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Hong Kong's dirty North Korean secret

N. Korea: No diplomacy until missiles ready

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it ...

Trump gets low marks for storm response

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Mudslide hits Puerto Rico neighborhood that Trump visited

Torrential rains washed away weeks of clean-up and brought new problems for Puerto Ricans on Monday.

Anti-corruption journalist killed in car blast

Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of Malta's best known investigative journalists, was killed after a powerful blast blew up her car, local media reported Monday.

Dense stars collide, make gold

For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented" discovery that is ushering in a new era of astronomy, scientists announced Monday.

US launches first airstrike against ISIS in Yemen

US forces conducted airstrikes against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of ISIS fighters and "disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," according to a statement released by the Pentagon.

Is this audio injuring US staff in Cuba?

The Associated Press obtained recording of the sound that some US diplomats claim to have heard in Cuba as part of sonic attacks.

ISIS gone, but Mosul can never be the same

A few days ago, Mahmoud Saeed boarded a plane for a trip that is sure to be filled with trepidation.

Iraqi forces seize disputed city of Kirkuk

Iraqi forces are approaching the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, with Iraq's Prime Minister calling on residents in the oil-rich city to cooperate with its security forces.

Kirkuk: A crisis waiting to happen

Two armies funded and trained by the United States are now facing off in northern Iraq, a confrontation that could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader Middle East.

Three dead as Ophelia barrels through Ireland

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland's west coast as a post-tropical storm on Monday, bringing with it strong winds, heavy rain, and the threat of storm surge and flooding.

Fewer Puerto Ricans have power restored than a week ago

As Puerto Rico struggles with water shortages and a dire situation for many seeking medical care, the number of customers getting power off of the island's grid has declined, according to the latest available data and conversations with energy experts.

Australia takes on revenge porn

Spectacular pink diamond could fetch $30M

The world's largest known fancy intense pink diamond could sell for up to $30 million at a November auction.

Inside Seoul's largest indoor seafood market

With its narrow walkways, hurried streams of trolleys whisking inventory in and out and master sashimi chefs drumming up orders on cutting boards, Seoul's Noryangjin Fish Market is a worthy destination for adventure seeking foodies.

Third London woman accuses Weinstein

A third woman in London has made sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

China's 'opening up' is helping the world

This week, China will host the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which will set our country's national direction for at least the next five years. This is a momentous time for China, not only because we expect that the party congress will illustrate that China's unrelenting ...

A new life for the Rohingya

Catalonia leader fails to clarify independence

The President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, failed to clarify Monday whether his administration had officially declared independence from Spain and instead called for talks.

#MeToo: Women share stories of assault

Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault.

Iraqi forces seize disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish control

Iraqi forces are approaching the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, with Iraq's Prime Minister calling on residents in the oil-rich city to cooperate with its security forces.

Kirkuk: A crisis waiting to happen, with consequences for region

Two armies funded and trained by the United States are now facing off in northern Iraq, a confrontation that could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader Middle East.

Trump allies worry that losing House means impeachment

Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.

Maltese journalist who exposed corruption killed in car blast

Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of Malta's best known investigative journalists, was killed after a powerful blast blew up her car, local media reported Monday.

First-seen star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold

For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented" discovery that is ushering in a new era of astronomy, scientists announced Monday.

N. Korea favors missile that can hit US east coast to diplomacy for now

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it ...

Trump: I'd like to see Russia probe end

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

Three dead as Ophelia barrels through Ireland

Weinstein Co. in talks to sell to Trump's friend

Third woman accuses Weinstein of sexual assault in London

A third woman in London has made sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Courtney Love warned women about Weinstein 12 years ago

A video of Courtney Love warning young actresses about Harvey Weinstein has been burning up the internet.

A massive Wi-Fi flaw could let hackers spy on you

Inside AirAsia flight as it plummeted 20,000 feet

Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight have criticized the flight crew for allegedly screaming as the plane plummeted, following an apparent pressurization issue in the cabin.

#MeToo: Social media flooded with stories of assault

Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault.

Puerto Ricans tap into potentially toxic water

A tall chain link fence, shrouded in vines, surrounds an aging water well tucked away in this small town just west of San Juan. A metal sign carries a warning in Spanish to anyone who approaches: "Danger. Do Not Enter."

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres , a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

Progress in fighting California fires, but over a dozen still burn

A week after several wildfires ignited in Northern California, firefighters are making progress toward containing the massive blazes that have killed at least 40 people and burned about 5,700 structures.

See the moment fire victims reunite with 'miracle' dog

A heartwarming video shows the moment Izzy is reunited with his family after getting separated during the California wildfires.

Still no claims to deadliest bombing in modern Somalia history

At least 300 people have been confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia's modern history.

Israel targets Syrian anti-aircraft battery after planes take fire

Israel's military says its warplanes struck a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after the battery fired on its planes.

India's airports will be at breaking point by 2022

Jerusalem's 'lost theater' found after 1,700 years

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a theater-like structure hidden beneath Jerusalem's Western Wall for 1,700 years.

Passports for sale: How to buy citizenship around the world

Turns out money doesn't just buy a glamorous vacation in the Caribbean or a killer suite in Quebec -- it can buy residency too.

Revealed: World's most expensive places to buy food

Former Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland

How Trump united Iran against him

Catalonia leader fails to clarify independence declaration

The President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, failed to clarify Monday whether his administration had officially declared independence from Spain and instead called for talks.

At least 277 die in 'unprecedented' blasts

Powerful storm barrels toward Ireland