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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:51:49 GMT
Once highly professional mercenaries, the notorious Wagner group is buckling in Ukraine

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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 05:28:04 +0200
'We have to stop lying': Russian lawmaker urges senior officials to tell the truth about Putin's war

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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 01:21:49 GMT
New social media video shows Russian recruits sleeping on yoga mats
Russia's defense ministry says they have already mobilized 200,000 men, many now undergoing basic training. New video released on social media shows problems within the mobilization including recruits sleeping on yoga mats and drinking heavily. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:01:48 GMT
Dozens of children among at least 36 people killed in Thailand day care center massacre
At least 30 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a child care center in northeastern Thailand, officials confirmed Thursday.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:55:08 GMT
Biden offers stark 'Armageddon' warning on the dangers of Putin's nuclear threats
President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered a stark warning about the dangers behind Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear threats as Moscow continues to face military setbacks in Ukraine.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:31:37 GMT
Justice Department insists to Trump's attorneys that he return all documents marked classified
Justice Department officials have demanded in recent weeks to former President Donald Trump's attorneys that he return any outstanding documents marked as classified, making clear they do not believe he has returned all materials taken when he left the White House, a person familiar with the outreach told CNN.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:39:45 GMT
Biden pardons federal offenses of marijuana possession
President Joe Biden is taking his first major steps toward decriminalizing marijuana, fulfilling a campaign pledge to erase prior federal possession convictions and beginning the process of loosening federal classification of the drug.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:43:20 GMT
US fears North Korea building up to new nuclear test, but hampered by intelligence gap
• US, Japanese and South Korean warships perform joint missile defense exercise
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:29:05 GMT
Kidnapped family of 4 found dead in California as officials work to determine motive
Investigators in California are working to determine the motive behind the killing of a family of four -- including an 8-month-old baby -- as the bodies were recovered Wednesday in a rural farm area after they were kidnapped earlier this week by an armed man at their business.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:15:00 GMT
Video shows moment California family was abducted
Investigators in California are working to determine the motive behind the killing of a family of four -- including an 8-month-old baby -- as the bodies were recovered in a rural farm area after they were kidnapped earlier this week. CNN's Natasha Chen has the details.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 00:43:21 GMT
A prize for peace in a time of war. Who will win Friday's coveted Nobel?

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 02:06:29 GMT
New video shows armed guards at Chinese airport, but not due to violence
As China continues its zero-Covid policy, new video shows armed guards standing outside an airport to enforce it, more than two years after the start of the pandemic. CNN's Erin Burnett reports.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:51:04 GMT
Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back
Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back after over two years of some of the world's toughest travel restrictions.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:10:52 GMT
Taiwan will treat Chinese military flights into its airspace as 'first strike,' defense minister says
Chinese fighter jets or drones that intrude into Taiwan's territorial airspace will be regarded as a "first strike," Taiwan's Defense Minister warned Wednesday, as the island seeks to step-up its defenses in response to Beijing's military pressure.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 00:09:14 GMT
Proud Boys member is first to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy
Jeremy Bertino, a top lieutenant to Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, is set to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy on Thursday, he told a federal judge in court.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:08:25 GMT
More than 400 people won the lotto in the Philippines. Some people just can't believe it
A 236 million peso ($4 million) lottery jackpot shared among a record number of more than 400 winners has sparked questions in the Philippine Senate as skeptical lawmakers demand an inquiry into the results.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:49:18 GMT
US, Japanese and South Korean warships perform missile defense exercise after North Korean tests

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 02:03:08 GMT
Biden caught on hot mic using profanity
President Joe Biden was caught on microphone using profanity while speaking with Fort Myers Mayor Ray Murphy. The White House did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:21:27 GMT
UK PM Truss's leadership campaign partly funded by donors who stood to benefit from tax cuts
Almost half of the money raised by British Prime Minister Liz Truss to fund her Conservative Party leadership campaign came from wealthy donors, according to official donation records published by Parliament on Wednesday.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:45:34 GMT
'Scrubs' producer charged with multiple counts of sexual assault
A Hollywood TV producer was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, including rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 00:25:20 GMT
Mark Cuban on the possibility of leaving 'Shark Tank'
Mark Cuban opens up to CNN's Chris Wallace about how much longer he plans to be a part of the show "Shark Tank" in light of the success of his new venture, Cost Plus Drugs. "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?" airs on CNN Sundays at 7p E.T.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:06:54 GMT
Uganda president apologizes to Kenya for son's ill-advised invasion tweets
President Yoweri Museveni has apologized to Kenyans over tweets posted by his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba that had repeatedly threatened to invade Uganda's East African neighbor.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:20:53 GMT
US forces carried out raid targeting senior ISIS official in Syria
The US military conducted a raid in northeast Syria targeting a senior ISIS official Wednesday night, US Central Command said in a statement.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 04:31:00 GMT
Dozens of child deaths in Gambia spark fears of Indian-made cough syrup contamination
The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:44:41 GMT
Trump's impeachment lawyer weighs in on Trump's ongoing legal battles
Donald Trump's former defense lawyer David Schoen, who represented Trump during his second impeachment trial, gives his legal take on the latest development in the FBI's investigation into the former president's handling of government documents marked as classified.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:32:26 GMT
19-year-old grandmaster says his chess 'speaks for itself' as cheating allegations intensify
Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann said he is "not going to back down" as accusations of widespread cheating intensify.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 12:02:54 GMT
How Elon Musk could change Twitter
Nearly three months after Elon Musk told Twitter he wanted out of his $44 billion agreement to buy the social media company, the Tesla CEO now once again wants to move forward with the deal.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:15:20 GMT
Google unveils new Pixel 7 smartphones and first-ever Pixel smartwatch
Google on Thursday unveiled its new Pixel 7 smartphone lineup and its first-ever Pixel smartwatch, packed with tracking and health features from its subsidiary Fitbit.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 11:55:29 GMT
Markets are starting to act super strange
Investors are tightening their neck braces as US stocks soar upwards, plummet back down and then do it all over. Stock market volatility is at its bumpiest level since July.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:57:28 GMT
See inside the £80-million makeover to one of the world's most famous clock towers
From a new color scheme to fresh gold gilding, London's iconic Elizabeth Tower has undergone an £80m ($91m) renovation project that put the famous Big Ben bell largely out of action for five years. International tourists have never been permitted inside the tower, but CNN took a tour with Parliament's Estates Historian Dr. Mark Collins to see the work done so that the iconic Big Ben will bong again.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:32:50 GMT
Porsche overtakes Volkswagen as Europe's most valuable carmaker
Porsche took pole position as Europe's most valuable automaker on Thursday, overtaking former parent Volkswagen as the price of the sportscar maker's newly-listed shares sped higher.
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Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:13:00 GMT
Orcas hunting great white shark captured on camera for the first time
It is well documented that orcas are effective predators and occasionally hunt sharks, but this is the first time they have been filmed attacking a great white shark.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 01:38:26 GMT
Texas executes John Ramirez, whose pastor was allowed by SCOTUS to touch him and pray aloud as he died
Texas has executed John Henry Ramirez, whose spiritual adviser was allowed to pray aloud and "lay hands" on him as he died after a US Supreme Court ruling led to new guidelines in his case and in similar requests in prisons across the country.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:51:33 GMT
This Italian region will pay you to visit
There are Italian villages that sell houses for the price of a cup of coffee, places that pay you to move there -- and now there's a region that will pay you just to visit.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 02:25:53 GMT
China's forgotten village swallowed by nature
Like something straight out of a fairytale, the abandoned village of Houtouwan on Shengshan Island, part of the Shengsi Archipelago off the eastern coast of China, has recently become an internet sensation and an unusual travel hotspot.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:41:53 GMT
Mondrian painting expected to fetch more than $50 million in rare auction
Piet Mondrian's signature black grid lines and bright-colored squares are among the most striking images of abstract art. Now, one of his most valuable paintings is going on sale and is expected to reach more than $50 million, Sotheby's has said.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 19:57:30 GMT
America's best regional desserts: 15 sweet treats to try
Buckeyes, biscochitos, marionberry pie. All over the United States, sweet concoctions have sprung up that mean a lot to locals and are must-try specialties for visitors.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 19:23:04 GMT
'White Lotus' teases more luxury and 'very bad decisions' in Season 2 trailer
"The White Lotus" is giving us a sneak peek at Season 2.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:26:44 GMT
Paris Fashion Week: 11 standout moments
The spectacle of fashion was on full display during Paris Fashion Week, with celebrity appearances and staged "viral moments" threatening to distract onlookers entirely from the main event: clothes.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 11:37:28 GMT
Colbert takes Fauci to get his booster shot
During a segment on the Late Show, Stephen Colbert took President Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci to get his Covid booster shot in New York City.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 08:20:17 GMT
'I'm shooting a Vogue cover as a chubby, short, mixed-race woman:' How this model embraces otherness
"I'm shooting a Vogue cover as a chubby, short, mixed-race woman who never imagined this would be her reality," says Paloma Elsesser of the "surreal" day that Annie Leibovitz photographed her for Vogue's January 2021 issue. It was a victory and not just for Elsesser.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 16:32:39 GMT
Serena Williams 'paved the way' for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova
Tennis great Martina Navratilova thinks more women will continue to play professional tennis after having children -- thanks largely to Serena Williams.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 15:37:10 GMT
Jared Leto will play Karl Lagerfeld in biopic on the late fashion designer
Jared Leto will star in and produce a biopic of Karl Lagerfeld, Women's Wear Daily reports.
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Wed, 05 Oct 2022 23:05:55 GMT
Watch: Man caught on camera jumping across NYC rooftop in suit and dress shoes
A man was caught on camera jumping across several awnings of a 23-story historic New York City building while taking no apparent safety precautions.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:16:22 GMT
Jeffrey Dahmer's latest media moment continues in 'Conversations With a Killer'
Joe Berlinger maintains he didn't set out to become the official chronicler of notorious serial killers, but the producer finds himself capping off a "trilogy" of real-life horror via Netflix's "Conversations With a Killer" series, which -- after multipart documentaries devoted to Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy -- shifts to "The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes."
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 01:39:27 GMT
Once highly professional mercenaries, the notorious Wagner group is buckling in Ukraine as Russia's war falters
The Ukrainians' bodies lay side-by-side on the grass, the earth beside them splayed open by a crater. Dragged to the spot by Russian mercenaries, the victims' arms pointed to where they had died.
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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 05:28:04 +0200
'We have to stop lying,' Russian lawmaker urges senior officials to tell the truth about battle developments

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Fri, 07 Oct 2022 00:46:28 GMT
Two Russians detained in US were seeking asylum to avoid draft
Two Russians who crossed the Bering Strait, landing on western Alaska's St. Lawrence Island earlier this week had been seeking asylum to avoid Russia's draft in its ongoing war on Ukraine.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:02:24 GMT
Reporter: Fear of the Kremlin's army is broken here
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from southern Ukraine in a newly liberated town littered with Russia's military relics and bodies of Putin's soldiers.
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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 18:07:17 GMT
Opinion: Putin's dream is headed toward an inglorious end
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a plan to seize Ukraine quickly. Those plans dissolved from the first days of the Russians' invasion with their failure to capture Kyiv.
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