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Pentagon: US military conducts operation in Somalia

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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FBI probes Jennifer Lawrence nude photo hack

A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.

Nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," were splashed on various sites Sund...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Ebola zone: Funerals and ghost towns

At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.

CNN Photographer Sarmad Qaseera

CNN

CNN mourns loss of photojournalist

CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera.

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REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

How celebrities' nude photos get leaked

How did private, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities get leaked all over the Internet Sunday?

Super Stallion chopper

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Sailors, marines rescued after chopper crash

No one was seriously injured when a U.S. Marine helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea Monday following training exercises in Djibouti, the U.S. Navy said.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

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Cameron unveils new anti-ISIS proposals

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.

Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons ...

Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

In a speech on the NAT...

woman using vacuum cleaner on rug

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Brits say 'EU sucks' over vacuum cleaner ban

The EU police are not about to take your vacuum cleaner away from you if you happen to live there. So, stop worrying.

Parents of cancer stricken son

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Parents of son with cancer refuse UK return

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.

Israel Gaza West Bank

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Israel slammed for West Bank land grab

Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.

Israel announced Sunday that the land in and around the Wadi Fukin valley, would become "state land," clearing the way for the development of a new I...

Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller

CNN

Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each...

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On this day: September 1

Titanic wreckage

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The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.

On this day: August 29

Michael Jackson in Brunei

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American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty float

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Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather a perpetual third-grade girl named Kitty White, the daughter of George and Mary White, who lives just outside of London, England. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon.

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