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Russia marks 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany with huge parade

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russia marked 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany on Saturday with a spectacular parade in Moscow featuring some 16,000 soldiers, 200 armored vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters.<p>This is expected to be the last major anniversary of the conflict when significant numbers of …

U.N. rep accuses Saudi-led coalition of violating international law

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Saudi-led coalition rained down missiles in Yemen from Friday into Saturday, an intense attack that a U.N. official called a breach of international humanitarian law.<p>The Saudi Press Agency reported that the latest attack against Houthi rebels in Yemen -- 130 airstrikes in a 24-hour period …

Super Typhoon Noul howls over northeastern tip of Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> Super Typhoon Noul clipped the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, prompting thousands of people to seek shelter in evacuation centers.<p>The storm, referred to as Dodong in the Philippines, hit land Sunday afternoon at the northeastern tip of the island of Luzon, near the small town of Santa …

Gun battles in former ethnic flashpoint in Macedonia kill 5 police officers

<b>Skopje, Macedonia (CNN) —</b> Gun battles in a Balkan city with a history of ethnic tensions took the lives of five police officers, Macedonian authorities said.<p>At least 30 other officers were wounded in the clashes that erupted during a police raid early Saturday on a group of roughly 70 "terrorists" …

North Korea seen years from sub-launched missile to threaten the U.S. | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea made a key step in its nuclear weapons program by test-launching a ballistic missile from a submarine, but remains years away from developing a missile system or submarine which could threaten its sworn enemy the United States, experts said.<p>South Korea on Monday called …

M&Ms candy maker says: Don't eat too many

One of the biggest candy companies in the world wants you to lay off the sugar.<p>Mars, which makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said Friday that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and label sweets with the amount of added sugar they contain.<p>It's surprising, coming from a candy …

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at bases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Security conditions at U.S. military bases have been increased over growing concerns about terror threats, officials said Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that U.S. military bases are now at "Force Protection Bravo," which is defined by the Pentagon as an "increased and …

Bill Simmons to leave ESPN

After months of rumors, it's official: Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN.<p>"I decided today that we are not going to renew Bill Simmons' contract. We have been in negotiations and it was clear it was time to move on," ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement.<p>Simmons has been with the sports network …

What went wrong with Jahar? Answers elude Boston bomber's defense

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> We are reaching the final stretch of the capital trial of the Boston Marathon bomber, and he is going out with more of a whimper than a bang.<p>We've heard a lot of family drama and seen photos of an adorable little boy and chick-magnet teen.<p>But we are no closer to understanding what …

San Francisco arrests under review after officers' slur-filled texts revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 3,000 arrests in the past decade are under review in San Francisco in a widening scandal over how police officers allegedly wrote racist and homophobic text messages.<p>San Francisco's top prosecutor has impaneled a trio of retired, out-of-town judges to see if bias led to wrongful …

Orlando Bloom: Ebola still a real threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> I recently traveled with UNICEF to Liberia. It is a beautiful country, with sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation and most importantly, friendly and resilient people.<p>At first glance, it's hard to imagine this country has been wracked for nearly a year by one of the deadliest health crises …