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  • Mortar attack marks end of Aleppo ceasefire
    Mortar fire from regime forces struck the al-Mashhad neighborhood of eastern Aleppo on Saturday evening as a three-day Russian-backed ceasefire came to an end at 7 p.m. (noon ET), according to the activist Aleppo Media Center.

  • Pirate radio risks death to fight ISIS on airwaves
    Not far from Mohamad Al Mawsily's studio, fierce battles are raging to oust ISIS from the northern city of Mosul. But from his secret location, the young Iraqi businessman is waging another war against the militants on a daily basis. Less bloody? Yes. But, still potentially lethal.

  • American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

  • Australian swimmer thanks fan who raised alarm over mole
    Australian Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton has paid tribute to a fan who spotted a suspicious mole on the swimmer's chest and urged him to get it checked out.

  • 3,300 migrants rescued off Libyan coast
    Rescuers came to the aid of 3,300 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya on Friday, the Italian coast guard said.

  • US destroyer sails in South China Sea to make a point
    A US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed through the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation intended to send a blunt message to China.

  • Duterte: We're not really severing ties with US
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified his comments that seemed to call for a split from the United States, saying he was advocating a "separation of foreign policy" rather than "a severance of ties."

  • Yazidi female slaves moved from Mosul
    Dozens of Yazidi women captured and enslaved by ISIS in 2014 have been moved from the Iraqi city of Mosul to Syria, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • 50 killed in Cameroon train crash
    About 50 people are dead and 300 others injured after an overloaded train derailed in central Cameroon, authorities said.

  • Mexican police chief arrested in connection with missing students
    The former police chief of the Mexican city of Iguala -- where 43 students disappeared two years ago -- was arrested Friday in connection with the case, according to Mexico's National Security Commission's official Twitter page. Felipe Flores Vazquez, who had been sought since the students went missing, had been labeled as one of the "probable masterminds" of the disappearance by then-Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam. Karam said in November 2014 that the students were abducted on orders of a local mayor, turned over to a gang who killed them, burned their bodies in a landfill and tossed the remains into a nearby river.

  • 2 states say 'nyet' to Russia's offer to monitor elections
    Louisiana and Oklahoma have said "nyet" to a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, according to letters from state officials provided to CNN.

  • UN: ISIS is using human shields in Mosul
    The United Nations said Friday it is "gravely worried" that ISIS has taken 550 families from villages around Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and is using them as "human shields" as Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the terror group for control of the city.

  • Venezuela halts effort to recall president
    A drive to hold a recall referendum on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been halted, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced in a statement.

  • Report: AT&T in talks to buy Time Warner
    Time Warner's stock soared nearly 10% Friday on reports that telecom and media giant AT&T may make a takeover bid for the company.

  • London City Airport declared safe after evacuation
    London City Airport was declared safe Friday after reports of a "chemical incident" spurred an evacuation, fire officials said.

  • US service member killed in action in Northern Iraq
    The US service member killed in Northern Iraq has been identified, the Navy announced Friday.

  • Building walls to keep out immigrants helps terrorists
    We live in a world at a crossroads. The conflicts in Syria rage on, seemingly impervious to the various attempts to resolve them -- a horrifying staging ground for broader US-Russian tensions, and the front line of terror groups' battles for territory.

  • Calais Jungle camp demolition to begin
    French authorities will Monday begin clearing "The Jungle," the makeshift refugee camp at Calais, giving the thousands of people living there the option to seek asylum in France or to return to their country of origin.

  • Opinion: Putin's aggression should worry the US
    Since the formation of NATO in 1949 the defense of Europe and the free world has depended on the absolute certainty that whatever president is occupying the White House, the United States will come to the aid of a NATO member if attacked. Any doubt about the American commitment, and the credibility of NATO's doctrine of collective defense, is holed below the waterline.

  • Suspected leader of Dhaka cafe attack died in police raid
    Abdur Rahman tried to escape as police closed in.

  • Opinion: Edward Snowden is a saint
    Wikipedia is founded on a bedrock principle of neutrality, seeking to describe all relevant sides without taking a political stance. As an individual, I, too, try to stay out of most political debates -- except where they directly impact my personal passion for the free flow of information. This is one of those times.

  • Google search reveals what you want to know about Mosul
    Need some help getting your head around what's going on? Using Google trend data provided to CNN, here's what you've been searching for.

  • 'Made in the U.S.A.' is not dead
    "Made in the U.S.A." is not dead. The nation's manufacturing sector is actually booming, even if many people don't realize it.

  • CNN set to announce top 10 Heroes for 2016
    CNN's Anderson Cooper will reveal which charitable champs will be among this year's Top 10 CNN Heroes on Wednesday during the 8 a.m. ET hour of "New Day."

  • A new perspective of our planet
    On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 made the first manned mission to the moon. Live broadcasting from the spacecraft was the three-man crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders, and it was on that day that their journey led them to an unexpected sight.

  • Galaxy count just increased 10x
    Turns out we were wrong; there aren't 200 billion galaxies in the universe.

  • Study: Mars mission astronauts could experience brain damage
    Astronauts on a mission to Mars will be expected to rely on their memory, multitasking and decision-making skills to handle the first manned expedition beyond the moon. But the harmful radiation from galactic cosmic rays throughout their journey could cause them to experience cognitive impairment in these key areas, as well as increased depression and anxiety, according to a new study.

  • New Mars probe searches for life
    A new phase in the continuing search for life on Mars begins this month -- adding to a fleet of spacecraft probing the Red Planet.

  • What it would take to explore deep space
    Imagine something so distant that with our current technology it would take 2,400 generations to reach there -- and that's just our nearest star.