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Kerry announces US-Russia deal on Syrian ceasefire

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Russia have announced a plan to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.<p>"Today we are announcing an arrangement that we think has the capability of sticking, but it's dependent on people's choices," Kerry said Friday in Geneva, …

Middle East

President Obama: 'Trump's ideas are wacky and uninformed'

US President Barack Obama has called on voters to listen critically to remarks made by Donald Trump ahead of November's presidential election.<p>Speaking during a summit of Asian leaders in Laos, Mr Obama was responding to a reporter's question about Mr Trump's comments that Russian President Vladimir …

North Korea nuclear tests: What did they achieve?

<b>North Korea has conducted six underground nuclear tests so far and each one has taken it closer to what decades of international talks have tried to prevent - a nuclear weapon in the hands of one of the world's most unpredictable states.</b><p>The six tests<p><b>9 October 2006 - a weapon for 'peace'</b><p>Years of …

What to look for in North Korea's fifth nuclear test

<b>As North Korea conducts what is suspected to be its fifth and biggest test of a nuclear bomb, what should we be looking out for?</b><p>1. The yield of the explosion<p>The first big question will be whether North Korea's nuclear test had a higher yield, or explosive power, this time.<p>North Korean leader Kim …

North Korea

North Korea claims success in fifth nuclear test

<b>North Korea says it has successfully carried out its fifth nuclear test, in continued defiance of UN resolutions.</b><p>A 5.3 magnitude tremor had earlier been detected near its nuclear test site.<p>South Korea believes it is the North's biggest-ever test, raising fears it has made significant nuclear …

Apple unveils iPhone 7 and new Watch

The iPhone 7 has arrived.<p>Apple announced its next-generation smartphones and a slew of other products at its annual press event on Wednesday.<p>It kicked off with Apple CEO Tim Cook doing a little Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Pharrell. The company recently bought a Carpool Karaoke TV series …

Mobile Technology

Melania Trump threatens to sue news outlets

Melania Trump has threatened to sue The Daily Mail, Politico and at least eight other news outlets for defamation, her lawyer says.<p>Trump, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee, has placed The Daily Mail and other news organizations "on notice... for making false and defamatory statements …

Donald Trump

Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

<b>The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations.</b><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out "step by step".<p>"The priority is to get back to the pre-crisis level of co-operation," he told …

Russia

Strong: U.S. economy adds 255,000 jobs in July

America's job market remains one of the few bright spots in the economy.<p>The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%. It far surpassed expectations of economists surveyed by CNNMoney, who had predicted a gain of 182,000 jobs.<p>"Employment growth remains …

U.S. Economy

Pence, Trump diverge on Ryan support

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence broke with his running mate Donald Trump on Wednesday in endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary re-election fight.<p>"I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his re-election," Pence, a longtime congressional colleague of Ryan's, said in a …

Donald Trump

DC transit police officer charged with aiding ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the first case of a US police officer charged with aiding ISIS, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority cop was arrested Wednesday for providing material support to ISIS, the Justice Department announced.<p>Nicholas Young was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday but was on …

Terrorism

China's elevated bus: Futuristic 'straddling bus' hits the road

<b>It may look like something from the future, but China's long-awaited "straddling bus" ran its inaugural test in Hebei province this week.</b><p>The 2m-high Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) straddles the cars below, allowing them to pass through.<p>Powered by electricity, the bus is able to carry up to 300 …

Transportation

The porn star who went to Iran for a nose job

<b>Iranians are struggling to understand how a well-known British porn star was allowed into their country for cosmetic surgery on her nose.</b><p>Candy Charms' visit became public knowledge only after she had returned home from Iran, and posted the above picture on her Instagram account. The photo shows her …

Social Media

China's glass walkway opens in Tianmen mountain

China

Nicaragua: Ortega names his wife as running mate

<b>Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has named his wife as his running mate and candidate for vice-president as he seeks re-election for a third term.</b><p>First Lady Rosario Murillo already has a prominent role as the chief government spokeswoman and is widely seen as sharing power with her husband.<p>She …

Venezuela

US election 2016: Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1254000/1254660_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524773222_65c10c9630db2754c9ababbe346bd1a9<p><b>Donald Trump has dismissed Barack Obama's time in the White House as a "disaster" after the US president said he was not fit to succeed him.</b><p>"He's been …

Government

US election: Donald Trump warns vote could be 'rigged'

<b>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has suggested that the November election could be "rigged".</b><p>He told a rally in Columbus, Ohio, that he had heard "more and more" that the contest would be unfair. He offered no immediate evidence.<p>At another event he called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton …

Donald Trump

Obama embraces Clinton

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Wednesday handed his legacy to Hillary Clinton, setting her up for the speech of her life with a powerful endorsement and the enduring image of a warm embrace.<p>Clinton joined Obama on stage after his speech, and the President and his 2008 primary rival …

Government

Democrats accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails

<b>Doral, Florida (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential election.<p>"They probably have her 33,000 e-mails. I hope …

Donald Trump

France church attack: Priest killed by two 'IS militants'

<b>An 84-year-old priest was killed and four other people taken hostage by two armed men who stormed his church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France.</b><p>The two attackers, who said they were from the so-called Islamic State (IS), slit Fr Jacques Hamel's throat during a morning Mass, officials …

Terrorism

Bernie Sanders: 'I am proud to stand with her'

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders on Monday and Tuesday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters proved that Democratic unity will be a work in progress.<p>On a dramatic first night of the Democratic convention, …

Government

Japan knife attack: At least 19 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan's deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.<p>Officer Satomi Kurihara of …

Extremism

From Russia without love? DNC hack roils Philly convention

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> It was supposed to be the boring convention -- but the Democrats suddenly found that their Philadelphia party had turned into a Cold War-style espionage thriller.<p>Democrats expected to show up in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton, paper over their disunity and turn their …

Government

Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters.<p>"I have decided that in the interest of …

Government

Sources: US officials warned DNC of hack months before the party acted

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal investigators tried to warn the Democratic National Committee about a potential intrusion in their computer network months before the party moved to try to fix the problem, U.S. officials briefed on the probe tell CNN.<p>The revelation raises questions about whether the DNC could have …

Cyber-attacks

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Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion

It's official: Yahoo's days as an independent company are over.<p>Verizon has agreed to pay $4.83 billion for Yahoo (YHOO), the companies said before markets opened Monday.<p>The sale completes Yahoo's evolution from influential search pioneer and web portal juggernaut to, in the end, a once-dominant …

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Donald Trump bounces into the lead

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bounce is back.<p>Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding …

Government

Extreme heat across Middle East - BBC Weather

Recent highs of 54C in Kuwait could potentially be record breaking.<p><b>BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs</b> reports on the extreme heat affecting the Middle East.

Middle East