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This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Clinton takes on Trump: Her 34 toughest lines

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton on Thursday blitzed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump with a barrage of pointed and sarcastic attacks, casting him as dangerous with a petulant streak that could threaten U.S. national and global security.<p>Here are 34 of her most fiery charges:<p>1. "Donald …

Donald Trump

Obama should not apologise for Hiroshima. He should heed its lessons

The best way the US president can respect the memory of Hiroshima is by examining how non-combatants ever come to be bombed<p>Should Barack Obama “apologise” today for America’s bombing of Hiroshima? No. There is no point. Apologies are cheap. Instead, he should explain, justify and, if need be, …

War

Hillary Clinton just made her best case against Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton just took her biggest shot yet at the idea of President Donald Trump.<p>Thursday afternoon, Clinton gave a speech that was billed as a major foreign address. Indeed, the speech was structured as a traditional campaign policy address, with Clinton laying out her ideas and contrasting …

Voices from Falluja

<b>(CNN) —</b> Those fleeing Falluja take almost nothing but risk everything.<p>They describe a city without basic needs, where babies are born to a world without food and those in pain go to a hospital and get amputations instead of anesthetics.<p>Their city has been an ISIS stronghold for months and is now in …

United Nations

Majority of women in Knesset say they've been sexually assaulted or harassed

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel's parliament, the Knesset, has 120 members.<p>Thirty-two of them are women -- and almost all say they've been sexually assaulted or harassed.<p>A new report from Channel 2, a CNN affiliate in Israel, says that 28 female Knesset members from across the political spectrum have …

Israel

The fight for Falluja: Human shields and 20,000 children trapped

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS-held Falluja is surrounded by Iraqi-forces, which are expected to storm the city soon.<p>An estimated 50,000 people -- 20,000 of whom are children, the U.N. says -- are trapped in the city.<p>There are reports that hundreds of families are being used by ISIS as human shields in the center of …

Islam

Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"

<b>(CNN) —</b> The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide."<p>The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, with only one politician voting against it and one …

North Africa

Hillary Clinton's evisceration of Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a new Hillary Clinton in town.<p>A speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address instead unfolded as a savage, mocking evisceration of Donald Trump Thursday as the former secretary of state adopted an aggressive new campaign persona designed to repel the unpredictable …

Foreign Policy

Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1245000/1245190_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524804105_f35c9f036bbe9bb8661620349f5f8c5f<p><b>Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack.</b><p>Mr Obama said the memory of 6 August …

Japan

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump is 'dangerously incoherent'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1246000/1246192_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524804104_58e1340682ae021d490784953d7e1a88<p><b>Hillary Clinton has called Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent".</b><p>The Democratic front-runner said Mr Trump was unfit to …

Government

Gujarat riots: India court convicts 24 over Gulbarg massacre

<b>A court in India has found 24 people guilty of involvement in one of the most notorious massacres during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.</b><p>The special court acquitted 36 others in the so-called Gulbarg Society killings in Ahmedabad city.<p>Activists and riot survivors have expressed …

India

Angela Merkel warning as she urges UK to stay in EU

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1246000/1246129_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524804105_70d83b8295c8aa6d956ebd5d8c7143b2<p><b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the UK that countries "at the bargaining table" negotiate better deals than those "outside the room".</b><p>Mrs …

United Kingdom

How I convinced the world you can be raped by your date

<b>Katie Koestner was 18 when she went on a date with a fellow college student - and was forced to have sex. In 1990 the idea that you could be raped on a date was not widely understood, but Koestner went public with her story and - as she explains here - the concept of "date rape" took root for the</b> …

Relationships

Prince death: Singer died of fentanyl painkiller overdose

<b>US singer Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, medical examiners have found.</b><p>The report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota, comes more than a month after the singer was found slumped in a lift at his home.<p>Detectives have already questioned a …

Pain

Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido

<b>A boy missing in remote woods in Japan since Saturday after being left alone by his parents as punishment has been found alive and well.</b><p>Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found in a military training base near Shikabe in Hokkaido, just a few kilometres from where he was left.<p>His parents initially …

Airplanes

Russian ground operation in Syria 'under discussion'

<b>Moscow -</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin may deploy special operations forces on the ground in Syria, a former official has told Al Jazeera, a move that might be made to ensure "a decisive victory".<p>It has been more than eight months since Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict, and at the time …

Middle East

Al-Shabab hits Hotel Ambassador in Somalia's Mogadishu

Somali authorities say at least 16 people have been killed and 55 more wounded in a car bomb and gun attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu.<p>Sporadic gunfire could still be heard on Thursday, a day after the attack on Hotel Ambassador.<p>Al-Shabab, the anti-government group affiliated with …

Extremism

Meat Found in Dadri Lynching Victim's House Was Beef: Forensic Report

In a new twist in the September 2015 Dadri lynching incident, a forensic report has claimed that the meat found in Mohammad Akhlaq's house was beef …

Iran to Saudis: Our pilgrims will not take part in Hajj

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran has barred its pilgrims from traveling to Mecca to take part in the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage after accusing Saudi Arabia of failing to guarantee the safety of its citizens.<p>Tensions between the two Middle East rivals have been particularly strained recently after Riyadh broke off …

Saudi Arabia

Iraqi forces intensify assault against ISIL in Fallujah

Iraqi special forces have launched an assault on one of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's strongholds, Fallujah, facing stiff resistance with the group launching suicide attacks.<p>The assault was launched in the early hours of Monday morning.<p>"Iraqi forces entered Fallujah under …

Middle East

North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails'

<b>North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.</b><p>It is unclear what type of missile it was, but it follows three failed tests of the medium-range "Musudan" missile in April.<p>The North is banned by the …

North Korea

Syria war: Battling on as a disabled refugee

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1245000/1245067_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524804104_c9298c046c91ad6b3449ac570c842d72<p><b>Of the estimated 1.4m Syrians who have found safety in Jordan, about a third have a disability or serious health condition.</b><p>That's a lot, but in many …

Empathy

Hundreds flee Falluja during Iraqi offensive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, fled Falluja Friday as Iraqi soldiers attacked to drive ISIS from the city, the Iraqi military said.<p>Security forces evacuated about 760 people, who escaped from the eastern and southeastern regions of Falluja, the military said.<p>The United …

Iraq

Why the West must embrace Turkey, not push it away | Politics

Recently, a group of members of the Russian Duma called for the renunciation of the so-called 1921 Treaty of Brotherhood between Russia and Turkey.<p>This move follows a series of recent confrontations between Turkey and Russia along the old fault lines of the Ottoman and Russian Empires.<p>While the …

Geopolitics

Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos

<b>Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS).</b><p>Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was "unacceptable".<p>The images …

Middle East

ISIS on Europe's doorstep

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN) —</b> The call was simple, but it changed what an already dark business meant for one smuggler.<p>Abu Walid knew his caller to be a devout man, a member of ISIS. And his request was chilling. Could he ship 25 of his people from Libya to Europe on a small boat for $40,000?<p>Abu Walid -- …

North Africa

Russia's emerging naval presence in the Mediterranean | Politics

The centenary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement this month has focused attention on the division of the Middle East into French and British zones of influence after World War I.<p>Less well known, however, is the Constantinople Agreement made a year before the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Under this, the UK and …

Geopolitics