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Obama's G-20 meetings take on new urgency after Paris attack

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — President Barack Obama's talks with world leaders in Turkey this week have taken on new urgency following a series of horrific …

Here's one woman's horrific first-hand account of the Paris attacks inside the Bataclan theatre

A group of seven attackers who broke off into teams of three carried out bombings and shooting attacks across Paris on Friday evening, killing at least 127 people and injuring more than 300, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. The terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has claimed …

2 Killed, Including Police Officer, In Louisiana Domestic Dispute

Two people are dead after the suspect unleashed violence on the town of Sunset.<p>Two people were killed, including a police officer, and two others injured in an apparent domestic dispute near a Louisiana convenience store on Wednesday night.<p>Sunset Police Officer Henry Nelson and Shameka Johnson, the …

Brazilian president under fire as tens of thousands protest in 200 cities

• Dilma Rousseff faces calls for impeachment and accusations of corruption<br>• Demonstrators take on leaders: ‘We don’t have politicians – we have thieves’<p>Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday, to protest against President Dilma Rousseff.<p>Angered by a …

Brazil

North Korea blasts propaganda audio into South as U.S. military exercises start

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea blared propaganda audio messages across the border into South Korea on Monday -- the same day Seoul started military exercises with the United States and other countries.<p>Hours before, the North had threatened to "retaliate against the U.S. with tremendous …

Both sides blame each other for latest Ukraine violence

Army parachutist dies after Chicago air show accident

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati native and graduate of Lakota West High School injured Saturday while performing a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water show has died as a result of his injuries, the Cook County medical examiner confirmed Sunday evening.<p>Corey Hood, 32, was taken in critical condition to …

U.S. Army

Bangkok bomb: Suspect described as probably having some 'Middle Eastern blood'

The Erawan shrine has reopened after Monday's attack which killed 20 but police have yet to establish the nationality of the individual responsible. Follow latest developments here<p><b>• Bomber did not 'do it alone' and 'part of network'</b> <b><br>• Warrant issued for 'unnamed foreigner'</b> <b><br>• Not known if bomber still</b> …

Indonesian police say wreckage of missing plane spotted by search aircraft

Debris from the plane that crashed with 54 people on board has been spotted by teams scouring a remote area in eastern Indonesia, police said<p>A search plane has spotted wreckage from a passenger plane that crashed in Indonesia’s eastern region of Papua on Sunday.<p>Debris from the Trigana plane was …

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Japan may conduct South China Sea patrols, says military chief

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano says he expects Chinese assertiveness will increase and that Japan may carry out anti-submarine activities in the region<p>Japan’s top military commander, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, said on Thursday he expected China to become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea and …

China

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes

<b>(CNN) —</b> After Mexico's most notorious drug lord stepped into a shower and slipped into a tunnel to escape from a maximum-security prison, authorities vowed it wouldn't be long before the Sinaloa cartel chief was behind bars again.<p>Prison security cameras last recorded images of Joaquin "El Chapo" …

San Francisco defendant's immigration history is common

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long before he was arrested in the shooting death of a woman at one of San Francisco's most popular tourist sites, Juan …

Police recover baby's body after dad jumps off bridge into Connecticut River

<b>(CNN) —</b> Connecticut police have recovered the body of a 7-month-old baby, who died after his father allegedly jumped off a bridge with him.<p>Aaden Moreno was found Tuesday evening in the Connecticut River near the town of East Haddam, miles downstream from where Tony Moreno leaped from the Arrigoni …

Crime

UN says 60 million people uprooted due to war and persecution

Hundreds Syrian refugees have passed through the Turkish border town of Akcakale on their way back to Syria.<p>As many as 20,000 fled the nearby Syrian town of Tal Abyad as Kurdish fighters ousted ISIL militants in fierce fighting.<p>Those that fled left everything:“If we don’t get home now, how are we …

FBI: 3 men plotted for months before cartoon contest attack

PHOENIX (AP) — Three friends from a Phoenix mosque were lighting off fireworks during a New Year's Eve celebration when authorities say they struck …

First Case of MERS Confirmed in Thailand, 59 People Remain Under Observation

Thailand announced its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, on Friday after a 75-year-old businessman from Oman was diagnosed at …

Public Health

Charleston church victims' families forgive suspect in court

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — They forgave him. They advised him to repent for his sins, and asked for God's mercy on his soul. One even told Dylann Storm …

Everything analysts think will be in the next iPhone

Apple remains as tight-lipped as ever about the device's specs and features, but this hasn't stopped people from guessing. A new research note from Citi lays out what its analysts think will be in the iPhone 6s (as they are calling it).<p><b>Two phones — again.</b> Apple's tactic of selling the iPhone in two …

16 Dresses for Every Kind of First Date

Date nights are a good time — well, unless your date pops up on @TinderNightmares. And first dates always have us a-flutter. Whether you’re planning the perfect picnic or you swiped right for a casual cocktail, we’re here to help take getting dressed out of the equation, so you can focus on what’s …

Binyamin Netanyahu closes last-minute deal to form new Israeli government

Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, finalised the formation of a rightwing coalition government on Wednesday night, just 90 minutes before the midnight deadline.<p>The coalition, consisting of Likud, United Torah Judaism, Shas, Kulanu and the Jewish Home parties, will be sworn in next …

Israel

State Dept. official: Hillary Clinton's private email 'unacceptable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A senior State Department official acknowledged on Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's practice of using a personal email account on a private server was "not acceptable."<p>Joyce Barr, the State Department's top Freedom of Information Act officer, was hit …

Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction

When walking into the front vestibule of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in the seaside town of Scituate, Mass., it doesn't look or sound like the average church.<p>"What the <i>hell</i> are you doing?" an actor from <i>The Young and the Restless</i> says on a big-screen TV with two recliners set up in front of it. …

Dorian Johnson, key witness in Michael Brown case, arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police have arrested Dorian Johnson, the man who was walking with Michael Brown when he was fatally shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Officers arrested Johnson on Wednesday after he allegedly interfered with an arrest, St. Louis County Police spokeswoman Leah K. Freeman …

Justice

Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave

Pro-government forces in Iraq that have besieged the militant-held city of Tikrit were at a standstill Monday, in what officials said was a deliberate hiatus designed to allow civilians to escape the city.<p>In a joint news conference with the provincial governor held in Samarra, south of Tikrit, …

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Iran, U.S. line up technical options as push for deal intensifies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran and major world powers have been making headway in identifying technical options for a historic nuclear deal as an end-March deadline nears but difficult issues must still be addressed, U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John …