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Warring parties in Yemen agree to 72-hour cease-fire

United Nations special envoy to Yemen announced that the 72-hour cease-fire is to take effect shortly before midnight Wednesday

Inside a rebel weapons factory in Syria

Soldiers show CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer where rebels had manufactured a crude missile filled with shrapnel

Battle over Aleppo remains stalled

Aleppo, Syria has been under siege for years. The constant bombing by Russian and Syrian forces has left Syria's largest city in ruins, but the battle is largely stalled. Elizabeth Palmer reports on one reason why.

On the ground with Kurdish forces fighting to retake Mosul

In Iraq, ground forces backed by American warplanes began a long awaited operation to retake Mosul, the largest city controlled by ISIS. The U.N. warns the fighting could force hundreds of thousands from their homes. Holly Williams is with the invasion force just outside of Mosul.

Russian general bragged about cyber warfare to destabilize other nations

Top general wrote of using covert and propaganda tactics to turn a “perfectly thriving state” into a victim of “foreign intervention” causing it to “sink into a web of chaos”

U.S. officials fear Russians will try to disrupt election

In 2014, a top Russian general called for using covert tactics to turn a "perfectly thriving state" into a "web of chaos." Now, U.S. officials are fearing the Russians will try to do just that by hacking the upcoming election. Jeff Pegues has more.

Doctors praise China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs

The country is trying to fight skepticism about whether its hospitals have stopped performing transplants with organs of executed prisoners

Hitler's place of birth to be demolished by Austrian government

Demolition planned to erase property's pull as pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange's internet severed by "state actor"

A cryptic message from WikiLeaks about its founder, who's been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy for four years

North Korea's latest fad: Sightseeing in ultralight airplanes

Kim Jong Un? aims to give North Koreans more modern and “cultured” ways to spend their leisure time

Denmark evacuates airports, shopping center over bomb threats

Police forced into action after string of threats in city just west of capital Copenhagen, but few details known

The battle to retake Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes launched coordinated military operations to retake Iraq's second-largest city

6 missing, residents warned to shelter after deadly harbor blast

People in German town of Ludwigshafen advised to hole-up after unexplained explosion at chemical firm's facility

Police say father admits advertising infant daughter on eBay

German police open human trafficking investigation, but refugee dad insists it was all a joke

Crude weapons, weary forces fuel deadly Aleppo stalemate

Secretary of State John Kerry warns that Russia and Syria's government could face new economic sanctions over the war in Syria. Airstrikes continue to hit the city of Aleppo. Weekend talks on a ceasefire and access to humanitarian aid failed to reach an agreement. Show More Summary

U.S. forces back Iraq army's major offensive against ISIS

The battle to retake Iraq's second-largest city from ISIS militants is underway, as thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish fighters are advancing on villages outside Mosul. With American warplanes and Special Operations commandos providing support, the opening phase of the fight could take weeks or months. Holly Williams reports from the front line.

Crude weapons, exhausted forces fuel deadly stalemate in Aleppo

Neither the armaments nor the fighters using them are able to gain real traction in a war that seems to achieve nothing but increased suffering

Battle to retake Mosul from ISIS underway

Thousands of Iraqi, allied forces with U.S. backing advance on Iraq’s second-largest city -- the jewel of ISIS' so-called "Islamic State"

Tens of thousands rally in Paris to protest same-sex marriage

Protesters marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France’s next presidential election

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