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The extremist group has lost all its strongholds in its core areas in Iraq and Syria. But some militants are still on the loose and plan to regroup and cause more mayhem.
Jan. 1, 2018
Chinese officials fulfilled a previous pledge banning the domestic sale and processing of ivory within its borders. The ban follows a similar measure implemented by the U.S. in 2016.
Jan. 1, 2018
Iranians have taken to the streets in cities across the country to protest economic conditions and criticize the country's clerical leadership. The 10 deaths made it the bloodiest day so far.
Jan. 1, 2018
China's foreign policy grew increasingly assertive in 2017, but there is debate about the country's capacity for global leadership. Beijing isn't keen to replace the U.S. on the world stage.
Jan. 1, 2018
Man Kaur of India has won 17 gold medals in her age category. And now she's trying her hand at javelin.
Jan. 1, 2018
Economists and market analysts are optimistic about the outlook for the new year. Most are predicting continued job growth, rising stock prices and healthy profits. But slow wage growth could hurt.
Jan. 1, 2018
A survey of fitness professionals who keep track of how we exercise suggests 2018 is likely to find more of us trading fitness gadgets for high-intensity interval training and group classes.
Jan. 1, 2018
If you want to shed pounds in 2018, you should know that how much you eat matters more than how much you work out. Several apps are designed to make watching what your diet easier. We gave one a shot.
Jan. 1, 2018
In his annual report on the federal judiciary, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said recent events have "illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace."
Jan. 1, 2018
In his annual New Year's address, North Korea's leader said his country had completed its nuclear weapons and that the "entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range."
Dec. 31, 2017
The plane came down in mountainous Punta Islita, a popular tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital of San José, killing all 12 people on board. The cause of the crash is not yet known.
Dec. 31, 2017
In Berlin, authorities are taking extra security measures ahead of New Year's celebrations. "Safety zones" are being set up for female party-goers, but some people are critical of this move.
Dec. 31, 2017
People in major cities around the world marked the end of 2017 with fireworks displays and other celebrations. Samoa, Christmas Island and New Zealand were among the first to celebrate 2018.
Dec. 31, 2017
The sheriff's office in a residential area south of Denver is reporting one officer was killed and four others were injured in a shooting. The suspect was also shot dead by police.
Dec. 31, 2017
Snipers. Specially trained dogs. Multiple layers of security screening. Detectives in hotels. After recent attacks, New York and Las Vegas are seeing beefed up security this year.
Dec. 31, 2017
While Apple's apologies and response to its slowing down of older phones might help on the public relations front, the legal issues are another matter.
Dec. 31, 2017
A viral tweet from Phil Collins suggests people cue up his song "In the Air Tonight" so the iconic drum fill rings out at midnight. The Twitterverse offered up plenty of other musical suggestions.
Dec. 31, 2017
Federal researchers are collecting blood samples from 1 million Americans as part of an effort called "precision medicine." But some critics worry that the path ahead is expensive and unclear.
Dec. 31, 2017
The demonstrations are the biggest since 2009. Protesters are calling for the end of clerical rule and the removal of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Dec. 31, 2017
A video rant about the perpetual lateness of Kenyans is prompting debate and self-reflection. As Kenya enters the global economy, can people keep disregarding the clock?
Dec. 31, 2017

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