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    Mattis visits Afghanistan after rare US victory

    Mattis visits Afghanistan after rare US victory


    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has arrived in Afghanistan, where he is meeting government officials including President Ashraf...

    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has arrived in Afghanistan, where he is meeting government officials including President Ashraf Ghani.
    12-year-old boy drives 800 miles across Australia

    12-year-old boy drives 800 miles across Australia


    A 12-year-old boy who managed to drive 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) across remote Australia has been reunited with his parents, police...

    A 12-year-old boy who managed to drive 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) across remote Australia has been reunited with his parents, police said.
    US responds to N. Korea threats

    US responds to N. Korea threats


    With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation...

    With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further.
    American detained in North Korea

    American detained in North Korea


    A US citizen has been detained in North Korea, according to Martina Aberg, deputy head of mission for the Swedish Embassy in North...

    A US citizen has been detained in North Korea, according to Martina Aberg, deputy head of mission for the Swedish Embassy in North Korea.
    China calls for calm after tense weekend on Korean Peninsula

    China calls for calm after tense weekend on Korean Peninsula


    With tensions rising on the Korean peninsula, China is calling for calm and urging all parties to avoid "provocative...

    With tensions rising on the Korean peninsula, China is calling for calm and urging all parties to avoid "provocative actions."
    USS Carl Vinson begins drills

    USS Carl Vinson begins drills


    American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities...

    American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.
    Witnesses speak of Taliban attack

    Witnesses speak of Taliban attack


    The crowd of soldiers barely had time to finish their prayers before the Taliban came to kill...

    The crowd of soldiers barely had time to finish their prayers before the Taliban came to kill them.
    Pence: US will honor refugee deal with Australia

    Pence: US will honor refugee deal with Australia


    US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would "honor" a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as...

    US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that the United States would "honor" a refugee resettlement agreement forged with Australia in the closing days of the Obama administration, despite it previously being described by US President Donald Trump as a "dumb deal."
    What are Japan's options?

    What are Japan's options?


    North Korea has been a threat to Japan for decades -- and it's a problem for which there is no perfect...

    North Korea has been a threat to Japan for decades -- and it's a problem for which there is no perfect solution.
    UN Security Council condemns missile launch

    UN Security Council condemns missile launch


    The UN Security Council has formally condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, demanding that it "immediately" cease further actions that violate...

    The UN Security Council has formally condemned North Korea's latest missile launch, demanding that it "immediately" cease further actions that violate resolutions.
    Is Bangkok really banning street food?

    Is Bangkok really banning street food?


    When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city's famously cheap eats as the story racked up global...

    When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city's famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines.
    New investigation against Pakistani PM

    New investigation against Pakistani PM


    A new investigative team is needed to further examine allegations against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, the country's Supreme Court ruled...

    A new investigative team is needed to further examine allegations against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, the country's Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
    S. Korea reacts to USS Carl Vinson 'bluff'

    S. Korea reacts to USS Carl Vinson 'bluff'


    US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from...

    US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang.
    China makes 'crucial step' towards space station

    China makes 'crucial step' towards space station


    China launched its first cargo spacecraft Thursday night, according to state media Xinhua, which described it as a "crucial step for China's plan to have an operational space station by...

    China launched its first cargo spacecraft Thursday night, according to state media Xinhua, which described it as a "crucial step for China's plan to have an operational space station by 2020."
    Volleyball court at N. Korean nuclear test site?

    Volleyball court at N. Korean nuclear test site?


    After readying a possible nuclear test, it seems that North Korea's nuclear technicians are entitled to some...

    After readying a possible nuclear test, it seems that North Korea's nuclear technicians are entitled to some downtime.
    Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

    Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators


    In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea's Kim Jong...

    In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
    China criticizes N. Korea on nuclear issue

    China criticizes N. Korea on nuclear issue


    China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United...

    China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States.
    Is Aung San Suu Kyi the Mandela of Asia?

    Is Aung San Suu Kyi the Mandela of Asia?


    After spending 15 years under house arrest, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi explains her life outlook and why she doesn't harbor...

    After spending 15 years under house arrest, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi explains her life outlook and why she doesn't harbor bitterness.
    Why can't these Indians leave Saudi Arabia?

    Why can't these Indians leave Saudi Arabia?


    7,700 Indian workers are stranded in Saudi Arabia after a series of layoffs. CNN gets access to one of the 20 camps where workers are...

    7,700 Indian workers are stranded in Saudi Arabia after a series of layoffs. CNN gets access to one of the 20 camps where workers are stuck.
    Heineken taps into Myanmar's beer market

    Heineken taps into Myanmar's beer market


    We look into Myanmar's brewing beer market and find out why Heineken invested in a $60 million brewery outside of...

    We look into Myanmar's brewing beer market and find out why Heineken invested in a $60 million brewery outside of Yangon.
    A 'car-eating' transformer could save environment

    A 'car-eating' transformer could save environment


    It looks like a giant, car-eating transformer, but China is hoping this new vehicle concept will be the answer to its crippling traffic...

    It looks like a giant, car-eating transformer, but China is hoping this new vehicle concept will be the answer to its crippling traffic problems
    Philippines elects its first  transgender politician

    Philippines elects its first transgender politician


    CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman in history to be elected to the Philippines...

    CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman in history to be elected to the Philippines congress.
    Painting with shadows

    Painting with shadows


    In India's capital city, one wall bears an off-beat artwork that disappears after the sun goes...

    In India's capital city, one wall bears an off-beat artwork that disappears after the sun goes down.