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43 killed in Mexico shootout

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:01
A three-hour shootout between Mexican security forces and unidentified gunmen Friday left 42 of the gunmen dead, as well as one federal police officer, officials said.
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Martyred archbishop closer to sainthood

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:59
Almost 35 years to the day that an assassin's bullet hit his chest, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, bringing the slain priest one step closer to sainthood.
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ISIS extends hold on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:51
ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient city of Palmyra as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad withdrew from the area.
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Capturing the parallel worlds of the Emirates

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:21
Philip Cheung's photo series "Desert Dreams" shows the contrast between modern and traditional life inside the United Arab Emirates.
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Why ISIS destroys antiquities

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:00
CNN's Ben Wedeman explains why the terror group is ruining Iraq's cultural history.
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Mission of mercy for migrants

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:53
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Get a smuggler's discount

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:53
Smugglers lure Arab and African migrants by offering discounts to get onto overcrowded ships if people bring more potential passengers, a CNN investigation has revealed.
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Briton gets life for killing U.S. soldier in Iraq

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:48
A UK court sentenced a London taxi driver to life in prison Friday for the 2007 murder of a U.S. soldier in Iraq.
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What will happen to ISIS' child soldiers?

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:44
When a child executes men for ISIS, what kind of a man will he become? Now ask that question about the scores of children conscripted for jihad.
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New species: Cartwheeling spiders, electric slugs

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:40
From a mossy forest in the Philippines to the sand slopes of Morocco, this past year has seen some staggering biological discoveries. Among the 18,000 new species named during the past year, an international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorites for SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry's annual list. Previous years have recognized such luminaries as the Pancake Batfish and the Dragon Tree. This year's top 10 was no less surreal. Click through to see pictures.
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Ireland holds historic vote on same-sex marriage

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:29
Irish voters went to the polls on whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex marriage.
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Same-sex marriage in the U.S.

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:23
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Explainer: Ireland's world-first popular vote on gay marriage

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:21
Ireland is due to hold the world's first popular vote to decide whether gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry. The most recent opinion poll in The Irish Times indicated that 58% will vote in favor with 25% against, 17% were undecided or would not vote. Leaving aside the latter, this would suggest that 70% will vote Yes.
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Swimwear through the ages

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:41
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In video, Somali ISIS members court Al-Shabaab

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:39
A recently released propaganda recruitment video by ISIS shows Somali fighters in the group inviting other Somali jihadis to join their ranks.
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