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UK raises terror threat level, citing risks out of Syria, Iraq

UK raises terror threat level, citing risks out of Syria, Iraq

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory.
Siddiqui terror sister

Siddiqui terror sister

KARACHI, Pakistan (CNN) -- The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go.
Ukraine crisis

Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.
ISIS Iraq Syria

ISIS Iraq Syria

LONDON (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of
UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

UK raises terror threat level, citing Syria, Iraq risk

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the "root cause" of the terrorist threat in the United Kingdom is "Islamist extremism." He said the killing of U.S.
Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

 I'd already run about half the marathon when the next refreshment table came into view.
Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines slashes 6,000 jobs in major restructuring

Malaysia Airlines has cut 6,000 jobs as part of a wide-ranging overhaul that follows the loss of two aircraft earlier this year.
Fears for democracy as Pakistani military asked to step into political crisis

Fears for democracy as Pakistani military asked to step into political crisis

The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks, prompting concerns the country's fragile democracy could be undermined.
NATO chief slams Moscow's 'hollow denials' of Ukraine aggression

NATO chief slams Moscow's 'hollow denials' of Ukraine aggression

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday condemned what he called a "serious escalation of Russian aggression" in Ukraine and said Moscow is carrying out direct military operations there.
United Nations Attacks Fast Facts

United Nations Attacks Fast Facts

- Here's a look at what you need to know about violence against United Nations peacekeeping forces. This is a selected list of incidents from 1990 to the present.
Israel missing US hiker

Israel missing US hiker

(CNN) -- A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.
Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak

(CNN) -- The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Ukraine crisis

Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -- A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S.

Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry riddle

 Mercedes Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.
Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

Here's a look at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station and its detention facilities. Facts: The base, sometime referred to as "Gitmo," is located in southeastern Cuba, on the coast of Guantánamo Bay.