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100 fascinating things you didn’t know about the Kardashians

America's most famous family hog our news and Instagram feeds, but if you think after all these years of literally Keeping Up With The Kardashians, …

About 160 more Boko Haram hostages rescued, says Nigerian army

"We are still trying to compute the actual number of those rescued. But tentatively there are about 60 women of various ages and around 100 children," said army spokesman Sani Usman.<p>Usman said one woman was killed in the fighting and eight other rescued hostages were injured. A soldier was also …

Congo-Brazzaville president burns five tonnes of ivory in fight against poachers

Denis Sassou Nguesso sets pile of elephant tusks ablaze as conservationists urge Africans to ‘get angrier’ about impact of poaching<p>The president of Congo-Brazzaville has set fire to nearly five tonnes of seized elephant ivory at a summit to draw up the first pan-African strategy on wildlife …

Pakistan drops case against former CIA station chief

Pakistani police have dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people.<p>Police officer Mohammad Nawaz told the AP news agency on Thursday that the case against former acting general counsel John …

Coverup claims over revelation that Germany spied on EU partners for US

Embarrassment for Berlin after reports about inquiry into NSA surveillance say German spies monitored French president’s office and EU institutions<p>Germany has been spying and eavesdropping on its closest partners in the EU and passing the information to the US for more than a decade, a …

Soldier shot dead in Burundi as bid by president for third term stokes unrest

Some reports say intelligence officer fired fatal shot in clash at barricade in landlocked south-east African country<p>A man died and as many as 15 other people were injured as clashes over a bid by the country’s president for a third term continued on Thursday in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.<p>It was …

Kim Jong-un snubs Russia after being refused 'special treatment'

Pyongyang feared North Korean leader's first overseas visit would descend into 'freak show'<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, <b>refused an invitation to visit Moscow</b> to mark the <b>Soviet Union's victory in World War II</b> because Russia refused to meet Pyongyang's demands for special treatment for the …

North Korea's nuclear leverage | Politics

According to a report leaked to the Wall Street Journal, at a recent closed meeting of US and Chinese nuclear experts, Chinese nuclear experts allegedly warned their US colleagues that the North Korean nuclear arsenal is growing faster than expected.<p>If these reports are believed, the Chinese now …

North Korea

German police thwart Boston-style plot to bomb cycle race, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> German police overnight thwarted a terrorist plot by a radicalized couple, a plan they suspect involved bombing a bicycle race near Frankfurt, a German terrorism researcher briefed by investigators told CNN on Thursday.<p>German prosecutors and police said that a man and a woman had been …

Extremism

Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal is threatened by GOP amendments

A bipartisan bill for Congress to review any nuclear agreement with Iran faced new danger Thursday as Republican senators sought to force votes on controversial amendments that leaders had hoped to avoid.<p>Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have worked all week to shield the bill from …

Pakistani PM praises army for defeating Waziristan militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday praised the country's armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, …

Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Sunnis fleeing the fighting in western Anbar province have provided a cover for Islamic State militants to carry out a wave of …

Afghan delegation heads to Qatar for talks with the Taliban

Scheduled meeting also involves representatives from Pakistan and would mark significant step towards opening formal talks to ending conflict in Afghanistan<p>An Afghan government delegation is heading to Qatar for “open discussions” with representatives of the Taliban aimed at ending Afghanistan’s …

U.S. Navy to accompany British-flagged ships near Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. Navy warships will begin accompanying British-flagged commercial cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, something they've already been doing with US-flagged vessels, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren announced Monday.<p>The accompanying of U.S. and British ships follows …

Military

Yemenis suffer from lack of food, power and medical aid as battles rage on

The war in Yemen has intensified in recent days, with the southern city of Aden rocked by some of the most ferocious street battles since the start of hostilities and the capital, Sana’a, enduring one of the worst sustained air raids in the last month.<p>The humanitarian situation is growing …

'Unrepentant' Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gave Middle Finger To Police Security Camera

Prosecutors showed jurors many photos on the first day of the last phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial and one image government attorneys wanted to burn into their memories was the sight of the convicted bomber sticking up his middle finger.<p>The then-19-year-old Tsarnaev pointed it at a security …