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20 Jun 11:19pm Updated Mysteries in the Saudi desert
Leaning out of a helicopter's open door, 500 feet above the ground, David Kennedy is treated to bird's eye views of immense sand dunes and lava fields strewn with giant black domes and boulders. Among these natural wonders are mysterious triangular constructions, a beautifully preserved ghost town and elaborate ancient tombs -- the archaeological treasures which Saudi Arabia hopes will earn it a place on the heritage tourism map.
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20 Jun 10:11pm Updated Policy reversal: What the executive order does
President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at the border.
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20 Jun 6:29pm Updated Analysis: How White House botched family separation fight
From the moment images of children being separated from their parents bubbled up in the national consciousness late last week, it became abundantly clear that something had to be done, and quickly.
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20 Jun 6:14pm Updated Trump to meet UK Queen, US envoy says
President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth when he visits Britain next month, the US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson said.
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20 Jun 5:49pm Updated After date with Trump, Kim Jong Un cozies up to China
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended a celebratory visit to China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday with tea, praise, handshakes -- and a message for the US.
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20 Jun 5:26pm Updated Iranian women celebrate landmark moment
Iran may have suffered defeat in their second World Cup game at Russia 2018, but the occasion could yet prove to be a huge victory for thousands of Iranian women back home.
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20 Jun 3:30pm Trump reverses course, signs order to halt migrant family separation
President Donald Trump indicated he would take action shortly to both improve security on the border and help keep families together, speaking briefly with reporters Wednesday.
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20 Jun 2:13pm Parents billed after kid drops $132K statue
The parents of a 5-year old are on the hook for a steep bill after their son toppled a statue worth $132,000.
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20 Jun 2:05pm Hungary criminalizes helping migrants
Migrant and refugee organizations in Hungary are facing an uncertain future after the country's parliament passed legislation Wednesday that criminalizes helping undocumented immigrants, including asylum seekers.
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20 Jun 1:16pm Updated The refugee boxer tearing down barriers
She pants from exhaustion, sweat dripping down her forehead and over a bruise or two as practice finishes.
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20 Jun 12:59pm Updated Golfing great Thomson dies
Australian golfing legend Peter Thomson has died aged 88 following a battle with Parkinson's disease.
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20 Jun 12:53pm Updated Ronaldo makes yet more history
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to become the second-highest goalscorer in men's international football and, in the process, earn Portugal a nervy 1-0 win over Morocco.
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20 Jun 12:32pm The sneering, sarcastic face of the separation crisis
Corey Lewandowski, the man who managed Donald Trump's presidential campaign for more than a year and who still serves as an unofficial adviser to the President, did something breathtaking during an interview on Fox News Channel Tuesday: He scoffed at the plight of a 10-year-old with Down syndrome.
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20 Jun 12:27pm Updated Pope criticizes Trump administration over migrant family separations
Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border.
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20 Jun 11:39am WHO: Transgender people not mentally ill
The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.
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20 Jun 11:34am Death threats for volunteers on front lines of migrant crisis
On World Refugee Day, 25.4 million people find themselves forcibly displaced and living in another country, more than double the population of Belgium.
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20 Jun 10:55am Updated Canada legalizes marijuana
Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.
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20 Jun 10:52am Updated Julian Zelizer: Why Trump figures he can win with harsh border policy
President Trump is heading to Minnesota for a campaign rally right in the middle of a severe humanitarian crisis that is taking place on our borders.
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20 Jun 10:10am Updated How bad is it in the countries families are fleeing? This bad
We've been bombarded by arguments about whether parents and children crossing the US-Mexican border without documentation should be separated. But we seldom hear how dire life is in these migrants' homelands.
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20 Jun 10:00am Updated Russia and UAE seal space deal
The United Arab Emirates has announced it will send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) next year, becoming the latest nation to launch a citizen beyond Earth.
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20 Jun 9:24am Israel warns Hamas as tensions escalate over Gaza rockets and incendiary kites
In one of the biggest exchanges of fire between the two sides in years, militants in Gaza launched some 45 rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
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20 Jun 9:15am White House official hounded at Mexican restaurant
Protesters from the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America came into a popular Mexican restaurant near the White House holding signs and shouting chants of "shame" to confront Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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20 Jun 7:31am Updated Vogue hijabi star on life in refugee camp
Halima Aden has come a long way from running around barefoot in a refugee camp in Kenya, to become the first hijabi woman to feature on the cover of British's Vogue.
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20 Jun 6:59am Pope Francis criticizes Trump administration over migrant family separations
Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border.
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20 Jun 6:17am Updated North Korea to hold mass games for first time in five years, tour group says
North Korea will hold its famous Mass Games for the first time in five years in September, a Western-run tour group told CNN.
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20 Jun 6:04am After 4 decades, police have suspect in cold case
A young serial killer stalked San Francisco's gay community in the mid-1970s. He would sketch strangers in bars, strike up conversations, leave with those strangers and then, police say, stab them to death. He became known as "The Doodler." His last known victim died in the summer of 1975: The decomposing body was found near the 16th tee of a picturesque golf course that borders the Pacific Ocean. The victim's pants were unzipped. His face was eaten by maggots.
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20 Jun 5:59am Updated Tourist ferry sinks: 192 may have drowned
The Sinar Bangun tourist ferry had a maximum capacity of 60. But as the sun began to set on Monday evening, more than 200 people are thought to have crammed aboard the small, rickety vessel to make the 40-minute journey across Lake Toba, on the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.
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20 Jun 5:42am Updated Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment
A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack.
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20 Jun 5:30am Australians trust Xi Jinping more than Donald Trump, survey shows
Australians trust US President Donald Trump less than Chinese President Xi Jinping, and many view Trump's presidency as a "critical" threat to their country, according to a national survey published Wednesday.
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20 Jun 5:18am Protecting refugee children is a test of our humanity
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, say child refugees must be protected, sheltered and equipped for their futures. They must have an education that will arm them with the skills and confidence to rebuild their shattered lives.
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20 Jun 4:54am Hawaii farmers risk lava and toxic air to save their produce after Kilauea volcano
Rusty and Jenny Perry fled their home in Hawaii's Big island last month to escape bubbling lava following the Kilauea volcano eruption.
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20 Jun 2:32am Updated Rapper XXXTentacion predicted his own death
XXXTentacion spoke on his death before he was killed Monday.
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20 Jun 1:02am Trump makes political gamble with immigrant lives
It will take more than the cries of babies to make President Donald Trump back down on immigration, an issue that has animated his most ardent political supporters since he first stepped into politics.
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