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Al-Shabaab leader's fate unclear after suspected U.S. drone strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- He's known as the man behind 2013's ghastly shopping mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya. He's pledged his terror group's allegiance to al Qaeda.

Al-Shabaab grew amid Somalia's lawlessness

(CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday in Somalia against the Al-Shabaab network, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Here is a Q&A that looks at the al Qaeda-linked militant group:
3 things to know about the biggest IPO in a long time

3 things to know about the biggest IPO in a long time

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is gearing up for a market debut that could set new records. Now that it's just around the corner, here are three things you need to know before the big splash: 1. It's any day, folks
Is it over for Uber in Germany?

Is it over for Uber in Germany?

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Uber is facing a ban in Germany after a court ruled that its drivers need a taxi license if they want to profit from passengers.
Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation

Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.
Iraqi military families storm parliament, demand answers after ISIS slaughter

Iraqi military families storm parliament, demand answers after ISIS slaughter

The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad Tuesday, demanding more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official told CNN.
Al-Shabaab leader's fate unclear after suspected U.S. drone strike

Al-Shabaab leader's fate unclear after suspected U.S. drone strike

A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant group was wounded or killed, a Somali official said Tuesday.
Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat

Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting with terror groups overseas.
Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers: Life in the Ebola zone

Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers: Life in the Ebola zone

ZANGO TOWN, Liberia (CNN) -- At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.
Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help

 Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.
Five things to know for your New Day -- Monday, September 1

Five things to know for your New Day -- Monday, September 1

The KKK is stepping up its recruitment efforts. The St. Louis Rams drop Michael Sam. And a U.S. lawmaker seeks to arm Ukrainian troops. It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
U.N. trying to secure release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

U.N. trying to secure release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels

Officials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.
Man kills 3 children at Chinese school, then jumps off building

Man kills 3 children at Chinese school, then jumps off building

The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack. A man stabbed to death three children at a primary school in central China and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.
Pro-wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants world to see

Pro-wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants world to see

The crowd cheers as the stars make their way to the ring for first pro-wrestling bout North Korea has seen in almost 20 years. Back then, we're told the spectators thought the action was real.
Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking airfield amid tensions over region

Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking airfield amid tensions over region

A Russian army tank attacked airfields in eastern Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian military officials said, amid worsening tensions between Kiev and Moscow.