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(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the "Game of Thrones" series finale that premiered May 19. "When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die." After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a much-debated flurry of plot developments, that signature first-season line proved the key to unraveling the "Game of...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would "be the official end of Iran." "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran," Trump said in a tweet. "Never threaten the United States again!" The tweet...
Hong Kong (CNN)When feudal Japan's most powerful warlord Nobunaga Oda met Yasuke, a black slave-turned-retainer, in 1581, he believed the man was a god. Oda had never seen an African before. And like the locals in Japan's then-capital of Kyoto, he was awed by Yasuke's height, build and skin tone, according to Thomas Lockley,...
(CNN)Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was nine months pregnant when she went missing. The dark-haired 19-year-old vanished on April 23, after she made an appeal to mothers on a Facebook group called "Help A Sister Out." She needed help securing a double stroller for her toddler and a new baby on the way, according...
Tehran, Iran (CNN)People in Tehran speak in hushed tones about what the coming days may bring. As geopolitical tensions crank up, talk of imminent conflict with the United States is widespread on the streets of Iran's capital. The US has dispatched new weapons and troops to the region after Iran suspended parts of the nuclear deal that briefly...
Hong Kong (CNN)Better relations with China used to be a bipartisan issue in Washington. Beginning with Richard Nixon's history-making visit to Beijing in 1972, subsequent administrations -- both Democrat and Republican -- worked to improve relations with Beijing. Democrat Jimmy Carter formally recognized the People's Republic of China over Taiwan, Republican...
(CNN)Just months before a second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max airplane, American Airlines pilots angrily confronted a Boeing official about a computerized anti-stall system that preliminary reports have now implicated in both deadly wrecks, audio obtained by CBS News reveals. The meeting between the pilots and Boeing happened in November -- just...
(CNN)China's Chang'e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is shedding light on one of the moon's biggest mysteries, according to a new study. For all of the jokes suggesting the moon is made of cheese, researchers have actually been trying to understand the composition of the lunar mantle,...
New Delhi (CNN)Hundreds of empty plastic jugs wait in rows on the cracked, dry, dusty earth. Hovering expectantly nearby, the residents of Vasant Kunj slum in South Delhi, one of the city's largest and poorest, stand waiting for a government water tanker to arrive. It's been 10 days. Ten days since...
Washington (CNN)Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia's foreign minister spoke of a "downward spiral" and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was questioned and contradicted. Iranian leaders, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, said Tehran doesn't want a war that would devastate the region. They denied Iranian involvement in...

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