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Kerry: 'No way' al-Assad can be part of a transitional government in Syria

Kerry: 'No way' al-Assad can be part of a transitional government in Syria

The aim is ambitious, but the expectations are low.
London beats Paris as top tourist city. Really?

London beats Paris as top tourist city. Really?

LONDON (CNN) -- Amid leaden wintry skies, it may come as a surprise to Londoners but new figures suggest the city has beaten its arch rival, Paris, to become the world's most popular city for tourists.
Police warn Sochi hotels of terror suspect as Olympics near

Police warn Sochi hotels of terror suspect as Olympics near

New details fueled debate Monday over security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: Wanted posters of a terrorism suspect on the loose, warships at the ready and a video threat from beyond the grave.
State of emergency declared for Bangkok

State of emergency declared for Bangkok

The Thai government has declared a state of emergency for the tense capital of Bangkok amid anti-government protests, a security official said Tuesday.
Ukraine: Clashes rage on between protesters, police in Kiev

Ukraine: Clashes rage on between protesters, police in Kiev

Violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police continued in the center of Ukraine's capital, Kiev, overnight into Tuesday.
After three years on the blacklist, China lifts gag on Lady Gaga

After three years on the blacklist, China lifts gag on Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home

Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home

Like a groggy traveler after a long, cold night, the European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft woke up, warmed up and called home Monday before setting off on the final leg of its journey.
Iran begins to halt uranium enrichment as landmark nuclear deal goes into effect

Iran begins to halt uranium enrichment as landmark nuclear deal goes into effect

Iran started suspending high levels of uranium enrichment Monday as an interim deal struck with six world powers went into effect, state media reported, making way for more talks and less financial sanctions.
Vatican officials face U.N. committee on sexual abuse

Vatican officials face U.N. committee on sexual abuse

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.
Obama makes case on why Congress should not add sanctions on Iran

Obama makes case on why Congress should not add sanctions on Iran

President Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech to Democratic senators gathered at the White House overnight, urging them that new sanctions could damage negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
29 killed in latest wave of Iraq attacks

29 killed in latest wave of Iraq attacks

Bombings killed at least 29 people and wounded scores of others in the latest wave of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital.
Unclassified documents reveal more details about Benghazi attack

Unclassified documents reveal more details about Benghazi attack

The House Armed Services Committee on Monday released hundreds of pages of transcripts of previously classified testimony about the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Thailand anti-government protesters begin 'Bangkok shutdown'

Thailand anti-government protesters begin 'Bangkok shutdown'

A planned month-long protest intended to force Thailand's Prime Minister from office began Monday with about 50,000 demonstrators laying siege to major intersections in the large and hectic capital city Bangkok.

VIDEO: Teen hailed as hero after dying while stopping suicide bomber outside of school

A teen in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero for sacrificing his life to stop a suicide bomber outside his school. The tragedy happened Monday in the Hangu District.
'Smart' toothbrush grades your brushing habits

'Smart' toothbrush grades your brushing habits

(CNN) -- If you're tired of nagging your kids (or another member of your household) to brush their teeth, you have a new ally.