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Nigeria: Troops killed man acting as Boko Haram leader

Nigeria: Troops killed man acting as Boko Haram leader

Nigerian forces battling the Islamist terror group Boko Haram have killed a man suspected of acting as the group's leader, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said.
UK police arrest 9 men suspected of terror offenses in London

UK police arrest 9 men suspected of terror offenses in London

Nine men have been arrested in the United Kingdom on suspicion of terror offenses, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday.
How far does ISIS' global reach extend?

How far does ISIS' global reach extend?

ISIS militants have brought their hardline version of Islam to wide areas of Syria and Iraq, imposing brutal laws and killing people who they deem "unbelievers."
John Kerry: The fight against ISIS is 'going to go on'

John Kerry: The fight against ISIS is 'going to go on'

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday coalition airstrikes have not flushed the terror group ISIS from Iraq, but they may have prevented the fall of Baghdad and Irbil to ISIS militants.

Obama's Syrian airstrikes get Bill Clinton's approval

Former President Bill Clinton told CNN he agrees with President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS and arm Syrian rebels working to defeat them.
More airstrikes against ISIS as Obama readies to defend Syria action at U.N.

More airstrikes against ISIS as Obama readies to defend Syria action at U.N.

The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria earlier this week were just the beginning. There will be more, President Barack Obama vowed.
This cute dog reunites you with your forgotten airplane items

This cute dog reunites you with your forgotten airplane items

(CNN) -- Warning: After seeing this achingly adorable video of KLM's newest employee in action you might be tempted to leave your gadgets behind on your next flight into Amsterdam.
China sentences prominent Uyghur scholar to life in prison for 'separatism'

China sentences prominent Uyghur scholar to life in prison for 'separatism'

Less than a week after a tightly controlled trial, a Chinese court Tuesday found a prominent Uyghur scholar guilty of "separatism" and sentenced him to life in prison, his lawyer said.
India's spacecraft reaches Mars orbit ... and history

India's spacecraft reaches Mars orbit ... and history

India's Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entered Mars' orbit Wednesday morning, becoming the first nation to arrive on its first attempt and the first Asian country to reach the Red Planet.
Obama's Syria dilemma: Does hurting ISIS help al-Assad?

Obama's Syria dilemma: Does hurting ISIS help al-Assad?

The United States has inflicted damage on one enemy in Syria with the airstrikes it launched against ISIS. But it may also be helping another foe: the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Lone wolf? Australian police shoot dead teen 'terror suspect'

Lone wolf? Australian police shoot dead teen 'terror suspect'

As Australian lawmakers introduced tough new laws on foreign fighters on Wednesday, police were explaining why an officer shot dead an 18-year-old terror suspect outside a police station in Melbourne Tuesday night.

Wife to ISIS: Hostage Alan Henning was helping Muslims, so why kill him?

The wife of Alan Henning -- a British aid worker whose life has been threatened by ISIS -- pleaded Tuesday with his ISIS captors to release him, saying he'd gone to Syria to "help his Muslim friends" and doesn't deserve to die

Ebola: dire warning

Experts say the number of people infected with the Ebola virus could spike to more than a million by next year if quick action isn't taken.

Syrian strikes leave dozens dead

The war on ISIS has widened. U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday. The first attacks also targeted other jihad groups accused of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States.
New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (CNN) -- On the day the new Ebola clinic in Liberia opened, ambulances waited outside.