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George Soros Fast Facts

George Soros Fast Facts

 Here's a look at the life of one of the most successful investment financiers in the world, George Soros. An active philanthropist, Soros has donated more than $10 billion to various causes over the years.
Rand Paul: Give the Kurds a country

Rand Paul: Give the Kurds a country

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Rand Paul wants to give the Kurds their own country.
Iraqi forces take control of military hospital as Tikrit offensive continues

Iraqi forces take control of military hospital as Tikrit offensive continues

Joint Iraqi forces now have control of Tikrit Military Hospital as they continue their offensive to liberate the city from ISIS.
Snow place like this Italian village when it comes to one-day accumulation

Snow place like this Italian village when it comes to one-day accumulation

 The next time the people of Capracotta, Italy, hear the folks in Boston complain about a snow season of more than 100 inches, they'll be like: "That's nice. We've been known to get that much in one day."
The world's biggest aircraft: Giant airship gets closer to take-off

The world's biggest aircraft: Giant airship gets closer to take-off

(CNN) -- Look to the skies above London and you'll see the usual suspects -- rainclouds, planes and pigeons. But by the end of the year, you might just see something else.
Top French athletes among 10 dead after 2 helicopters collide in Argentina

Top French athletes among 10 dead after 2 helicopters collide in Argentina

Three French sports stars were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday evening, authorities said.
ISIS destroys ancient site of Khorsabad in northeastern Iraq, reports say

ISIS destroys ancient site of Khorsabad in northeastern Iraq, reports say

  ISIS is continuing to bulldoze its way through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria, with the ancient Assyrian capital of Khorsabad apparently the extremist group's latest archaeological victim.
Coming soon: Live satellite tracking of all commercial aircraft

Coming soon: Live satellite tracking of all commercial aircraft

(CNN) -- Live satellite tracking of all commercial aircraft could be a reality within three years, says the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
6th suspect in Boris Nemtsov's killing blows himself up, report says

6th suspect in Boris Nemtsov's killing blows himself up, report says

A sixth suspect in the shooting death of a top Russian opposition figure blew himself after a standoff with police in the capital of the Chechen Republic, state-run television reported Sunday.
Theories but no debris: A year on, where is MH370?

Theories but no debris: A year on, where is MH370?

"Good night Malaysian three-seven-zero." It was a routine sign-off, an all-is-well.
Germany's new 30% rule for women on boards

Germany's new 30% rule for women on boards

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Germany has just made a radical move to promote gender equality in the boardroom.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: From mundane to mystery

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: From mundane to mystery

 HONG KONG (CNN) -- Two hundred and thirty-nine people boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, 2014 with nothing more than the anticipation of a quick transit across the Gulf of Thailand, then Thailand, Vietnam and onto China -- h
Pain and anger a year on from disappearance of MH370

Pain and anger a year on from disappearance of MH370

 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNN) -- Jaquita Gonzales still tries to call her husband on his cellphone. A pair of work shoes still sits outside the front door of their home in Kuala Lumpur waiting to be reclaimed.
Iran blinds man in 'eye for an eye' justice

Iran blinds man in 'eye for an eye' justice

 (CNN) -- Iran's judicial system believes in the ancient concept of "an eye for an eye" -- literally.
Pakistan renames 107 schools after massacre victims

Pakistan renames 107 schools after massacre victims

 (CNN) -- More than 100 schools in Pakistan have been renamed in honor of the children killed in a Taliban siege at a Peshawar school last year.