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Kurdish independence vote threatens war against ISIS
A controversial Kurdish referendum on whether to seek independence from Baghdad threatens to weaken the U.S.-backed fight against the Islamic State
09/25/2017 04:58 PM
Analysis: Merkel the survivor extends her reign as Europe's longest serving leader
Germany's leader won a fourth term in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
09/25/2017 07:15 AM
Panda habitat shrinking, becoming fragmented, potentially ruining their sex lives
Researchers report that the lovable bears’ habitat in China has been shrinking and fragmenting over the past three decades.
09/25/2017 08:54 PM
From good to bad: 5 possible options for what's next in North Korea-U.S. standoff
Relations between the United States and North Korea have rarely been worse. The stakes couldn't be higher.
09/22/2017 08:36 PM
'60s drone footage may have found lost city of Alexander the Great
Using 1960's drone footage, archeologists may have just discovered the lost city of Alexander the Great. Veuer's Josh King (@abridgetoland) has more.
09/25/2017 08:14 PM
Before 'dotard' and 'Rocket Man' jabs, how U.S. and North Korea got to crazy crisis point
Here are some key moments that explain how we got to the current showdown between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump:
09/22/2017 06:47 PM
North Korea threatens to shoot down U.S. planes, says Trump has declared war
The doctored footage came hours after U.S. warplanes carried out a show of force.
09/25/2017 07:51 PM
Trump's new travel ban: Why these 8 countries now
The new travel ban impacts eight countries but takes two off the prior banned list because they cooperate with the U.S. government.
09/25/2017 09:15 PM
A pair of Hitler’s underwear just sold for over $5K
Few auction items are stranger than the pair of Adolf Hitler’s underwear that recently sold for $5,500.
09/25/2017 04:29 PM
European Central Bank chief warns on euro's rise
Mario Draghi said Monday that "the recent volatility in the exchange rate represents a source of uncertainty which requires monitoring."
09/25/2017 02:41 PM
Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence
09/25/2017 02:13 PM
Vietnam War draft lottery: See if your draft number would have been called
The institution of a draft lottery gave young men a random number between 1 and 366 corresponding to their birthdays.
09/19/2017 12:04 AM
Mass evacuations as fears of volcanic eruption grow in Bali
Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday
09/25/2017 01:53 PM
We may finally know how the great pyramid of Giza was built
Archeologists may have just conclusively solved the mystery of how the ancient Egyptians built the great pyramid of Giza.
09/25/2017 01:48 PM
8 dead in India fireworks explosion
At least eight people were killed following an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, local media reported. (Sept. 25)
09/25/2017 01:29 PM
Full coverage: Vietnam War still haunts us
Guns were drawn at home as well.
09/11/2017 09:20 PM
Tokyo names its newest baby panda
Xiang Xiang turned 100 days last week, which makes her old enough to get a name, after she became the first panda in 30 years to survive this long at a Tokyo zoo. Video provided by Reuters
09/25/2017 12:24 PM
Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he'll dissolve parliament’s lower house for a snap election, seeking a mandate to stick to his tough stance toward a volatile North Korea and rebalance the social security system. Video provided by Reuters
09/25/2017 12:07 PM
Our sleep patterns inherited from gatherers, says study
A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans. Video provided by Reuters
09/25/2017 11:30 AM
Killer whales prove to be show-stopper at surfing contest
Surfers flee from the water during a competition Norway after two killer whales are spotted near the shoreline. Video provided by Reuters
09/25/2017 11:28 AM
Turning Bidi Bidi, the world's largest refugee camp, into a 'big city'
There are more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda.
09/25/2017 11:25 AM
Angela Merkel will remain German Chancellor
It will be her fourth term. Video provided by Newsy
09/25/2017 10:50 AM
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe says he will call snap election for parliament
Abe said he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday.
09/25/2017 12:10 PM
Quick-thinking tourist narrowly averts bus-plunge disaster
Part of the vehicle was hanging over a guard rail and about to fall off a 330-foot drop.
09/25/2017 10:28 AM
New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election
A general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result.
09/25/2017 09:04 AM
Indonesian volcano: Nearly 50,000 flee imminent eruption
Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people.
09/25/2017 10:29 AM
How a New Jersey bouncer skipped parole to fight Islamic State in Syria
Anthony DelGatto walked into war, violating his probation to fight the Islamic State.
09/25/2017 04:49 AM
Re-enactors get medieval in Australia
09/25/2017 02:09 AM
Life in North Korea
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Oktoberfest 2017
09/16/2017 03:41 PM
Vladimir Putin: A look at Russia's president
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The Liaoning is China's lone aircraft carrier
07/07/2017 02:30 PM
The day in pictures
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