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'External forces' caused HK unrest?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:21am
Hong Kong's embattled chief executive has said the city's pro-democracy movement is "out of hand" and being influenced by "external forces" from outside the city.
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Photographers scale new heights

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:54am
Cityscapes are usually breathtaking, but finding a good vantage point in a new town can be tough.
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Coalition deals ISIS heavy blow

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:10am
The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group tells CNN.
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How to decontaminate Ebola?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:54pm
A hazmat company owner from Texas explains to CNN's Jim Sciutto how to decontaminate for Ebola.
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Inside world's worst Ebola outbreak

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:25pm
A doctor at a government-run Ebola center in Monrovia doesn't mince words: "Life is rough and then you die."
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GOP, don't undermine government

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:21pm
Conservatives can't bash and slash government and then suddenly act surprised if government isn't there when we need it. After all, anti-government rhetoric and anti-tax austerity have real-life consequences -- consequences playing out at this very moment in the public health response to Ebola.
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Why travel ban won't work

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:08pm
There have been calls for a travel ban on those coming to the U.S. from African countries most affected by Ebola. Here's why some say that is a bad idea.
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Protests go on in Hong Kong

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:47pm
Heated protests in the streets of Hong Kong
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Parts Unknown Tanzania Sneak Peek

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:04pm
Get a sneak peek at Anthony Bourdain's next adventure in Tanzania. The CNN Original Series "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown" Sunday, Oct. 26th 9pm ET/PT.
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At least 21 die in Baghdad bombing

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:04pm
A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source with knowledge of the incident speaking to CNN by phone. The source asked not to be identified for security reasons.
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Death toll climbs in search for hikers

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:59pm
The grim search for missing hikers and bodies buried under snow continued Saturday against the dramatic backdrop of Nepal's Himalayas, as officials confirmed that at least 39 people had died in an exceptionally heavy snowfall.
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Ebola fears crippling safari industry

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:34pm
With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.
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Late pope gets closer to sainthood

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 7:23pm
Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.
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42km of Beijing smog for marathoners

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:24pm
If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing International Marathon saw thousands of competitors brave a "hazardous" smog which engulfed the Chinese capital.
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ISIS training to fly warplanes?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:30pm
Could ISIS fighters be training as warplane pilots capable of turning their weapons on coalition aircraft?
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Mystery plane back on Earth

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:59pm
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
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Spanish nurse's aide tests negative for Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:34pm
A Spanish nurse's aide who contracted Ebola in Spain after caring for two infected missionaries has tested negative for the virus, according to the government's special committee on Ebola.
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How ISIS makes its millions

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:14pm
On the southern edge of Turkey, rolling brown pastoral hills slope gently to the Syrian border, with small towns like this one dotting the horizon. The calm on this side of the border, however, belies the scene on the other side.
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Why #Gamergate won't die

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:46pm
David Weinberger says an online controversy that snowballed from misogynist attack by gamers into a culture war is a preview of the way news is handled in a world of hashtag-fueled scandal on the Web.
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High-speed drone crash on tape

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:14pm
Watch these drones race at high-speed inside a forest.
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