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Devastating photos show impact of Italy's deadly quake 25 Aug 2016

Download A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning, toppling buildings and burying people under the rubble.

Girl miraculously pulled from rubble 25 Aug 2016

Download At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department.

Why region wasn't prepared 24 Aug 2016

Download When my bed in Rome rocked Wednesday at 3.36 a.m., I knew an earthquake had hit somewhere close, in central Italy. And hard. But when I switched on the TV and heard the epicenter was in the tiny hilltop town of Accumoli on the Apennine hills, my first question was: Where is that?

Burkini crackdown: Is France turning into Iran? 25 Aug 2016

Download In instituting burkini bans, France is defending the country's famed secularism with a theocracy that would give Iran a run for its money, writes Ruwan Rujouleh.

Clinton blasts 'ridiculous' Trump attacks 25 Aug 2016

Download Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain.

Brexit leader savages Clinton at Trump rally 25 Aug 2016

Download Donald Trump hammered home his "America First" slogan on Wednesday by presenting the presidential election as a chance for voters to "re-declare American independence."

Trump changes mind on illegal immigrants 25 Aug 2016

Download Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, vowing he wouldn't grant them citizenship but telling Fox News, "there's no amnesty, but we work with them."

Why Turkey is sending tanks into Syria 25 Aug 2016

Download More than 80 ISIS targets were attacked in the first hours of "Operation Euphrates Shield" early Wednesday, officials say, as Turkish armor and warplanes targeted a key ISIS-held town across its border with Syria.

Iran intercepts US destroyer 25 Aug 2016

Download A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe and unprofessional."

V for Vendetta-style resistance fighting ISIS 25 Aug 2016

Download Mosul's anti-ISIS network is so secretive even its own members don't know the identities of their comrades.

Fashion's 'queen of knitwear,' dead at 86 25 Aug 2016

Download French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known as the queen of knitwear in fashion circles, died Thursday at the age of 86 due to complications from Parkinson's disease, her daughter and French President Fran├žois Hollande announced.

Canada foots $6k bill for US float party 25 Aug 2016

Download Is it too late now to say sorry? How about pay you back?

Colombia reaches peace deal with rebels 25 Aug 2016

Download Negotiators seeking to end the five decades old bloody insurgency in Colombia, one of the world's longest-running conflicts, said Wednesday in Havana that they had reached a final peace deal.

Ryan Lochte 'in talks' to join TV talent show 25 Aug 2016

Download Ryan Lochte might be ditching his speedo for a pair of dancing shoes.

Woman dies after fall from zip line 25 Aug 2016

Download A 59-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon after falling about 40 feet from a zip line ride at a Delaware state park.

US goalkeeper banned over 'coward' jibes 25 Aug 2016

Download Hope Solo has hit back at the United States Soccer Federation's decision to sanction her for controversial comments made at the Rio Olympics, saying she is "saddened" but will continue to play with the "same unrelenting passion."

Woman survives a month in remote cabin 25 Aug 2016

Download A female tourist survived in a remote hut in New Zealand for a month after her partner fell to his death while hiking, according to local police.

Federer laments 'painful' 2016 25 Aug 2016

Download It's been a "painful" year for Roger Federer, but one he is determined to put behind him as he targets a return to the tennis court in time for January's Australian Open.

Steffi: I hope Serena breaks my record 25 Aug 2016

Download Steffi Graf and Serena Williams played each other twice and walked away with a win each. But when it comes to winning grand slams, Graf is rooting for Williams to break her Open era record of 22 major singles titles at this month's US Open.

Tribe fights sex traffickers 25 Aug 2016

Download In Canada, indigenous children are targeted by sex traffickers. Now, indigenous communities are educating their kids about the dangers.

Lost luxury of abandoned hotels 25 Aug 2016

Download When it comes to ruined buildings, it's hard to match the poignancy of an abandoned luxury hotel.

Remembering Aaliyah: 15 years after her death 25 Aug 2016

Download August 25 is a tough day every year for celebrity stylist Derek Lee.

9 incredible cars you can't have 25 Aug 2016

Download This may sound odd, given that they're the foundation for a multi-billion-dollar industry, but car manufacturers just love to play.

Earth-like planet discovered 25 Aug 2016

Download In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.

Flight delayed over bizarre cabin crew spat 24 Aug 2016

Download A disagreement between two crew members baffled a plane full of easyJet passengers and caused the entire flight to be delayed for more than an hour. You may now unfasten your seatbelts, the level of petty has reached 30,000 feet.

Inside North Korean zoo...featuring dogs 25 Aug 2016

Download North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang is a renovated zoo that boasts everything from elephants and tigers to dogs and model dinosaurs.

Race over to be new Bond? 25 Aug 2016

Download Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond?

Bilingual people 'more attractive' 24 Aug 2016

Download Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? Try learning a second language

World's tallest skyscraper is ... 25 Aug 2016

Download They are some of the most eye-catching buildings in the world: spiraling skyscrapers that twist and turn as they extend into the sky.

Can three men save an island? 25 Aug 2016

Download Zanzibar was once afloat with riches from empires all around the Indian Ocean. But in recent decades the opulence of centuries past has begun to crumble. However artisans are straining pull Zanzibar back from the brink.

Most innovative restaurant ever? 25 Aug 2016

Download Hidden away in an old Shanghai neighborhood is arguably one of the most innovative restaurants in the world.

Tornado flattens Starbucks 25 Aug 2016

Download A man recorded a Starbucks blowing over during a tornado in Kokomo, Indiana.

Could Putin make peace between Israel, Palestinians? 25 Aug 2016

Download Earlier this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin reportedly told Egypt's President Abdul Fattah Sisi that he would be willing to host direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow.

Italy earthquake no surprise 24 Aug 2016

Download The news of another strong and deadly earthquake in Italy on Wednesday morning sadly comes as no surprise to seismologists, writes Roger Musson.

Welcome the enemies of our enemies 24 Aug 2016

Download Last week, Donald Trump made headlines when he detailed his latest immigration proposal: an "ideological test" for immigrants. But while he was right to look to the Cold War for insights on today's ideological struggle, his focus on the exclusion of communists misses the point. Instead, he would have done better to focus on a more effective pillar of the Cold War: accepting vast numbers of refugees from areas controlled by our enemies.

Remembering Mika and Syria's tragedy 24 Aug 2016

Download The first and last time I saw Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto was on the day before she was killed in Aleppo four years ago this month.

Black voter on Trump: What we have to lose 23 Aug 2016

Download Donald Trump is making his pitch to African-American voters in these terms: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Canadian teenagers sold for sex 23 Aug 2016

Download As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.

Elite unit fighting human trafficking 22 Aug 2016

Download A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.

Girls drugged and sold as child brides 19 Apr 2016

Download "When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."

The '5 disguises' used by human traffickers 13 Jul 2016

Download Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.