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See President Obama's final moments at the White House

It's official: The movers have come and gone and the Obamas have left the White House.<p>Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, who documented Obama's presidency, posted his final photos of the former president bidding farewell to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.<p>In one photo, President Obama …

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Ukraine has become a hotbed of illegal arms trading

He traveled to a spot on the Russian-Ukrainian border where he retrieved a cache of weapons hidden there earlier by his comrades in the pro-Russian rebel movement.<p>Four days later, shortly before 6:00 p.m., he and a friend showed up in a taxi at a fuel station in western Russia where they had …

Russia

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

Litvinenko case: UK inquiry says Putin probably approved ex-spy's killing

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the operation by Russian agents to kill former FSB spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, a detailed UK inquiry has concluded.<p>Retired High Court Judge Robert Owen, who conducted the inquiry, wrote that he was "sure" that two former …

Russia

US special forces came under attack in Afghanistan: One dead, 2 wounded

"We are deeply saddened by this loss," Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner wrote in a US military casualty release.<p>The Department of Defense is not identifying the service member who was killed until family members can be notification.<p>US troops came under heavy enemy fire near the city of Marjah in the …

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

'Back to the Future' Trilogy Cast: Where Are They Now?

As many have noted in recently, the "Back to the Future" movies got a lot right about 2015 three decades ago. But there's a lot that doesn't look the way we all imagined it then, including the actors who starred in the trilogy.<p>Here's what actually became of them as they journeyed across time, …

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Russia pounds Syrian rebels, then reaches out to opposition

BEIRUT (AP) — When Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country was ready to aid Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, rebel commanders scoffed, pointing out that Russian aircraft were pounding their bases in central and northern Syria on a daily basis.<p>Moreover, Lavrov not long …

Middle East
Black History

8 Style Tips for Short Men

The giants were staring at me... I felt short, I felt weak, I felt unprofessional.<p>Being a short guy sucked. I worried that people would look down on me.<p>I tried to wear platform shoes but I walked like a penguin (Ladies, wearing high heels DOES take talent.)<p>Luckily, founder of The Modest Man, Brock …

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UN to deploy peacekeepers to protect world heritage sites

UN peacekeepers will protect world heritage sites from attacks by Islamist militants, Unesco has said.<p>Italy proposed the move in the wake of the destruction of sites including Palmyra in Syria by Islamic State. The Italian culture minister, Dario Franceschini, said 53 countries, as well as …

Peace

Russian and Iranian offensive may allow Isil to 'seize more territory' in Syria

As Russian warplanes and Iranian forces attack non-Isil rebels in Syria, Western officials fear this could help the terrorists to advance<p>The new offensive by Russia and Iran against the Syrian city of Aleppo may create an opening for Isil terrorists to seize more territory, Western diplomatic …

Middle East

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict?

BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the United States and Russia, despite President Obama’s express desire to avoid one.<p>The U.S.-made …

Middle East

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo; U.S. abandons rebel training effort | Reuters

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.<p>News of the advance came as the …

Middle East

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Rihanna Went on a Rainy Date Instead of Attending the CFDAs

"You can stand under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh eh)."<p>Last night, fashion's biggest names got together for the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, but one of the biggest was missing: Rihanna. The past Style Icon award winner and naked dress wearer (still not over that moment last year) was in New York …

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from fast-approaching bankruptcy.<p>"I think we are very close," Varoufakis said. "Let's say (it's a matter) of …

Europe

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Travel

Real-Estate Porn: The Most Luxurious Properties of 2015 So Far

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly18 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq's third-largest city as terrified residents flee

Militants storm northern city of Mosul, freeing thousands of prisoners, as Iraqi prime minister declares state of emergency and offers to arm citizens who volunteer to fight against militants<p>Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq's third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow …