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Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

Refugees

California Wildfire Explodes to Nearly 15,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

Driven by high winds and soaring temperatures, a wildfire in California more than tripled in size Thursday, swelling to more than 14,000 acres, fire officials said.<p>The so-called Butte Fire, located east of the town of Jackson southeast of Sacramento, was a little more than 100 acres shortly after …

Weather

Palestine flag to fly over UN headquarters

UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approves a resolution to allow Palestinian flag to fly over its headquarters despite Israeli and US opposition<p>The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a Palestinian resolution that will allow Palestine to fly its flag at UN …

Obama Says the US Should Plan to Take in 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

But is that enough?<p><i>Read:</i> <b>We Asked an Expert Whether Britain's Secret Drone Strike in Syria Was Legal</b><p>President Obama has told his administration to gear up for 10,000 Syrian refugees to arrive in the US next year.<p>Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, described the effort as a way to "further scale …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Japan

New probe: Mexican government was wrong about what happened to 43 missing students

The Mexican government's claim that 43 missing students were killed and burned in a local trash dump in the state of Guerrero nearly a year ago has been discredited by a six-month investigation from an international working group.<p>The inquiry, published Sunday, also found that the police who …

Mexico

California company recalls cucumbers amid deadly salmonella outbreak | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A California produce company is recalling cucumbers imported from Mexico amid concerns they could be the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and infected at least 285 people in 27 U.S. states, authorities said.<p>One person in California died after becoming …

Environmentalism

13 people executed in northern Afghanistan; Taliban denies role

KABUL — Unknown gunmen executed 13 people traveling in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to a local Afghan official.<p>The attack took place in Balkh province, a relatively peaceful region in northern Afghanistan.<p>Aside from a lone soldier traveling with the group, all of the victims were …

Afghanistan

In Baltimore, six separate trials loom in Freddie Gray death

In his decision to order separate trials for each of the six Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of<p>Freddie Gray, legal analysts say, the judge has shaped how prosecutors and defense attorneys alike will craft their strategies in months to come.<p>And, depending on the viewpoint, …

Justice

Death toll from rebel attack in Yemen's Marib province rises after Saudi says 10 troops killed

A Saudi Arabian military spokesman says 10 Saudi troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen's Marib province, which also killed 45 allied troops from the United Arab Emirates.<p>The Saturday statement by Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri to broadcaster Al Hadath was the first public …

Middle East

The 9 countries with the most entrepreneurship

In the UK and the US, entrepreneurs are associated with startups. But in some countries, becoming self-employed is a necessity rather than a dream. You have to make your own opportunities when there are not many jobs available.<p>According to research by the UK-based business-networking group Approved …

Terror attacks: separate attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait leave more than 60 dead – as it happened

Arrests made over Kuwait Shia mosque attack Tunisia attack: Cameron says UK must prepare for high death toll François Hollande holds second crisis summit after decapitation attack At least 39 people dead in attack at beach resort

Terrorism

FDA Says There's Milk in Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is every dieter's best friend. It's chock-full of antioxidants and healthy omega-6 fatty acids, and it can give you warm, fuzzy feelings thanks to the endorphin release you get from eating it. All that, plus it's low in calories and free of dairy. At least, we think it is.<p>We once …

Chocolate

A Pill For Hormonal Acne

When you talk about acne and its various treatments, experiences start to feel like different levels in a video game. Some people only make it to the …

Skin Care

Fully dressed and preserved 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

17th century widow Louise de Quengo, wearing her shoes and cap, was found along with heart of her husband in lead coffin<p>French archaeologists have uncovered the well-preserved body of a noblewoman who died 350 years ago – along with the clothes in which she was buried, including her cap and shoes, …

Archaeology

FKA twigs Shows Summer Style Can Be a Steal

Earlier this spring our editors wrote about how to tackle the spring’s trickiest pant length, the culotte and since then, it’s been spotted on everyone including <b>Amal Clooney</b><b>, Kendall Jenner,</b> and <b>Victoria Beckham.</b> However, subverting the concept earlier this week in Los Angeles with fiancé <b>Robert</b> …

FKA Twigs

Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1163000/1163888_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527327645_4cfe3bd3e6ac70788748ca751f74be63<p><b>Frustration is growing in parts of rural Nepal over the pace of relief efforts, with some badly-affected villages yet to receive any …

Natural Disasters

Pope Demands Equal Pay for Women But Still Doesn’t Intend to Hire Any

Pope Francis defended pay equality today, calling it “pure scandal” to pay women less than men. But when will the pontiff make women equal in the …

Christianity

Saudi Leadership Changes Highlight Contradictions in U.S. Middle East Policy

This morning King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of royal decrees removing his half-brother Prince Muqrin as Crown Prince and replacing him with Mohammed bin Nayef, the Minister of the Interior and head of the powerful Council of Political and Security Affairs. Bin Nayef is a grandson of …

S. Korea: N. Korean leader executes about 15

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is continuing to rule with an iron fist, having ordered the execution of about 15 senior officials so far this year, according to an assessment by South Korean intelligence agents, a lawmaker who attended a closed briefing said.<p>Shin Kyung-min, a …

North Korea

Old Hand Found In Florida Attic With Coins And Treasure Map

WFLA News Channel 8<p>If you've ever cleaned out a grandparent's attic, you know that you might find some weird things up there. One Florida family recently discovered that this can include a hand.<p>Mike Lopez told NBC affiliate WFLA that his sister was cleaning out their grandparents' attic when she …

Rubella Eradicated From The Americas

WASHINGTON -- Smallpox was the first, in 1971. Then polio, in 1994. Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization said two more diseases had been eradicated from the Americas: rubella and the similar congenital rubella syndrome.<p>Rubella, a virus also known as German measles, causes mild symptoms …

Nepal Earthquake: Climbers Caught on Everest With No Way Down

A group of U.S. climbers was caught climbing Mt. Everest when the earthquake and avalanche hit, and today found themselves with no way down.<p>Garrett …

Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

San Francisco Bay Area

Calm

Brick Buildings That Are Actually Cool (PHOTOS)

Move over limestone, granite, and steel—brick buildings are pretty amazing too.

Architecture

Florida Jailhouse Guards Arrested in KKK Murder Plot

A mole inside the racist group helps several law enforcement agencies bust a conspiracy to kill a black inmate after his release.<p>Three current and …

Crime

Paris supermarket hostages sue media outlet over siege coverage

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> Six survivors of the Paris kosher supermarket siege in January are suing a French media outlet for what they call dangerous live broadcasting during the hostage-taking.<p>According to Paris prosecutor's spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, the lawsuit was filed March 27 and a preliminary …

Terrorism

Naked Woman Attempts To Rob Convenience Store: Police

A woman in Charleston, West Virginia, accused of attempted robbery didn’t have to be strip-searched: She was already naked.<p>Police got a call early Thursday morning about a robbery at the One Stop convenience store at the same time they were responding to a call about a naked woman in a nearby …

Family Of 4-Year-Old Killed In Jeep Fire Awarded $150 Million

(Adds comments from plaintiffs' lawyer, auto safety group)<p>By Jessica Dye<p>NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury in Georgia awarded on Thursday $150 million to a family that sued Chrysler Group LLC for the 2012 death of their 4-year-old in a crash involving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a rear …