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The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
North Korea says it can drop a nuclear bomb on the US at 'any time'
But no one really believes it.
Tony Abbott is no longer the prime minister of Australia
Obama says US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Is that a lot?
There’s really no stopping the Iran deal at this point
As Republicans continue to debate the Iran deal, another potential government shutdown looms.
War is the problem, not refugees
And Syria's war, especially, has no end in sight.
Give Germany your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free
Germany offers to take in another half a million refugees per year — at least.
Here's an idea: Let the migrants stay with you
The pope and the Finnish PM have opened their homes. An Egyptian billionaire offered to buy an island to shelter refugees. Outlandish solutions, or right on the money?
Cheers and outcry as Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk goes behind bars
After refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis is jailed for contempt.
Obama is finally in the home stretch of closing his nuclear deal with Iran
Now he just needs to make sure the Iranians stay on board.
Gasp! Hillary Clinton likes skim milk, tea, and (maybe) gefilte fish
And other revelations from the 4,400 emails published this week.
Beijing is hell-bent on having clear skies for its military parade
Even monkeys — yes, monkeys — have been enlisted to help get ready for China's massive 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II.
There's so much we don't know about the Bangkok bombing suspect
Despite the trickle of details, the suspect remains shrouded in mystery — or at least Thai police would have us believe as much.
The river of migrants is bloody and unending
200 migrants drowned off Libya. The death count from that poultry truck in Austria is up to 71. Different groups in different countries. What they had in common was a dream.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
Trump tramples Univision anchor in 'bizarre' performance
Curiouser and curiouser, Trumpmania rolls on.
Global markets have stopped freaking out, for now
Sure, China affects the world economy — just not as much as everyone thought yesterday.
Global markets are tanking; 'no rational choice anymore'
It's looking to be more than just China's 'Black Monday.'
One weekend, 2 air show plane crashes, at least 8 dead
The first victims have been named in the crash at Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, England. A second air show tragedy shocked onlookers in northern Switzerland.
North Korea declares war, but only sort of
Kim Jong Un warns South Korea to stop broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across their shared border — or else.
Whoever masterminded the Bangkok bombing was acting on home turf, police say
It's 'unlikely' that international terrorist groups were behind Monday's deadly bombing in Bangkok.
One year after his death, here's how we want to remember James Foley
Let's honor the life of our colleague Jim, not the video of his death.
Is 'the man in the yellow shirt' the key to the Bangkok bombing?
Thai police are hunting a man who was caught on camera leaving a backpack at a Bangkok shrine shortly before an explosion that killed 22 people.
Someone just bombed central Bangkok, Thai police say
Several people are reported dead in a rare bombing in Thailand's capital.
The death toll in Tianjin continues to mount
Rescue workers pulled more bodies from the wreckage in the Chinese port city on Sunday, raising the death count to 112.
The American flag is fluttering anew in Cuba today
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cuba today to witness the reopening of the US embassy after more than half a century.
China is having a terribly bad week
Its economy is in a tailspin. And now the results of a loosely regulated industry is having tragic results.
China's economy is the stuff of suspense novels
After rocketing growth, China's economy is slowing down. It just devalued its currency two days in a row as a result, which is making everyone anxious.
The Afghanistan war was supposed to be over by now
Instead 2015 could be Afghanistan's bloodiest year yet.
The devastating conflict in Syria is only getting worse
The violence continues to expand, drawing more and more nations and groups into the fight.
A year since Ferguson, what has really changed?
So far this year, 24 unarmed black men have been shot and killed by police — one every nine days.