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Mom's quest: Change the world, not disabled son

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:01am
When my son was born, I picked the name Alexander because the baby names book said it meant "Leader of Men," and I was sure he was destined for greatness. Here's how I pictured it: He would be very smart, win awards, go to a prestigious university and maybe even be famous.
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Jerusalem seminary defaced with anti-Christian slurs

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:59am
A day after flames scorched a West Bank mosque, a Jerusalem seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced Thursday -- an act police suspect is the work of radical right-wing Israelis.
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ISIS holds 262 Christians hostages in Syria

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:57am
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.
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Enormous snow tunnel gains worldwide fame

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:53am
A Canadian man shoveled a giant snow tunnel from his house to his car. The tunnel has been seen around the world. CNN affiliate CBC News has the story.
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Nigerian troops train like Navy SEALs

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:52am
CNN's Arwa Damon finds out how the Nigerian Special Forces are preparing in the fight against Boko Haram.
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Is Boko Haram trying to model itself after ISIS?

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:36am
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on efforts to head off a possible ISIS-Boko Haram alliance.
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The names: This is who ISIS has recruited from the West

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:19am
More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria.
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How the West combats Boko Haram's advance

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:19am
Boko Haram appears to be trying to model itself after ISIS -- but the U.S. and UK are training Nigerian and Chadian forces to try to stop the two terror groups from joining forces.
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Iranian activist calls for a hair revolution

CNN World - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:44am
Iranian activist Masih Alinejad speaks to CNN Today about her Facebook page "My Stealthy Freedom" and her efforts to reform laws requiring women to wear headscarves.
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More drones hover over Paris

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:56pm
More drones were spotted flying over Paris overnight, the city prosecutor's office said Wednesday.
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Putin: War with Ukraine would be 'apocalyptic'

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:10pm
A war with Ukraine would be "apocalyptic" but will probably never happen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
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Remote Antarctica is red-hot

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:47pm
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Roman Polanski has extradition hearing

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:22pm
He was an acclaimed film director. She, a 13-year-old girl, working on a modeling job in California.
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Island of forgotten dreams

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:02pm
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World Press Photo Contest 2015

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:52pm
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Sea dwellers without a state

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:52pm
The Badjao are a tribe of nomadic sea dwellers who have lived off the shore of northeast Borneo for more than 200 years. They are a stateless people with no nationality in the traditional sense, residing in boats and living off the sea.
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Study: Blame gerbils, not rats, for plague

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:48am
For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.
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Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am games site

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:25am
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
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