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Earth Day Fast Facts

Earth Day Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Earth Day, which is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 180 nations around the world.
No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader

No longer just a factory, China is a mobile leader

With over 700 million active smartphone users, China's mobile market is insane in scale. But sheer numbers aside, what makes it really impressive?
FBI inquiry may affect 9/11 defendants' trial at Guantanamo Bay, lawyers say

FBI inquiry may affect 9/11 defendants' trial at Guantanamo Bay, lawyers say

Federal agents are conducting a criminal investigation that could affect the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused of plotting the 2001 terrorist attacks, Justice Department lawyers told a U.S.
Crew members say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over

Crew members say they couldn't reach lifeboats as ferry tipped over

Crew members from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol said Tuesday they were unable to reach the lifeboats as the ship was tilting over.
Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man's stomach

When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they'd extract a fortune.
Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus cases

Saudi officials see spike in MERS coronavirus cases

Saudi health officials are stepping up efforts to fight the Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, after a recent spike in cases.
Source: 'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

Source: 'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.
South Korean President: Actions of sunken ferry captain 'akin to murder'

South Korean President: Actions of sunken ferry captain 'akin to murder'

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday likened the actions of the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol to murder, as police made more four arrests and divers continued searching the submerged vessel.
Transcript: Passengers couldn't escape South Korean ferry, crew member says

Transcript: Passengers couldn't escape South Korean ferry, crew member says

Passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry could not board lifeboats because the vessel had quickly listed too much, a crew member on the ship said, according to a radio transcript released Sunday.
Ukraine protesters: Russian foreign minister 'did not sign anything for us'

Ukraine protesters: Russian foreign minister 'did not sign anything for us'

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international deal for militants to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms.
AIDS/HIV Fast Facts

AIDS/HIV Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa. Facts: AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and is also called acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes southern Mexico

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake strikes southern Mexico

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico's Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

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. He was 87.
Get caught up with developments in the South Korea ferry disaster

Get caught up with developments in the South Korea ferry disaster

The effort to find nearly 280 people who remain missing in South Korea's ferry disaster is now in its third day. The Sewol suddenly started listing, took on water and capsized over a two-hour period Wednesday.
Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Kerry: Jews in Ukrainian city were told to identify themselves

Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.