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Former ISIS sex slave demands justice for Yazidis

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as a sex slave by ISIS told CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice.<p>Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human …

Is another Turkish coup imminent?

On 25 February, the flagship Turkish newspaper Hurriyet published a controversial article with the headline "Unease at the military headquarters", …

Protests after Netherlands bars Turkish official's plane from landing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests broke out in Rotterdam and in front of Dutch diplomatic missions in Turkey on Saturday after the Netherlands barred a plane carrying Turkey's foreign minister from landing to stop him from addressing a political rally in the port city.<p>The Dutch government announced that Foreign …

The Doomsday Clock Is Reset: Closest To Midnight Since The 1950s

The minute hand on the Doomsday Clock ticked closer to midnight Thursday, as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said it's seeing an increase in dangers to humanity, from climate change to nuclear warfare. The group took the "unprecedented" step of moving the clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, …

Facebook's fake news problem, explained

News stories are supposed to help ordinary voters understand the world around them. But in the 2016 election, news stories online too often had the opposite effect. Stories rocketed around the internet that were misleading, sloppily reported, or in some cases totally made up.<p>Over the course of …

Early voting data suggests Clinton lags in North Carolina compared to 2012

<b>(CNN) —</b> The political consensus is virtually unanimous: If Hillary Clinton wins North Carolina, Donald Trump has to win every other competitive state to take the White House.<p>Clinton has other paths to victory without North Carolina, but the state has been a focus for Democrats this cycle. She has …

Government

Donald Trump just made a great case against electing a businessman as president

Within minutes of the beginning of the first presidential debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton brought up some of Donald Trump’s more thoughtless past comments—in particular, a 2007 snippet in which the real estate mogul said he was “excited” for the housing market crash that would come a …

Donald Trump

World Markets Rally on Soothing Federal Reserve Comments

World shares and bonds rallied on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and slowed the pace of future hikes, …

What corporate America can learn from Skittles' response to Donald Trump Jr.

Skittles could teach a master class in public relations.<p>Lesson 1: Be a human being.<p>Lesson 2: Resist the temptation to promote your product at all costs.<p>The Mars company, which makes Skittles, won praise Tuesday for its response to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. that dragged its signature colorful …

Donald Trump

Duterte tells Obama 'son of a whore' remark wasn't personal

After Philippine president’s aides try to limit damage, saying he’d been addressing a reporter, he threatens to eat Islamist militias alive<p>The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has expressed regret for calling Barack Obama a “son of a whore” – a remark that led to the US leader …

Our life in three stages – school, work, retirement – will not survive much longer | Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

Babies born today have a good chance of surviving to be 105. If they are to exploit the great opportunities raised by longevity we must abandon outdated notions of a traditional life<p>For much of human history, life was well described by Thomas Hobbes as “nasty, brutish and short”. However, continued …

Retirement

What We Know About the Driver in the Nice Attack

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Berlin leftist rioting leaves 120 officers injured

BERLIN (AP) — Police say more than 120 officers were injured and 86 demonstrators were detained during leftist riots in the German capital which …

Dallas Police Used Robot With Bomb to Kill Ambush Suspect: Mayor

Police in Dallas used a robot with an explosive device to kill a suspect involved in a coordinated ambush against officers.<p>The suspect was holed up inside the El Centro College parking garage for several hours overnight Thursday before police moved to "blast him out," Mayor Mike Rawlings said …

Law Enforcement

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<b>London (CNN) —</b> The most vocal architect of Britain's seismic decision to leave the European Union thumbed his nose at the EU Parliament Tuesday as members booed and turned their backs on him, in the most visible clash of ideologies between Britain and Europe since last week's vote.<p>Nigel Farage, …

Great Britain

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders says that he will vote for Hillary Clinton.<p>Asked on MSNBC's Morning Joe whether he will vote for Clinton in November, Sanders responded "Yes."<p>The Vermont senator, who has not yet formally ended his 2016 campaign, said that stopping Donald Trump from becoming president must be an …

EU referendum results: David Cameron to resign, markets tumble

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

The next president will likely face a recession

The next president of the United States has to prepare for a crisis, an economic one.<p>The U.S. is overdue for a recession. The economy has been growing for seven years now. The average Post World War II expansion cycle lasts less than five years, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.<p>…

Federal Reserve

Why Detroit has one of America's worst public transportation systems

At the end of World War II, Motown and its environs were home to the largest municipally owned streetcar system in the United States.<p>Regional streetcars, buses, and commuter rail counted an annual ridership of 490 million.<p>Today, the streetcars and commuter rail are gone. Until a new streetcar line …

Urban Design

The world’s population mapped by who is online

What would the world look like if countries were sized by the number of people online? With only a third of the world having access to the internet, …

We just got the latest sign Saudi Arabia is worried about the future

Aramco is a monster.<p>As The Economist noted, the company produces 10 million barrels of oil each day, a number equivalent to the US's entire daily output, and has 10 times more oil reserves than Exxon.<p>Aramco is also very good at what it does. Saudi Arabia's break-even price for oil production is a …

Oil

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2016

"And so, in 2016, conflict intensifies," Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, and Cliff Kupchan write in the firm's annual list of top risks.<p>"This all means a dramatically more fragmented world in 2016 with more intra-, inter-, and extra-state conflict than any point since World War II."<p>Still, …

Xi Jinping

The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015

Here are 15 high-profile people (and teams) whose careers or reputations took a big hit in 2015. While we expect many to bounce back, others may never recover.

Martin Shkreli

A bunch of OPEC members are 'at risk for a significant crisis in 2016'

But the group remained divided over its production ceiling, and failed to reach an agreement.<p>And that's pretty grim news for about half of the cartel's members, who are already struggling with low prices amid a supply glut.<p>"[The] OPEC meeting ended without a decision, putting on full display the …

Oil

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Who Crashed China’s Stock Market?

Beijing’s top five scapegoats, from journalists to hedge funds to the U.S. federal reserve<p>China’s stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23 percent Tuesday, after closing down slightly …

Stock Markets

When Success Leads to Failure

The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.<p>I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. I have taught three of her children, and I like to think we’ve even become friends during our time …

Middle School