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Brussels eyewitness: 'Belgium doesn't deserve this'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Witnesses to the carnage Tuesday in Brussels endured scenes of panic, smoke and horrific injuries.<p>Travelers, commuters, European Union officials and baggage handlers alike were caught up in the deadly terrorist attacks.<p>Two explosions, including at least one suicide bomb, rocked Brussels …

Terrorism

Trump on Romney: 'Are you sure he's a Mormon?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump pilloried Mitt Romney on his home turf on Friday, making his best appeal to the state's majority Mormon population and questioning whether Romney truly represented their faith.<p>The rally in Salt Lake City, coming one week after clashes between supporters and …

Government

Unimaginable horrors from five years of war in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> It began as a protest over the ill-treatment of boys beaten for graffiti, in an atmosphere of change and hope as the Arab Spring spread through the region. Now, five years in, the Syrian civil war has drawn much of that region into its spiral of despair, and fallen to depths of savagery …

Middle East

Donors pledge $10 billion-plus for Syria as Russian planes pound Aleppo

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Donor countries pledged more than $10 billion for Syria at an international conference Thursday in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced, but a brutal Syrian government offensive, backed by Russian air power, overshadowed this goodwill.<p>Cameron said the total raised …

Middle East

Kate del Castillo deberá presentarse ante la PGR

Pese a que el día de ayer la actriz <b>Kate del Castillo</b> solicitó un amparo para evitar ser detenida por la <b>PGR</b>, dependencia encargada de investigarla …

Trump: 'I will be a great unifier'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump believes he would "absolutely" be a force for bipartisanship, but in an interview this weekend neither Republicans nor Democrats escaped a barrage of attacks from the GOP presidential candidate.<p>2016 election candidates<p>Trump flung criticism at politicians spanning the spectrum …

Government

El sistema de herencia musulmán no se toca

Rabat, 24 oct (EFE).- Durante catorce siglos, en las sociedades musulmanas el hombre ha heredado el doble que la mujer. Está en el Corán y es …

Saudi protester Ali al-Nimr's crucifixion could happen 'at any moment'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of a Saudi man, sentenced to crucifixion for alleged crimes in connection with the Arab Spring protests when he was a teenager, fears he will only find out about his son's death when it is announced on television.<p>Mohammed al-Nimr says the family is "extremely worried" after Ali …

Saudi Arabia

Los diputados cobrarán de golpe 11.000 euros para pasar estos meses electorales

Las retribuciones que perciben sus señorías son generosas comparadas con las del resto de los ciudadanos y también <b>privilegiado es el fin de su</b> …

Thousands gather in Ankara in aftermath of deadly blasts that killed scores

<b>Ankara, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Ankara on Sunday near the site of two deadly bomb blasts that tore through crowds taking part in a peace rally in the capital a day earlier.<p>The attack -- for which no group has so far claimed responsibility -- killed at least 97 …

Extremism

Albino teen attacked for her body parts gets reason to smile again in the U.S.

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Bibiana Mashamba loves to dance, run and jump -- all the attributes of a thriving teenager.<p>But at age 16, all that has taken a back seat as she struggles to walk following a merciless attack that nearly killed her.<p>"At 11 at night, some robbers came into our room," Mashamba says, …

Africa

Behind the scenes with the commander of Special Ops

<b>Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Some days Special Operations missions in international hotspots end in success and accolades, as when SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden. These are the missions that tend to be memorialized by Hollywood scriptwriters and shape the image of Special Ops forces …

Military

Greenpeace calcula que el fraude de Volkswagen podría haber causado hasta 10.200 muertes

AMAYA LARRAÑETA<p>El exceso de emisiones de gases tóxicos pudo llegar a 240.000 toneladas al año.<br>• La contaminación del aire causada por los vehículos …

Ousted Australian PM Tony Abbott fires parting shot at media

<b>(CNN) —</b> In his final speech as Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott said it was a tough day, "but when you join the game, you accept the rules."<p>Those rules, under Australia's parliamentary system, are that when your party decides it no longer wants you as leader, you must stand aside for a new …

Australia

War forced half of all Syrians from home. Here's where they went.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine every man, woman and child leaving home in 29 states, mostly in the U.S. West and Midwest. That's everyone west of Ohio and Kentucky and north of Texas, all the way to California.<p>The 158 million people in those states make up the same share of the U.S. population -- 49% -- as the …

Human Rights

Are countries obligated to take in refugees? In some cases, yes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of thousands of migrants are pounding on Europe's invisible doors -- dirty, exhausted and desperate to escape the daily carnage in their homelands.<p>But their arrival also puts a strain on European resources. Germany expects to take in 800,000 refugees and says it will spend at least …

North Africa

Merkel calls for migrant quotas for EU states to combat crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> The flood of migrants pouring into Europe means all European Union member states must step up to meet the mounting crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.<p>Merkel called for quotas to be set for each country to take a share of displaced people, many from war-torn Syria.<p>The …

Aegean Sea

Queen Elizabeth II: The platinum monarch?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just like her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria before her, Elizabeth II was never expected to rule; as the eldest daughter of the king's second son, Prince Albert (later King George VI), hers was a life destined to be lived in relative privacy, until the 1936 abdication of her uncle, …

Queen Elizabeth II

European migrant crisis: Austria, Germany near tipping point

<b>Vienna, Austria (CNN) —</b> Austria says it can't keep this up much longer. Germany says it can't, either.<p>After absorbing more than 12,000 refugees, Austria wants to see a gradual reduction in the numbers of refugees coming through, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said.<p>"We have always said this is …

North Africa

Clintons paid State staffer to manage private email server

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary and Bill Clinton personally paid the State Department staffer who managed their private email server, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign confirmed on Saturday.<p>Bryan Pagliano was retained separately from his job at State to manage the server, two campaign aides said. The arrangement …

Government

'Blood Diamonds' arrest sheds light over grim African trade

<b>Malaga, Spain (CNN) —</b> Last Friday, a 64-year old Belgian citizen, Michel Desaedeleer, was waiting to board a flight from Malaga in southern Spain to New York. But his name registered on a Europe-wide database of arrest warrants and he was detained by police at the airport, according to Spain's …

Africa

Boom to bust? Factory town feels pinch from China's slowdown

<b>Tengzhou, China (CNN) —</b> After decades of explosive growth fueled by cheap exports, China's economic slowdown is taking a toll on factory workers who've found themselves left behind.<p>Ma Xinqing and Wang Dishan each spent 20 years working at a machine factory in Tengzhou, an industrial city in the …

China

Utah resident dies from plague

<b>(CNN) —</b> An elderly person died from plague this month, Utah health officials said Thursday. An investigation into how, where and when the person was infected with the flea-borne infection is ongoing. The person did not travel to an area where plague is common. No other information about the patient …

Public Health

France: Raids kill 3 suspects, including 2 wanted in Charlie Hebdo attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of dramatic raids Friday in France led to the killing of three terrorists -- one suspected in the fatal shooting of a policewoman and four hostages, the other two in the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine -- and to the freeing of more than a dozen people being held …

Terrorism

Pakistani PM refuses to resign, police fire tear gas at protesters

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2014/08/31/lok-mohsin-pakistan-govt-protest.cnn_492229_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is vowing to stay put despite protests against his government that have enveloped the nation's capital.<p>On Saturday, police fired tear gas on …