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Video Purports To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto
The SITE Intelligence group has acquired the footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after a second Japanese hostage was killed by the group.
Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani
For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.
Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos
Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today it's a nation torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.
Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing
Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.
Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt
The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.
Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music
Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanuel Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.
Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'
A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."
In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
Measles Is A Killer: It Took 145,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year
The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly ? and highly contagious ? disease.
Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge
The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia
Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.
Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies
Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.
Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brush Fire, Goes Home
The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.
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ISIS launches attack on oil-rich Iraqi city
ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the group's stronghold of Mosul.
Why ISIS wants Kirkuk
CNN's Fred Pleitgen outlines the strategic importance of Kirkuk, Iraq in the fight against ISIS.
Photos: The ISIS terror threat
ISIS militants have been advancing in Iraq and Syria as they seek to create an Islamic caliphate in the region.
Arrests in Mexico hospital blast that killed 3
A maternity hospital south of Mexico City is on the verge of collapsing after a natural gas delivery truck hit a building and exploded, emergency officials say.
Photos: Explosion aftermath
A natural gas explosion rocked a maternity hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday, January 29.
Kim Jong Un ramping up nukes?
CNN's Brian Todd investigates reports that North Korea is restarting its nuclear bomb program and Kim Jong Un is potentially visiting Russia.
ISIS launches attack on Iraqi city of Kirkuk
ISIS militants have launched an attack on the oil-producing northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
ISIS' new hostage strategy shifting the goalposts
For ISIS it is a new dynamic, experts say: demanding high value prisoners in exchange for hostages.
ISIS acting 'suspiciously'?
Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss speaks to CNN Today about recent developments in the hostage negotiations with ISIS and why they aren't providing proof of life.
Cuba to build first new Catholic church since revolution
A neglected, weed-strewn field in a small Cuban town where there are more horses than cars seems an unlikely setting for a major shift in government policy.
AirAsia plane wobbled, climbed and triggered stall warning
Before AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed, the co-pilot was flying the plane as the more experienced pilot monitored the flight. And things may have gone wrong in a span of just three minutes and 20 seconds, triggering a stall warning that sounded until it crashed into the Java Sea.
Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'
The government of Malaysia makes the loss of MH370 official, but the search for the missing plane will go on.
ISIS captive sought 'story of what ISIS wants to do'
Kenji Goto had every reason to stay home in Japan. A successful career. A doting mother. A loving wife. A pair of young daughters, one of them just two-weeks old. And yet the experienced journalist felt he had to go into war-torn Syria.
Dozens killed in North Sinai attack
At least 20 people were killed and 36 injured Thursday after three explosions targeted security posts in the Al Arish area of northern Sinai, EGYNews reports.
Sydney siege victim killed by police bullets
Only one of the Sydney siege victims was shot by the gunman, with the second killed by fragments of police bullets fired when officers stormed the cafe, an inquest has heard.
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