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

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

A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant group was wounded or killed, a Somali official said Tuesday.
Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat

Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting with terror groups overseas.
Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers: Life in the Ebola zone

Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers: Life in the Ebola zone

ZANGO TOWN, Liberia (CNN) -- At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.
Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

 Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.
Five things to know for your New Day -- Monday, September 1

Five things to know for your New Day -- Monday, September 1

The KKK is stepping up its recruitment efforts. The St. Louis Rams drop Michael Sam. And a U.S. lawmaker seeks to arm Ukrainian troops. It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
U.N. trying to secure release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

U.N. trying to secure release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

Officials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.
Man kills 3 children at Chinese school, then jumps off building

Man kills 3 children at Chinese school, then jumps off building

The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack. A man stabbed to death three children at a primary school in central China and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.
Pro-wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants world to see

Pro-wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants world to see

The crowd cheers as the stars make their way to the ring for first pro-wrestling bout North Korea has seen in almost 20 years. Back then, we're told the spectators thought the action was real.
Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking airfield amid tensions over region

Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking airfield amid tensions over region

A Russian army tank attacked airfields in eastern Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian military officials said, amid worsening tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war' over crisis with Russia

Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war' over crisis with Russia

A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.
ISIS Iraq Syria

ISIS Iraq Syria

LONDON (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swa
Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

The nightmare of ISIS persecution continues for hundreds of Yazidi girls and women who were abducted by the Sunni Muslim extremist group and are being sold to its fighters in Syria, according to a human rights group.
UK raises terror threat level, citing risks out of Syria, Iraq

UK raises terror threat level, citing risks out of Syria, Iraq

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory.
Siddiqui terror sister

Siddiqui terror sister

KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) -- The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go.
Ukraine crisis

Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.