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Supermoon closes out the first day of the year

(CNN)The fireworks may be long gone but the first supermoon of 2018 is illuminating the skies across the world."The moon looked magnificent," said David Blanchflower, who snapped a photo of it in the United Kingdom. "Dominating the night sky with its incredible brightness. Awe-inspiring."If you miss January's first full

Iranian President Rouhani calls for unity as death toll rises in unrest

(CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tried to downplay the significance of sometimes violent protests across his country that have left 12 people dead in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Tehran regime since mass demonstrations in 2009.-- A man "creating a disturbance" shot at police Monday with a

Medical pardon for Peru’s ex-president Fujimori sparks protests

(CNN)Peru's President on Sunday pardoned former leader Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year prison for human rights abuses, citing the failing health of the ex-president.Kuczynski's pardon of Fujimori comes less than a week after the current president survived an impeachment hearing stemming from a corruption scandal that has

For Ophelia, the ‘what’ isn’t remarkable, it’s the ‘where’

(CNN)The winds are unbearable. Huge waves are battering the coast. Sheds are blowing away whole. The sky has turned colors, from red to yellow, with a sometimes blood-like sun peeking through. But it's not what's happening that makes post-tropical cyclone Ophelia so bizarre -- it's where. A golf

What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings

(CNN)It has become a predictable affair. A mass shooting happens, there is a call for tighter gun laws and then it's business as usual.The UK has some of the world's strictest gun-ownership laws and it is now rare for civilians to own private firearms.The turning point for the country

Commuting by subway? What you need to know about air quality

(CNN)Four more major Indian cities will soon have their own metro lines, the country's government has announced. And New Yorkers can finally enjoy their Second Avenue Subway line after waiting for almost 100 years for it to arrive.How deadly is air pollution?

The UN General Assembly by the numbers

New York (CNN)Global leaders have descended on New York City for the 72nd edition of the United Nations General Assembly.Trump to take 'America First' agenda to the UNThe podium is prime real estate for presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries wanting to air grievances and reinforce political positions.And while there's no

Surviving a Heroin Overdose May Soon Depend on Where You Live

In southwest Ohio, people die from national rate. In the future, whether someone survives could hinge on what county they’re in.The sheriff in Butler County this summer suggesting ambulance crews shouldn’t have to save the lives of some people who have been revived before.In neighboring Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, officials

U.K. Police Arrest Second Suspect in Blast; Threat Level Cut

The U.K. arrested a second suspect in connection with the blast on a commuter train as London’s counter-terrorism police widened their investigation into the attack that injured at least 30 people. After the arrests, the U.K. on Sunday lowered the terrorism threat level to severe from critical.Police arrested a 21-year-old man in Hounslow,

U.K. Arrests Man in Train Attack, Has Open Mind on Accomplices

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure area of the port at Dover on Saturday and searched a house near London in connection with Friday’s detonation of an improvised bomb on a tube train that injured at least 29 people. The U.K. threat level remained at critical.The man detained

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