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Parents fear for babies as Thai military tightens surrogacy laws

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:45
A Texan couple faces an agonizing wait for the birth of their baby boy to a surrogate, some 14,000 kilometers away, in a country now under military rule that's changing the laws mid-way through the pregnancy.
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Alas, poor Richard III, you ate too well

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:26
Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that his liking for the finer things in life -- including wine -- increased significantly after he became the king of England.
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Volcano could harm air travel

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:20
Here we go again! Another volcano in Iceland is acting up and airlines have been put on alert. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
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See 'groundbreaking' photo shoot

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:18
It was a photo shoot that caught India's attention.
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Gaza zoo animals suffer

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:58
The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder.
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No, the Pope didn't call for a crusade

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:46
Despite some suggestions to the contrary, the Pope did not recently call for a crusade. But can he balance modern and ancient lessons?
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ISAF service member killed in Afghanistan stabbing

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:32
A coalition service member died after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.
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Key to peace in Gaza

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:14
CNN's Elise Labott breaks down how the reconstruction of Gaza is the key to preventing a repeat of the conflict.
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ISIS beheads American

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:10
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.
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U.N. airlifts aid into Iraq

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:00
The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.
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29 rockets, 20 minutes: Israel-Gaza truce broken

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:47
An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official says, after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking the truce. Hamas denies firing rockets.
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Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:38
In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
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'Michael Jackson' croc kills man

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:35
A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.
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Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:54
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Bootcamp helps kick internet addiction

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:40
CNN's David McKenzie visits a school in China devoted to helping children kick their addiction to the internet.
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Ukraine's secret weapon: Funding from the country's millionaires

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:38
A 20-minute drive from Kiev takes you to a neighborhood that feels more like Beverly Hills than central Ukraine.
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U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul dam capture

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:08
Kurdish forces wrest control of Iraq's Mosul Dam from ISIS militants, a Kurdish leader says. The U.S. Army has called it "the most dangerous dam in the world," because its failure would be catastrophic.
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Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, pardoned

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:07
Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.
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Gnarly skateboards made in basement

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:57
Skateboarding is growing in popularity in Iran and one entrepreneur is looking to capitalize by designing his own boards.
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Zambia's patron of the arts

CNN World - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:50
She's worked in theater, created her own record label, built libraries, started an orchestra, runs a girl's football team and now wants to direct a film. Meet Mulenga Kapwepwe, Zambia's patron of the arts.
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