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Nepal Struck by Quake Again: Pictures


Gunmen in Pakistan kill 43 in attack on bus carrying religious minority

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> Gunmen on motorbikes attacked a bus carrying members of a religious minority in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing 43 people and wounding 19 others, hospital officials said.<p>Six attackers used 9 mm pistols to shoot at the people on the bus, …


Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …


Fears that North Korea could have submarines with ballistic missiles in three years

South Korean officials warn of threat posed by recent successful test firing of missiles<p>North Korea’s recent test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was “very serious and concerning”, South Korea said on Monday, with one defence official suggesting Pyongyang could have a fully …

North Korea

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

National Security

Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted in April last year, the nation's president said Friday.<p>Speaking before parliament, Petro Poroshenko said that more than 1,000 …


The death of Freddie Gray: What we know - and don't know

Civil rights leaders are promising demonstrations in Baltimore for the rest of the week to protest the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while in police custody. It is the latest case of an unarmed African American to die after an encounter with police and raises the same questions …

The Mysterious Death of Freddie Gray

Fred­die Gray’s death on April 19 leaves many un­answered ques­tions. But it is clear that when Gray was ar­res­ted in West Bal­timore on the …


The Justice Department is reviewing its Stingray phone-tracking programs

For years, the phone-tracking devices known as Stingrays have been one of law enforcement's most closely guarded secrets — but a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> suggests that may be about to change. According to the report, the Justice Department is in the midst of a full review of how law …


After years of tension, anti-American sentiment ebbs in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — During a dozen visits here since the ­attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Montana resident Doug Chabot sometimes stuck a Canadian maple leaf on his bag. Even then, he dreaded the inevitable lectures from Pakistanis angered by U.S. foreign policy.<p>But when Chabot returned late last …


LG's leather G4 is the swiss army knife of smartphones with a killer camera

With LG's new flagship G4 Android smartphone, life really is good. No, scratch that, life is great.<p>The best Android smartphones all have compromises. …

This dangerous practice allows police to injure suspects without ever laying a hand on them

An investigation is under way to determine exactly how 25-year-old Freddie Gray sustained his fatal injuries while in the back of a Baltimore PD police van last month.<p>Gray was arrested in April on suspicion of possessing a switchblade and died a week later after suffering a severe spinal cord …


Iran's dire Strait

Another Obama 'red line' - the Strait of Hormuz - becomes a geo-political flashpoint.<p>In January 2012, Barack Obama sent a private letter to Tehran with a stern warning: the Strait of Hormuz was a “red line” for the United States, and any Iranian attempt to close the vital shipping channel would …

South Asia

Ex-U.S., Russian brass: 'De-alert' nukes or risk disaster

Amid all the talk about a new Cold War, here’s one hard, cold fact: Nearly 25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington and Moscow still have nearly 2,000 atomic bombs ready to fly at a moment’s notice to destroy each other.<p>And that so-called hair-trigger alert is now sparking new …

North Korea
Middle East

Seeking to understand Islamic State, Congress hears from foe of Iran

A controversial foe of the Iranian government sought to tie the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group to the regime in Iran before Congress on Wednesday — a link that President Obama and many foreign policy experts have rejected but one that has gained traction on Capitol Hill as Obama …

Middle East

Supreme Court faces new reality on marriage equality

<b>(CNN) —</b> The justices of the Supreme Court practice politics as much as law -- and that will be clearer than ever when the issue of same-sex marriage comes before the court on Tuesday.<p>Public opinion on same-sex marriage has turned upside down since the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts first …

Same-sex Marriage

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,800 as rescuers face challenges

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> More than 4,800 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help.<p>Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on …

Natural Disasters

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.<p>As advocates and …


Iraq is calling for backup

THE OBAMA administration took the occasion of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s visit to Washington this week to boast about the progress that has been made toward defeating the Islamic State. Certainly, there has been some: As President Obama noted, a quarter of the territory once held by the …

Middle East
South Asia
South Asia
Middle East