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Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.
The meeting ended with a far more modest agenda than many had hoped for.
But CIA Director John Brennan rejected the report's conclusion that the agency had deceived the White House, Congress and the public about its interrogation program.
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed the border from Syria more than a week ago.
A string of terrorist attacks is putting pressure on the Kenyan government to increase security in areas outside the capital.
At least 35 people were killed. Authorities fear the death toll could rise dramatically.
Two protest leaders were banned from a large area in Hong Kong as a condition of bail after they were arrested during scuffles with police.
The situation in Afghanistan is going from bad to worse.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
US airstrikes target a convoy of 10 armed trucks in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may or may not have been in one of them.
The relative calm that had come to Afghanistan's capital in recent months appears to have now left.
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are now back in the US with their families.
Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are headed home.
This story only gets worse.
Though residents and combatants in eastern Ukraine say they don't think it will last.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah was taken aboard a Navy warship after his seizure by US special ops in a raid on the outskirts of Benghazi.
French media reported that Mehdi Nemmouche was suspected of having stayed with Islamist jihadist groups last year.
On Sunday, police flooded major cities in Vietnam trying to avert anti-China protests.
It's their Al Qaeda, they say.