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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.
Emma Watson faces backlash after gender equality speech

Emma Watson faces backlash after gender equality speech

Emma Watson is experiencing the ugly side of advocacy.
Most congressional reaction to airstrikes comes from Obama's critics

Most congressional reaction to airstrikes comes from Obama's critics

As the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes inside Syria late Monday, signaling a new phase in U.S.
The fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

Larry Ellison is stepping down as Oracle CEO

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Oracle announced Thursday that chief executive Larry Ellison is stepping down.
India's spacecraft inches closer to Mars... and history

India's spacecraft inches closer to Mars... and history

Just days after NASA's Mars orbiter reached the Red Planet, India's first mission could follow suit and make history Wednesday.
Teen who escaped ISIS: 'My friends were raped'

Teen who escaped ISIS: 'My friends were raped'

"Aria" is only 15, smiling as she greets and welcomes us into her family's tent inside the Khanke refugee camp in northwest Iraq.
Ebola has claimed 2,800 lives in 6 months, WHO study finds

Ebola has claimed 2,800 lives in 6 months, WHO study finds

The death toll from Ebola in West Africa has now climbed to more than 2,800, with 5,800 cases confirmed as of Monday, the World Health Organization said.
U.S. and Arab partners bomb ISIS in Syria

U.S. and Arab partners bomb ISIS in Syria

The United States and several Arab nations rained bombs on ISIS targets in Syria on Tuesday -- the first U.S. military offensive in the war-torn country and a forceful message to the militant group that the U.S.

Official: International community 'not structured' to deal with new ISIS threat

Just hours after an ISIS spokesman called on the group's foreign fighters to carry out attacks on coalition countries led by the United States in the battle against the terrorist group, a senior Obama administration official warned the inte