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New video showing John Cantlie emerges online

British journalist, who has fronted Isil's propoganda videos after being taken hostage , appears online<p>A new video purporting to show British photographer John Cantlie, who was taken captive in Syria in November 2012, has emerged online. In the first footage to emerge of the Briton for more than a …

Barack Obama

North Korea launches ballistic missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military and U.S. defense officials said Friday.<p>The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said that one ballistic missile flew a distance of 800 kilometers overland toward the sea off …

Professor wins $700k for solving 300-year-old math equation

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a problem that had baffled mathematicians for centuries -- until British professor Andrew Wiles set his mind to it.<p>"There are no whole number solutions to the equation xn + yn = zn when n is greater than 2."<p>READ: Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who's just enrolled at …

Mathematics

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Japanese freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since June 2015 has appeared in a video posted online Wednesday.<p>Although Jumpei Yasuda, whose identity Japanese media have confirmed through his family, references the date March 16, CNN cannot confirm the date the video was …

Tough new US sanctions against N.Korea on same day American student jailed

On the same day North Korea sentenced a US student to 15 years in prison with hard labour, Washington has announced tough new sanctions against Pyongyang.<p>Otto Warmbier was paraded before the cameras to beg for forgiveness for stealing a propaganda banner from a hotel.<p>The 21-year-old was arrested …

North Korea

American ISIS Fighter a 'Gold Mine' for US Intelligence

U.S. officials are eager to question an alleged American ISIS fighter captured in Iraq on Monday because he could be a treasure trove of intelligence about how the Islamic State really works, current and former U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News.<p>“He would be an intelligence gold mine,” …

George Washington

Archaeologists may be closing in on an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb hidden behind Tutankhamun's burial chamber

A radar scan finds there is a 90 per cent chance there are two rooms beyond the walls of the pharaoh's<p>Archaeologists may be closing in on the hidden tomb of an ancient Egyptian queen after a radar scan found a "90 per cent" chance that Tutankhamun's burial chamber has two undiscovered rooms.<p>A scan …

Russia can redeploy to Syria 'within hours', warns Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin says he can reverse decision to withdraw from Syria at a moment's notice, in apparent warning against seeking to take advantage of the departure of Russian troops<p>Russia can ramp up its military presence in Syria “in hours” if need be, Vladimir Putin has said in an apparent warning to …

Russia

Regional elections bring breakthrough for Alternative für Deutschland, but majority of voters still back Angela Merkel’s course<p>The German government will stick by its existing refugee policy, a spokesman has said, after the anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland made strong gains in regional …

Europe

Chinese courts convict more than 99.9 per cent of defendants

“Astronomical” conviction rate comes after Beijing vows to stamp out wrongful convictions and impose ‘rule of law’<p>Chinese courts found guilty all but a tiny minority of defendants last year, despite claims by Beijing to be confronting wrongful convictions and upholding the rule of law.<p>Only 1,039 of …

China