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Mumbai train bombings: 12 face death penalty over 2006 terror attacks

An Indian court has convicted 12 people over the bombings of seven Mumbai commuter trains that killed 188 people and wounded 800 others in July 2006.<p>The accused were found guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy charges and will be sentenced on Monday. They could face the death penalty.<p>The trial …

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Saudi-led coalition strikes rebels in Yemen, inflaming tensions in region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saudi and allied warplanes struck rebels in Yemen on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia threatening to send ground troops and inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war, potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.<p>The swift and sudden action involved 100 …

Middle East

'Empire' finale review: There's a method to this madness

Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) doesn’t do half-measures. Last night, he kicked off <i>Empire</i>’s season finale with a promise that also felt like a threat: …

Syrian-Kurdish assault cuts ISIL supply line from Iraq

Syrian-Kurdish forces have continued a major offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), cutting off one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians abducted by ISIL in the area.<p>At least 90 Assyrian Christians were seized on …

Middle East

Three New Yorkers allegedly planning to join Islamic State arrested in terror plot

A 19-year-old Kazakh who discussed staging attacks on FBI agents and US police arrested trying to board a flight to Turkey while 24-year-old Uzbek offered to kill the American president, according to criminal complaint<p>Three New York men who were allegedly plotting to join <b>Islamic State</b> in Syria and …

Homeland Security Shutdown This Week Is More Likely Than You Think

Up to now I’ve been relatively convinced that House and Senate Republicans somehow would find a way to avoid shutting down the Department of Homeland Security when its current appropriation expires in four days.<p>But it has become increasingly obvious over the past week that the reason for the …

Homeland Security

Social Security Could Be In Worse Shape Than We Thought

Social Security is the backbone of retirement planning in the United States. Nearly one-third of retirees receive almost all of their retirement income from the system and nearly two-thirds receive more than half of their retirement income from Social Security. In short, America’s retirees need …

Retirement

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial<p>Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed …

Biomedicine

Obama asks for fresh war powers, says Islamic State 'going to lose'

Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat operations reminiscent of Iraq and …

Activision Blizzard delivers profit -- and caution

The game maker behind the Call of Duty franchise logs a record fiscal fourth quarter, but says the strong US dollar will weigh on overseas sales.<p>Activision Blizzard had a happy holiday season, but the company advised investors Thursday that it won't be able to repeat history next time around.<p>In its …

Markets

Jordan Executes Two Prisoners After Militants Kill Pilot

Sajida al-Rishawi, Whose Release Islamic State Had Demanded, Was Among Those Executed<p>AMMAN, Jordan—Jordan executed two convicted terrorists early Wednesday, hours after Islamic State jihadists released a video purporting to show them burning alive a captured Jordanian air-force pilot.<p>The death of …

Military

Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict

A fresh spasm of violence Wednesday along contested terrain between Israel and Lebanon looks ominously like the scenario that sparked the 2006 war between the two bitter adversaries, raising the prospect of another major conflict in the heart of the Middle East.<p>Israel acknowledged that a flurry of …

Middle East

Markets Take On a Blizzard

Stocks Shovel to a Gain; Exchanges Planning to Open as Usual on Tuesday<p>As Wall Street braced for a massive snowstorm, financial markets weathered the victory of an antiausterity party in Greece’s weekend election, with stocks moving higher in the U.S. and Europe.<p>With the northeastern U.S. bracing …

Stock Markets

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama was determined, …

Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Worst Violence Since Cease-Fire

KIEV, Ukraine — Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 24 wounded, officials said Monday as fighting in the east of the country reached its worst level since a cease-fire that was agreed in September.<p>Pro-Russia rebels have launched an offensive on the port city of Mariupol and vowed to …

Russia

Taking it to the streets: Protest marches mark the MLK Day holiday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests -- some disruptive, but none violent -- marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day across the country.<p>The demonstrations took on a new vigor this year, after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner -- two black men who were killed by white police officers.<p>More than 60 protesters …

Justice

Kremlin says Kiev's actions damage prospects for Ukraine summit: RIA | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday increased military activity by Ukrainian government forces had undermined hopes of arranging a four-way summit on the conflict in east Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reported.<p>Members of the Ukrainian armed forces drive armored vehicles in the town …

Russia