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China convicts two corporate investigators linked to bribery allegations

China convicts two corporate investigators linked to bribery allegations

An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported.
Iraqi PM defiantly says he'll stay amid ISIS threat, humanitarian nightmare

Iraqi PM defiantly says he'll stay amid ISIS threat, humanitarian nightmare

The political turmoil plaguing Iraq is getting so severe, it could further impede the country's ability to fight off extremists.
New truce brings lull to Gaza and chance for more talks

New truce brings lull to Gaza and chance for more talks

A new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza conflict appeared to be holding Monday.
Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy battled back from a poor start to claim his second straight major title in the fading gloom of Valhalla Sunday with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship.
After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.
Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region

Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region

West African nations are turning to drastic measures in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, a border police official told CNN.
WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency

WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency

(CNN) -- Global health experts on Friday declared the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.
Oil companies remove staff from Iraq

Oil companies remove staff from Iraq

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some major oil companies are evacuating staff from northern Iraq after President Obama authorized targeted airstrikes.
U.S. airstrikes begin on ISIS militants in Iraq

U.S. airstrikes begin on ISIS militants in Iraq

Two U.S. F/A-18 jet fighters bombed artillery batteries of Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq on Friday, escalating America's military involvement more than two years after President Barack Obama brought home forces from the country.
Israel carries out strikes on Gaza after rocket fire resumes

Israel carries out strikes on Gaza after rocket fire resumes

For residents of Gaza and southern Israel, the fleeting period of calm is over.
Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he'd authorized targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect American personnel.
Murder or a horrible accident? Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

Murder or a horrible accident? Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius trial

Track star Oscar Pistorius was an "appalling" witness who tailored his evidence and whose defense is not credible, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday, presenting his closing arguments in the athlete's murder trial.
Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports

Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named a new target as global sparring over Ukraine grows: food.
Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency

Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency

Edward Snowden, who leaked secret information about U.S. spying programs, has been granted an extension to stay in Russia for three more years, his attorney said in a televised press conference in Moscow Thursday.
Clock ticking on Gaza truce talks in Cairo

Clock ticking on Gaza truce talks in Cairo

The clock is ticking on the three-day cease-fire that halted the Gaza conflict.