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Kurds take key city back

Kurdish fighters have taken the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS' grip after 112 days of fighting with the Sunni extremist group, multiple sources say.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:18:28 EST
Japan's ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:19:13 EST
Who is Sajida al-Rishawi? And why does ISIS care about her?

She's remembered as the would-be bomber whose device failed to detonate in a string of otherwise deadly terror attacks at Jordanian hotels in 2005.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:19:30 EST
10 die in F-16 NATO exercise

Ten people have died after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed at a base in Los Llanos in southeastern Spain, a senior Spanish defense official told CNN.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:49:00 EST
Greek Prime Minister sworn in

The leader of the left-wing Syriza party Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister after forming a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party -- but how will the debt-laden state satisfy promises on ending austerity?

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:49:44 EST
Mubarak's sons released from prison

The sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday after serving 18 months, according to the state-run MENA news agency.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:55:05 EST
Dozens die in Philippines clashes

Forty-three people were killed in intense fighting between police commandos and Muslim insurgents in the southern Philippines Sunday, placing strains on a peace process designed to end decades of conflict in the restive region.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:19:31 EST
Rocket blast almost hits driver

Dramatic dashcam footage from Ukraine appears to show the moment a rocket nearly hit an on-coming motorist.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:26:58 EST
Soldiers save 1 city from Boko Haram

Nigerian forces fought off Boko Haram militants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, military officials said Monday, but the extremists seized another town in the same state.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:34:12 EST
Rare predator spotted in river

The CEO for the World Wildlife Fund spotted a rare black jaguar in Brazil's Juruena National Park.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:27:21 EST
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