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Study: Blame gerbils, not rats, for plague

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:48am
For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.
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Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am games site

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:25am
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
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90 dead in Afghanistan avalanches

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:23am
Heavy snowstorms have caused a series of avalanches in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan over a two-day period, killing scores of people.
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Peshmerga: ISIS 'can't overcome us'

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:39am
Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq believe that the tide is turning in the fight against ISIS. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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Mystery tunnel discovered near event site

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:36am
An elaborate tunnel discovered near a site for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities investigating what it was for. CBC News reports.
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See sinkhole swallow pedestrians

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:34am
Frightening video shows two rail passengers in South Korea fall into a sinkhole nearly 10 feet deep as they walk off a train.
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Scholarship student takes a 3,000-kilometer detour

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:31am
A young Ghanian boy won a scholarship to study medicine in Guyana, but ended up in the city of Goiania, Brazil, 3,000 kilometers away.
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Rio residents fight evictions ahead of Olympics

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:30am
Rio de Janeiro shantytown residents fight eviction as preparations are made for the 2016 Olympics. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
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Where in the world?

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:01am
Travel Photo of the Day
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Look at me! 23 selfies of the week

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am
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Boko Haram + ISIS = Terror twins

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:55am
For sheer cruelty, they are well matched. They also share an apocalyptic "end-of-days" vision. Now there are signs that Boko Haram -- the most feared group in West Africa -- may be edging toward a formal pledge of allegiance to ISIS.
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Activist: ISIS holds 150 Christian hostages, will threaten to kill them

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:40am
ISIS is holding many more Assyrian Christian hostage than previously thought -- and it is reportedly planning to release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them.
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From UK teens to jihadists?

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:27am
Aqsa Mahmood left to become an ISIS bride and now investigators suspect that she has helped lure three teenage girls from the United Kingdom to Syria to join the terror group.
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Suspect in Pakistan school massacre arrested

CNN World - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:56am
Pakistani authorities have arrested a suspect in the December 16 attack on a public school in Peshawar that left more than 140 people dead, most of them children.
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Turkey blames UK for missing girls

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:30pm
A top Turkish official is blaming British authorities for the disappearance of three teenage British girls suspected of traveling from London to Turkey with the goal of joining ISIS in neighboring Syria.
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Bus station bomb kills at least 13

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:32pm
An explosion Tuesday at a bus station in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum killed at least 13 people and injured 25 others, a representative of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said.
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ISIS abducts dozens of women and children in Syria

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:18pm
ISIS militants abducted 90 Assyrian civilians from two villages in northeastern Syria, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
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American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:46pm
An American missionary in Nigeria has been kidnapped in what authorities call a "purely criminal" act.
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Qatar 2022 World Cup final won't ruin Christmas

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:08am
The 2022 World Cup should be played in November and December, but don't worry -- the final won't ruin your Christmas holidays.
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World's best rail network?

CNN World - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:04am
Germans are known to gripe about many things: taxes, politics, Oktoberfest.
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