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Briton gets life for killing U.S. soldier in Iraq

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:48pm
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 - 1:44pm
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 - 1:40pm
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 - 1:29pm
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 - 1:23pm
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Explainer: Ireland's world-first popular vote on gay marriage

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:21pm
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 - 11:41am
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In video, Somali ISIS members court Al-Shabaab

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:39am
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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Myanmar offers aid to migrants stranded at sea

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:16am
Myanmar, which has previously disavowed responsibility for Rohingya migrants stranded at sea, has said it will provide search and rescue for "boat people" in its territorial waters as well as humanitarian assistance.
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Blast reported at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:09am
An explosion rocked a mosque Friday in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency reported -- a mosque serving Shiite Muslims in a majority Sunni country, social media posts from purported witnesses say.
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Happy when it rains: On the road with Britain's caravan crowd

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:54am
Squeezing a large family into a tiny box on wheels and dragging them to a remote rain-swept field doesn't sound like much fun.
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Crane fights off two tigers at zoo

CNN World - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:51am
A crane that stumbled into a tigers' den bravely fights off two tigers that are on the prowl.
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