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Police scramble to find girls before they join ISIS

CNN World - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:07am
Amira Abase told her father she was going to a wedding. Instead, the 15-year-old British girl hopped on a plane with two friends to Turkey -- and police fear they are headed to Syria to join ISIS.
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U.S. defense chief: Timing essential on Mosul assault

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:01pm
New U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Saturday that success is more important than timing in any attempt to retake Iraq's second city, Mosul, from ISIS militants.
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Police think 3 teens are headed to Syria

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:58pm
The family of a girl who UK police say may be headed to Syria with two friends have a message for her: We're not mad at you, and please come home.
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Nigerian troops retake town where hundreds died

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:14pm
Nigerian troops retook the strategic northeastern town of Baga -- where hundreds died when Boko Haram attacked it last month -- on Saturday, the West African nation's top military spokesman said.
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Armed groups raid school, abduct 89 children, U.N. says

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:13pm
Armed groups raided a South Sudanese school and abducted 89 children, the United Nations said Saturday. The U.N. pointed out that boys were among those taken.
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U.S. reconsidering Afghanistan troop withdrawal

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:09pm
President Barack Obama may change the United States' plan to withdraw virtually all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, his new defense secretary said Saturday during a visit to the central Asian nation -- an indication that the White House is considering extending the U.S. troop presence there beyond that year.
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Kerry has strong words for Russia

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:05pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had strong words Saturday for Russia over what he called its unacceptable actions in Ukraine -- and threatened additional sanctions against Russian interests.
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Is ISIS harvesting organs to sell?

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:56pm
The United Nations is looking into claims that ISIS -- already considered the wealthiest terrorist group on record -- may be harvesting organs from slain civilians and gaining financial benefits by trafficking the body parts, officials said Wednesday.
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ISIS burned up to 40 people alive, official says

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:55pm
Reports that ISIS burned alive up to 40 people near the town of al-Baghdadi in Iraq's massive Anbar province are true, an Iraqi official told CNN.
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Ebola crisis: Liberia to reopen borders, lift curfew

CNN World - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:53pm
Liberia is reopening its land border crossings shut down during the Ebola outbreak, a positive sign in a nation that was the epicenter of the deadly virus.
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Police: 8 dead in hotel attack

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:04pm
At least eight people were killed Friday when militants attacked a hotel frequented by government officials in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, police said.
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What's it about all-male days out and racism?

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:22pm
English football fans push a black man off a train in Paris, sparking a global debate about racism in football.
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'I was a pregnant war photographer'

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:29am
Even at five months pregnant, war photographer Lynsey Addario was still throwing herself into conflict zones.
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Official: Big offensive planned against ISIS in Mosul

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:24am
Months after Iraqi troops dropped their weapons and ran for their lives in Mosul, up to 25,000 of them are expected to head back there in April or May to try to retake the city from ISIS, according to a U.S. official.
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Racist fans caught on camera

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:31am
Chelsea Football Club has threatened to ban those accused of a racist incident in Paris before a Champions League football match. Alex Thomas reports.
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Stunt plane mid-air collision caught on tape in India

CNN World - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:56am
Two stunt aircraft collided in mid-air while performing at the Aero India defense expo. The pilots managed to land safely, eyewitnesses said.
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How ISIS makes (and takes) money

CNN World - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:45pm
ISIS has crude, stomach-turning tactics when it comes to dealing with its enemy, but experts say that its moneymaking methods are highly sophisticated, especially for such a new terror group.
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Frozen falls draws tourists

CNN World - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:34pm
What? Not enough snow, ice and cold for you? You say you STILL need some "Frozen" references in your life?
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Caracas mayor arrested

CNN World - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:33pm
Venezuelan intelligence agents arrested the mayor of the country's capital after raiding his office Thursday, sparking a fierce outcry from opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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Tropical cyclone pounds Australia

CNN World - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:33pm
Tropical Cyclone Marcia packed powerful winds as it slammed into Australia's eastern coast Friday morning.
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