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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Guilty of crimes against humanity

Guilty of crimes against humanity


Guilty of crimes against humanity

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:29 AM PDT

Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge, which ruled the Southeast Asian country between 1975 and 1979, were sentenced to life in prison.

Quake death toll hits 615 in China

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 07:15 AM PDT

The death toll has risen to 615 after Sunday's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan province, China's state-run CCTV reported Thursday evening, citing the earthquake relief command.

Drunk teens terrorize Jewish kids

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:14 AM PDT

Five teens have been arrested for threatening Jewish children on a school bus in Sydney. Seven Network reports.

Bourdain: Jailed journalists not enemies

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 12:30 AM PDT

Anthony Bourdain doesn't believe he's naive about Iran, but what's happening there to two journalists has him stumped.

'Serial stowaway' arrested in Calif.

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 08:39 PM PDT

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on a stowaway who was arrested after trying to sneak onto planes multiple times.

Activist finally meets stolen grandson

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:21 AM PDT

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Christian forced to convert to Islam, then beheaded

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:08 AM PDT

The group has seized land in Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, celebrating its own shocking slaughter along the way.

U.S. weighs 'other military options'

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:09 AM PDT

The United States is considering "other military options" beyond air drops to aid minorities trapped by fighting in northern Iraq, U.S. officials tell CNN.

ISIS seizes Christian city in Iraq

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 09:02 AM PDT

Iraq's largest Christian town has been overrun by the same militant Islamists who have gained a foothold in parts of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq.

Ghitis: How scary is ISIS? Watch this

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:48 AM PDT

"Mr. Speaker, We are being slaughtered, we are being exterminated," cried out Vian Dakhil in a devastating appeal to the Iraqi parliament that deserves the attention of the entire world.

James Patterson: If I ran Amazon

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:29 AM PDT

As you may have read, Hachette Book Group (my publisher) is experiencing challenges with Amazon, as a result of negotiation over new selling terms for ebooks.

Hypocrisy of 'condemn Israel' campaign

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:53 AM PDT

When Israel is forced to defend its citizens from Palestinian terrorism originating from Gaza, we've come to expect outrage around the world. Critics are quick to condemn Israel's military actions -- some with such heavy-handed charges as "war crimes," "atrocities" and even "genocide," while remaining silent about the terrorists who started the conflict.

Was Russia hack a big hype?

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:54 AM PDT

Chester Wisniewski asks if the hacking of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords is corporate fearmongering.

Ukraine: Military plane shot down

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:28 AM PDT

[Breaking news update, posted at 1:21 p.m. ET]

What's Putin's endgame in Ukraine?

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:19 AM PDT

Despite months of violence in Ukraine and increasing sanctions by the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of backing down.

Russian laser show mocks Obama

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:12 AM PDT

A racially charged laser show of Barack Obama eating a banana was projected on the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

2 hurricanes spin toward Hawaii

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 05:28 AM PDT

Supermarket shelves swept bare. Schools, government offices, attractions shuttering. Sandbags filled. Ports closing.

Cops: Boy stabbed playmate to death

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 05:05 AM PDT

"One of the children, for an unknown reason, pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed one of the other children," police said. The two boys had just met on the playground.

Boy missing since 1940 ID'd

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:14 AM PDT

On their deathbeds — her father's in the 1960s and her mother's in the 1980s — Ovell Krell's parents made her promise she'd never stop looking for her brother.

Passers-by step over shot man

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Video shows witnesses ignoring a shooting victim, but as CNN's Susan Candiotti reports, this isn't an isolated reaction.

Obama signs $16B VA overhaul bill

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Sally Barnes-Breen watched her father die while waiting months just to see a doctor at the dysfunctional Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ebola called 'clear and present danger'

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:53 AM PDT

The World Health Organization announced that 932 Ebola deaths have been reported or confirmed, and a new country -- outside of Africa -- joined the list of those with suspected cases.

CDC issues highest-level alert

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 05:12 AM PDT

The Centers for Disease Control has issued the highest response level for Ebola. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Clock ticking on Gaza truce talks

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 01:53 AM PDT

The clock is ticking on the 3-day cease-fire that halted the Gaza conflict.

Rockets fire over reporter on TV

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 06:46 PM PDT

News organizations capture rocket launchers in Gaza. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Is this the indispensable nation?

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:29 AM PDT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is on a mission -- to return his country to its place as the "indispensable" Arab state and to resist the spread of Islamic militancy.

Prince William to fly an air ambulance

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 06:28 AM PDT

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is going back to work, taking on a new role as an air ambulance pilot.

Sources: Big change for 'The View'

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 07:18 AM PDT

ABC's reconstruction of "The View" involves not just new co-hosts like Rosie O'Donnell but a new producer, too, sources say: Bill Wolff.

Bikini-clad moms rally over bullies

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 11:52 PM PDT

A group of mothers donned their bikinis to show support for a woman who was mocked for her post-baby body. CTV reports.

Terrifying bus crash caught on cam

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 09:56 AM PDT

Nearly two weeks after one of its buses crashed into two West side homes, VIA released surveillance footage.

Man saved JFK's life with a coconut

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:47 PM PDT

After John F. Kennedy's boat sank during WWI, a local man saved him by carrying a message inscribed on a coconut.

The least friendly U.S. city is ...

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:19 AM PDT

Where in the U.S. will you be welcomed like a friend and shunned like foe? Conde Nast Traveler says it knows.

Long-lost grave of Richard III opens

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 02:34 AM PDT

With the announcement that Richard III's long-lost remains -- curved spine and all -- are to be buried at Leicester Cathedral on March 26, 2015, the UK city is set for another spike in tourist numbers driven by the dead monarch.

Brazen woman poses with stolen card

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:20 AM PDT

Cops are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to buy over $400 in hair products. CNN affiliate WKMG reports.

Lighthouses: Bet you didn't know ...

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:29 AM PDT

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we invited you to share your best lighthouse photos with CNN iReport.

Bride: Here's why you're NOT invited

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:44 AM PDT

An etiquette expert weighs in on a Facebook post from an alleged bride-to-be listing why some people would not be invited.

Larry King & Conan share a pot brownie

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:20 AM PDT

Larry King doesn't mind marijuana but doesn't like the smoke, so Conan suggests they share a delicious edible instead.

Guy's leg gets stuck, so strangers do this

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:02 AM PDT

CNN affiliate Seven News reports on the team effort to free a man in Perth who neglected to "mind the gap."

'Apparently' kid now a viral sensation

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 08:21 AM PDT

Noah Ritter, known as the 'apparently' kid, stole the show during a live interview and has now become a national star.

Society not ready for facial tattoos

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 02:20 AM PDT

Tattoos have come a long way. Once lambasted as professional kryptonite and social sabotage, inked skin has now rooted itself in mainstream culture. But the mainstream doesn't seem to be ready for tattoos in certain areas -- mainly the face, head and neck.

The people with someone else's face

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 03:43 AM PDT

As face transplants become more common, hospitals may soon be asking: Will you donate your face?

A mother's desperate decision

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Observers say the case of Shanesha Taylor, who left her kids in a car during a job interview, highlights the fluid line between bad parenting and criminal behavior.

A mother's desperate decision

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:09 AM PDT

Observers say the case of Shanesha Taylor, who left her kids in a car during a job interview, highlights the fluid line between bad parenting and criminal behavior.

Mom explains why she left children in car

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Shanesha Taylor tells Kelly Wallace why she left her two young children in her car during a job interview.

Mom who let son, 7, walk to park arrested

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:06 AM PDT

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

Mom arrested for leaving daughter at park

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:10 AM PDT

The case of a South Carolina mother arrested for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park for hours while she worked at a nearby McDonald's has sparked a robust debate online, first about whether this mother should ever have been arrested, and second about how young is too young to leave a child on his or her own.

OPINION: Mark O'Mara: What's going on?

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:41 AM PDT

In March, single mother Shanesha Taylor, destitute and effectively homeless, was arrested on charges of leaving her children in her car during a 40-minute job interview. The children were unharmed, but Taylor then faced two counts of third-degree felony child abuse -- charges that sparked outrage across the country.

Stabbing death

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 07:31 AM PDT

A family is grieving and a Michigan community is in shock after a 9-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a playground in his neighborhood this week.

Ebola

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:53 AM PDT

A nurse in Nigeria. A businessman in Saudi Arabia. A Spanish priest in Liberia.

Crimes against humanity

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 12:10 AM PDT

Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge, which ruled the Southeast Asian country between 1975 and 1979, were found guilty of crimes against humanity by a specially-convened Cambodian court Thursday.

Ukraine

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 04:12 AM PDT

The accusations are ominous.

Egypt

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 07:33 AM PDT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is on a mission -- to return his country to its rightful place as the "indispensable" Arab state after what he saw as the dangerous chaos of Muslim Brotherhood rule under his predecessor, Mohamed Morsy.

Gaza-Israel crisis

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 01:53 AM PDT

The clock is ticking on the 3-day cease-fire that halted the Gaza conflict.

Drone crash

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 12:15 AM PDT

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park are investigating reports that a tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest hot spring, on Saturday.

Richard III

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 07:33 AM PDT

With the announcement that Richard III's long-lost remains -- curved spine and all -- are to be buried at Leicester Cathedral on March 26, 2015, the UK city is set for another spike in tourist numbers driven by the dead monarch.

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