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9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

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Where Refugees Want to Go

As hundreds of thousands of the world's most desperate people arrive in Europe —many of them Syrians, but also Afghans, Iraqis, Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese, and others—several key issues are coming into sharp focus, which, together, say a great deal about the modern world. First and foremost, the …

North Africa

Unable To Get Into Hungary, Thousands Of Migrants Try Croatia

<b>Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET</b><p>With Hungary sealing its southern border with Serbia, thousands of migrants are turning west instead, pouring into Croatia, making the Balkan nation the latest intermediate stop for a surge of humanity trying to reach the European Union.<p>By Thursday morning, Croatian police …

North Africa

How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With The Teacher

So you finally get the chance to meet one-on-one with your child's teacher — now what?<p>Like a good Scout, be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework before a parent-teacher conference can make a big difference.<p>The Harvard Family Research Project's Tip Sheet for Parents suggests reviewing …

Teaching

Assertive Japan poised to abandon 70 years of pacifism

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, published at 2:15 p.m. ET Friday]</b><p>Japan's upper chamber of parliament early Saturday gave final approval to a set of controversial bills allowing the country's military to engage in overseas combat assignments -- under certain circumstances -- for the first time …

China

Hillary Clinton sits down with Jimmy Fallon playing Donald Trump

Watch Wolf Blitzer's interview with Hillary Clinton at 5 p.m. ET this Thursday live on CNN's "The Situation Room" and CNNgo.<p><b>New York (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton came to Rockefeller Center in New York on Wednesday to be interviewed by Jimmy Fallon. But for a short, scripted segment off the top of the …

Democratic National Convention

CNN's Republican debate: Winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The day after a marathon three-hour meeting of 11 top tier candidates, here's our take on the winners and losers of CNN's Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.<p>Winners:<p><b>Carly Fiorina</b><p>Fiorina insisted in the lead-up to the GOP debate that she belonged on the …

Government

Aerial footage shows Chile quake damage

At least 10 people have been killed, and one million forced to leave their homes following a powerful earthquake in Chile.<p>The quake, which had a magnitude of 8.3, hit central Chile, and triggered tsunami waves in some areas.<p>Drone footage of the coastal town of Los Vilos shows the destruction or …

Natural Disasters

Chile quake triggers mass evacuation and tsunami alert

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1194000/1194255_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524659422_f6e84f262b5cff742c483c8b3a2c5c30<p><b>One million people had to leave their homes in Chile after a powerful quake hit the country's central region.</b><p>At least 10 people died when the …

Natural Disasters

Migrant crisis: Scuffles on Croatian border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1194000/1194277_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654441_365bf4f05e61b12c844cfe7051728ea8<p><b>Crowds of migrants have scuffled with Croatian police in at least two places along the border with Serbia as they seek to enter the European …

North Africa

28 Cats Who Are Not Going To Move For You

And they don't really care how it affects you.

Children suffering: A true picture of Europe's migrant crisis

<b>At the Hungarian-Serbian border (CNN) —</b> No wonder the children cry.<p>They're thousands of miles from home, wandering from country to country, sleeping on the ground. They have no toys. Some lost their shoes.<p>The danger and futility of the European migrant crisis was once again captured in photos of …

Teargas

GOP candidates split decision over the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four years ago, a law professor called the Supreme Court the "forgotten issue" of the presidential election.<p>Not anymore.<p>South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham summed things up last night: "Please understand, we have to win this election. The court's at stake. It is the most important …

Government

Senate Republicans' last gasp on Iran nuclear deal fails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a final effort to derail the Iran nuclear deal, Senate Republicans on Thursday failed to get enough votes on an amendment that would have required Iran to recognize Israel and release Americans held in Iran before getting sanctions relief from the United States.<p>The amendment, …

South Asia

Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings as thousands stream in

<b>At the Hungarian-Serbian border (CNN) —</b> A day after Croatia opened its border to migrants, the country changed tack Thursday, closing seven border crossings with Serbia after thousands of people streamed in.<p>In just two days, more than 11,000 migrants have entered Croatia from Serbia. Now "until …

North Africa

Seal spotted surfing humpback whale in Australia

<b>An Australian photographer has captured a rare moment of animal communion with a shot of a fur seal surfing a humpback whale off the New South Wales coast.</b><p>Robyn Malcolm had been photographing a pod of whales on a feeding frenzy 500km (310 miles) south of Sydney.<p>But she only realised she had taken …

New South Wales

Burkina Faso coup - as it happened

EU and UN demand army release detained president and prime minister as warning shots fired in capital<p><b>• Military broadcasts statement announcing coup<br>• Transitional government 'dissolved'</b> <b><br>• One man killed by gunshot, 60 injured</b> <b><br>• Troops fire warning shots in Ouagadougou central square as crowds gather</b> <b><br>•</b> …

The GOP Goes At It: Pictures from the Debate

Elections

Why Russia and the U.S. Disagree on Syria

Now that Russia has made it clear that it won't stay on the sidelines in the Syrian conflict, U.S. strategists are forced to think up a response. …

Most awkward moments in the GOP debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Republican presidential hopefuls came prepared with their one-liners, zingers and attack lines. But the delivery didn't always play as well in practice as it might have in theory.<p>Trump's high-five/handshake moments with Bush, Carson<p>Jeb Bush offered up a slick reply to Donald …

Carly Fiorina

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government