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China's social credit system keeps a critical eye on everyday behavior
April 25, 2018
In China, jaywalking could land you on a no-fly list. A new scoring system is keeping a critical eye on social behavior. CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy explains.
Melania Trump in the spotlight ahead of state dinner
April 24, 2018
First lady Melania Trump has kept a low profile during her time at the White House. But she's stepping into the spotlight at the first state dinner. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reports.
Street safety becomes focus after deadly Toronto van rampage
April 24, 2018
The suspect in the deadly van rampage in Toronto is facing 10 counts of murder. But law enforcement officials have been warning of vehicle attacks for years, and some cities have been working to increase security. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues explains.
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Ronny Jackson Known as ‘Candy Man,’ Would Allegedly Go Through Plane Giving Drugs to Passengers, Democrat Says
April 25, 2018
Ronny Jackson's nomination to head the VA has become engulfed in controversy.
Who Is Armando Juarez? Texas Home Depot Shooting Person of Interest Identified After Two Police Officers Shot In Dallas
April 25, 2018
The shooting took place Tuesday evening at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas.
‘The Voice’ 2018 Top 11 Results & Recap: Who Left and Who Was Saved?
April 25, 2018
The Voice 2018 finalist results are in. Who made it to the Top 11? Who got eliminated? Find out everything you need to know, here.
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WHO: Venezuela malaria cases jump by 69 percent
April 24, 2018
World Health Organisation expresses concern over the rise of he mosquito-borne disease in Venezuela and Latin America.
Al Jazeera wins Peabody for film on FGM
April 24, 2018
Journalist Fatma Naib explored the painful practice of female genital mutilation that affects about 200 million women.

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Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'
April 25, 2018
TORONTO (Reuters) - The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada's deadliest mass killing in decades, left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday.
Busloads of migrants from 'caravan' arrive at U.S.-Mexico border
April 25, 2018
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States.
Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms
April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program.
Fire at oil well in Indonesia's Aceh kills 10: disaster agency
April 25, 2018
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's disaster agency said on Wednesday that 10 people had been killed and an unknown number injured after a fire at an oil well in far western province of Aceh.
U.S. visits to Cuba plunge following Trump measures
April 25, 2018
HAVANA (Reuters) - A steep drop in U.S. travelers to Cuba after a tightening of travel restrictions by President Donald Trump helped drive a 7 percent slide in foreign visitors to the Caribbean island in the first three months of 2018, Cuban official data showed on Tuesday.
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Trump Warns Iran on Nuclear Deal, but Will Weigh Beefed-Up Accord
April 25, 2018
President Donald Trump leveled dire warnings at Iran and signaled an interest in an unspecified new deal to rein in Tehran, echoing a suggestion from French President Emmanuel Macron after the two leaders met.
Eyewitnesses Recount Deadly Toronto Van Collision
April 23, 2018

At least nine people were killed and many more injured after a van struck pedestrians on the sidewalk of one of Toronto's busiest streets. Eyewitnesses describe how the incident unfolded. Photo: Warren Toda/EPA-EFE

Syria's Chemical Weapons and the West: From Diplomacy to Military Action
April 18, 2018

The recent airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to a suspected poison gas attack, underscore the West's shift from pursuing a diplomatic solution to a militaristic one. Will this approach work? WSJ's Niki Blasina explains the complicated history of chemical-weapons use in Syria and the international community's response. Photo: AFP.

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Moscow: US ever-expanding missile shield creates illusion of impunity, leads to dangerous escalation
April 25, 2018
Preview The US wants to have the entire globe under its missile defense dome, Russia says, which is disproportionate to any potential threat and disrupts international security systems, ultimately pushing the world to greater instability.
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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings
April 24, 2018
Preview Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies.
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NEWS • Analysis
TIME 100 Honorees Praise Women and the #MeToo Movement on the Red Carpet
April 25, 2018
In six months we’ve seen a change in the national dialogue around sexual violence that we’ve never seen before
Iran Accuses the U.S. of Fabricating Evidence That Tehran Armed Houthi Rebels With Missiles
April 25, 2018
U.S. says recovered missile fragments were incontrovertible proof that Iran was illicitly arming Yemen's Houthi rebels
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The West’s bombing of Syria meets some approval from Muslims
April 21, 2018

ON THE streets of west European cities, secular leftists, politically active Muslims and radically minded Christians (a rarefied constituency, but they do exist) have often found themselves marching and chanting together. It happened in the run-up to the Anglo-American attack on Saddam Hussein in 2003, when the core organisers of some of the largest street demonstrations seen in Britain included the Socialist Workers Party and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), both small groups with a gift for mobilising huge crowds. Similar alliances came into play in protests over Israeli military action in Lebanon and Gaza, and over the perceived willingness of Western governments to condone or encourage Israel. 

But reactions to the ongoing misery in Syria, and to Western intervention in that country, have been entirely different. Secular leftists in the West, who in general oppose any use of force by their governments, were instinctively horrified by the assault on Syria unleashed on April 14th by America, Britain and France. Many Christian...Continue reading

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