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Putin's playbook in Syria draws loathing for revolution

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 2:05pm
Did his experience in Ukraine tempt Vladimir Putin to begin Russia's Syrian expedition? Are they both examples of the Kremlin taking advantage of Western hesitation or caution? Or are they two episodes (with more to come) of Russia taking revenge for previous humiliations (Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, etc.) and reasserting itself as a Great Power?

Categories: International News

Pilot dies during flight

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:32pm
The pilot of an American Airlines passenger jet died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston, an airline official told CNN on Monday.

Categories: International News

'River from the Sky' brings life-changing water

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:24pm
The record-breaking drought in California has made the headlines. But in Rajasthan, the driest region of India, water scarcity is a way of life.

Categories: International News

5 questions as Pope summons bishops for synod on family

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:20pm
Hundreds of Catholic bishops from around the world are meeting in the Vatican this month, invited by Pope Francis to debate the Catholic Church's position on "the family."

Categories: International News

Gay priest to be stripped of duties at Vatican

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:19pm
A Polish priest who served with the Vatican's doctrinal arm will no longer be able to carry out his duties after announcing he is gay on the eve of a major church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said.

Categories: International News

Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:19pm
The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.

Categories: International News

3 scientists share Nobel Prize for work on parasitic diseases

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:12pm
The Nobel Prize for medicine has this year been jointly awarded to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.

Categories: International News

Teen punches back at biting shark

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:55pm
A blacktip shark bit a teenager at a Volusia County, Florida, beach Sunday, local officials told CNN.

Categories: International News

U.S. sees Russia readying ground campaign in Syria

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:54pm
The latest U.S. assessment of Moscow's activity in western Syria indicates Russia has moved several ground combat weapons and troops into the area to potentially back up Syrian forces in the field planning to attack anti-regime forces, according to two U.S. defense officials.

Categories: International News

Yazidi woman: I was raped by 'American jihadi'

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:42pm
"There was nothing left to do to me. They did everything."

Categories: International News

Fleeing ISIS tyranny: Agony of the Yazidis

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:33pm
"Goodbye," a woman dressed in a black shawl murmured in Kurdish, as she kissed the outstretched hand of an elderly cleric.

Categories: International News

ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her, raped U.S. hostage

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:32pm
When ISIS came for Zeinat and her family, they ran, terrified, for the safety of the mountains. They had heard the horror stories and knew only too well what might happen to them if they stayed in their home.

Categories: International News

Number of dead and missing rises in French Rivera flooding

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:50am
Horrific accounts of people drowning in a retirement home and being trapped in a road tunnel by floodwater have emerged after the French Riviera was hit by extreme downpours.

Categories: International News

Global poverty: This is how to REALLY reduce it

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:25am
Driving around Sandton, you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in a high-tech corridor of San Jose, California.

Categories: International News
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