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Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'
The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."
Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured
Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.
Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse
The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.
After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel
The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.
It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?
Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.
Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka
Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.
More Details On 'Jihadi John': Early Run-Ins And Radicalization
There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how the man who grew up in West London became internationally notorious.
ISIS Video Shows Extremists Destroying Artifacts
A video has surfaced that appears to show members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, smashing priceless antiques at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.
Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal
The British government has long been concerned about extremism emerging within its borders. Linda Wertheimer talks to Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute about extremism.
ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified
The masked man who appeared to behead hostages in videos for the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has been revealed. Known in the media as "Jihadi John," his real name is Mohammed Emwazi.
Using A Can Of Coke To Explain A Currency Lesson
The U.S. economy has been doing well. That's pushed the value of the U.S. dollar up ? relative to other currencies. A strong dollar sounds like good news, but there are winners and losers.
Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It
Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
Go Behind The Scenes With The Producer Who Made 'Life After Death'
An NPR team visited the Liberian village of Barkedu to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola. They found sorrow, hunger ... and a sense of hope.
For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS
Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.
Ahead Of Netanyahu's Speech To Congress, Hints Of A Thaw
The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.
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Mosul, Iraq, museum targeted
They take sledgehammers to statues with an uncommon gusto -- destroying in seconds what may have survived centuries.
Drills, hammers used to destroy cultural treasures
A video released by ISIS shows militants destroying troves of cultural artifacts at museum in Mosul, Iraq. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
'Jihadi John' unmasked
His voice became hauntingly familiar as the masked man with a British accent who appeared repeatedly in brutal beheading videos from ISIS.
Missing Canadian teenagers may have link to ISIS
Canadian authorities are looking for at least four teenagers who may have flown to Turkey in a bid to join ISIS, a police source told CNN, the latest in a string of such reports around the world.
The names: This is who ISIS has recruited from the West
More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria.
ISIS holds 262 Christians hostages in Syria
ISIS has seized even more Assyrian Christian hostages after taking over nearly a dozen Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria in the past few days, an activist said Thursday.
Turkey blames UK for missing girls
A top Turkish official is blaming British authorities for the disappearance of three teenage British girls suspected of traveling from London to Turkey with the goal of joining ISIS in neighboring Syria.
5 terror groups making vicious headlines
The United States has a list of 59 designated terror groups, but here are the five that have been making news this month. FULL STORY
ISIS capital in Syria is 'like a big prison'
It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.
Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
Bangladeshi-American blogger hacked to death
A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger who spoke out for freedom has died after being attacked on a Dhaka street, a local police official said Friday.
Ukraine tensions rise over gas supply
A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold.
The hunt for Boko Haram
CNN's Arwa Damon goes along with Chad's military as they chase Boko Haram from Cameroon deep into Nigeria.
New suspect arrested in Copenhagen shootings
Police in Denmark said Friday they have arrested another suspect in connection with shootings earlier this month in Copenhagen in which two people died.
Leader of drug cartel detained
Mexican authorities have detained Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, federal police told CNN En Espaņol on Friday.
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