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World on course for warmest year

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1129000/1129055_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633735_ac2c33a55edff967e297d9430a7979c4<p><b>This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.</b><p>In the first 10 months …

Eric Garner: No charges in NY chokehold case

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1129000/1129160_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633734_8a0a45e669d0d37f181f3e717d50d3bf<p><b>A grand jury has decided not to charge a white New York City police officer over the death of Eric Garner, a black man he placed in an apparent</b> …

Apec summit: China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122806_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633734_013d36feabfdf7627fa38a5745103301<p><b>The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute.</b><p>Chinese President Xi …

China and Japan smooth over East China Sea island row

<b>China and Japan have agreed to try to reduce tensions over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.</b><p>Beijing officials said a crisis management mechanism had been set up to prevent the situation from worsening.<p>The strategically important islands, known as Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by …

Apec agrees network to share information on corruption

<b>Countries of Asia and the Pacific region have agreed to set up a network to share information on corruption.</b><p>Apec members said in a statement that the purpose of the agreement, proposed by China, was to deny safe haven to anyone engaged in corruption.<p>It comes amid efforts by Chinese President Xi …

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

Director of catcalling video responds to race debate - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The director of a video showing a woman being catcalled on the streets of New York has weighed in on the seeming racial disparity of the men featured.<p>Rob Bliss, who posted the video on behalf of the anti-street-harassment group Hollaback!, told CNN that those shown were just a small sample.<p>…

The 10 Moves You Need to Get a Rock-Solid Core

<i>Photo By Milan Stojanovic / Getty Images</i><p>The appearance of abs doesn’t reflect the strength of your core. If you want nothing but a six-pack, do …

Signs You're Not Eating Enough Fat

<i>Photo: Getty + Dean Belcher</i><p>By Elizabeth Narins<p>The whole fat-free diet craze of the 1990s really messed up the way people think about healthy eating. …

Get Stronger Faster With These Bench-Press Tweaks

<i>Safety first: Hey, guy—you might want to recruit a spotter next time.</i><p><i>Photo: Rubberbanditz/Facebook</i><p>Of all of the strength exercises out there, the …

Why you love Taylor Swift ... even if you don't want to - CNN.com

Taylor Swift is known for confessional lyrics that slyly chronicle her romances with famous (and not so famous) men. But on occasion, Swift also speaks up when away from the mic. Here's a look at what we like to call Swift-ology.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Quoted: Taylor Swift<p>On identity<p>On celebrity<p>On rebellion<p>On …

US hostage Kassig's mother appeals to IS leader

<b>The mother of a US hostage has appealed to the leader of the Islamic State (IS) militants to get in touch with her.</b><p>Paula Kassig posted a letter on Twitter, for Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, asking how he can be reached.<p>"I am an old woman and Abdul Rahman is my only child," the message reads. "My husband …

Apple says bent iPhones are 'rare'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1110000/1110931_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633734_f82f59bc239cce986c6e30ec6cf9b580<p><b>Apple has responded to claims that its new handsets are prone to bending by saying such damage would be "rare" during normal use.</b><p>Media outlets …

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.<p>On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament …

MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit to explore its climate change

MAVEN has arrived in Mars's orbit after traveling 442 million miles in the course of 10 months to get there.<p>It won't land on the red planet but instead study Mars' atmosphere from above to answer questions about its climate change, NASA says.<p>NASA's MAVEN craft will live up to its formal name -- the …

After the referendum: the 10 most pressing questions facing the union

<b>Now that Scotland has voted no, what new powers are the main political parties offering?</b><p>In his pivotal speech ahead of the referendum, Gordon Brown offered a "modern form of home rule". Quite what that means is yet to be decided.<p>In his most recent intervention yesterday, Brown spoke of the need to …

Alan Henning's wife appeals to IS to release him

<b>The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State has pleaded with the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.</b><p>Alan Henning, from Eccles in Salford, was seized while on an aid mission to Syria last December.<p>In a statement released via the Foreign Office, his wife …

Scottish referendum: Gordon Brown vows 'powers will be delivered'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1109000/1109817_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683377_e436b26f08842bfa9bc6896c81e5eacd<p><b>Gordon Brown has said promises made by the "No" parties ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on change and further devolution will be …

Scotland votes 'No' in independence referendum - CNN.com

<b>Glasgow, Scotland (CNN)</b> -- <b>[Breaking news alert, 6:23 a.m. GMT (01:23 a.m. ET)]</b><p>Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote. A majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and …

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1109000/1109332_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524633734_2c1159972980c73ede00e29962cffd0a<p><b>People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.</b><p>Voters are answering "Yes" or "No" …

North Korea: American Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years hard labor

For months he was held captive by the North Korean regime, not even sure what he would be charged with.<p>Then in one fell swoop, American citizen Matthew Todd Miller was convicted of committing "acts hostile" to North Korea and sentenced to six years of hard labor, North Korean state-run media …

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Will the 'God particle' destroy the universe? (Opinion) - CNN.com

A proton-proton collision produced in the Large Hadron Collider shows characteristics in line with the decay of a Higgs boson particle.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God particle'<p>Searching for the 'God …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …