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URGENT - Haiti interim president elected

(CNN) -- The Haitian parliament elected its former head Jocelerme Privert as the country's new interim President on Sunday. The election came after former President Michel Martelly stepped down this month, leaving the nation with no successor followi...


Cliff collapses after quake hits New Zealand

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force, it caused part of a cliff to collapse.

About 150,000 to 200,000 people felt strong or very strong shaking, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.

The quake was centered about 17 kilometers...

Ben Carson's Stalin quote found lacking

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Ben Carson's Josef Stalin quote distraction

At the Republican debate Saturday night, Ben Carson referenced a line he said came from Josef Stalin, but it appears the Soviet leader never uttered the quote.


Church slammed on prayers for atheist Dawkins

The Church of England has been accused of "trolling" scientist Richard Dawkins after it tweeted it was praying for the outspoken atheist's recovery from a stroke.

Dawkins, a distinguished evolutionary biologist at Oxford, is one of the world's leading...

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Masked men shoot police officer during robbery

Two masked men shot a police officer in the head while he was responding to a robbery in Mississippi, authorities said.

The Clarksdale Police Department officer is undergoing treatment after the shooting Saturday night, Mayor Bill Luckett said.

His co...

Pollution like this in China concerns business executives

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Pollution scaring away top recruits for global companies

Is the water contaminated? Is the air toxic? If the answer is yes, corporate executives are saying "no thanks."

Edward Monser, the president of Emerson, said that top recruits are increasingly unlikely to accept postings in polluted cities.

East Coast hit by brutal cold


Winter weather: Record-breaking cold expected

So much for a warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day.

As many as 18 cities across the East could endure record-breaking cold Sunday, forecasters say.

New York City's temperature could plummet to 0 degrees Fahrenheit -- shattering the record of 2 degrees set ...

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Central African Republic voters pick President

Voters in the Central African Republic headed to the polls Sunday to pick a President, hoping their ballots would end years of religious conflict.

The presidential and legislative election was originally set to take place on January 31, but was postpo...

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