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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear
Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.
No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks
The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.
Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers
The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.
Burkina Faso's Military Takes Power After President Resigns
Blaise Campaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.
What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?
More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.
With Shift From Ukraine To Russia, Crimea's Business And Pleasure Uprooted
Crimeans are adjusting to Russian control in small and big ways, like rooting for a new soccer team and finding new ways to make a living.
Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe
Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.
As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives
Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.
Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?
Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use ? and abuse ? of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.
Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism
Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."
So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?
Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.
Militants Push Ahead With Vote, Despite Fighting In Eastern Ukraine
Sunday separatists in eastern Ukraine will hold their own parliamentary election, which Ukrainian officials call illegal. Meanwhile, a supposed cease-fire in the region appears to exist in name only.
As U.S. Support For Same-Sex Marriage Rises, Activists Go Global
U.S. groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are increasingly finding new places to advocate, as other countries debate greater rights ? or harsher crackdowns ? for LGBT people.
Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers
In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.
How Much Does It Cost To Run A Caliphate?
The self-proclaimed Islamic State is known as the world's richest terrorist organization, but the group is having to pay for services to the areas they are controlling in Syria and Iraq. U.S. analysts and officials say the financial burden of the group's territorial ambitions could ultimately lead to ISIS' demise. - World delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

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Kobani: Before and after views
CNN's Michael Holmes shows us dramatic before and after satellite views of Kobani.
Ebola battle through nurse's eyes
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the desperate effort to save Ebola patients from the viewpoint of those taking care of them.
Reporters' photos on the scene
How to vote for Hero of the Year
CNN's Anderson Cooper explains the voting process for CNN Hero of the Year.
From near death to Nobel Prize
On Friday, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. But just a day earlier, she passed the two-year anniversary of the gruesome event that flung her and her cause onto the world stage -- the attempt on her life.
Music gives slum children a voice
A young woman's mission to share the dreams and aspirations of New Delhi's underprivileged children through music.
Who is 'Umbrella Man'?
Demonstrators wheeled out the looming figure under cover of darkness.
Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
In photos: History of the Cold War
They really don't like each other
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
5 amazing places in Iran
It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
The last kings of Africa
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
Worst public transit for women?
Alarming findings related to women's safety have come to light with the release of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities.
Photos that defy perspective
It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza.

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