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Victim's mother halts hanging in Iran

The images tell a story of anguish and forgiveness.

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer this week -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

Missing Massachusetts boy

WCVB

Body found could be missing 5-year-old

Massachusetts investigators said Friday they think they have found the remains of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before police were called.

Though positive identification has not been made, Worcester County District Atto...

earthquake

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7.5-magnitude quake off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake struck late Saturday off Papua New Guinea's eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 11:27 p.m. (9:27 a.m. ET) and occurred at a depth of 19 miles (32 km), the USGS said.

It ...

South Korea families wait

Kyung Lah/CNN

Divers make new attempt to recover bodies

Relatives of missing passengers aboard the capsized South Korean ferry gave out DNA samples Saturday as rescuers conducted more dives into the wreckage.

The ferry sank Wednesday, leaving at least 33 people dead and nearly 270 missing. It was headed t...

Yemen map

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Air strike in Yemen kills suspected militants

Three senior al Qaeda operatives were among 12 suspected militants from the network killed in a drone strike in Yemen on Saturday, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.

The strike, which killed at least 15 people, hit a pickup truck in al...

Aleppo, Damascus, Syria

CNN

4 French journalists held in Syria are freed

Four French journalists who had been held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, the French president's office said Saturday.

Mt Everest

Larry Lazo/CNN

Death toll rises in Mount Everest avalanche

Another Sherpa guide has died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.

It is the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said. Three others are missing, said Madhu ...

Malaysia altitude map

CNN

Official: Search to be completed in a week

The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task in the zone under scrutiny within a week, as the search for the plane intensifies, a government official said Saturday -- day 43 of the effort.

"Today an...

Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Reuters TV

New message from al Qaeda leader

Familiar terrorist groups, familiar threats, familiar boasts and grievances -- all in new messages tied, either directly or indirectly, to al Qaeda.

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    Swimming accident law: The basics

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