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The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …

#BBCtrending: Who is the 'Angel of Kobane'?

<b>Thousands around the world on social media have shared the image of the "Angel of Kobane" or "Rehana", a Kurdish fighter who has become a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. According to the stories, she's slain as many as 100 Islamic State fighters. Only one hitch: she's probably not who</b> …

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Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Kills More Than 40 People

Saudi Arabia mobilizes clergy and media against jihadi recruitment

RIYADH (Reuters) - For Saudi Arabia, the war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a vital struggle for the future of the Middle East that must be fought – but not by its own young men.<p>Alarmed by how jihadi veterans back home from Afghanistan and Iraq joined an al Qaeda uprising a decade ago, …

On the hunt for a killer -- of peacocks

Investigators believe a killer is among them, strolling the lush streets of this coastal California community, on the hunt for another victim. A police sketch circulates around town, along with a detailed description: A white male, 56 to 60, last seen wearing a white shirt and aviator glasses.<p>His …

Suicide blast kills 29 in Nigeria, prison attack frees 144

YOBE Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in a procession of Shi‘ite Muslims marking the ritual of Ashoura in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state on Monday, witnesses said.<p>In a separate incident overnight in central Kogi state, gunmen using explosives blew their way into a …

While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted - CNN.com

In June 2011, 16-year-old Jaida disappeared from her village in the state of Assam. This faded photo is what remains of her for her parents.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The business of brides<p>Kidnapped by traffickers<p>High demand<p>Brides sold<p>Sisters in peril<p>Local laws<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><i>Editor's note: Carl Gierstorfer is a journalist</i> …

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, September 4

<i>The family of a slain journalist asks the leader of ISIS to answer for his killing. The Justice Department will investigate the Ferguson Police Department. And the Ebola virus death toll passes 1,900.</i><p><i>It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day.</i><p><b>1.</b> <b>ISIS BEHEADING</b><p><b>Speaking out:</b> The …

Teen catches 700-pound swordfish - CNN Video

UK judges agree to extradite suspected terrorist in U.S. jihad camp case

Britain's Royal Courts of Justice agreed Thursday to send to the United States a man accused of helping organize a jihad training camp in Oregon.<p>His legal team has been given time to appeal the extradition to the UK's Supreme Court.<p>Haroon Rashid Aswat is wanted in a case dating back to 1999.<p>Aswat, …

Baby turns blue, so a mechanic ... - CNN Video

Record-setting, 750-pound gator caught - CNN Video

Inside the mind of an ISIS fighter

To the outside world, they're a force of ruthless yet mysterious insurgents bent on terrorizing civilians and expanding Islamist rule.<p>But as one former ISIS fighter tells CNN, the mentality goes much deeper.<p>"The main and principal goal of the Islamic State that they tell their new members is to …

ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media war

<b>(CNN) -</b> The challenge was directed at the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But the impassioned message, laced with Islamic phrases, sought a much wider audience.<p>The statement came from Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the family of slain American journalist Steve Sotloff. Sotloff, who reported for …

Tension grows between Palestinian Authority and Hamas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Hamas over the weekend, raising questions about the future of the Palestinian rivals' unity government.<p>The Palestinian Authority controls the West Bank, and the militant group Hamas has controlled Gaza. The longtime rivals agreed to a unity …

Cancer patient rap: Bald so hard - CNN Video

Happy 51st Birthday, John Stamos!

Happy birthday, John Stamos! The actor, who first got his start on <i>General Hospital</i> at the age of 18, turns 51 today. Perhaps best known for his …

We Need to Reform Our Drone Policies (But This Isn't About Privacy)

Last week the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria using F-18 fighter jets and predator drones. The use of drones …

Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.<p>Municipal authorities in Baoshan, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, culled 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 in its …

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Alexey Furman—EPA<p>David Carson—St Louis Post Dispatch/Polaris<p>Barrett Emke for TIME<p>Barrett Emke for …

Gunshots, tear gas in town where police shot teen - CNN.com

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- Hours after federal civil rights investigators and the FBI opened an inquiry into the death of a teenager shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb.<p>Police Chief Thomas Jackson told CNN shots were fired Monday night in …

15 Savory Soft Pretzel Recipes

Ripping off a chunk of a hot, soft pretzel and dunking it into some tangy yellow mustard or thick + gooey cheese sauce is a seriously magical experience. But what if you didn’t have to go to a baseball game or carnival to get your soft pretzel fix? Here are 15 savory soft-pretzel recipes for those …

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Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

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The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Meet the Bots That Knew Ebola Was Coming

A computer program run by epidemiologists in Boston had already alerted key agencies of the U.S. government about West Africa’s Ebola outbreak four …

Hacker makes $84k hijacking Bitcoin mining pool

Researchers investigated after their own Bitcoin mining pool was tapped, though how hackers accessed ISP infrastructure is still not known<p>A hacker generated $84,000 worth of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency by gaining access to a Canadian internet provider and diverting the computing power of private …

Google and Barnes & Noble team up to beat Amazon at book delivery

Barnes & Noble has decided to team up Google in an effort to reclaim its King of Book Retail title from their mutual rival Amazon.<p>Starting today, the …