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With Iraq in turmoil, President nominates new Prime Minister

With Iraq in turmoil, President nominates new Prime Minister

Iraq's President nominated a new Prime Minister on Monday, further complicating the country's intense power struggle amid a dire humanitarian crisis and a militant threat strong enough to draw U.S. air power back to the fray.

DRAMATIC VIDEO: Heroic mission rescues desperate Yazidis from ISIS

The Iraqi Air Force and fighters with the Kurdish Peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue mission Monday at Mount Sinjar, bringing supplies to desperate Yazidis and bringing some on board to make it safely out.
Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

(CNN) -- The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.
Unrest erupts after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police

Unrest erupts after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police

Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night Sunday after the fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an officer.
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.