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Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests on China's National Day

Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests on China's National Day

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's &quo

Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city

MA'AN, Jordan (CNN) -- The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi sentiments simmering just under the surface.

Operation Enduring Freedom Fast Facts By CNN Library

Here's a look at Operation Enduring Freedom which began on October 7, 2001, with allied air strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham -- at a football game?

 They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- but few would have expected to see them together taking in a football match in Paris.
Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President

 Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's President, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

ISIS threat: Syrian town fears massacre as Obama admits underestimating rise

Dozens of bombings from U.S.-led warplanes haven't stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey, leading one town in the path of its bloody march to fear a massacre.

In zeal to defeat ISIS, don't forget Iran, Netanyahu tells U.N.

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.N. delegates Monday not to overlook the threats posed by Iran and Hamas in their zeal to defeat the terror group ISIS.
Europe withstands U.S. fightback to win Ryder Cup

Europe withstands U.S. fightback to win Ryder Cup

Try as it might, Team USA couldn't pull off its own miracle, having suffered the ultimate Ryder Cup indignity two years ago at Medinah in Chicago when leading 10-6 going into Sunday.
Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near

Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near

The coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action.

Fight against ISIS

United States led coalition airplanes have begun the second day of bombing oil installations and other facilities controlled by ISIS in eastern Syria on Friday.
Indonesians lose right to directly elect governors, mayors

Indonesians lose right to directly elect governors, mayors

Indonesia's parliament voted on Friday to do away with direct local elections in a move that critics say is a huge step backward for the country's fledgling democracy.
Is Kim Jong Un lying low?

Is Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting, which he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.
The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The slow, long fight against ISIS: airstrikes, ground foibles

The phrase has been repeated so often that it could become a mantra in Washington: It's going to be a long fight against ISIS. This week, the Pentagon intoned it again.
UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

UK Parliament to vote on joining air strikes against ISIS in Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron said ISIS presents a direct threat to the British people as he opened a debate in Parliament Friday on whether Britain should join air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.