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Kerry works overtime to avoid another Afghan powder keg

Kerry works overtime to avoid another Afghan powder keg

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry extended his stay in Afghanistan on Saturday, as he sought to broker a deal to end an election crisis amid fears the country could descend into bloody chaos.
Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
World's tallest water slide to open this week

World's tallest water slide to open this week

(CNN) -- When no one wanted to build the world's tallest and fastest water slide, Jeff Henry built it himself.
The summer of Supermoons is here

The summer of Supermoons is here

What's better than a "supermoon"? Three Supermoons! The full moons of summer this year -- July 12, August 10 and September 9 -- will all be Supermoons, as NASA calls them.
Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.
Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon as Gaza conflict continues

Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon as Gaza conflict continues

Israel was attacked from a second front Friday, but it is unlikely that a rocket fired from Lebanon signifies the widening of a conflict that has left at least 100 dead in Gaza.
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

(CNN) -- The most chilling place I've ever visited is the former Nazi death camp of Dachau, not far from Munich, Germany. Nobody enters Dachau. It enters you.
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

(CNN) -- The most chilling place I've ever visited is the former Nazi death camp of Dachau, not far from Munich, Germany. Nobody enters Dachau. It enters you.

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official

The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
Indonesian presidential candidate declares victory, opponent says not so fast

Indonesian presidential candidate declares victory, opponent says not so fast

Hours after voting ended in Indonesia's presidential race, candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo proclaimed victory while his rival Prabowo Subianto urged patience as the official vote count proceeded.
Gaza timeline: From Samson and Delilah to Israeli-Palestinian fighting

Gaza timeline: From Samson and Delilah to Israeli-Palestinian fighting

The current violence between the Israeli military and militants in Gaza is the latest in a long history of fighting in the region. Here's a look at some events along the way. Biblical references
No more 'Harry Potter' films, Daniel Radcliffe says

No more 'Harry Potter' films, Daniel Radcliffe says

Sorry, "Potter" fans, Harry himself says not to count on another film.

Report: U.S. spied on American Muslim leaders

The U.S. government allegedly spied on prominent American Muslims under the same program it used to keep tabs on suspected terrorists, according to documents held by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Floodgates open as ISIS bridges victories between Syria and Iraq

Floodgates open as ISIS bridges victories between Syria and Iraq

After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants who are taking over swaths of the country.
Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground operation

Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground operation

As rockets and missiles fly back and forth between Gaza and Israel, the Israeli military -- saying it doesn't expect the crisis to resolve itself soon -- is preparing for a ground incursion.