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Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits' blood types, obedience levels

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's your first and last name? Your education and work experience? Do you have recommendations?<p>And are you willing to be a suicide attacker or would you prefer to be a fighter for ISIS?<p>Those were among the questions purportedly posed to would-be jihadis on what appears to be a kind of job …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Woah! Some Guy Has Made Playlists For Every Single Episode of MTV's Iconic '120 Minutes'

Get stoned, and relive your late night TV watching youth.<p>For everyone who had cable as a kid, MTV's <i>120 Minutes</i> was a lucid, televised dream that brought alternative, strange, and sometimes messed-up music into the lamp-lit confines of your living room, usually after your mum had gone to bed.<p>For two …

Lebanon says it needs $12 billion to cope with refugee 'earthquake' from Syria

Representatives of Middle East countries hosting millions of Syrians displaced by nearly five years of conflict are meeting world leaders in London to try to ease immense financial pressures the refugee flood is causing.<p>"The first thing you have to do is stop the bleeding," Lebanon's Education …

Israeli court sentences 2 over Palestinian teenager's murder

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced two Israeli minors for the murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian in 2014, sending one to life …

18 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Eiffel Tower

More than 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. It's popular and it's crowded, but it doesn't have to be a total time suck. Here's how to get the most of your visit to this iconic monument.<p>Hours of Operation<p>The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year. With the exception of certain …

ISIS prompts call for 'enduring' presence in Afghanistan, new action in Libya

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, President Barack Obama's nominee for commander of U.S. operations in Afghanistan, said Thursday that "we do need to think about an enduring commitment to the Afghans."<p>Speaking at his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, Nicholson said …

Russian fighter came within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an "unsafe" incident, U.S. officials say.<p>"On January 25, 2016, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea …

Military

How They Removed 1,417 Cars And A Sunk Ship From The Bottom Of The Sea

After the <i>MV Baltic Ace</i> collided with a container ship in 2012 on its way from Belgium to Finland, in just 15 minutes the world lost 11 sailors, 1,417 …

North Sea

ISIS claims responsibility for Yemen suicide bombing that kills 7

Local officials and eyewitnesses reported the death toll and said 10 other people were injured. Officials said Hadi was inside his residence at the time of the attack and was unharmed.<p>"A suicide car bomb targeted a security checkpoint about 500 meters (yards) from the Maashiq palace. The majority …

Supersonic aircraft promises to fly from New York to London in 11 minutes

As the age of supersonic travel fast approaches, there is yet another concept aircraft that promises to go from New York to London in an unbelievable 11 minutes.<p>Called the Antipode, it would be powered by rocket boosters on its wings for takeoff and climb to 40,000 feet at Mach 5.<p>The acceleration …

Iraqi security forces say ISIS assault thwarted

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi security forces said Wednesday they thwarted an attempt by ISIS militants to infiltrate a residential compound near a strategic air base in western Anbar province.<p>Col. Mohammed Ibrahim, spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command, told CNN that the assault early Wednesday in the …

Hundreds dead as ISIS makes gains in strategic Syrian city

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fierce battles continue around the strategic city of Deir Ezzor in northern Syria between regime forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to human rights groups.<p>Hundreds of combatants and civilians have been killed over the past week, and Russian aircraft have been …

Middle East

ISIS commander killed in Iraqi airstrike

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an Iraqi air force strike in the city of Barwana, just east of Haditha, the Iraqi military said Saturday.<p>Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi was a top ISIS military commander in western Iraq and eastern Syria, Iraq's …

Special Forces

ISIS fighter executes own mother in Syria for 'apostasy,' rights groups say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said.<p>The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Middle East

Islamic State,UK news,Mohammed Emwazi,David Cameron,Foreign policy,Defence policy,Politics,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,Counter-terrorism policy<p>Military action is only ever going to have limited success – political upheaval is needed to defeat Islamic State’s message<p>Anyone watching the …

Middle East

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Islamic State, militia beheading each other's fighters, Afghan official says

Fighters from Islamic State and a militia controlled by a prominent lawmaker have beheaded a total of eight men in tit-for-tat revenge killings in the eastern border province of Nangarhar, an Afghan official said Sunday.<p>Four men from each side had been decapitated after being caught by the opposing …

Iraqi army claims key victory over ISIL in Ramadi

Iraqi forces say they have taken over a key government complex in Ramadi, in Anbar province, after driving out fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.<p>Al Jazeera's Osama bin Javaid, reporting on Sunday from Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, quoted sources as saying that Iraqi …

Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on mosque in Bangladesh

Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a mosque in northwestern Bangladesh.<p>The militant group, based in Syria and Iraq, made the claim early Sunday, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant activity. If true, it would be the second …

Extremism

US hit Isis targets with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day, says Pentagon

Military officials said five of the strikes were carried out in Syria and 12 in Iraq, with all US aircraft returning safely<p>The Pentagon says the United States hit Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Syria with 17 airstrikes on Christmas Day.<p>The strikes targeting Isis fighters, facilities and …

Isis is systematically destroying Palmyra, top antiquities official says

Syria’s top antiquities official has said that the world is witnessing the systematic destruction of Palmyra, and that he has lost all hope of the historic city’s treasures being salvaged while Islamic State militants stalk the ruins.<p>Speaking after satellite images confirmed the destruction of the …

Archaeology

Islamic State militants kill up to 50 Iraqi troops in Anbar ambushes: officials

Islamic State militants killed up to 50 soldiers in two separate ambushes in Iraq's turbulent Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, a top provincial official said Saturday.<p>Sabah Al-Karhout, president of the Anbar Provincial Council, told The Associated Press the ambushes took place Friday …

Islamic State demolishes 1,500-year-old monastery with bulldozers

The Islamic State group demolished an ancient monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria Friday near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists and a Christian priest said.<p>The extremist group posted photos on social media Friday showing …

$10M Gold Coin Hoard Found in Yard May Have Been Stolen From Mint

A California couple who found a stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million may not be so lucky after all. The coins may have been stolen from …