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A Look At The Hostages Believed To Be Held By Islamic State Group

The Associated Press released a list of hostages believed to be held by the Islamic State group. Read More »

Selfie Posted On Social Media At Miss Universe Event Causes Uproar

Miss Lebanon Saly Greige is distancing herself from a photo of her and Miss Israel Doron Matalon that's causing an online uproar. Read More »

Belgium Police Kill Two In Anti-Terror Raid During Shootout

Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major attack against police buildings, authorities said. Read More »

Yemen's Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's massacre at a Paris satirical newspaper, with one of its top commanders saying the assault was in revenge for the weekly's publications of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, considered an insult in Islam. Read More »

U.S. Central Command Hacked, ISIS Takes Credit

Defense officials had to shut down the Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command after the profiles were changed and strange messages stating popping up online.

Ebola Survivor Returning to Liberia

A doctor with ties to Charlotte-based SIM USA is returning to Liberia: the same country where he contracted the ebola virus last year.

Dozens Walk in CLT After Terror Attacks

The French community in Charlotte is calling for peace in Paris. Dozens met in Freedom Park in Dilworth Friday.

Police Storm Two Locations Where Paris Shooting Suspects Were Holding Hostages

Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. Read More »

France Hunts For Two Suspects As Nation Mourns Their Victims

Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. Read More »

Paris Shootings Hit Home for Cornelius Resident

Alex Vigo woke up to news of a deadly shooting just blocks away from where he once lived in Paris.

Tail of Crashed AirAsia Plane Discovered in Java Sea

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft. Read More »

French Police ID Gunmen Who Killed 12 In Attack On Newspaper Company

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. Read More »

US Sanctions North Korea Over Sony Cyberattack

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony. Read More »

U2's Bono Says He May Never Play Guitar Again

Bono has shared with fans that recovery from an accident has been slow going and that he's worried he may never play guitar again. Read More »

Wreckage, Bodies Reveal Jet's Fate Days After It Disappeared

Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. Read More »

Lost Plane's Request To Change Course Was Denied

The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Read More »

Charlotte Cuban-Americans React to Change in Policy

We're getting reactions about President Obama's historic change in policy toward Cuba from Cuban-Americans who live here in Charlotte.

US, Cuba Patch Torn Relations In Historic Accord

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. Read More »

Taliban Assault On Pakistan School Leaves 141 Dead

In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government troops ended the siege. Read More »

Police Storm Sydney Cafe Where Hostages Held

A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours. Read More »

SIM Missionary Heads Back to Ebola Hot Zone

Two doctors with Charlotte-based SIM USA are heading to west Africa to help Ebola-stricken patients. One of them just spent three weeks in quarantine in Charlotte.

Honduran Beauty Queen Found Dead

A Honduran beauty queen who went missing just days before she was set to head off to participate in the Miss World pageant has been found dead, along with her sister, a patrolman from the Honduras National Criminal Investigations Office told CNN. Read More »

U.S. Rabbis Among 5 Killed in Synagogue Attack

Two Palestinian cousins with knives, axes and guns attacked worshipers during morning prayers.

AP: ISIS, Al-Qaida Agree To Work Together

Two Syrian opposition figures say the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's branch met last week and agreed to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents. Read More »

Family Members Enraged At 36-Year Prison Sentence For Korean Ferry Captain

Enraged parents wept and screamed as a judge sentenced a South Korean ferry captain to 36 years in prison Tuesday for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students. Read More »