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Inside Kobani, scenes of devastation on every side

Inside Kobani, scenes of devastation on every side

 KOBANI, Syria (CNN) -- When violence swallows a city as wholly as it has Kobani, as in so many of Syria's mottled cities, the fight becomes about who wins, rather than what is left for the victor.
 March 17 date expected for new Israel elections

March 17 date expected for new Israel elections

New elections will likely be held on March 17, the speaker of Israel's parliament said Wednesday, a day after the Prime Minister sacked two senior members of his coalition Cabinet for criticizing government policy.
Blast outside Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen kills 6

Blast outside Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen kills 6

A large explosion outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Yemen killed six people and wounded five others in Sanaa on Wednesday.
Confusion swirls, details murky in arrest of ISIS leader's 'wife'

Confusion swirls, details murky in arrest of ISIS leader's 'wife'

The reported detention of a wife and child of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has spurred intrigue into who exactly the woman is and what she might know about the terrorist group's inner workings.
Japan launches space probe to asteroid to 'clarify origin of solar system'

Japan launches space probe to asteroid to 'clarify origin of solar system'

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched a space probe on a mission to collect a sample from a distant asteroid.
TripAdvisor names its 10 Destinations on the Rise

TripAdvisor names its 10 Destinations on the Rise

 These may soon be 10 of the most popular destinations in the world. Our advice: Visit them before everyone else does.
Al Shabaab separates non-Muslims from Muslims and kills 36 in quarry attack

Al Shabaab separates non-Muslims from Muslims and kills 36 in quarry attack

Al Shabaab militants raided a quarry in Kenya, separating non-Muslim workers from their Muslim counterparts and executing them.
What's Prince Harry's secret? #FeelNoShame

What's Prince Harry's secret? #FeelNoShame

 Britain's Prince Harry has revealed a secret. The fourth in line to the throne unveiled a hidden fear Monday in support of the #FeelNoShame campaign being run by his Sentebale charity for World AIDS Day.
Plunging oil takes ruble with it

Plunging oil takes ruble with it

Oil prices plunged to their lowest level in five years Monday, piling pressure on Russia and other producers and raising the risk of deflation in Europe.
 Why a slowdown in China is still good for business

Why a slowdown in China is still good for business

Rising wages, sagging property prices, inflation: all of China's indicators point to a slowdown of its powerhouse economy in 2015.
 Police: Palestinian teenage girl shot after knife attack on Israeli man

Police: Palestinian teenage girl shot after knife attack on Israeli man

A Palestinian teenage girl attacked an Israeli man with a knife on Monday, then was shot down by Israeli security officers, authorities said.
Baby found buried on Sydney beach was a girl, police say

Baby found buried on Sydney beach was a girl, police say

A day at the beach took a terrifying turn for two young boys who found a baby's decomposing body buried in a shallow grave.
Explosions, gunfire shake Nigerian town under Boko Haram attack

Explosions, gunfire shake Nigerian town under Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northeast Nigeria on Monday. And battle sounds roared in Damaturu, as the Islamist fighters poured in, eyewitness said.
Moody's downgrades Japan on debt worries

Moody's downgrades Japan on debt worries

Moody's has cut Japan's debt rating by one notch, warning that policymakers will struggle to boost growth and get debt levels under control at the same time.
Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges

Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges

Egypt's former longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak was cleared of charges in a retrial Saturday and could soon be released -- a stunning reversal for a man who faced life imprisonment or worse after a revolution toppled him in 2011.