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Nigerian military retracts claim nearly all abducted students freed

1 hour 20 min ago
In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.
Categories: International News

Africa's Oprah?

1 hour 41 min ago
Oprah, if you're reading this, for goodness sake return this woman's calls. Ask your assistants if there's a box of yellowing fax messages lying around somewhere in Harpo Studios -- she sent you one daily for a while.
Categories: International News

Saudi Arabia plans 1 km tall tower

2 hours 26 min ago
Dubai -- long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive -- will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.
Categories: International News

Mother slaps, forgives son's killer

2 hours 30 min ago
An Iranian mother slaps and then forgives her 17-year old son's murderer in dramatic scenes at the gallows.
Categories: International News

'Degenerate' art Hitler hated

2 hours 33 min ago
Christiane Amanpour looks at an exhibit in New York of art the Nazis labeled 'degenerate,' with historian Simon Schama.
Categories: International News

Saudi veteran intel chief quits

2 hours 34 min ago
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the man behind the kingdom's committed policy to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has stepped down from his intelligence post, according to the country's official news agency.
Categories: International News

Witness contradicts Pistorius

2 hours 35 min ago
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.
Categories: International News

The origin of the Ebola virus

2 hours 37 min ago
CNN's Isa Soares speaks with professor David Heymann, one of the people who first discovered the Ebola virus.
Categories: International News

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

2 hours 39 min ago
Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.
Categories: International News

Controversial defamation case raises concerns in Thailand

2 hours 40 min ago
Two journalists in Thailand have been released on bail in a controversial defamation case that has raised concerns over press freedom in the country.
Categories: International News

Why U.S. is 'trolling' terrorists

2 hours 43 min ago
"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?
Categories: International News

12 dead in worst ever Everest avalanche

2 hours 50 min ago
A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.
Categories: International News

Police: Texts from trapped survivors fake

2 hours 54 min ago
Disgust, anger and shock greeted statements from South Korean authorities that texts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry were fake.
Categories: International News

Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal

3 hours 3 min ago
Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.
Categories: International News

The week in 33 photos

4 hours 46 min ago
Categories: International News

Ancient tribe living in the past

5 hours 48 min ago
The Hadza are one of the oldest people on earth. Today, they battle for land, and continued survival.
Categories: International News

MH370: Underwater drone scans ocean floor 5th time

6 hours 22 min ago
An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.
Categories: International News

5 Calgary students killed

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:35
Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."
Categories: International News

Pope washes feet of disabled as part of Easter celebrations

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:42
The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus' time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis' decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests' feet, to include women and non-Christians in the symbolic ceremony.
Categories: International News

Inside ebola isolation ward

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:42
An outbreak of the Ebola virus has spread to Conakry, Guinea -- a city of more than 2 million. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Categories: International News

 

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