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Satellite images provided by the United Nations have confirmed the worst fears for the ancient site of Palmyra, showing the apparent destruction of …Ancient Civilization
BANGKOK—Thai authorities arrested a second foreign suspect in the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people, bringing investigators closer to determining who orchestrated the attack and why.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters Tuesday that a foreign man, …Bangkok
Washington (CNN) — Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine in Iran due to what Secretary of State John Kerry has said are false espionage charges.
Amir Hekmati became the first American to receive the death penalty in Iran in more than 33 years in January …Middle East
A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.
The isolation …Mars Mission
Keep the seatbelts on.
Stock markets around the world tumbled again on Tuesday, dashing hopes that financial markets would calm down after two weeks of turbulence.
Investors appear to be growing more nervous about the strength of the global economy. China released a weak report on manufacturing on …Chinese Economy
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.
The crackdown followed a rare street …Middle East
A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.
In an exhaustive …Nintendo Wii
Dozens of people, including many young girls, were killed in separate car crashes in South Africa and Swaziland.
In a day of horror on the roads in southern Africa, dozens of people, including many young girls, were killed in separate vehicle crashes in Swaziland and South Africa.
The young girls and …Africa
Anyone trying to design an event to bring Xi Jinping’s China back to Earth couldn’t have engineered something much more elegant than the turmoil in China’s financial markets and the resulting global aftershocks. The upheaval is traumatic for China’s leaders but not life-threatening to China’s …Asia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Police said an estimated 25,000 people protested in the Malaysian capital Saturday against Prime Minister Najib Razak’s management of the economy and the debt problems at a state investment fund.
Authorities earlier denounced the protest, which began Saturday afternoon near …Protest
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Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The astronauts on the International Space Station(ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, …Space Science
Washington (CNN) — When it comes to his assessment of world leaders, Sen. Marco Rubio isn't pulling any punches: Russia's run by a "gangster" and North Korea a "lunatic."
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate made a foreign policy speech Friday morning in South Carolina, in which he riffed on …Marco Rubio
They are being punished by the unelected council because their brother eloped with a married woman from a higher caste
A petition to save two sisters in India from being raped and publicly humiliated for their brother’s actions, a punishment handed down by an unofficial village council, has gathered …India
Tropical Storm Erika is veering towards the United States -- its sights set on Florida -- after leaving a path of death and destruction in the …Florida
New York (CNN) — Brazil is going bust.
Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.
Once a major economic success story, …Brazil
Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off …Carbon
The Pentagon's new dead-letter office
Last week, nearly 40 retired U.S. generals and admirals urged Congress to endorse the deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions. “We, the undersigned retired military officers, support the agreement as the most …Middle East
(CNN) — A former girlfriend of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has filed a lawsuit against the NBA player and two of his friends, claiming that they drugged and gang-raped her two years ago.
A representative for Rose said Thursday the allegations are "completely false and without any factual …Derrick Rose
NAIROBI — South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal Wednesday intended to end a 20-month-old civil war that has left thousands dead in the wake of the country’s historic declaration of independence in 2011.
President Salva Kiir decided to support the accord after coming under intense pressure from …Civil War
(CNN) — After he shot two journalists on live TV and before he shot himself, Bryce Williams sent a message: "I've been a human powder keg for a while....just waiting to go BOOM."
Those were the words the gunman wrote in a chilling fax to ABC News, according to the network. The document purportedly …Policing
The report that ISIS is forcing girls as young as 12 to become sex slaves is part of a larger issue. In the world today, an estimated 2 million underage girls work in the sex trade.
A new study details the situation in Mexico, where researchers found that one in four sex workers in Tijuana and …Mexico
(CNN) — He was armed for a massacre.
Ayoub El Khazzani, the suspected gunman who was overtaken by passengers on a Thalys train in France last week, carried with him an AKM assault rifle with 270 rounds of ammunition, a Luger M80 automatic pistol with a full cartridge, a box-cutter and a …France
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
#INDYCAR driver Justin Wilson has passed away from his injuries. #BadassWilson http://t.co/RzecwmzPgb pic.twitter.com/hMzwsnFswO— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) August 25, 2015
(CNN) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday from injuries he suffered when struck by a part that careened off a crashed race car.
The nose cone of driver Sage Karam's car flew off after he crashed Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, and struck Wilson in the head. Wilson's No. …Justin Wilson
(CNN) — Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has defiantly vowed to stay in office despite calls from around the Central American country for him to resign immediately.
The President said Sunday that he will continue to govern the nation of 15 million and let the legal process take its course as a …Guatemala
Prominent Muslim Preacher Denies He Used Ashley Madison, Despite Name, Address and Bank Info Showing Up in Hack
A prominent Islamic preacher named Hamza Andreas Tzortzis says his personal information was leaked in the recent Ashley Madison hack – but insists that he’s never used the adultery website.
Tzortzis, who sympathized with a group that called for an Islamic “caliphate” as recently as 2010, wrote in a …Religion
The currency tumbles as panic sweeps across global markets
The Russian rouble plunged to a new low on Monday as falling oil prices piled further pressure on the struggling currency.
By afternoon in Moscow the Russian central bank had set its rate for August 25 at 70,74 roubles to the dollar, marking …Russia