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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 2nd annual Joni Ernst Roast and Ride event on August 27, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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An image grab taken on Oct. 2, 2013 from a video uploaded on YouTube on July 8, 2012, of the spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Abu Mohammad al-Adnani al-Shami, speaking next to an Islamist flag at an undisclosed location. The Islamic State (IS) group announced on Aug. 30, 2016 that Adnani was killed in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

ISIS Says Its Spokesman Was Killed in Syria

The ISIS-run Aamaq news agency said that its spokesman, Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details


A U.S. Woman Has Been Charged With Spying in China

Chinese authorities have charged an American woman with espionage, after holding her since March last year. The news comes just days before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in China for the G-20 summit, and at a time when Sino-American relations have been tense

Chris Brown Performs in Concert in Oslo

Chris Brown Arrested for Assault: Police

Police said Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after what appeared to be an hours-long standoff. Officials responded after a woman said Brown pointed a gun at her before she ran outside to call police

Orlando Community Continues To Mourn Deadly Mass Shooting At Gay Club Pulse

Orlando Shooting 911 Calls Released

Authorities released recordings of 911 calls from the friends and family members of those trapped inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub. "They're all scared to death and they all think they're gonna die," said one man in the calls


South Korea: Top North Korean Official Has Been Executed

North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said. A South Korean spokesman said that Kim Yong Jin, a vice premier in North Korea's cabinet, had been executed

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a pro-government gathering in Caracas

Venezuelan Opposition Activists Arrested Before Protest

A number of opposition activists in Venezuela have been arrested for allegedly planning violence at an anti-government demonstration later this week. President Nicolas Maduro, who addressed the nation in a televised speech, accused them of fomenting a coup

Dilma Rousseff

Brazil Vote on Whether to Remove Rousseff Nears

Brazilian senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial put off the final vote until Wednesday

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

Apple Ordered to Pay $14.5 Billion in Back Taxes

E.U. antitrust regulators ordered Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid

John McCain speaking during an African American veterans and business leaders roundtable event ahead of the U.S. Senate election in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Aug. 12, 2016.

How Tuesday's Primaries Reflect the 2016 Elections

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are under pressure as congressional primary voters in Arizona and Florida head to the polls to pick their favorite candidates to run for Congress and the results could be unpredictable