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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:10:15 GMT
Residents flee final ISIS battleground amid heavy bombing
It should be the height of tension: a final pocket of ISIS, under heavy bombardment, where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could possibly be hiding, from which civilians pour out daily. A new frontline in the war in Syria, which has the forces both Washington and Moscow are backing in a standoff that puts them with competing agendas, meters apart.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:04:01 GMT
ISIS fighters among those filing out of Deir Ezzor
The fight continues to rage against ISIS in Syria despite the victory in Raqqa, but now the frontline has grown far more complex. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:26:16 GMT
Why terrorist threats will survive ISIS defeats
Last week, the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that it had taken Raqqa, the Syrian city, which had served as ISIS' capital. The taking of the city is the latest in a series of substantial military blows to ISIS' fortunes. However, Americans should not expect the fall of Raqqa to have a substantial effect on the jihadist threat at home.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:32:33 GMT
Why Trump's Korean war talk should be taken seriously
Washington elites have long regarded war with North Korea as all but unthinkable. Yet, obscured by the wild twists and daily cacophony of the Trump presidency, the conventional wisdom is changing.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:11:58 GMT
Trump visit to Korean DMZ unlikely, White House says
President Donald Trump will most likely forgo a visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea when he visits Asia next month, a senior White House official said Monday, bypassing what has been a symbolic opportunity for US commanders in chief to stare into the Hermit Kingdom.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:46:50 GMT
Trump disputes military widow's account of condolence call
President Donald Trump on Monday disputed a widow's account of a condolence call he made to her following the death of her husband in Niger earlier this month.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:13:04 GMT
Soldier's widow: Trump forgot my husband's name
The widow of a soldier killed in Niger appears on "Good Morning America" and says US President Trump "couldn't even remember his name."
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:18 GMT
Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco
Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:31:52 +0200
Inside North Korea's illicit Africa dealings

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:23:46 GMT
Syria's largest oil field captured by US-backed forces
US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces say they have captured Syria's largest oil field from ISIS, the latest in a series of recent setbacks for the jihadists in the east of the country.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:13:08 GMT
Global study reveals 72 gene mutations that lead to breast cancer
The genetic causes of breast cancer just got clearer.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:31:27 GMT
Time to call the Rohingya crisis a genocide
The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:21:22 GMT
Abe's focus on North Korea after Japan election win
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears on course to win a decisive third term and to become the country's longest-serving leader, exit polls show.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:27 GMT
Trump 'definitely open' to golf date with Japan PM
US President Donald Trump is "definitely open" to a round of golf with newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:23:49 GMT
US official sorry after Indonesian military chief denied entry
The chief of Indonesia's military was denied entry to the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:57:48 GMT
2 dead as Typhoon Lan causes flooding and landslides in Japan
At least two people died as mammoth Typhoon Lan struck Japan early Monday, bringing widespread flooding and setting off mudslides before heading out to sea.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:01:27 GMT
Tillerson makes surprise visit to Iraq following ISIS defeats
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's surprise visit to Iraq will have one particular focus: calming tensions between Baghdad and the Kurds in order to keep both parties focused on Washington's core priority: the war against ISIS.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:56:27 GMT
How Trump has undermined Tillerson
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:14:56 GMT
Two Italian regions vote overwhelmingly for greater autonomy
While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence from Spain, two of Italy's most prosperous regions voted overwhelmingly in favor of greater autonomy from Rome in non-binding referendums on Sunday.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:16:35 GMT
Melania Trump talks bullying in surprise visit with schoolkids
First lady Melania Trump is making good on a promise she made earlier this year to combat childhood bullying, taking a surprise trip Monday to a middle school in a Detroit suburb.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:37:21 GMT
James Comey reveals his secret Twitter account
Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:36:11 GMT
China lifts its ban on stinky cheese imports

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:53:14 GMT
Malaysia Airlines picks new CEO after string of departures

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:24:19 GMT
Report: Women accuse Hollywood director of harassment
Numerous women have accused Hollywood screenwriter and director James Toback of sexual harassment, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:23:49 GMT
Bill O'Reilly portrays himself as victim but doesn't dispute facts

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:16:18 GMT
Code-breaker Turing told off by teachers in school report cards
World War Two code-breaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing was not the genius he later grew up to be as a boy, if his school report cards are to be believed.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:57:34 GMT
What happens in a mother's brain when her baby cries
Researchers are learning more and more about the relationship a mother has with her baby.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:25:52 GMT
This unsent Titanic letter fetched a record sum at auction

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:17:36 GMT
F1 star hits out at 'idiot' steward who gave him penalty
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has accused Formula One's stewards of "killing the sport" after a five-second penalty saw him demoted from the podium to fourth place at Sunday's US Grand Prix.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:22:51 GMT
Hamilton edges closer to 4th F1 world title
Lewis Hamilton has moved a step closer to a fourth Formula One world title following a dominant win at the United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sunday.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:52:29 GMT
Competing for $9.25 million on South Korea's volcanic isle
Jeju Island's Nine Bridges golf club hosted the first ever PGA Tour event in South Korea. With a $9.25 million prize purse and 500 FedExCup points up for grabs, the field featured many of the game's leading stars. Final leaderboard
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:23:51 GMT
Japan's fairy tale hobbit homes
Viewed from afar it looks like something magical: A fairytale village, a group of dwarf houses, or a tiny music festival.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:32:33 GMT
Richard Branson to parents: Try to work from home

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:41:43 GMT
Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway
Europe will soon see its first underwater restaurant, according to the project's Norwegian architects. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment. It's expected to be completed by early 2019, with construction work starting in February 2018, at the southernmost point of Norway's coastline.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:27:15 GMT
Inside Cuba's cold-war era spy museum
CNN's Patrick Oppmann visits a Cuban museum dedicated to the country's long history of intrigue and espionage.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:58:47 GMT
Amazon's next target: Etsy-style arts and crafts

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:04:11 GMT
Soccer team hires chief tattoo officer

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:51:53 GMT
The best things to see, do and eat in Saint-Tropez
From parties to the plages, there's no better metaphor for sun-kissed fun than Saint-Tropez.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:32:11 GMT
Meet the 24-year-old pilot taking off on Instagram
As a child, Lindy Kats was fascinated by the world of aviation. As a 24-year-old adult now working as a pilot with an incredibly popular Instagram account, the world of aviation is now fascinated by her.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:13:20 GMT
Haunted places around the world
"I think we all like to be a little bit scared, don't we?" says author and historian Robert Grenville, whose book "Haunted Places," explores some of the world's most spine-chilling spots.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:11:14 GMT
Movies that bring out the Halloween spirit
These scary movies will be sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:41:08 GMT
Ice tsunamis on the edge of the Earth
All before us is ice. Stretching out for miles there's nothing but a vast barrier of white. A frozen sea, more than 30 stories tall, as menacing as it is beautiful.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:16:37 GMT
Meet the elite eight at women's year-end tennis championships
An eventful season on the women's tennis tour? You could say that.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:14:53 GMT
The nations dealing with N. Korea despite UN sanctions
Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:22:45 GMT
2 dead as mammoth typhoon slams Japan
A mammoth typhoon is closing in on Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides.
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:20:43 GMT
Billionaire spends $10M to impeach Trump
Democratic mega-donor and billionaire Tom Steyer is spending more than $10 million on a national TV ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. He tells CNN's Fredericka Whitfield why he believes it is money well spent.
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:52:45 GMT
Catalonia slams 'de facto coup' by Madrid
Catalan leaders have insisted they will reject any attempt by Madrid to impose direct rule on their autonomous region, as a political crisis escalates over Catalonia's threats to declare independence from Spain.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:09:21 GMT
Crews haul away remnants of Puerto Rican homes in trash
None of it was supposed to be garbage. Yet, for weeks, heaps of discarded possessions grew to towering heights across Puerto Rico.
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:45:31 GMT
Jimmy Carter: I'd go to work for Trump
President Donald Trump may have found an unlikely ally in the presidents' club.
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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:36:57 GMT
Air toxins make this town a 'Cancer Alley'
Geraldine Watkins sits at the kitchen table in her ranch home, rattling off the names of friends and relatives in her small Louisiana town who've died of cancer over the last 40 years.
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