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Yet another beheading. What's the world going to do about ISIS?

ISIS beheaded another Westerner, a British aid worker. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry courted Middle Eastern leaders to join a coalition in the fight against the Islamist militants. And U.S. planes aimed at ISIS fighters near Iraq's capital.<p>As world leaders struggled Monday to come up with …

The world view of Scotland's vote: Russia turns blue, China sees red

Beyond the confines of Britain, the prospect of an independent Scotland has produced a mixture of confusion, astonishment, glee and horror.<p>India's foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, looked baffled when asked to comment on the possible break-up of the United Kingdom . "Break-up of the United Kingdom? …

U.S. warns citizens in Uganda to stay home after raid - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Ugandan forces arrested several terror suspects Saturday and recovered explosives during an operation to foil an "imminent" terrorist attack in the capital of Kampala.<p>Security forces ratcheted up security in public places during the operation as the U.S. Embassy warned Americans there to …

Pope says global conflicts have become piecemeal WWIII

Pope Francis warned of a third world war while visiting the Austro-Hungarian Cemetery of Fogliano di Redipuglia in northeastern Italy on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of WWI.<p>"Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought …

ISIS appears to execute British captive

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.<p>The ISIS video post showing Haines' beheading called …

Think Hollywood Is Anti-Israel? Page A7 of Saturday’s New York Times Might Make You Reconsider

Hollywood may be a famously liberal place, and liberals may be turning against Israel, but a significant chunk of the entertainment industry is standing up for the Jewish state.<p>In a massive full-page ad in Saturday’s New York Times, the Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) reiterated their support …

Bob Marley’s Home Country Still Hasn’t Legalized the ‘Ganja’ He Loved

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith.<p>In this Aug. 28, …

The 60-Year History of the B-52 Stratofortress

When General Nathan Twining, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957, called the Boeing B-52 “the long rifle of the air age” shortly …

Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia

<b>The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies.</b><p>The measures are part of a joint effort with the European Union aimed at punishing Russia for what they say is its military intervention in Ukraine.<p>They come despite a fragile ceasefire holding in the …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

As the body count in Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak continues to rise, some say the time has come for the U.S. military to step in.<p>"The U.S. Military is uniquely poised to help with this disease," says Timothy Flanigan, an infectious disease researcher at Brown University who's volunteering in …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

In a dramatic showdown in 2008, the United States government threatened to sue the Internet giant Yahoo! $250,000 a day if it did not turn over a vast amount of user data.<p>That's according to the company's general counsel, who announced today that it had won a fight to release documents relating to …

Terrorism alert level raised to high, but Tony Abbott says no attack is imminent

Australia has increased its terrorism alert level from medium to high – the first such change in 11 years.<p>Tony Abbott announced the move on Friday, two weeks after the UK raised its terrorism threat level and a day after the US outlined its strategy for targeting Islamic State (Isis) militants in …

UN peacekeepers' release 'mediated by Qatar'

The Qatari government has said it helped to secure the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month.<p>Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, welcomed Thursday's development, with a spokesman saying he appreciated "the efforts of all …

Germany Bans ISIS Activities: Black Flag, Social-Media Support a Crime

World<p>MAINZ, Germany - Germany banned images and activities linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham on Friday, including social media support and display of the militant group's signature black flag. Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that ignoring the ban - which also …

Social Media

Obama to get Ebola briefing at CDC

President Barack Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Tuesday to get an update on the Ebola crisis in west Africa.<p>White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today that Obama will “receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa, discuss …

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.<p>"It's the single greatest concern I've ever had in …

Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, …

Japanese submarine purchase would be historic and controversial

Australia’s move towards buying up to 12 Japanese Soryu submarines represents a historic and deeply controversial shift in national defence and military acquisition policy.<p>If, as seems increasingly likely, political and industry leaders in Tokyo and Canberra can agree on terms, the Japanese …

2 longshot South Side sites out of running for Obama library

The Barack Obama Foundation has begun informing bidders for the presidential library that they will not advance to the next round, with two South Side long shots being told they're out of the running.<p>Paula Robinson, managing partner of the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership, said she got …

ESA's bug-eyed "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

One aggravating property of the housefly is that swatting one is harder than it looks. One of the reasons for this is flies have eyes designed for …

43 Members Of Israel's Elite Spy Unit Slam Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

43 veterans of Israel’s most elite military spy unit have sent a letter to Israel’s Prime Minister saying they can no longer be a part of intrusive …

Australia raises 'terror attack' threat level

Alert issued over perceived risk posed by citizens believed to be fighting with armed groups in Iraq and Syria.<p>Australia has raised its terror threat level to "high" from "medium", saying there is an increased likelihood of an attack at home, despite stressing it has no knowledge of a specific plan.<p>…

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

World Trade Center

President Obama Tells The Nation How He Will "Degrade, And Ultimately, Destroy" ISIS

President Obama outlined Wednesday his administration's strategy to "degrade and ultimately, destroy" ISIS militants in Iraq. The plan, which the president emphasized would not require American combat troops, called for airstrikes on ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq and support for Iraqi and …

Middle East

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

ISIS Threat: Fear of Terror Attack Soars to 9/11 High, NBC News/WSJ Poll Finds

First Read<p>The nation is on edge in the wake of brutal beheadings of journalists by Islamic extremists — with more Americans saying the United States is less safe now than at any point since 9/11, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll shows.<p>The exclusive poll reveals that 47% of Americans believe …