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Halliburton buys rival in mega deal

Halliburton buys rival in mega deal

As recently as Friday, merger talks between Halliburton and Baker Hughes weren't going well. But now, we have a deal. Halliburton said Monday it will spend $34.6 billion to acquire Baker Hughes.
U2's Bono injured in Central Park fall, band's website says

U2's Bono injured in Central Park fall, band's website says

U2 front man Bono injured his arm in a Central Park cycling accident and now needs surgery, a statement on the band's official website said Sunday.
 Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says

Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says

Thanks to climate change, you'll be more likely to get struck by lightning as the years pass, scientists say. Make that 50% more likely for those who are around at the end of the century.
Detained Americans Fast Facts

Detained Americans Fast Facts

 (CNN) -- Here's a look at some recent cases of foreign governments detaining U.S. citizens. For more information about other missing Americans, see Robert Levinson Fast Facts or POW/MIA in Iraq and Afghanistan Fast Facts.
Mexico's 43 missing students: Who are they?

Mexico's 43 missing students: Who are they?

 CHILPANCINGO, Mexico (CNN) -- It's a staggering statistic: 43 college students from the same school, all hoping to become teachers someday -- all missing and feared dead.
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.
G20 leaders agree on measures aimed at adding $2 trillion to global economy

G20 leaders agree on measures aimed at adding $2 trillion to global economy

World leaders at the G20 summit have agreed to a series of measures aimed at boosting the global economy by more than $2 trillion.
Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says

Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says

Thanks to climate change, you'll be more likely to get struck by lightning as the years pass, scientists say. Make that 50% more likely for those who are around at the end of the century.
U.S. muscle, money, influence pivoting to Asia, Obama says at G20

U.S. muscle, money, influence pivoting to Asia, Obama says at G20

U.S. President Obama opened his appearance at the G20 summit of world leaders in Australia with a speech that had to make Beijing think.
Declared dead, 91-year-old woman wakes up 11 hours later in funeral home

Declared dead, 91-year-old woman wakes up 11 hours later in funeral home

Never underestimate the healing power of a good nap.
President Obama tells Myanmar to move forward on democracy

President Obama tells Myanmar to move forward on democracy

 (CNN) -- On the road to democracy, Myanmar has sputtered, and it's time to move forward, said President Obama from the porch of an infamously symbolic home in the country's largest city.
World's tallest man meets world's shortest man

World's tallest man meets world's shortest man

 One stands as tall as a red British phone booth. The other is the height of six stacked cans of baked beans.
Sources: Obama seeks new Syria strategy review to deal with ISIS, al-Assad

Sources: Obama seeks new Syria strategy review to deal with ISIS, al-Assad

 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has asked his national security team for another review of the U.S.
World Cup: Qatar and Russia cleared of corruption allegations

World Cup: Qatar and Russia cleared of corruption allegations

Qatar looks set to host the 2022 World Cup after being cleared of corruption allegations by FIFA, football world's governing body.