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Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, a declaration long sought by Congress and human rights organizations but likely to change little in the conflict …

Middle East

ISIS member behind deadly Istanbul suicide blast, PM says

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> The suicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners Tuesday in a popular central Istanbul tourist area belonged to ISIS, officials said -- an attack that shows the group's nerve, reach and capacity for terror.<p>No group claimed responsibility …


North Korea has a hydrogen bomb, says Kim Jong-un

International experts sceptical as leader describes the DPRK as ‘a powerful nuclear state ready to defend its dignity’<p>Kim Jong-un has suggested that North Korea has the capacity to launch a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb, although international experts are sceptical of …

North Korea

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …


5 Best Foods to Reduce Belly Fat

Are you eager to lose that stubborn belly fat once and for all? Eating healthy, getting daily exercise and managing stress are all essential …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …


20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.