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ISIS threatens to seize more Iraqi cities

With Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, firmly under its control, the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is threatening the takeover of more cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

Are missing Irish children buried in 'graves'?

As a little girl, Catherine Corless was always curious about the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home in her hometown of Tuam, in County Galway, Ireland. She wondered what happened inside the stone walls of the home for unwed mothers and babies run by the Catholic sisters of Bon Secours.

Iraq's second city overrun by militants

More than 500,000 citizens fled in fear as extremist militants overran Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.

Brazil under pressure from 'Peoples' Cup' camp

Almost overnight, a patchwork of plastic tents appeared on an empty piece of land less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the World Cup stadium as a show of force from Sao Paulo's working poor.

Japan's lucrative mascot mania

CNN's Will Ripley explores Japan's obsession with mascots and the massive amount of money they can make.

Alarm in Hong Kong at white paper affirming Beijing control

Pro-democracy Hong Kongers have reacted angrily to a Chinese government white paper affirming Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the territory, released days after more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered in the city calling for greater rights.

Siege of Mosul: Why it matters

For a while, Iraq faded from the collective consciousness. But what happened there Tuesday should make one sit up and take notice.