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Why China is challenging Australia for influence over the Pacific Islands
With beaches fringed with palm trees and pristine waters full of tropical fish, many Pacific Islands are the kinds of remote places you would expect to see on Instagram.
Body of man missing for 10 years found behind grocery store cooler
Workers removing shelves and coolers from a former No Frills Supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January discovered a body behind one of them.
A top CEO calls out Trump's racism
Ex-Miss Michigan says pageant dethroned her for conservative views
The woman stripped of her Miss Michigan 2019 tiara for tweets that the pageant's organizers found offensive said Monday she stands by everything she says on social media, despite having apparently deleted one of the posts in question.
Hong Kong is teetering on the edge as protests take a darker turn
Where is all this going?
DOJ tells Mueller to limit testimony to what's in his report
Trump: I could win Afghan war 'in a week, I just don't want to kill 10 million people'
• Analysis: Stephen Miller's laugh-out-loud excuse for Trump's 'send her back' reaction
French sub found after 50 years under the sea
It vanished January 27, 1968, but the wreckage of the French submarine Minerve has finally been found about 28 miles off the southern coast of France, near the port of Toulon.
Iran releases footage of captured UK tanker's crew
Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges for alleged sexual assault
India takes big step in Asia's space superpower race
India has successfully launched a mission to soft land a rover on the moon, in a landmark moment for a nation trying to become a space superpower.
Here's the British bigot who Trump retweets
Amid the ongoing furor over President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four female members of Congress and his supporters chanting "Send her back," the President on Saturday repeatedly retweeted a vile bigot from the United Kingdom -- Katie Hopkins.
Protests turn deadly as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria clash with police
Several people including a police officer were killed in clashes between Shiite protesters and the police in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday, police and a Shiite cleric told CNN.
Trump condemns Puerto Rico's governor as massive protests intensify
Condemnation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has now reached the US mainland with officials on both sides of the aisle either calling on him to step down or criticizing his leadership.
Stephen Miller's laugh-out-loud excuse for Trump's 'send her back' reaction
Of all the outlandish explanations of President Donald Trump's 13-second silence as a rowdy North Carolina crowd chanted "send her back" in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Stephen Miller's takes the cake.
China's answer to the Nasdaq had a crazy first day
China launched its latest bid for tech superpower status by opening a Nasdaq-style stock market in a frenzy of buying by investors.
Trump and Congress avert US debt ceiling crisis with budget deal
President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that a sweeping two-year, $1.37 trillion budget deal has been struck, calling the plan a "real compromise."
Australian swimmer reignites feud with Chinese star by refusing to share podium
Australian swimmer Mack Horton has reignited his feud with Chinese swimming star Sun Yang -- and most of China -- by refusing to share the podium with his longtime rival.
Reason for Pence's abrupt trip cancellation finally revealed
An employee of the drug recovery center that Vice President Mike Pence abruptly withdrew from visiting agreed to plead guilty last week to federal drug trafficking charges.
Heat wave set to shatter UK records
The UK is set to sizzle this week, in a heatwave that could set new temperature records for July, a new all-time record and a new overnight record..
Turkish workers kidnapped from a bar at gunpoint
Four Turkish construction workers were seized by gunmen in a bar as they relaxed over drinks in a remote village in Nigeria's middle belt, authorities told CNN.
Tom Brady is being dad-shamed after diving off a cliff with his 6-year-old daughter
NFL superstar Tom Brady made a splash after he posted a video of a cliff dive he took with his young daughter.
Pete Buttigieg's interview on country radio was silenced
Blair Garner, host of a nationally syndicated radio program, taped an interview with 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in Nashville last week.
Chinese report: Xinjiang's Uyghurs didn't choose to be Muslim
China has delved back centuries in an attempt to justify its controversial policies in the far-western region of Xinjiang, where experts say up to 2 million Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities have been held against their will in vast detention centers.
American woman in Syria pleads to Trump to stop civilian deaths
An American woman in Syria has released a video appealing to US President Donald Trump to take action against the Syrian regime, after an airstrike Monday in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib claimed scores of casualties.
Ukraine comedian president's win will strengthen his hand against Putin
Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky seized headlines when he swept Ukraine's presidential elections in May. Now the Ukrainian president appears set to dramatically refashion the country's political landscape.
Airbus unveils new 'bird of prey' concept plane
European manufacturer Airbus has created a concept aircraft inspired by the natural features of eagles, hawks and other aerial predators.
'Only you know if we did it': Iceland's grim climate crisis message to the future
The demise of Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, will be memorialized with a plaque by researchers from Rice University in Houston.
Flying Frenchman to cross English Channel
Ferry passengers traveling between England and France should keep their eyes peeled for an unusual sight on Thursday as French inventor Franky Zapata attempts to cross the English Channel on his jet-powered hoverboard.
Tencent-backed 'Top Gun' cuts Taiwan flag from Tom Cruise's jacket
Great white shark jumps in front of fishing boat
At least no one can complain that this fishing trip was boring.
You couldn't do this in Dubai a decade ago
Champagne corks will be popping among the tourist communities of Dubai with the news that liquor licenses are to be granted to foreign visitors, in a softening of previously strict rules on alcohol consumption.
Eerie photos capture people at urban crossroads
According to the legend, American blues singer Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads, in exchange for otherworldly musical talent. Acclaimed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Johnson died aged 27 in 1938, less than one year after releasing possibly his most famous song, "Cross Road Blues."
The reason boys are hitting puberty earlier
Girls aren't alone in hitting puberty earlier -- boys are, too, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. And boys' body mass index as children might play a role.
What's next for Open champion? 'Ryder Cup, that's the plan'
He grew up with a famous Gaelic football-playing dad, but Shane Lowry's dream as one of the only golfers in a school of 500 was always to win the Open.
Google agrees to pay $13 million in Street View privacy case
Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
India is too big for TikTok to risk another ban
One of China's biggest social media companies is scrambling to protect its business in India after a second run-in with authorities in three months.
How an airplane engine gets made
Behind closed doors at the UK headquarters of Rolls-Royce Aerospace, machinery whirs, fans hum and blades screech as some 1,000 people go about the complex task of getting an airplane engine off the ground.
The world's best waterfront restaurants promise more than a view
A delectable meal and a sublime view of the water is the best dinner theater in the world.
'It's just a matter of time': 50 years after US moon landing, China is catching up in the space race
Fifty years ago, when the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first human beings to land on the moon, the Chinese space program had yet to launch a single satellite.
500-year-old shipwreck discovered using robotic cameras
With the help of state-of-the-art robotic technology, archaeologists uncovered a 500-year-old shipwreck deep in the Baltic Sea that dates back to the Renaissance era.
Justice Department tells Mueller to limit testimony to what's in report
The Justice Department wrote a letter to former Robert Mueller on Monday about his upcoming congressional hearing, telling the former special counsel his testimony must adhere to the 448-page report he issued earlier this year.
Masked men wearing white attack subway riders
A mob armed with batons attacked commuters at a metro station in Hong Kong, leaving dozens of people hospitalized, according to Hong Kong's Information Services Department.
Iran releases footage of seized UK tanker's crew
• Oil prices surge 2% as Iran tensions rise • Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying
Sweden drops probe in A$AP Rocky brawl
An investigation into the Swedish man allegedly involved in a brawl with US rapper A$AP Rocky has been dropped, the man's lawyer, Magnus Stromberg, told CNN on Monday.
See huge shark leap in front of boat
A group of boys and their fathers were fishing in Cape Cod Bay when a great white shark leapt out of the water to snatch a fish one of the boys had caught.
The world's most valuable sports team
The Dallas Cowboys is the most valuable sports team in the world according to Forbes, worth a staggering $5 billion.
Megan J. Wolff: Ellis Island casts today's border cruelty in an even harsher light
I was an Ellis Island tour guide. Conditions on the southern border of the United States are categorically worse than they were when the island was the first stop for immigrants coming to America.
Greg Wyler: Space needs to be regulated before humans ruin it
For those of us who grew up watching Star Trek, exploring space has been about discovering strange new worlds. And there are plenty of worlds to explore, in time, but we still need major technological advancements to reach planets that are light-years away.
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