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The disastrous earthquake in Nepal was large, but geophysicists knew it was coming, writes scientist Colin Stark. FULL STORY | MAJOR AFTERSHOCK | GOOGLE EXEC KILLED ON EVEREST | EVEREST CLIMBERS TRAPPED | CNN ON THE GROUND
The Israeli military conducted airstrikes Sunday night in the area between Israel and Syria, targeting a group of militants allegedly trying to plant a bomb on the Israeli border.
Love it or hate it, Jared Leto's interpretation of the Joker is an internet sensation.
Gunshots were fired at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus early Sunday in Atlanta.
Anthony Bourdain travels to South Korea, where he's reminded of the country's voracious appetite for a good time.
In South Korea there are places where travel photographers fall in love, and go back to again and again.
A photographer captured the moment an avalanche on Mt. Everest barreled into a group of people.
Anthony Bourdain meets up with Mark Yin, a former member of Korean hip-hop group Drunken Tiger, for a bowl of bugs on "Parts Unknown."
Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.
A TV series based on the 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest" is in the works at Paramount Television.
The powers of Marvel's all-star superheroes go a bit wobbly in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Faced with the daunting prospect of topping the surprise and excitement of 2012's The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film of all time, writer-director Joss Whedon mixes some brooding down-time in with the abundant spectacle. To be sure, series junkies will get their fix from the sheer massiveness of the exploits, but at least two of the big action scenes are lackluster, while the climax and resolution could have been worked out in more complex, less rote ways, so as to further increase intrigue and anticipation for "Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2," already scheduled for release in May of 2018 and 2019, respectively. Not that any of this will matter much, since the pent-up excitement among the enormous international fan base is so intense that nothing will keep the summer's presumed biggest franchise blockbuster from soaring to and beyond the one-billion dollar threshold internationally.
You can call him... Joker.
It all started by looking up.
For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement.
Warren Weinstein, who appears to have been the only American citizen held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. drone strike in January. But it didn't have to be that way.
So, you'd like a "Full House" reunion and spinoff? You got it, dude!
At least six people are missing after a severe storm capsized several sailboats in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday afternoon during a regatta, said Coast Guard Public Information Officer Carlos Vega.
This week is the 100th anniversary of what many historians acknowledge as the Armenian genocide -- the Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians
Bruce Jenner didn't just come out as a transgender woman Friday night — he also came out as a Republican.
Huge military exercises are underway off and around Britain's coast, but NATO insists they are not a deliberate response to the Russian military's increasingly brazen behavior.
It was a busy week for trending stories. If you weren't online much, here's some of the best of what you missed:
Chief Justice John Roberts is back in the spotlight.
Shop owners are paying a price for rage over Freddie Gray's death in police custody. The vast majority of protesters who took to Baltimore's streets late Saturday were peaceful, but the handful who weren't left behind shards, rubble, and dents.
A Washington man was attacked by a bear for the second time while walking his dog. CNN affiliate KOMO has more.
A Massachusetts woman wrote her own moving obituary before she lost her years-long battle with cancer. CNN affiliate WFXT reports.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer in an ABC News exclusive that he is a woman.
CNN's Alina Machado reports on a police dashcam video that shows an officer shooting an unarmed suspect in Palm Beach, Florida.
Snacks and a shiny SUV windshield saved two sisters who were stranded for almost two weeks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
On July 20, 2012, excited moviegoers gathered for a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater in Aurora, Colorado.
When drinkers in Clayton's, a beachfront bar in South Padre Island, Texas, belly up for a round of shots, bartender Casey Belue can usually guess what they'll order.
CNN's Jonathan Mann discusses the New York Times report stating that Russian hackers broke into the White House email system.
It took one Somali woman seven months and 4,000 miles to trek to Libya. From there, she hoped to cross the Mediterranean Sea so her baby could be born in Europe. She didn't get there.
We're 2 degrees from a different world.
In case you needed a reminder that President Barack Obama isn't running for office again, he just alienated not only Republicans, who have largely resented him from day one, but the progressive base of Democratic voters.
Upscale brand takes the wraps off its "champagne and caviar-inspired" Boeing 757
Talk about cleaning up. Wowza.
Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."
It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit.
Since the fighting broke out in Yemen on March 25, my husband, five sons and I have been prisoners to our home.
A young girl who has just finished battling leukemia has been dealt another blow, she was kicked out of her Catholic school. CNN affiliate WWMT reports.
CNN affiliate WFTX reports that a deputy was fired for going to lunch instead of answering a medical emergency 911 call. The woman who made the call died later.
Mike and Ardis Knoflicek acquired a taste for raw oysters late in life.
Georgia Southern University was in mourning Thursday after five nursing students were killed the day before in a multivehicle wreck near Savannah, according to the school's website.
About a dozen Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie comedy, saying the satirical Western's script is insulting to Native Americans and women, according to a report.
YouTube fitness star Cassey Ho responded to negative comments about her looks in a video that has gone viral.
A homeowner's rottweiler was shot and killed by a deputy, who jumped the fence into the yard. It is all captured on body camera. CNN affiliate WFTS reports.

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