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Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

Police in Nigeria's capital have banned all protests planned in support of the more than 200 girls kidnapped in April.
Tiananmen and 'June Fourth' in the body of Liu Xiaobo

Tiananmen and 'June Fourth' in the body of Liu Xiaobo

A needle is inside the body of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, traveling along his veins and poking at his organs.
Voting begins in war-torn Syria; Bashar al-Assad expected to win

Voting begins in war-torn Syria; Bashar al-Assad expected to win

Polls for the Syrian presidential election opened Tuesday against the backdrop of a bloody and protracted civil war.
Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

  Prominent Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian has been detained by Chinese authorities ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, according to friends.
Egyptian comedian calling it quits with his popular satirical TV show

Egyptian comedian calling it quits with his popular satirical TV show

In a decision many might consider a blow to freedom of dissent in Egypt, one of the nation's most popular comedians, Bassem Youssef, announced on Monday his political satirical show will no longer air on Egyptian TV.
After 5 years held by Afghan militants, what's next for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

After 5 years held by Afghan militants, what's next for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

No one here knew exactly where he was or what he was going through, but this tiny city in Idaho never forgot about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

(CNN) -- Police in Nigeria's capital have banned all protests planned in support of the more than 200 girls kidnapped in April.
Justices deny appeal over reporter's sources

Justices deny appeal over reporter's sources

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday denied the appeal of a New York Times journalist who has refused to testify about anonymous sources in a federal leak investigation.
Obama's big environmental move: Power plants to cut carbon pollution

Obama's big environmental move: Power plants to cut carbon pollution

(CNN) -- For decades, U.S. climate change policy amounted to a hypocrisy associated with bad parenting: "Do as I say, not as I do."
Madeleine McCann mystery: Police to dig in Portugal wasteland

Madeleine McCann mystery: Police to dig in Portugal wasteland

- British police investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann will begin digging this week in an area of wasteland close to where she went missing in Portugal, sources close to the investigation have told CNN.
Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital

Police in Nigeria's capital have banned all protests planned in support of the more than 200 girls kidnapped in April.
Brazil 2014: Black Blocs to provide black mark?

Brazil 2014: Black Blocs to provide black mark?

(CNN) -- It's not just fans traveling to the World Cup who should be worried about the looming demonstrations -- but the players too, says a leading researcher into one of Brazil's main protest groups.
Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Chinese-Australian artist Guo Jian detained ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

(CNN) -- Prominent Australian-Chinese artist Guo Jian has been detained by Chinese authorities ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, according to friends.
5 militants killed in attack border guard base in Luhansk, Ukrainian official says

5 militants killed in attack border guard base in Luhansk, Ukrainian official says

Five militants were killed in the volatile eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday after they took part in a large coordinated assault Monday on a border guard base, an official at the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service told CNN.
Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate

Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate

After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain said Monday that he will be stepping down.