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Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo takes maiden pole in Monaco

Story highlights Daniel Ricciardo to start Monaco Grand Prix in pole position Championship leader Nico Rosberg finished second fastest World champion Lewis Hamilton hampered by technical problems Max Verstappen suffers heavy crash The Red Bu

Obama at Hiroshima: What to watch for

Story highlights The President is expected to address nuclear proliferation Despite the visit, there are still lingering resentments by the Japanese By visiting Hiroshima, Obama is casting the powerful presidential spotlight on the haunted m

Foes in ‘Brexit’ campaign trade accusations on race

Story highlights Britain's right-wing media accuse campaign poster of skinhead vs. South Asian woman as divisive Group behind poster: Minorities have equal sway in vote on "Brexit," Britain's exit from EU The latest to cause a stir depicts a

ISIS lets Raqqa residents flee city

Story highlights ISIS is allowing residents to leave the capital of its so-called caliphate The move comes as U.S.-backed forces launch an offensive to the north of Raqqa The Sunni terror group declared a state of emergency in Raqqa earlier this

Did ISIS take out Russian copters?

Story highlights Russia denies claims its equipment was hit Satellite imagery suggests extensive damage to military equipment A media outlet affiliated with the terror group claimed on May 15 that ISIS hit the strategic T4 base in central Sy

Iraqi troops retake key town from ISIS

Story highlights Capturing town of Karma is Iraqi forces' first significant win in fight to reclaim Falluja Karma is near Falluja, one of last two Iraqi cities under ISIS control The recapture of Karma, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northea

88 migrants rescued as 2nd boat capsizes

Story highlights Italian coast guard rescuing migrants from boat; five died in sinking day before Greek authorities clear overwhelmed Idomeni migrant camp on Macedonia border The Italian coast guard told CNN it had rescued 88 people Thursday

Mom of Everest victim: ‘A life wasted’

Story highlights Maritha Strydom says she learned of her daughter's Mount Everest death on the Internet "I'm concerned about a lot of things," says the Australian woman Then the pings stopped. And soon after Strydom got the news every parent

The harrowing Everest climb that claimed 4 lives in days

Story highlights New details emerge about how three tourists and a Sherpa lost their lives on Everest One victim was climbing Mount Everest to prove that vegans are not weak Rescue efforts are still ongoing for two missing climbers on Mount

Exploring Mount Everest

Exploring Mount Everest The journey to the summit of Mount Everest is a challenge an increasing number have taken on since the summit was first reached in in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Until the late 1970s, only a handful of

First active-duty U.S. soldiers successfully summit Mount Everest

Story highlights Two active-duty soldiers and a combat-wounded veteran reached the summit of Mount Everest They were climbing to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD USMC Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville became the first combat-wounded vet

Despite the dangers, hundreds want to climb Mount Everest

Story highlights Climbing mountains is not a logical choice, it's a passion, says veteran climber Four people died, two climbers are missing on Mount Everest Climbing had been halted for two years after earthquake, avalanche Mount Everest is

Why is the U.S. arming Vietnam?

Story highlights Experts say it sends a message to China The move could be a boon to U.S. companies By ending the ban, the U.S. is signaling its desire to leave behind decades of tense post-war relations with Vietnam and start a new phase of

Two different accounts of the final days of the Vietnam War

By MacKenzie Sigalos, CNN Updated 4:28 PM ET, Mon May 23, 2016 The war ended on April 30, 1975, with the fall of Saigon -- now Ho Chi Minh City -- to the Communist north, two years after the withdrawal of U.S. ground troops. We have two very diff

Vietnam: From enemy to partner

Story highlights President Barack Obama is visiting Vietnam, once an enemy of the U.S. Richard Fontaine: Vietnam is undergoing rapid change and seeking ever-closer ties to U.S. Viewing the dark cells of Hoa Lo Prison -- the "Hanoi

Everest summit reached for first time in two years

On Thursday, "9 Sherpa using supplemental oxygen became the first to summit on the South Side of Everest in the past 3 years ," climber Adrian Balinger posted on Instagram. Professional climbers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are documenting t

What happens to your body on Mount Everest

Story highlights Everest's icy temperatures and high altitude present many challenges to the human body Altitude-related illnesses are the most common for climbers It's Rob Hall, played by actor Jason Clarke, as he prepares to lead

How hard is it to climb Mount Everest?

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No easy victories in battle to liberate Falluja

Story highlights Iraq aims to retake key city of Falluja from ISIS after months of siege Iranian-trained forces are likely to play big role; ISIS has had plenty of time to dig in But how long it will take to reach that moment is difficult to

4 climbers die in 4 days on ‘mountain of extremes’

Story highlights A Sherpa, a Dutch man, an Australian woman and an Indian man are among the deaths Two Indian climbers are missing, expedition organizers said Avalanches killed 35 climbers on Mount Everest the past two years -- including 16

Fishermen beaten in South China Sea

Story highlights Vietnamese fishermen caught up in South China Sea dispute Vietnam says they have become targets because they operate in disputed territory of Paracel Islands President Obama arrives in Hanoi Monday to discuss regional security, t

Obama confronts past wars with new way forward

Story highlights Obama faces complex moral issues in Vietnam, Hiroshima As memories of the wars recede, the president charts a new course In a trip meant to further advance his Asia pivot, Obama is opting to embrace the historic symbolism of

Obama insists it’s not aimed at countering China

Story highlights Obama dismissed suggestions lifting of ban was aimed at countering China's influence Concerns over human rights violations have held back stronger ties In a joint news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Oba

Will U.S. lifting arms ban raise South China Sea tensions?

Story highlights President Obama says U.S. will lift arms sales ban on Vietnam Experts say this could escalate tensions in the South China Sea The move, announced by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hanoi Monday, would open th

Obama still looking to pivot on 10th trip to Asia

Story highlights Obama is planning stops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City He will be the first U.S. president to visit the Hiroshima memorial Yet, even as the President arrived early Monday for stops in Vietnam and Japan, including Hiroshima, o