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Speed-dating diplomacy on tap at United Nations

Speed-dating diplomacy on tap at United Nations

The world comes to New York this week, accompanied by baggage full of crises. It's the 69th annual United Nations General Assembly special debate, and it has not been a peaceful year.
Why is ISIS taunting the West?

Why is ISIS taunting the West?

For a while, it seemed that the threat from ISIS was limited to sparsely populated desert regions in the Middle East.
'A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of captive Alan Henning begs ISIS to let him go

'A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of captive Alan Henning begs ISIS to let him go

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.
Searching for the answer: Can the world stop Ebola?

Searching for the answer: Can the world stop Ebola?

As I stood in the sweltering heat outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta earlier this week, President Barack Obama whispered in my ear.
Why I became a human guinea pig

Why I became a human guinea pig

(CNN) -- Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.

France joins airstrikes

France has carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq, becoming the first U.S. coalition ally to take a hands-on role in the fight against the militant army.
Celebrating fall foliage around the U.S.

Celebrating fall foliage around the U.S.

Can you feel the change of seasons in the air? It's almost time for apple cider, pumpkin picking and leaves changing color.
Al Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims, Prime Minister says

Al Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims, Prime Minister says

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into his country because Muslims there "will die for India."
What Scotland's 'No' vote means for David Cameron

What Scotland's 'No' vote means for David Cameron

 David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes.
Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the ISIS terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.
'Dead Beat Kenya' Facebook page claims to expose absentee parents

'Dead Beat Kenya' Facebook page claims to expose absentee parents

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral. Single parents in the east African nation are turning to a new Facebook page to share their outrage against people they claim abandoned their offspring.
Australia orders federal police to take over security at house of parliament

Australia orders federal police to take over security at house of parliament

Australia ordered federal police to take over security at the house of parliament Friday, a day after police conducted one of the nation's largest counter-terrorism operations in the port city of Sydney.
Results of Scotland independence referendum: 'No' campaign victorious

Results of Scotland independence referendum: 'No' campaign victorious

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Police: Still no suspect in killings of Britons on idyllic Thai island

Police: Still no suspect in killings of Britons on idyllic Thai island

Thai police are still searching for suspects in the killings of two British tourists on an idyllic resort island after DNA tests on more than a dozen men found no matches with evidence from the female victim's body.
Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.