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'I don't want to fight anymore'

CNN World - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:09pm
Pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, unverified footage shows a terrified man telling rebels he is an Afghan immigrant to Iran. And Iranians are paying him $500 a month to fight in Syria, he says.
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Sistine Chapel gets makeover

CNN World - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:08pm
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
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Poland refuses to arrest filmmaker

CNN World - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:02pm
Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview.
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Military chief takes over in Burkina Faso

CNN World - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:56am
The President of Burkina Faso pledged to stay in power until a new leader is democratically elected, despite violent protests demanding an end to his 27-year rule in the West African country.
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Israel partially reopens access to holy site

CNN World - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:55am
Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
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They really don't like each other

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:02pm
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
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Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:44pm
With protesters setting fire to the Parliament building in the West Africa country of Burkina Faso amid demands for economic change and political reform, President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the government.
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Chile's 'stolen children' seek truth

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:55pm
Devastated moms, who were told their babies died during childbirth, are now trying to reunite with their lost kids -- a scandal created when their own parents colluded with their Church.
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Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:40pm
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
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Lost $150 million da Vinci masterpiece or fake?

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:25pm
It could be the find of the century, or something much more suspicious. "La Bella Principessa" -- a 13 inch tall pen-and-ink portrait of a Florentine woman with a Mona Lisa-esque smile -- sat in a drawer for decades, before being "rediscovered" and attributed as a lost $150 million masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.
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N. Koreans shot for watching TV

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:03am
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.
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Abbas: Closing Jerusalem holy site means war

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:59am
Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City closed Thursday "to prevent disturbances."
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5 amazing places in Iran

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:24am
It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
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Tiny gaping mouth wins top photo

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:17am
The true test of patience is peering for hours into a microscope waiting for a rotifer to open its mouth so you can snap a quick photo.
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'Treated like cattle': Enslaved by ISIS

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:29am
ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women as part of Shariah law. One teen describes in chilling detail how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.
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WWII wreckage raised from lake

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:17am
The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.
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Cheating claims delay SAT test scores in China, South Korea

CNN World - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:10am
Thousands of Chinese and South Korean students applying for colleges and universities in the United States face an anxious wait amid claims of widespread cheating during recent SAT tests -- the measure used in the admissions process.
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Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off U.S. coast

CNN World - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:07pm
Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.
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The last kings of Africa

CNN World - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:26pm
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
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Extravagant presidential palaces

CNN World - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:14pm
A look through some of the most exquisite residences of leaders from across the world.
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