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Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed, but Babylon is safe as ISIS targets antiquity

<b>Babylon, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has smashed priceless ancient statues in Mosul, bulldozed the ruins of Nineveh and Hatra, and dynamited centuries-old churches, mosques and shrines.<p>In a battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS over control of Tikrit recently, the tomb of Saddam Hussein was squashed to …

Babylon

'Frank' disagreement among allies on hostage ransoms, British diplomat tells CNN

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. and its allies are united in their air campaign against the terror group ISIS, but divided on the crucial question of whether or not to pay ransoms to free their captive citizens.<p>British and American officials tell CNN they have strong disagreements with some of their closest …

Arab nations united in fury against Isis but divided on strategy

Islamic State (Isis),Jordan,Middle East and North Africa,Syria,Iraq,United Arab Emirates,Saudi Arabia,Bahrain,Egypt,Obama administration,Iran,Islam,US foreign policy,Africa,Religion,World news<p>Jordan seeks revenge for pilot’s horrific death, with UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in agreement – but only …

Isis-linked militant killed in Afghanistan drone strike

Mullah Abdul Rauf, a former Guantánamo detainee, declared allegiance to Islamic State in January<p>A senior militant and former Guantánamo Bay detainee who recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State has been killed in Afghanistan.<p>A drone strike in Kajaki district, Helmand province, killed …

We talked to the head of Google's next multibillion-dollar business. Here's what he told us

Until then, Google had been dabbling with cloud computing and software as a service — the idea that you rent apps, delivered over the internet but hosted in someone else's data center, and pay for them via subscription. Its free version of Gmail was insanely popular. Its Google Apps was a hit with …

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Jordan says it has carried out 56 air strikes against Isis

Islamic State (Isis),Jordan,Iraq,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,World news,US news<p>Air force chief claims destruction of 19 targets, as US says Iraqi troops are set to start major ground offensive against jihadists<p>Jordan has announced it has carried out 56 air strikes on Isis in recent days, as …

Middle East

Japan ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.<p>The militants appear to have killed one of the two Japanese hostages they have been holding. And they're apparently demanding the release of a …

Islam

Coloradan sentenced for trying to join ISIS

<b>Denver, Colorado (CNN) —</b> A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast.<p>Shannon Maureen Conley is one of the first Americans to be sentenced for conspiracy to …

ISIS gaining ground in Yemen, competing with al Qaeda

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Syria-based terror group ISIS is active and recruiting inside the Middle Eastern state of Yemen, already a hotbed of terrorist activity, CNN has learned.<p>The disturbing information comes from a Yemeni official, who told CNN on Wednesday that ISIS has a presence in at least …

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

ISIS comes to Libya

<b>(CNN) —</b> The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group's insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.<p>Fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are …

ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.<p>The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men -- …

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Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Warm-Up and Cooldown GIF

Dynamic stretching is the key to any well-conceived workout—and not just as the injury preventative warm-up to a good sweat session. Taking the time to lengthen and release your muscles <i>after</i> you’ve exerted them will also relieve tightness and improve flexibility. In today’s fitness GIF, model <b>Karlie</b> …