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ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.

Published on 17 February 2019 | 2:40 pm

British ISIS bride who wants to return to UK gives birth to boy

A British teenager who left the UK to join ISIS in 2015 and now hopes to return home, has given birth, her family's lawyer said Sunday.

Published on 17 February 2019 | 4:51 pm

No medicine, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have.

Published on 18 February 2019 | 12:53 am

UK lawmakers: Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws

UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them.

Published on 18 February 2019 | 12:01 am

Russian flag spotted on cathedral in Novichok attack UK city

A Russian flag has been spotted on Salisbury Cathedral in England, in an apparent stunt making light of the poisoning of former KGB agent Sergei Skripal in the city last year.

Published on 17 February 2019 | 2:27 pm

Is AI the future of education?

One UAE-based tech company, Alef Education, is hoping to answer that question with their educational AI platform. But there's debate over whether the benefits outweigh potential privacy concerns and increased screen time.

Published on 13 February 2019 | 12:39 pm

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa calls her detention a 'travesty of justice'

An outspoken Philippine journalist who was briefly detained last week says the country's case against her is "ludicrous" and "unconstitutional."

Published on 17 February 2019 | 7:14 pm

India is building a city from scratch

India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.

Published on 30 September 2018 | 1:55 pm

Robot valets head to London

Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car.

Published on 29 January 2019 | 9:02 am

Alibaba's 'City Brain' uses AI to kill traffic

Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.

Published on 15 January 2019 | 11:35 am

How the tragedy of Appie Nouri changed Ajax for ever

"You never know [how good he could have been]," says a visibly emotional Danny Blind, Ajax's former manager and the head of its academy, as he remembers the impact Abdelhak Nouri had at the Dutch club.

Published on 15 February 2019 | 9:47 am

In a league of his own, Hirscher is the skier that 'can't lose'

How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers.

Published on 16 February 2019 | 11:18 am

Bird ready to soar after dream start to season

Sam Bird says he's still pinching himself ahead of this weekend's Mexico City E-Prix after his stunning start to the Formula E season propelled him to the top of the drivers' standings.

Published on 15 February 2019 | 10:19 am

'Horse Barber' creating equine art

By combining her two passions, Melody Hames produces some of the most unexpected and spectacular designs in the equine world.

Published on 12 February 2019 | 12:55 pm

Mikaela Shiffrin braves CNN quickfire quiz

Quiet night in or big night out? Heels or sneakers? Olympic gold or an overall World Cup title?

Published on 14 February 2019 | 10:27 am

Vonn's G.O.A.T. tribute cake

The last eight days have proven typically eventful in the life and times of Lindsey Vonn.

Published on 13 February 2019 | 4:30 pm

From S. Sudanese refugee to supermodel

I don't remember much about my earliest years, but certain vivid memories linger: the scorching yet still comforting heat of the African sun, the rich brown color of Kenyan land, adults from backgrounds different than mine helping others with daily needs, and most of all, the carefree laughter and pitter-pattering footsteps from children like myself, never ceasing as we danced in our own little universes.

Published on 13 February 2019 | 4:44 pm

Rise of India's lavish wedding culture

When it comes to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the mega-weddings of India's super-rich.

Published on 3 February 2019 | 12:25 am

Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'

Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque -- Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee -- boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.

Published on 29 November 2018 | 11:40 am

Rare photos reveal life in 19th-century China

Published on 9 January 2019 | 1:50 am

Why was this car hidden away for 30 years?

If this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

Published on 29 November 2018 | 1:15 pm

A giant scrapheap of A380s is on its way

A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air.

Published on 16 February 2019 | 2:34 pm

Italian town will pay you $10,000 to move in

Tempted by the recent offer of an Italian home for just over a $1? Well, you might want to hold out for a better deal.

Published on 26 January 2019 | 10:46 am

The travel hack airlines don't want you to use

Published on 14 February 2019 | 10:51 am

This could be world's biggest superyacht

Just when you thought superyacht designs couldn't get any more extravagant, along comes one to blow the others clean out of the water.

Published on 11 February 2019 | 11:58 am

Massive Antonov An-225 hidden in warehouse

Published on 4 September 2018 | 12:11 pm

He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.

Published on 25 December 2018 | 1:09 pm

After one woman saved Chicago's homeless from the cold, an army of strangers followed her lead

A single act of generosity was multiplied again and again this week after a Good Samaritan paid for hotel rooms to shelter homeless Chicagoans from a historic and potentially deadly cold snap.

Published on 1 February 2019 | 4:12 pm

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