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Details Revealed in Chilling Plot to Kill Anti-ISIS Activists in Turkey

SANLIURFA, Turkey — The double murder achieved its goal. It sent the message that, even here in the relative safety of Turkey, ISIS and its supporters can reach its critics.<p>The bodies of 22-year-old Ibrahim Abdel Qader and 20-year-old Fares Hammadi were found early Friday in an apartment in the …

Fighting an 'abyss of helplessness' -- life after Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'

It's been a year since Hong Kong teenager Joshua Wong, along with scores of other pro-democracy protesters, stormed a plaza in front of government headquarters here. A dozen muscular police officers pinned down his spindly frame and hauled him off for two days of detention.<p>The rest quickly became …

New York woman arrested after pit bulls maul man

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A pair of pit bulls left Francesco Bove so badly mutilated that a priest read him his last rites outside a New York church.<p>"I think I'm going to die," the bloodied 62-year-old artist told the priest, Bove's son recalled Saturday. "But the priest made him promise that he will fight …

What the Image of Aylan Kurdi Says About the Power of Photography

A Turkish gendarme carries the body of Alan Kurdi, 3, who drowned along with his brother Galip, 5, and their mother, in<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Reuters<p>1 of 3<p>The …

Cultures Clash as Syrian Migrants Come Ashore on Greek Paradise

Tor Hogstad, a clinical psychologist from Norway, was expecting to devote at least half his time in Greece to doing nothing this week.<p>He had signed …

The unsung hero of meetings at Twitter is Google Hangouts

Large companies have long had offices around the world, but cloud computing is making it easier than ever for those far-flung employees to work …

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Black Lives Matter activist charged in connection with police confrontation

A local Black Lives Matter activist who is among the Los Angeles and Pasadena police departments' most vocal critics was charged with a felony Friday in connection with a confrontation at a Pasadena park.<p>Pasadena police arrested Jasmine Richards earlier this week as part of an investigation into a …

Japan's worst day for teen suicides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nanae Munemasa was at elementary school when the bullying started.<p>The 17-year-old student says she was beaten by boys with broom sticks, slapped in the girls' bathroom, and even attacked during a swimming lesson.<p>"I was the last one to get out of the pool," she said. "A brush flew out of …

Mental Health

Oil prices drop more than 3 percent as investors take profits

A customer prepares to fill the tank of her car at a fuel station in Sint Pieters Leeuw Thomson Reuters<p>By Keith Wallis<p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 3 percent in early Asian trade on Tuesday, with investors taking profits after Brent and U.S. crude soared over 8 percent in the …

Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

Study surveyed more than 1,400 adolescents<p>Teens who form close, loving relationships with a grandparent are more likely to have fewer behavioral and emotional problems than less-attached teens, says a study published online in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.<p>The benefits to the teens were …

Teens

Alison Parker's parents on gun-control fight: 'We cannot be intimidated'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been less than a week since murder set their lives onto a new course, into roles they never wanted to take on and into a battle they never planned to fight.<p>But only five days in, Andy and Barbara Parker -- the parents of slain television journalist Alison Parker -- speak about gun …

A Palestinian child's detention becomes a Mideast Rashomon

A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict.<p>Shot on Friday by Palestinians in the West Bank …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

U.S. concerned about Russian arms sales to Iran

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. officials are concerned that Russia is moving ahead with plans to sell Iran a sophisticated missile defense system that could undercut Washington's ability to challenge Tehran's airspace.<p>The advanced S-300 air defense system would mean that U.S. or Israeli warplanes likely …

Argentinians and their president take notice after pope photographed with sign, but it is unclear whether pontiff was making an intentional statement<p>Pope Francis raised eyebrows in his homeland of Argentina on Wednesday after being photographed in Rome holding a sign advocating dialogue over the …

Pope Francis

4 killed, including shooter and 2 children, in home in Atlanta suburb

A gunman killed a woman and two children and wounded another man before killing himself inside a suburban Atlanta home early Wednesday, a sheriff said.<p>The shooter was known to officers from previous arrests for minor crimes, but Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper would not release the man's name or …

Historian urges that secret correspondence be made public to reveal the truth after Queen’s Nazi salute footage released<p>Buckingham Palace has been urged to disclose documents that would finally reveal the truth about the relationship between the royal family and the Nazi regime of the 1930s.

Royal Family