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Who are the most social women in fashion? updated 18 hours 27 minutes ago

These 12 fashion experts have millions of followers, but who is the most social woman in fashion?

What Scotland's 'No' vote means for David Cameron updated 23 hours 11 minutes ago

David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from catastrophe: he will not, after all, live on in history as the Prime Minister on whose watch the Scottish nation chose to leave the United Kingdom. But serious questions will now be asked in his party and in the country about his future.

UN rights chief urges action over alleged 'mass murder' in migrant boat sinking updated 23 hours 40 minutes ago

People smugglers accused of deliberately sinking a packed migrant boat in the Mediterranean must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday.

Results of Scotland independence referendum: 'No' campaign victorious updated 1 days ago

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

Scotland's vote on independence: What you need to know updated 1 days ago

Scots go to the polls Thursday to vote on the future of their country. Here's what you need to know about the landmark referendum.

Skeletons found 'holding hands' after 700 years updated 1 days ago

Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.

Gerry Adams Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, the leading republican political party in Northern Ireland.

Sophia Loren Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the life of award-winning screen legend Sophia Loren.

Quiz: How Scottish are you? updated 2 days ago

Scotland in last day of campaigning before independence vote updated 2 days ago

Politicians made their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the ballot box to vote on independence.

Scotland vote: For the Queen, it's personal updated 2 days ago

Queen Elizabeth has been careful not to become involved in the debate on Scotland and independence, writes Max Foster, but it would still impact her.

Rocket attack kills 10 amid shaky ceasefire in Ukraine, military says updated 2 days ago

A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians and injured 12 others in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky ceasefire in the region.

Germany charges 93-year-old as accessory to 300,000 Auschwitz murders updated 2 days ago

German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with being an accessory to murder in at least 300,000 cases while working for the Nazis at Auschwitz.

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, scientists say updated 2 days ago

Researchers at the University of Leicester have used modern forensic analysis to reveal that Richard III suffered 11 injuries at or near the time of death.

SCOOT: The traffic lights that count pedestrians updated 2 days ago

Fed up with waiting at pedestrian crossings when there's no one there? New technology is set to fix your frustration.

Ratification of landmark EU deal brings Ukraine closer to West updated 3 days ago

Ukraine and the European Union ratified a political and economic Association Agreement Tuesday in a step leaders hailed as a "historic moment."

'Laughing' traffickers ram boat full migrants and kill 500, survivors say updated 3 days ago

Witnesses say up to 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat was sunk by traffickers, the International Organization for Migration said.

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers ahead of key independence vote updated 3 days ago

The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Will UK stand for yet another war in Iraq? updated 3 days ago

The atrocious murder of David Haines puts the United Kingdom and in particular Prime Minister David Cameron front and center in the evolving battle against ISIS. It's not as though he is short of work, with a referendum in Scotland this week and a problematic relationship with the European Union among current elections next year dominating a crowded schedule.

World War II bomb scare in London's Olympic Park shuts down schools updated 4 days ago

An inert World War II-era bomb is discovered in London's Olympic Park hours after the closing concert of a sporting competition for wounded and ill vets.

Pro-Russian Rebels release captive Ukrainian troops updated 4 days ago

Pro-Russian rebels released dozens of captive Ukrainian troops Sunday as part of a ceasefire deal.

Prince Harry Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Britain's Prince Harry.

Statement from the family of David Haines, killed by ISIS jihadists updated 5 days ago

My name is Mike Haines, I am brother to David Haines, who was recently murdered in cold blood.

Fighting in Ukraine despite ceasefire; Russian convoy enters nation unchecked updated 5 days ago

A convoy of more than 200 trucks that Russia says is carrying humanitarian aid has crossed the border into Ukraine without permission, an official said.

Lech Walesa Fast Facts updated 6 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Lech Walesa, former president of Poland.

Russia blasts new sanctions as counterproductive, 'confrontational' updated 7 days ago

Russia lashed out Friday against the latest round of sanctions over its involvement in Ukraine, accusing the United States of again escalating the crisis.

Donations top $900,000 after UK dogs' home fire updated 7 days ago

A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the UK city of Manchester has killed 43 dogs, prompting an outpouring of donations from a nation of pet lovers.

Spain Train Bombings Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the March 2004 bombings of commuter trains in Spain, which killed 191 people and injured 1,800.

Northern Ireland's preacher and politician Ian Paisley dies updated 7 days ago

Northern Ireland's former first minister and former Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley has died, his wife, Eileen, said Friday. He was 88.

NATO: Russia still has 1,000 troops in Ukraine, 20,000 more along border updated 8 days ago

Russia still has about 1,000 troops in eastern Ukraine, a NATO military officer said, a week after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed to a ceasefire.

U.S. Army copters surprise Polish village updated 8 days ago

Bad weather diverts a flight of U.S. military helicopters to a field, surprising residents in Gruta, Poland.

Intoxicating investment: How some whisky lovers are now making millions updated 8 days ago

How buying the right whiskey now can make you money later

Lawyer: Russia charges detained Estonian security official with espionage updated 8 days ago

An Estonian security officer detained by Russia last week, Eston Kohver, has been charged with espionage, one of his lawyers said Thursday.

Hecklers, hackers, tricks and trolls: Dark side of Scotland's independence debate updated 9 days ago

They say that to succeed in politics, you need a thick skin, and nowhere is that more true than in Scotland in the run up to the country's long-awaited independence referendum.

Cameron begs Scotland: Don't rip our family of nations apart updated 9 days ago

UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns in Scotland Wednesday in last-minute bid to persuade voters to stick with UK ahead of independence referendum.

The Soviets sent stray dogs to conquer space. This is what happened next updated 9 days ago

The Soviets sent stray dogs up to conquer space. This is what happened next

Pregnant Catherine cancels appearance at Invictus Games for injured veterans updated 9 days ago

Pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will not attend Wednesday's opening ceremony or subsequent competitions of the Invictus Games

Most Russian troops in Ukraine have withdrawn, Ukrainian president says updated 9 days ago

Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, according to Ukrinform.

Scottish independence campaign gaining ground, polls suggest updated 10 days ago

With Scotland's referendum on independence 10 days away, polls suggest an increase in those favoring independence from the United Kingdom,.

Michael Schumacher Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the life of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher.

Report: MH17 hit by burst of 'high-energy objects' from outside updated 10 days ago

Dutch aviation investigators released a preliminary report Tuesday laying out what they know about what brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Royal baby: Why does the 'spare heir' matter? updated 11 days ago

The Duchess of Cambridge's announcement today puts an end to months of pregnancy speculation. Number Two is on the way and with him or her comes a huge boost for the Royal Family. The level of excitement won't quite be the same as it was for Prince George -- but we can still expect great interest across the world and massive baby fever early next year.

Ukraine prisoners of war released under Minsk ceasefire agreement updated 11 days ago

Twenty Ukrainian prisoners of war have been released under the ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says.

Palace: Catherine and William expecting 2nd child updated 11 days ago

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to become parents for a second time, Buckingham Palace says.

Shelling near two cities rocks fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine updated 11 days ago

Artillery barrages and machine gunfire in Mariupol raise questions about the viability of the ceasefire in Ukraine.

Duchess Catherine Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here is a look at the life of the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton.

Prince William Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne.

Was Belgium shooting suspect Western hostages' captor? updated 12 days ago

A suspected jihadist accused of a deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum also guarded hostages for ISIS, says a French journalist and former captive.

Does ceasefire in Ukraine have any chance of holding? updated 12 days ago

Ukraine ceasefire may be falling apart; we analyze its prospects for success and what may happen next.

Artillery barrages in southeastern Ukraine raise questions on ceasefire updated 13 days ago

Artillery barrages and machine gun fire in Mariupol raises questions on the viability of the ceasefire in Ukraine.

Estonia accuses Russia of kidnapping security official updated 14 days ago

Estonia summoned Russia's ambassador on Friday to demand an explanation regarding what it described as the abduction of a security official

Ukraine, rebels sign ceasefire deal as EU leaders consider sanctions on Russia updated 14 days ago

Ukraine's government and rebel leaders signed a ceasefire deal Friday following talks in Belarus, as EU leaders mulled new sanctions against Russia.

CNN exclusive: From Glasgow girl to 'bedroom radical' and ISIS bride updated 14 days ago

Aqsa Mahmood, 19, shocked her family when she left Glasgow, Scotland, to marry an ISIS fighter in Syria. They want her back.

NATO agrees on new 'spearhead' force to meet global threats updated 14 days ago

NATO members agree to form a "spearhead" force of several thousand land troops ready to deploy within a few days, NATO chief says.

Russia-Ukraine crisis moves NATO back toward its roots updated 14 days ago

The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots.

French President's ex-girlfriend reveals intimate details in new book updated 15 days ago

Valerie Trierweiler, ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, settles some scores in a new book detailing their relationship.

Ukrainian leader: 'Careful optimism' about possible ceasefire with rebels updated 15 days ago

Ukraine's president affirmed Thursday his desire to combat "Russian aggression" while expressing cautious optimism that peace could soon be in reach.

NATO leaders tackle packed agenda including ISIS, Ukraine, Afghanistan updated 15 days ago

Amid threats from ISIS and Russia, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen opens what's been called a historic summit in Wales.

UK judges agree to extradite suspected terrorist in U.S. jihad camp case updated 15 days ago

British judges agreed Thursday to send to the United States a man accused of helping organize a jihad training camp in Oregon.

UK to extradite suspected terrorist in Oregon jihad camp case updated 15 days ago

British judges agreed Thursday to send to the United States a man accused of helping organize a jihad training camp in Oregon.

Dutch investigators to issue initial report on MH17 crash updated 15 days ago

Dutch investigators will issue a preliminary report Tuesday on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July.

NATO summit in Wales: What should we expect? updated 16 days ago

From wars in Ukraine and Afghanistan to the fast-spreading spectre of ISIS in the Middle East, it's no wonder that this week's NATO summit in Wales is being called "the most important gathering of NATO leaders in more than a decade."

Obama skeptical of ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine updated 16 days ago

Ukraine's President announced progress on ceasefire deal Wednesday with Russia, but U.S. President Obama was skeptical and Moscow downplayed it.

Wrecked tanks, deserted playgrounds: Inside the kill zone of eastern Ukraine updated 16 days ago

On a country road in eastern Ukraine, a scene of bucolic tranquility was suddenly interrupted by the aftermath of carnage. A burned-out tank tilted into a ditch, its turret blown some 20 meters away by a direct hit. Unexploded ammunition of every caliber lay everywhere. A troop transport vehicle was shot to pieces; a short distance away a simple grave was marked by a cross hastily made from branches. Amid the fields of sunflowers and grazing cows, the smell of burned metal hung in the air.

How Mindy Grossman made home shopping hip updated 16 days ago

Mindy Grossman has been the driving force behind making the Home Shopping Network both hip and profitable, but she still makes time for herself.

Misery in Ukraine as deadly conflict drives civilians from homes updated 17 days ago

Residents of Donetsk city and other towns in eastern Ukraine are suffering the most from the conflict with rebels.

No charges for parents who took child with brain cancer out of hospital updated 17 days ago

The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday.

Parents of son with brain cancer refuse return to UK after arrest updated 17 days ago

The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital tell a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily.

Paul McCartney signs letter urging Scotland to stick with UK updated 17 days ago

Beatles star Paul McCartney is the latest high profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scotland not to vote for independence in a referendum next month.

Cameron lays out plans to counter UK jihadi threat updated 17 days ago

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain from overseas.

Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary general says updated 18 days ago

NATO members are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts.

UK PM: Police need power to seize passports of would-be jihad suspects updated 18 days ago

British PM David Cameron calls for police power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.

Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts updated 18 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Fast Facts updated 18 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund Director.

Missing British patient, 5, found in Spain, police say updated 18 days ago

Police: 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor who was removed from a British hospital has been found in Spain with his parents.

The scene in eastern Ukraine: A pressing rebel front, demoralized Ukrainian troops updated 18 days ago

Rebel forces have suddenly gone on the offensive across a wide area of eastern Ukraine, and a CNN crew sees little evidence of a military response.

Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war' over crisis with Russia updated 19 days ago

A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.

Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital updated 19 days ago

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been arrested, police said.

EU leader says new sanctions to be proposed against Russia updated 20 days ago

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia updated 21 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that "it is better not to come against (nuclear-armed) Russia as regards a possible armed conflict."

6 questions -- and answers -- about the crisis in Ukraine updated 21 days ago

It's been building for months. And now, according to some, Russia has launched a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine.

Dmitry Medvedev - Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.

U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine updated 22 days ago

Ukrainian army officer says "full-scale invasion" of his country under way Thursday, U.S. official says up to 1,000 Russian troops crossed into Ukraine.

Foreign jihadists tell CNN: Foley beheading was justified updated 22 days ago

CNN exclusively speaks to foreign jihadists, fighting in Syria for ISIS, about the beheading of James Foley.

In wake of James Foley's murder, does Britain have a jihadi problem? updated 22 days ago

"Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard.

Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera updated 22 days ago

ISIS terror on the French Riviera: Ibrahim Boudina, a French national from Algeria, was arrested earlier this year on the French Riviera.

Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine: 'Humanitarian' aid or 'direct invasion'? updated 22 days ago

A Ukrainian official accused Russia of directly invading the country under the guise of humanitarian aid.

1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report updated 22 days ago

1,400 cases of appalling sexual exploitation revealed in UK report.

Ukraine's President urges 'resolute actions' to bring peace updated 23 days ago

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called for peace following talks in Belarus with Russia's Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.

Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine; leaders meet in Minsk updated 24 days ago

Ten Russian soldiers were detained in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, Ukraine's Security Service said Tuesday.

New French government announced updated 24 days ago

A new French government was announced Tuesday, one day after it dissolved amid turmoil among top ministers.

After 8 months of conflict, what's next for Ukraine? updated 24 days ago

The conflict in Ukraine has lasted 8 months now. What's next for Kiev?

Ukrainian President dissolves parliament, schedules elections updated 25 days ago

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament.

Aviation alert over Icelandic volcano lowered, restrictions lifted updated 25 days ago

Iceland lowered the aviation alert over the Bardarbunga volcanic threat, canceling air travel restrictions.

French government dissolved amid turmoil among ministers updated 25 days ago

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented President Francois Hollande with the resignation of the current government, the French presidency said.

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in streets of Donetsk updated 26 days ago

Armed pro-Russian rebels paraded dozens of captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday afternoon.

Voice, words may provide key clues about James Foley's killer updated 26 days ago

As UK investigators work to identify the militant who beheaded James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

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