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Freed Taliban hostage family begins journey of recovery

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:07:10 GMT

Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in.(image)

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Hostage claims wife was raped, infant child killed

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:48:14 GMT

A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Pakistan claimed his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife.(image)

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Taliban hostage family is rescued after 5 years

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:12:11 GMT

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.(image)

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ISIS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:45:21 GMT

Two key ISIS-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the southern city of Marawi have been killed, the country's Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday.(image)

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Scientist names wasp after Harry Potter villain

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:18:30 GMT

A biologist in New Zealand wants to clean up the image of wasps -- by naming one after Lucius Malfoy, one of Harry Potter's arch-enemies in the fantasy fiction series.(image)

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India raises age of consent to 18

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:37:39 GMT

India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that allowed men to engage in non-consensual marital sex with girls as young as 15.(image)

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Outsider party looks to upstage Japan's Abe

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 02:32:59 GMT

Japanese politicians spring into campaign mode Tuesday as the countdown to the country's snap general election -- scheduled for October 22 -- begins.(image)

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Australia end Syria's World Cup hopes

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:52:53 GMT

One year, two months and 29 days after Syria began their qualifying campaign against Afghanistan, their hopes of reaching a first ever World Cup were finally ended against Australia in Sydney.(image)

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Kim Jong Un's sister promoted

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:33:22 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong was promoted Saturday at a key meeting of the country's ruling party, state media reported.(image)

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China to replace US as leading donor

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:06:19 GMT

US President Donald Trump has called for major cuts in foreign aid under his America First policy, raising alarm among philanthropists and sparking warnings it could be a "death sentence" for some countries.(image)

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UN bans 4 ships from all ports for North Korea ties

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:34:48 GMT

The United Nations has slapped a global port ban on four ships for their dealings with North Korea, including one that was caught smuggling 30,000 North Korean-made rocket-propelled grenades in 2016.(image)

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CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't crazy

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:45:51 GMT

Between the ruthless executions of his own senior officers, bombastic threats of nuclear annihilation and defiant missile tests, it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself."(image)

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New Zealand coalition efforts intensify

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:28:01 GMT

Coalition talks in New Zealand entered a new phase Saturday after official final election results narrowed the gap between the two leading parties.(image)

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Mumbai fights to fix its rail network

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:05:18 GMT

Every day in this city, seven and a half million people pack into commuter trains and steel themselves for the daily ordeal of traveling to and from work.(image)

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Bangladesh to move 800,000 Rohingya

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:28:39 GMT

Bangladesh will build a single, enormous refugee camp to house around 800,000 Rohingya refugees as a Bangladeshi minister warned his country was struggling to deal with the flood across the border.(image)

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Who really holds the power in China?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:38:30 GMT

Unlike the gossipy, open democracies of Western societies, it is almost impossible to know who truly holds power in the opaque world of Chinese politics.(image)

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The 1938 flight from London to Australia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:12:04 GMT

Flying to the other side of the world used to be such a romantic adventure, but the 10-day upper-class epics of yesteryear will soon be reduced to a 15-hour non-stop dash for ordinary passengers.(image)

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Nuke test leaves Chinese city shaken

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:21:25 GMT

As CNN's Matt Rivers reports, North Korea's latest nuclear test leaves one Chinese city on edge.(image)

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Ji-sung hopes for Man Utd resurgence

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:25:13 GMT

Former Manchester United player Park Ji-sung says the club is on the up after some difficult years following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.(image)

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Hong Kong's wildest dining experience

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:07:26 GMT

It's 8 p.m. in a rather dull multi-story government building and wet market center in North Point, Hong Kong.(image)

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Is Aung San Suu Kyi the Mandela of Asia?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:27:07 GMT

After spending 15 years under house arrest, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi explains her life outlook and why she doesn't harbor bitterness.(image)

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Why can't these Indians leave Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:21:21 GMT

7,700 Indian workers are stranded in Saudi Arabia after a series of layoffs. CNN gets access to one of the 20 camps where workers are stuck.(image)

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Heineken taps into Myanmar's beer market

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:04:35 GMT

We look into Myanmar's brewing beer market and find out why Heineken invested in a $60 million brewery outside of Yangon.(image)

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A 'car-eating' transformer could save environment

Fri, 27 May 2016 23:39:11 GMT

It looks like a giant, car-eating transformer, but China is hoping this new vehicle concept will be the answer to its crippling traffic problems(image)

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Philippines elects its first transgender politician

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:43:16 GMT

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman in history to be elected to the Philippines congress.(image)

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Painting with shadows

Thu, 12 May 2016 08:54:13 GMT

In India's capital city, one wall bears an off-beat artwork that disappears after the sun goes down.(image)

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