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Kenyan commandos waited hours for plane in university attack

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:46
An elite police commando unit waited hours for transport from Nairobi, Kenya, to Garissa, where Al-Shabaab terrorists had taken over a university on April 2, according to one of the commandos who participated in the response operation.
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Iraqi official begs for reinforcements as ISIS lays siege

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:27
The Iraqi city of Ramadi could fall within hours to ISIS militants who have been gaining ground in recent days, a local official on the front line says.
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Gray whale makes longest migration ever recorded

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:24
A North Pacific gray whale has earned a spot in the record books after completing the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.
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U.N. aid reaches victims of Yemen bloodshed

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:40
As the transport plane comes in to land at Sanaa Airport, the deep scars of the brutal conflict tearing Yemen apart are only too clear: wrecked aircraft line the runway, and nearby buildings lie in ruins.
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Swimmers make the best lovers, survey says

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:31
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but new research suggests you can tell a lot about someone just by looking at what sports they play -- and it seems swimmers make the best lovers.
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Living inside a landfill

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:10
About 100 families live inside the Boragaon landfill in Guwahati, India. Every day, they search the area for treasure — a tiny scrap of metal, a bit of plastic, maybe a bone. They use large hooks to sort through the garbage, which sometimes reaches two or three stories high. But photographer Timothy Bouldry says the people who live at the landfill are actually "content. They are not jaded by modern civilization."
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Look at me! 27 selfies of the week

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:54
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U.S.: ISIS loses quarter of territory in Iraq

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:53
The Pentagon released a map this week showing coalition forces have taken back 25-30% of Iraqi territory seized by ISIS.
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Three weeks of Saudi strikes in Yemen, no peace in sight

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:52
Thursday will mark three weeks since Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen. But there is as yet little sign that the rebels are being driven back, that the fighting in Yemen is dying down or that lives there are being saved.
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'Yarmouk is my soul:' Defiant survivors stuck between ISIS and Syrian bombs

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:52
Even in the horror of Syria's civil war, there are few places that showcase the scale of the destruction -- and the senselessness of the loss of life -- more than the Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of Damascus.
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Faces of a stolen generation

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:48
Their eyes reflect childhoods marked by tragedy. Their faces show wrinkles made deeper by pain and the passage of time.
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Wonder at the Dead Sea

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:56
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Wonder in the Galapagos

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:56
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Wonder in Vanuatu

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:55
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Family portraits, for families with nothing

CNN World - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:51
Photographer Alexia Webster was tired of always taking pictures. Instead, she decided to give some back.
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