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Chocolate city: Tour shows off Zurich as the place for chocoholics

Chocolate city: Tour shows off Zurich as the place for chocoholics

(CNN) -- "I just love it when I get milk-to-dark converts," says Kerrin Rousset, as she prepares to lead a small cocoa-hungry crowd through the narrow streets of Zurich's Old Town.
Freed journalist's mom asked 'proof of life' question

Freed journalist's mom asked 'proof of life' question

(CNN) -- Nancy Curtis said she wanted proof her son, Peter Theo Curtis, was still alive after being held captive almost two years by Islamist rebels in Syria, she told "ABC World News Tonight."
Did a second ISIS militant kill James Foley?

Did a second ISIS militant kill James Foley?

(CNN) -- The shocking video of James Foley being beheaded in Syria has set off multiple investigations into the mystery of who killed the American journalist.
Israel blasts 2nd residential tower in Gaza

Israel blasts 2nd residential tower in Gaza

CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike blasted a residential tower in Gaza on Monday night. CNN video and Hamas-run Aqsa TV showed rockets hitting the structure known as the Italian Tower.
Obama authorizes reconnaissance flights over Syria, U.S. official says

Obama authorizes reconnaissance flights over Syria, U.S. official says

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.
Israel blasts 2nd residential tower in Gaza

Israel blasts 2nd residential tower in Gaza

An Israeli airstrike blasted a residential tower in Gaza on Monday night. CNN video and Hamas-run Aqsa TV showed rockets hitting the structure known as the Italian Tower.
Angry, scared and hungry: Inside the Ebola 'quaratine zone'

Angry, scared and hungry: Inside the Ebola 'quaratine zone'

A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine; leaders meet in Minsk

Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine; leaders meet in Minsk

Ten Russian soldiers were detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, that country's Security Service said Tuesday, as tensions simmered over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.

In latest bloody victory, ISIS seizes key air base in Syria

ISIS fighters have seized control of a strategically important air base in Syria, tightening their grip on the northeastern region of the war-racked nation.

Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, schedules elections

krainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament. Elections are scheduled for October 26, the President wrote.
Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

Ebola contacts in Africa go missing

(CNN) -- Earlier this summer, Kelsey Mirkovic, a disease detective with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entered a hut with her team in Gueckedou, Guinea, to speak with a man who had Ebola.

5 key questions in the fight against ISIS

 ISIS, as the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria are known, has become the new face of international terrorism in the eyes of the United States and its Western allies.
Couple wins big on infamous Vegas slot machine

Couple wins big on infamous Vegas slot machine

A lucky couple is leaving Las Vegas as millionaires after doing what no one has been able to do in 20 years.
Syria ready to cooperate with UN to fight terror

Syria ready to cooperate with UN to fight terror

The Syrian regime says it's ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight "terrorists."
Israeli airstrikes kill 16 in Gaza, Palestinian officials say

Israeli airstrikes kill 16 in Gaza, Palestinian officials say

The recently renewed violence in the Mideast claimed more lives Sunday as Israeli strikes killed at least 16 people in Gaza and a Hamas attack on a border crossing wounded four Israeli civilians.