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Putin cuts salaries, including his own

Putin cuts salaries, including his own

 (CNN) -- As cheap oil and Western sanctions continue to batter Russia's economy, President Vladimir Putin slashed Kremlin salaries -- including his own -- by 10% Friday, according to state news service Tass.
ISIS bulldozes ruins of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi ministry says

ISIS bulldozes ruins of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi ministry says

 (CNN) -- ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the nation's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said.
Video shows the boy who'd become Jihadi John in London schoolyard

Video shows the boy who'd become Jihadi John in London schoolyard

 (CNN) -- Before he was Jihadi John, he was little John -- a young version of the same Mohammed Emwazi who authorities say later became the English-speaking face of ISIS terror.
South Korean police investigate attacker's links to North Korea

South Korean police investigate attacker's links to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning, authorities said.
South Korean police investigate attacker's links to North Korea

South Korean police investigate attacker's links to North Korea

A man opposed to joint South Korean-U.S. military drills attacked the American ambassador in Seoul, slashing his face and arm as he was about to give a speech Thursday morning.
Lost city discovered in Honduran jungle

Lost city discovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists searching for a lost city in the jungles of Honduras have discovered the urban remains of what they believe is a vanished ancient civilization, National Geographic reports.
The balloons that could fly tourists to the edge of space

The balloons that could fly tourists to the edge of space

(CNN) -- Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space -- or at least something thrillingly close to it?
MH370: 21st century technology might have solved the mystery

MH370: 21st century technology might have solved the mystery

A year later, it still sounds impossible: A sophisticated $270 million airliner carrying 239 people disappears, leaving very few clues about where it went.
Ambassador slashed in South Korea

Ambassador slashed in South Korea

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.
Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

Coffee is practically a health food: Myth or fact?

 (CNN) -- Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.
Koenigsegg's super hybrid: Zero to 248 in less than 20 seconds

Koenigsegg's super hybrid: Zero to 248 in less than 20 seconds

It looks like a Transformer, has 1,500 horsepower and can go from zero to 248 miles per hour in less than 20 seconds.
Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit as they seek to dislodge ISIS

Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit as they seek to dislodge ISIS

Iraqi forces appeared Wednesday to be making progress on the third day of a major offensive intended to push ISIS fighters out of the city of Tikrit.
#WeaselPecker image goes viral on Twitter

#WeaselPecker image goes viral on Twitter

  A photo of a weasel hitching a surprise lift on the back of a flying woodpecker near London has gone viral on Twitter, with more than 7,000 users retweeting the original post of the image.

NETANYAHU WARNS CONGRESS: Deal will lead to Iranian nuclear bomb

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran was "a bad deal" that would not stop Tehran from getting nuclear weapons -- but would rather pave its way to getting lots
iPhone is back to being the world's top selling smartphone

iPhone is back to being the world's top selling smartphone

For the first time in three years, the iPhone is the world's top selling smartphone.