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Military lifts curfew throughout Thailand

The nighttime curfew imposed in Thailand after last month's military coup has been lifted, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said during his weekly address Friday.

Robots boost World Cup security

iRobot Corporation CEO Colin Angle explains how PackBots are working to enhance safety at World Cup venues.

Ukraine claims win against pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine's Interior Ministry claimed a successful operation Friday against pro-Russian separatists in the city of Mariupol, as the government seeks to regain control of the country's restive south and east.

Namibia's 'fairy circles'

From the air, the Namibian desert looks like it has a bad case of chicken pox. Spread across 1,100 miles of a narrow strip sit a smattering of barren polka dots, otherwise known as fairy circles. These sizable craters measure 10- to 65-feet in diameter, and represent one of nature's greatest mysteries.

First (official) cultural wonders

To check off the world's most important natural and cultural wonders, try these 12 as an initial bucket list.

Kerry urges end to sexual violence in conflict

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an international summit on ending sexual violence in conflict that it was time for the world to banish the crime "to the history books where it belongs."

China: UNESCO lists Nanjing Massacre and 'comfort women'

China has revealed UNESCO has accepted its application to include documentation of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre and the issue of so-called "comfort women" -- sex slaves used by Japanese soldiers during World War II -- into a program that preserves important historical material relating to world heritage.

Iraqis flee as militants close in

Radical Islamists pushed forward in Iraq as an increasingly nervous United States sought ways to stop the militants from closing in on Baghdad.

French rail workers extend strike

French commuters were set to endure more chaos after rail workers prolonged a two-day strike Thursday against reforms meant to rein in the heavily indebted travel sector.

CNN reporter hit by tear gas

Shasta Darlington scrambles for cover as riot police fire tear gas near Brazilians rallying against World Cup spending.

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