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'Laughing' traffickers ram boat full migrants and kill 500, survivors say

(CNN) -- Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when human traffickers intentionally sunk their boat, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish independence vote?

When it comes to the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray.
CNN witnesses successful anti-ISIS operation

CNN witnesses successful anti-ISIS operation

A thousand troops with Kurdish Peshmerga were in position by dawn, ready to strike. The goal: to push ISIS forces back westward toward Mosul and farther from Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.
Thousands to be evacuated after 'critical' alert issued for Philippine volcano

Thousands to be evacuated after 'critical' alert issued for Philippine volcano

Thousands of people are being evacuated from the area around an active volcano in the Philippines after the country's seismology agency issued an alert saying a hazardous eruption could happen "within weeks."
U.S. strikes near Baghdad as world searches for anti-ISIS plan

U.S. strikes near Baghdad as world searches for anti-ISIS plan

As world leaders struggled to come up with strategies to combat the threat from ISIS, U.S. military aircraft targeted one of the Islamist militant group's positions near Baghdad.
Taliban kill 3 ISAF members in Afghanistan blast

Taliban kill 3 ISAF members in Afghanistan blast

Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said.
Agent Storm: Inside al Qaeda for the CIA

Agent Storm: Inside al Qaeda for the CIA

Two worlds. Two identities and the ever-present, very real risk of death. That was the life of Morten Storm, a radical Islamist turned double agent, who's now lifting the lid on some of the world's best-kept secrets.

ISIS building coalition

There are more growing pains in the coalition that the United States is cobbling together to fight the ISIS extremist army in Iraq and Syria.

Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, Dotcom: Can this gang of four take down a PM?

 NSA leaker Edward Snowden accused New Zealand Prime Minister John Key of misleading the public over the country's spying activities, as the nation's explosive election campaign reached a crescendo Monday.

World War II bomb scare in London's Olympic Park shuts down schools

(CNN) -- A World War II-era bomb was discovered in London's Olympic Park on Monday, hours after the closing concert of a sporting competition for wounded and ill veterans sponsored by members of Britain's royal family.
Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS?

Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS?

- In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."
Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

Sensory isolation helmets: Is this next for plane passengers?

It's either a genius idea for reducing the miseries of long-haul air travel -- or an extreme method of distracting passengers from arguments about leg room.
Heineken rejects takeover in bid to stay independent

Heineken rejects takeover in bid to stay independent

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Heineken has rejected a takeover bid from beer giant SABMiller, saying it hopes to remain independent despite widespread consolidation in the beer industry.
Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones?
Hurricane Odile flogs tourists with rain in Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile flogs tourists with rain in Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.