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'X-Men: Days of Future Past': What's the verdict?

'X-Men: Days of Future Past': What's the verdict?

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has stars aplenty, but does it have what it takes to make it a summer blockbuster?
Can Modi make India the new China?

Can Modi make India the new China?

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- Narendra Modi is being swept into office as India's prime minister on a wave of optimism about his ability to restore the fortunes of Asia's third biggest economy.
Thai military moves to tighten grip after coup

Thai military moves to tighten grip after coup

The Thai military on Friday tightened its grip on the politically unstable Southeast Asian nation, banning more than 150 prominent figures from leaving the country and threatening to arrest politicians who disobey its orders.
U.N. Security Council slaps Boko Haram with sanctions

U.N. Security Council slaps Boko Haram with sanctions

The U.N. Security Council approved sanctions Thursday against Nigeria's Boko Haram.
Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms

Putin warns of civil war in Ukraine as election looms

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday of a "dangerous civil war" in Ukraine as fresh violence erupted ahead of this weekend's presidential election.
One-armed fullback to vie for spot on pro Canadian football team

One-armed fullback to vie for spot on pro Canadian football team

When Curtis Harmon III showed up in front of NFL scouting personnel in Baltimore last month, no one was sure what to expect. After all, how could a man with one arm catch a football?
Man stabs passengers aboard Taiwan train

Man stabs passengers aboard Taiwan train

Moments after his train left a station in Taipei on Wednesday, a young Taiwanese man randomly stabbed passengers before his violent fury ended when he was forced to the ground, police said.
Blasts kill dozens at market in China's restive Xinjiang region

Blasts kill dozens at market in China's restive Xinjiang region

A series of explosions tore through an open-air market in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more, state media reported.
Thai military says it's taken over the country in a coup

Thai military says it's taken over the country in a coup

The Thai military has taken control of the government in a coup, the country's military chief announced in a national address Thursday.
Ukraine: 9 soldiers killed in attacks; civilians used as human shields

Ukraine: 9 soldiers killed in attacks; civilians used as human shields

Nine soldiers were killed overnight in attacks on a checkpoint and a military convoy, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said Thursday.
10 things Mexico does better than anywhere else

10 things Mexico does better than anywhere else

Editor's note: This story is part of a series highlighting superlatives of countries and cities around the world.
Iran not "Happy" with video, arrests 6

Iran not "Happy" with video, arrests 6

(CNN) -- Tehran's police chief was deeply offended.
MH370 raw satellite data to be publicized after months of waiting

MH370 raw satellite data to be publicized after months of waiting

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) -- After months of clamoring, the MH370 raw satellite data that families have been demanding may soon be publicized.
Europe's top employers for new grads

Europe's top employers for new grads

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- European students relish the thought of finding work with big brand-name companies like Google, Microsoft and L'Oreal after they graduate, according to a survey of business and engineering students.
6 Iranians arrested for making fan video of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

6 Iranians arrested for making fan video of Pharrell Williams' 'Happy'

Apparently, dancing to a song about happiness in Iran can get you arrested.