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American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, family says

The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, said Tuesday it has received confirmation that she is dead.
Say cheese! Hubble Telescope spots smiley face in space

Say cheese! Hubble Telescope spots smiley face in space

Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's an emoticon? It sure looks like a smiley face beaming down from the heavens, but actually it's a massive galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849.
Hong Kong court finds housewife guilty of abusing young maid

Hong Kong court finds housewife guilty of abusing young maid

A Hong Kong housewife has been found guilty of imprisoning and abusing a young Indonesian maid whose case has prompted protests and calls for reform of the city's laws governing domestic workers.
Syrian President to BBC: I get updates on U.S.-led attacks on ISIS

Syrian President to BBC: I get updates on U.S.-led attacks on ISIS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his regime is apprised of U.S.-led coalition efforts against ISIS in his country -- not by the Americans, but through third parties such as Iraq.
Closing arguments in trial of Costa Concordia captain

Closing arguments in trial of Costa Concordia captain

 Francesco Schettino arrived in court ahead of his defense's closing arguments in Grosseto, Italy, on Monday in a dark wool scarf after fighting off a weekend flu that kept him out of court last week.
Egypt soccer match went ahead despite clashes that killed at least 19 fans

Egypt soccer match went ahead despite clashes that killed at least 19 fans

Despite clashes that killed at least 19 fans before kickoff, a soccer match in Egypt continued to the very end, state media reported.
Father saves toddler in TransAsia plane crash

Father saves toddler in TransAsia plane crash

As they took their seats on a TransAsia Airways flight that crashed in Taipei on Wednesday, Lin Ming-wei and his young family were looking forward to a vacation on Kinmen, an island in the Taiwan Strait.
Jordan unleashes wrath on ISIS: 'This is just the beginning'

Jordan unleashes wrath on ISIS: 'This is just the beginning'

 Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more.
What will Putin do if U.S arms Ukraine?

What will Putin do if U.S arms Ukraine?

  The serious escalation of fighting in Ukraine is pushing President Barack Obama closer to the proxy war with Russia that he has long sought to avoid.
ISIS Fast Facts

ISIS Fast Facts

 (CNN) -- Here's a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Facts: Started as an al Qaeda splinter group. The aim of ISIS is to create an Islamic state across Sunni areas of Iraq and in Syria.
Dead prosecutor contemplated arrest of Argentina's President

Dead prosecutor contemplated arrest of Argentina's President

 BUENOS AIRES (CNN) -- The Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after accusing the government of a cover-up had drafted an affidavit seeking the arrest of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the lead investigator in the case said
New allegations of Saudi involvement in 9/11

New allegations of Saudi involvement in 9/11

 New allegations have emerged from the man described as the 20th 9/11 hijacker, alleging members of the Saudi royal family supported al Qaeda.

At least 31 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei river

A passenger plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people, according to the island's Civil Aeronautics Administration.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 is coming March 1

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is coming March 1

Samsung has sent out invitations for a March 1 "Unpacked" event, at which it is widely expected to unveil its new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone.
You're invited to a 'Game of Thrones' banquet

You're invited to a 'Game of Thrones' banquet

HBO is inviting "Game of Thrones" fans to try and win seats at a Westeros-themed feast, a contest that isn't for the faint of heart, considering the show's notoriety with dinner events.