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Terror group hits oil-rich Kurdish city 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:35:03 EST 
    A top Kurdish Peshmerga general has been killed as ISIS take over an area southwest of the northern Iraqi city after heavy clashes with Kurdish troops.

Mexico: Officer saves newborn after hospital blast 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:30:17 EST 
    Heroes are often made suddenly, when tragedy strikes out of nowhere. It did Thursday, when a natural gas explosion flattened a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

Hope fading fast as another deadline passes 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:24:11 EST 
    Jordanian officials say they are willing to swap a terrorist for one of their pilots held by ISIS. But the terror group has yet to provide proof he is still alive.

Legal lifeline for Australians on death row 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:23:48 EST 
    Lawyers for two Australian men on death row in Indonesia attempt to throw them a legal lifeline, despite the latter's insistence that there is no way out.

Kenji Goto sought 'story of ISIS' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:21:41 EST 
    Kenji Goto had every reason to stay home in Japan. A successful career. An adoring mother. A loving wife. A pair of young daughters, one of them just two-weeks old.

Tough times for ISIS as it seeks to regroup 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:55:56 EST 
    ISIS fighters have been driven out of the Syrian border town of Kobani and pushed back in Diyala province -- but they still controls much territory.

ISIS hostage: Who's the pilot? 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:32:22 EST 
    At the time of his capture, his father, Safi al-Kassasbeh, told the Jordan Times that his son was "a very modest and religious person," who memorized the Quran and "was never harmful to anyone."

UK jets intercept Russia bombers 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:53:18 EST 
    Two UK Royal Air Force jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers flying over the English Channel near British airspace this week, the British defense ministry said Thursday.

Obama cracks 'Deflategate' joke 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:52:58 EST 
    President Barack Obama was at home in Philadelphia on Thursday, cracking jokes on "Deflategate" and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to an appreciative audience of Democratic lawmakers.

Taliban claims Kabul attack 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:24:43 EST 
    The Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 3 American contractors at a military base attached to the Kabul airport.

Adventurer climbs Niagara Falls 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:54:26 EST 
    Most visitors to Niagara Falls consider it a place for romance. Ice climber Will Gadd thinks of the famous falls as a spot for adventure.

Gitmo inmate 'returns to militancy' 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:52:38 EST 
    The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar, CNN has learned exclusively. The development has led to an ongoing debate inside the administration about whether there is a new threat from this man, and potentially the other four.

MH370 : All 'presumed dead' 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:11:18 EST 
    The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.

Report: Kim may restart nuke reactor 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:27:03 EST 
    CNN's Brian Todd investigates reports that North Korea is restarting its nuclear bomb program and Kim Jong Un is potentially visiting Russia.

Bestselling Australian novelist dies 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:10:16 EST 
    The Australian author of the bestselling novel "The Thorn Birds" has died.
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