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A closer look at EgyptAir

In the deadliest, the national flag carrier saw one of its jets, a Boeing 737, seized in November 1985 by gunmen said to have links to the Abu Nidal extremist group. They diverted the plane shortly after takeoff from Athens, landing in Malta, where

Plane made ‘sudden swerves’ before plunging

Greek authorities: EgyptAir plane made 'sudden swerves' New Day EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, Greek authorities said. CNN's Chris Cuomo and Flying Magazine Contributing Editor Les Abend

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

Story highlights U.S. Special Forces are taking the fight to ISIS inside Libya U.S. surveillance flights are operating from the Sicilian island of Pantelleria The U.S. estimates between 4 and 6,000 ISIS fighters are now in Libya U.S. Special

Human Rights Watch: ISIS executed almost 50 in Libya

Story highlights Human Rights Watch says people in Sirte, Libya, live in constant fear More than two-thirds of the city's residents have fled, the group says Of those executed, two were publicly beheaded for "sorcery" This is life in the ISI

EgyptAir Flight 804 vanishes from radar

Story highlights Greek air traffic controllers spoke to the pilot at 2:27 a.m. The pilot did not mention any problems, aviation officials said The plane vanished while cruising -- the safest part of the journey The plane was flying at 37,000

Pentagon: ‘Unsafe’ intercept over South China Sea

The Chinese jets came within 50 feet of the American aircraft at one point, the official said. The incident took place on Tuesday. "We have made progress reducing risk between our operational forces and those of the People's Republic of China by i

U.S. official: Terror kills more in Africa than Mideast

Story highlights "The numbers are shocking," lawmaker says of Africa terror toll Sen. Tim Kaine questions whether race is a factor in limiting U.S. help with Africa's terror fight In response to the assessment, a senior lawmaker questioned w

Infiltrating the forest Boko Haram calls home

Story highlights Chibok girls believed to be held in Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria Covered in soft sand and dense bush, Sambisa Forest is a harsh terrain littered with IEDs Army: "Sometimes we see children's footprints" More international s

112 kids rescued from rehab center in Mexico

Girl taken 2 years ago by Boko Haram returns with a baby

Story highlights Girl was found on edge of Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram's suspected stronghold 276 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their boarding school by Boko Haram in 2014 On Tuesday night, she apparently wandered out of a forest, asking

Can Kim fix North Korea’s economy?

Story highlights Rare party Congress set to open Friday Meeting comes as Kim Jong Un pushes potentially contradictory nuclear and economic ambitions And since taking over from Kim Jong Il in 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pursued

Planning a North Korea trip? Don’t, says the State Dept.

Story highlights State Department says that 14 U.S. citizens detained there in last 10 years Latest travel warning is especially blunt because of increasing tensions The agency usually issues travel warnings every six months on a variety of

Donald Trump would meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Story highlights GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump says he's willing to meet with North Korea's leader The U.S. has no formal diplomatic relations with the country North Korea has been hit with some of the most sanctions of any na

Mexico President backs same-sex marriage nationwide

The leader signed an initiative changing the country's Constitution, but he will need congressional approval for it to take effect. "I signed reform initiatives to promote marriage equality (#MatrimonioIgualitario) and its addition to the Constitut

British PM: EU exit would please Putin, ISIS

Story highlights Cameron won right to limit benefits of new workers for up to four years Voters will decide June 23 whether Britain should stay in the EU or leave During negotiations, Cameron repeatedly threatened the UK might leave the EU B

Kenyan police investigated over beatings

Story highlights Kenya's police chief calls for an internal investigation of officers' actions at protest Video shows riot police beating protesters at Monday demonstration Video from a demonstration Monday at the offices of the Independent

Man Utd explains soccer ‘bomb’ fiasco

Story highlights Man Utd play Bournemouth in league game Tuesday Sunday's game abandoned due to fake bomb scare United distances itself from any responsibility for mishap Match will determine each club's final league position "For tomorrow's

How he survived 5 years as a hostage

Story highlights Shahbaz Taseer was abducted in 2011 He was held by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan for nearly five years In his first English interview, he tells CNN that his ordeal was a test of patience, faith In his first English lang

Burger King spa opens in Finland

Story highlights A Burger King in Helsinki has opened an in-store spa with sauna It's the world's first fast-food spa Guests can order food and drink direct to the sauna It's won an award for New Concepts in Food Service But at this Burger K

Space Station orbits the Earth for 100,000th time

Story highlights The ISS has traveled over 2.6 billion miles The distance is equal to 10 round trips to Mars or nearly the journey to Neptune. ISS research is the stepping stone to putting humans on Mars Seventeen years later, after playing

A Roman treasure trove in shipwreck

Story highlights Divers find ancient Roman coins on shipwreck off coast of Israel Discovery includes bronze lamp of sun god Sol, statue of moon goddess Luna What they didn't realize was that they had discovered a 1,600-year-old shipwreck, it

Looks like terror group is weakening, U.S. special envoy says

Story highlights U.S. envoy: ISIS' caliphate is shrinking, "so they are very much on the defensive" 95% of Tikrit residents have returned after the city was taken back from ISIS, he says "ISIS (is) returning to suicide bombings ... it relies

ISIS Fast Facts

Facts:Started as an al Qaeda splinter group. Also known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Islamic State (IS). ISIS aims to create an Islamic state called a caliphate across Iraq, Syria and beyond. The group is implementing Sharia

Kenya’s $13 billion railway project is taking shape

Story highlights The first stage of a $13.8 billion railway project in Kenya is nearly finished The China-funded standard gauge railway will cut travel times between major cities Now, the first section of the east African nation's $13.8 bill

Ukrainian singer’s Eurovision win called ‘political’

Jamala of Ukraine won a politically charged edition of the annual event in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday night with her performance of "1944," a somber but controversial song that evoked Moscow's deportation of members of her Crimean ethnic group