks in Belarus with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.
Mother to ISIS: 'Please release my child'
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:39am
Shirley Sotloff says her son, Steven Sotloff, who was in the video showing the beheading of another journalist, should be spared.
TEPCO ordered to pay in landmark Fukushima suicide case
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:15am
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
Car bomb in Baghdad rush hour
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.
U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian boat
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:53am
The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a machine gun at the American crew, the Navy says.
Woman fights off leopard attack
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:29am
The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with farm tools in an isolated field in India.
Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:13am
After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
The easy way to become king
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:00am
Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."
Meet New Delhi's 'monkey chasers'
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:56am
CNN's Sumnima Udas speaks with a man whose job is to chase mischievous monkeys away in New Delhi.
From American kid to jihadi in Syria
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:21am
McCain's transformation to a jihadi left his family "devastated" and "just as surprised as the country," his uncle says.
Man who fixed soccer confesses
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:03am
Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."
Fireball experiment at space station
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:21am
Mouse astronauts are joining the research carried out at the International Space Station.
Japanese MP denies meth charges
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:28am
A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.
Front line in cancer battle
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:59am
Doctor Lieping Chen has discovered a protein that helps shield cancer from the immune system.
Officials: American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:07pm
An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN.
Obama OKs spy flights over Syria, official says
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:28pm
U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.
Israel, Hamas reach unlimited ceasefire
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:59pm
The Egyptian ceasefire proposal accepted by Israel and the Palestinians would "ease" the blockade on Gaza, a senior Egyptian official says.
South Korean bus swept away by flooding
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:26pm
A South Korean bus was swept away by flooding following heavy rain; onlookers could only shout for help.
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