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Meet the 'Soul-Sucking Dementor' Wasp

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:24
Scientists have documented more than a hundred new species in southeast Asia. One of them is a wasp named after a "Harry Potter" character.
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Ex-FIFA official cites 'Onion' article in defense

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:20
A former FIFA official is ridiculed after citing an article by satirical news outlet The Onion in an attempt to defend himself against criminal charges.
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Official trained by U.S. to fight terror joins ISIS

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:18
CNN's Brian Todd reports that ISIS released a new video online, and the man in the video was a special counter-terror commander who defected to ISIS.
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Rare fossils discovered in basement

CNN World - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:16
CNN affiliate CBC News reports that an Alberta, Canada, man discovered rare fossilized fish while digging up a basement.
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Iran hosts anti-ISIS cartoon competition

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:37
Political cartoonists from around the world are flying into Iran, not exactly a bastion of free speech, to take part in a competition featuring anti-ISIS cartoons.
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Solar Impulse begins marathon flight

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:30
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Activists accuse Syria of indiscriminate barrel bombing

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:28
At least 70 people were killed in a string of barrel bomb attacks Saturday on the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the opposition-run Aleppo Media Center.
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John Kerry breaks leg in bike accident

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:28
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had a bicycle accident in France on Sunday and was flown by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Geneva, Switzerland, for examination, said State Department spokesman John Kirby.
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Police shoot man outside summit U.S. Defense Secretary attended

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:27
Police shot a man dead and detained two other people outside a Singapore hotel Sunday where a high-level security summit was being held, according to a statement from Singapore police. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter had been attending the summit on Saturday.
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Israel's Knesset includes more women

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 16:24
Israel's newly elected Knesset is barely two months old, and for all the challenges it has faced -- including international pressure for a two-state solution, a struggle to form a coalition, and a plan to segregate buses that brought widespread criticism -- the legislative body is already enjoying one major success: There are more women in Knesset now than there have ever been before.
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U.S. student killed in mosque attack called a 'hero'

CNN World - Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:18
He was a Kansas college student who had returned home in order to get married.
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A very somber face-to-face

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 16:10
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Sweden may extend paternity leave for dads

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 16:08
The Swedish government is about to take another step towards equalizing parental leave.
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This probably won't make Russia happy

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 16:07
He'd been a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side as president of Georgia, then became an even more vocal and damning critic after leaving office. Now Mikheil Saakashvili is back -- in a new country, with a new role unlikely to please the Russian leader.
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Blatter smells a rat

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:58
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Boko Haram launches grenade attack in Nigeria

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:56
Boko Haram launched a rocket-propelled grenade attack on the Borno state capital of Maiduguri early Saturday, killing at least 13, source said.
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Egypt releases U.S. citizen

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:55
A U.S. citizen sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison for his role in demonstrations in support of ousted former President Mohamed Morsy has been released to go back to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said Saturday.
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Shelling, bullets and explosions: Ukraine's ceasefire

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:55
When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire? That remains the question Ukraine has been asking itself since February, when an agreement calling for a truce was signed by Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian separatists, France and Germany in Minsk, Belarus. That seemed to calm tensions but it certainly did not stop violence along Ukraine's front lines with the breakaway separatists in the east.
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China astronaut asks U.S. to open space station

CNN World - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:54
China wants greater cooperation with other nations in space, particularly the United States, the country's most experienced astronaut has told CNN.
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