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France's 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

PARIS (AP) — The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all.<p>Socialist Benoit Hamon and far-left …

Bomb Blasts Near Newly Liberated Syrian Town Kill at Least 60

BEIRUT — Two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the ISIS killed at least 60 people, including two Turkish soldiers, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said.<p>The attacks took place as the terrorist group was retreating from one …

Associated Press News

Netanyahu, Trump rekindle US-Israel bond as Mideast tensions loom

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington on Valentine's Day to renew the US-Israel romance after eight strained years during the Obama administration.<p>The Israeli leader and President Donald Trump could both use a boost when they meet Wednesday, particularly …

Sudan's Bashir in defiant form on tour of Darfur region

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1236000/1236969_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524687135_398b2c3e23026509e5b5258db3ee785c<p><b>As Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir touches down in Darfur, a group of young girls greet him with a song and a wreath of plastic flowers.</b><p>Mr Bashir …

Hillary Clinton sighs in relief, Bernie Sanders pledges revolution

Game on.<p>Eight years after being upstaged in Iowa by Barack Obama, Monday night brought more disappointing results for Hillary Clinton, who leaves the state with a razor-thin lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders after the first nominating contest of 2016.<p>"I am a progressive who gets things done …

Refugee numbers drop while obstacles multiply for some nationalities

The number of refugees arriving in Greece has dropped dramatically, prompting some observers to suggest Turkey may have clamped down on people smugglers. The International Organisation for Migration says average daily arrivals this month were 4,500, but since Sunday there have been fewer than …

What Happens When The 'Fat Girl' Develops An Eating Disorder

"If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with you are a success story.”<p><i>The content of this article may be triggering to some readers.</i><p>“We guzzled vitamin water and vodka."<p>"Toasting to high school and survival, <i>complimenting each other’s thigh gaps</i>."<p>"<i>Trying diets we found on</i> …

Rights groups: Iranian poets face lashes for shaking hands with opposite sex

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Iranian poets are facing 99 lashes each for shaking hands with people of the opposite sex in one of the latest examples of harsh punishments meted out against writers and artists by Iran's judiciary, according to human rights advocates.<p>The poets, Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Musavi, have …

South Asia

Tony Blair says he's sorry for Iraq War 'mistakes,' but not for ousting Saddam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he's sorry for "mistakes" made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, but he doesn't regret bringing down dictator Saddam Hussein.<p>"I can say that I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong because, even though he had …

Illinois manhunt widens for suspects wanted in fatal police shooting

At least 100 investigators were on the ground as new search teams rippled out into subdivisions beyond the initial perimeter established on Tuesday<p>Authorities have broadened the hunt for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that …

Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

<i>Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber</i><p>With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-top devices. According to sources, …

CNN report on high mortality rate for babies at Florida hospital leads to inquiry

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched an investigation into deaths of babies following open heart surgeries at St. Mary's Medical Center in Florida.<p>The investigation came in response to a CNN story this week that showed between 2011 to 2013, the West Palm Beach …

Iran Says It's Launched Nasr Cruise Missile Production Line

Iran heralded the launch of a cruise missile production line — but experts said the fanfare might be overblown.<p>Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hussein Dehqan said at a ceremony Tuesday that the high-precision Nasr air-launched missile system will significantly upgrade the tactical power of Iranian …

Palestine prepares to submit file that could see Israeli officials indicted

Submission to international criminal court follows UN Human Rights Council’s report on war in Gaza, accusing Israel and Hamas of potential war crimes<p>Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive …

Israel

Cameron urges more action on migrants crisis after Calais chaos

Britain is to put more resources into cross-Channel security – including possibly in France – after a day of chaos when migrants took advantage of a French ferry workers’ strike to try to board UK-bound lorries.<p>Security is being beefed up in Dover and Calais, where in both ports services have been …

Iraqi Shi'ite special forces take lead in Baiji fight

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s most powerful Shi’ite force said it is relying more heavily on elite units who fought in Syria in the battle against Islamic State for control of a critical Iraqi refinery and is now well placed to counter the militants’ guerrilla warfare.<p>A view is seen of Baiji oil …

Special Forces

China says up to United States to resume cyber security talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is up to the United States to create conditions to resume regular talks on cyber security, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as the two countries began three days of high-level meetings in Washington.<p>A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer …

China

Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan government forces regained control of a key district near the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after Taliban fighters had threatened to capture a provincial capital for the first time since being driven from power in 2001.<p>Afghan local police (ALP) keep watch at a …

Afghanistan

First on CNN: U.S. data hack may be 4 times larger than the government originally said

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management - more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, …

Obama Administration

3 dead, 5 injured when van carrying farm workers crashes in California

Three people were killed and five others hospitalized Saturday after a van carrying farm workers overturned on a central California highway, authorities said.<p>The victims were returning from a day of working in the fields when the accident occurred on state Route 152 in Merced County, said …

Jeralean Talley, World's Oldest Person, Dies at 116

INKSTER, Mich. — A 116-year-old woman deemed the world's oldest person has died in Michigan.<p>Jeralean Talley died Wednesday at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster. Her daughter, Thelma Holloway, confirmed the death.<p>Holloway said Thursday her mother was recently hospitalized and treated for …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

BEIRUT (AP) — For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it …

Sick passengers on flight from Fiji to LAX treated, allowed to continue traveling: airline

One person who was ill aboard a Fiji Airways flight that arrived at<p>Los Angeles International Airporton Monday was hospitalized, officials said.<p>Medical personnel evaluated 12 people complaining of nausea and vomiting, and one asked to be taken to a hospital, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for …

Race of Rachel Dolezal, head of Spokane NAACP, comes under question

<b>(CNN) —</b> The race of one of the most prominent faces in Spokane, Washington's black community is under question after her estranged mother claimed she is white but is "being dishonest and deceptive with her identity."<p>Rachel Dolezal, 37, is the head of the local chapter of the NAACP and has …

Rachel Dolezal

Bahrain convicts 57 over 'bombing plot'

<b>Bahrain has jailed 57 Shia citizens, and stripped all but one of them of their nationality, for an alleged plot to bomb sites across the kingdom.</b><p>The state news agency, BNA, said the group plotted to attack "policemen... vital sites and security locations, including an embassy".<p>Bahrain human rights …

Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb in New York City

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said.<p>Broward Sheriff's Office booking photographs show Sheheryar Alam …

New York City