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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...

Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

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Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

Apple confirmed Monday to CNN that it is looking into reports that its popular iCloud online data backup ...

Damaged vehicle, Mosul

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U.N. to investigate alleged abuses by ISIS

The U.N. Human Rights Council said Monday that it will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.

Iraqis have faced violence and unrest for more than a decade, but the situation has go...

Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller

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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...

Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

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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...

Philippines airport bomb threat

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Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport

Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

Counter-terror agents acting on a tip interrupted a group of men allegedly assembling improvised explosiv...

Pakistan violent protests

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Pakistan military denies report PM to resign

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.

Discussions also includ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry

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Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized.

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Suspected serial bank robber strikes again

Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus.

The suspect is said to have held up the First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on August 22. He's wanted in connec...

Dianne Feinstein

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Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-I...

Tony Stewart 2

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Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9.

The cr...

China's flag

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3 children killed in China school attack

The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack.

A man stabbed to death three children at a primary school in central China and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.

The attacker broke into Dongfang ...

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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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