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Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest

Plunging oil prices may trigger unrest

A global glut of oil will persist next year, putting further pressure on prices and raising the risk of unrest in some producing countries.
Brazilian man says he killed dozens of women in Rio de Janeiro region

Brazilian man says he killed dozens of women in Rio de Janeiro region

A Brazilian man has confessed to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro region, police said Thursday -- shocking claims that, if confirmed, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the country's history.
The flying fungus: NASA's biodegradable drone that flies and dies

The flying fungus: NASA's biodegradable drone that flies and dies

A bio-drone that dissolves after use leaving no trace it ever existed may sound like the stuff of a James Bond film, but NASA and a team of researchers are actually building one.
 North Korean defectors share their ordeals as pressure mounts

North Korean defectors share their ordeals as pressure mounts

Starvation. Execution. Imprisonment. Rape. Torture. In a human rights report, these can seem like distant concepts or dry statistics, but when told by the people who experience them first hand, they take on new meaning.
Police pull down tents and haul off demonstrators at Hong Kong protest site

Police pull down tents and haul off demonstrators at Hong Kong protest site

The main site of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests was being taken apart piece by piece on Thursday, ushering in the end of an extraordinary occupation that deepened political fault lines over China's role in the city's government.
Three yoga tips to stress less this holiday season

Three yoga tips to stress less this holiday season

 There's no escaping -- it's the season for stress! Whether you love them or dread them, the holidays tax our bodies and our minds.
 Biltong, steak & braai: South Africans cook up a recipe for tasty UAE profits

Biltong, steak & braai: South Africans cook up a recipe for tasty UAE profits

Demand for South African food is booming in an unlikely place: the United Arab Emirates.
#PottermoreChristmas kicks off this week for Harry Potter fans

#PottermoreChristmas kicks off this week for Harry Potter fans

 (CNN) -- J.K. Rowling has an early Christmas treat for Harry Potter fans.
Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

  Here's a look at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station and its detention facilities. Facts: The base, sometime referred to as "Gitmo," is located in southeastern Cuba, on the coast of Guantánamo Bay.
Liberal group MoveOn.Org ready to kick-off $1 million campaign to draft Warren in 2016

Liberal group MoveOn.Org ready to kick-off $1 million campaign to draft Warren in 2016

 Sen. Elizabeth Warren may repeatedly say she isn't running for president in 2016, but don't tell that to the nation's largest liberal grassroots organization.
Korean Air executive resigns over nuts on a plate row

Korean Air executive resigns over nuts on a plate row

A Korean Air executive has resigned for ordering a flight to be turned around and a flight attendant off the plane because she was served nuts in a bag instead of on a plate.
South African hostage's wife says she forgives his killers

South African hostage's wife says she forgives his killers

The wife of slain South African hostage Pierre Korkie has said she chooses to forgive those who caused his death.
A $7,500 slice of fruit cake

A $7,500 slice of fruit cake

  A slice of Prince William and Duchess Catherine's wedding cake sold at auction on Friday for an unexpected $7,500.
U.S.: Al Qaeda kills hostages during SEALs raid in Yemen

U.S.: Al Qaeda kills hostages during SEALs raid in Yemen

 The element of surprise was lost in a failed U.S. military raid to rescue two hostages being held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen, a senior Defense Department official said Saturday.
Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

 (CNN) -- Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.