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ISIS executions heighten fears for Western hostages

With the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, militant group ISIS delivered another brutal message to the Western world.

Wrecked tanks, deserted playgrounds: Inside the kill zone of eastern Ukraine

On a country road in eastern Ukraine, a scene of bucolic tranquility was suddenly interrupted by the aftermath of carnage. A burned-out tank tilted into a ditch, its turret blown some 20 meters away by a direct hit.
Ukraine raises hopes of end to crisis as Kiev, Moscow discuss ceasefire steps

Ukraine raises hopes of end to crisis as Kiev, Moscow discuss ceasefire steps

Ukraine's President announced progress on a ceasefire agreement Wednesday with Russia, but U.S. President Barack Obama greeted it with skepticism and Moscow downplayed it.
Dog-kicking video costs CEO his job

Dog-kicking video costs CEO his job

A company CEO is out of a job after a video of him kicking a puppy sparked an online petition demanding his ouster.
Democracy isn't dead, say Hong Kong's Occupy Central activists

Democracy isn't dead, say Hong Kong's Occupy Central activists

The struggle for democracy is not dead, say Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists, one day after their leader appeared to admit defeat.
Poroshenko: Moscow, Kiev agree to ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Poroshenko: Moscow, Kiev agree to ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's President announced a ceasefire agreement Wednesday with Russia, but U.S. President Barack Obama greeted it with skepticism and Moscow downplayed it.
Obama: ISIS killers will not intimidate U.S.

Obama: ISIS killers will not intimidate U.S.

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the killers of two American journalists will be brought to justice, and their barbaric acts will do nothing to intimidate the United States.

Obama flies to Europe with a warning for Putin

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When Air Force One lands in Estonia's capital Wednesday, the U.S. message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- will be clear: Stay put.
Obama flies to Europe with a warning for Putin

Obama flies to Europe with a warning for Putin

When Air Force One lands in Estonia's capital Wednesday, the U.S. message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- will be clear: Stay put.

ISIS beheads second journalist

The Islamic terror group ISIS says it has now executed a second American. According to the SITE intelligence group, ISIS is planning to release a video purportedly showing journalist Steven Sotloff's beheading.

Al-Shabaab leader's fate unclear after suspected U.S. drone strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- He's known as the man behind 2013's ghastly shopping mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya. He's pledged his terror group's allegiance to al Qaeda.

Al-Shabaab grew amid Somalia's lawlessness

(CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday in Somalia against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Here is a Q&A that looks at the al Qaeda-linked militant group:
3 things to know about the biggest IPO in a long time

3 things to know about the biggest IPO in a long time

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is gearing up for a market debut that could set new records. Now that it's just around the corner, here are three things you need to know before the big splash: 1. It's any day, folks
Is it over for Uber in Germany?

Is it over for Uber in Germany?

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Uber is facing a ban in Germany after a court ruled that its drivers need a taxi license if they want to profit from passengers.
Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation

Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.