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FGM in Sierra Leone: Girls continue to bleed to death but an alternative ritual could save lives and preserve tradition

Trigger warning: This story contains graphic content and may be disturbing. CNN — The body of Salamatu Jalloh lies on a straw mat on the floor of a small, earth-colored room. After the 13-year-old...

King Charles III has cancer and will step back from public duties

Britain’s King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and will step back from public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment, Buckingham Palace announced Monday. The update came after Charles,...

Photo issued by the Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Feb. 4, 20204 shows a  RAF Typhoon FGR4 aircraft returning to the base, following strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen.

At least 6 Kurdish fighters are killed in a drone attack on a Syrian base housing US troops


BEIRUT (AP) — A drone attack on a base housing U.S. troops in eastern Syria killed six allied Kurdish fighters late Sunday, in the first significant attack in Syria or Iraq since the U.S. launched retaliatory...

The unique preservation of the Sanfordiacaulis densifolia tree, where the trunk is surrounded by more than 250 spirally arranged leaves, was the result of earthquakes in a 352-million-year-old rift-lake system, now exposed in New Brunswick, Canada

Rare ancient tree discovery has scientists ‘gobsmacked’

By Ayurella Horn-Muller, CNN February 2, 2024

(CNN)- Trees are believed to have originated hundreds of millions of years ago. Ever since, evidence of these ancient plant sentinels has been in short supply. Now, a new discovery of uniquely 3D tree...

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 138th celebration of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.

What did the groundhog see? Punxsutawney Phil’s winter predictions are in

CNN- Punxsutawney Phil – the famous groundhog weather watcher – woke up and did not see his shadow Friday morning, calling for an early spring. Each February 2, on Groundhog Day, the members of...

Smoke rises from a fire after a plane crash in Clearwater, Florida, on Thursday

3 killed in fiery small-plane crash at mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida, officials say

CNN — A preliminary FAA report published Friday morning shows three people were killed Thursday evening in a fiery crash when a small plane smashed into a mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida. The...

US sees signs Iran is worried about escalating proxy attacks amid heightened tensions

Natasha Bertrand, Katie Bo Lillis, CNN February 1, 2024

CNN -- US officials believe there are signs that Iranian leadership is nervous about some of the actions of its proxy groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, according to multiple people...

How the Biden campaign is breaking with the Obama reelection model

MJ Lee, Edward-Isaac Dovere, CNN February 1, 2024

CNN - President Joe Biden’s campaign has a message for impatient Democrats who want to see his campaign build out its operations in the battleground states more visibly and with...

China executes couple for murder of toddlers that shocked the nation

Nectar Gan, CNN February 1, 2024

CNN - China has executed a couple for throwing two toddlers out of a high-rise apartment window, in a case that provoked nationwide outrage. The man and his girlfriend were found...

Former Memphis police officer says Tyre Nichols was initially pulled over on suspicion of speeding in newly released videos

Jaide Timm-Garcia, CNN January 31, 2024

CNN -- Newly released videos from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, appear to shed light on the reason why Tyre Nichols was initially stopped by police last year – an encounter that...

White House formally assigns blame for drone strike in Jordan that killed 3 American service members

Kevin Liptak, Michael Williams, CNN January 31, 2024

CNN -- The US believes an umbrella group of militants called Islamic Resistance in Iraq was behind the drone attack in Jordan that killed three American service members, the White...

Former UPS worker who dressed in company uniform accused of triple murder in home invasion

Andy Rose, CNN January 31, 2024

CNN -- A Minnesota man accused of killing three people inside their Anoka County home was a former UPS worker who appeared to wear a company uniform as he carried out the fatal shootings last Friday,...

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