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Church shooting in Dagestan leaves four dead

Four people have been killed and four more injured in a shooting at a church in Kizlyar, in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan. More>>

2 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike after bomb injures 4 Israeli soldiers

Two Palestinians in Gaza were killed Saturday night in Israeli airstrikes after four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Gaza border. More>>

Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 66 aboard, report says

All 66 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said. More>>

Husband of murdered UK MP steps down from charities amid assault claims

Brendan Cox, the husband of murdered British MP Jo Cox, has stepped down from charities he set up in her name, amid allegations of sexual assault. More>>

Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leader

What was meant to be a simple uneventful local election has sparked uncertainty over the future of Sri Lanka's political landscape, after a newly formed party led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa swept to victory. More>>

The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about

There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in... More>>

Macy's decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women

American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs. More>>

May: 'Ideology' must not impede Brexit security deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May warned Saturday that "ideology" should not get in the way as she called for a new security treaty to be agreed between Britain and the European Union after Brexit. More>>

13 Killed in Mexico after helicopter crashes as officials tour quake area

A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing 13 people, Mexican officials said. More>>

South Korea's Moon puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter. More>>

Haiti minister says he may revoke Oxfam's right to operate in country

Haiti could expel Oxfam if allegations of sexual misconduct against the British charity prove to be true, a senior government official said. More>>

Wales shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey. More>>

Pakistani man sentenced for rape, murder of Zainab Ansari

A Pakistani man was sentenced to death Saturday for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl whose killing last month led to widespread protests. More>>

Turkey jails 6 Turkish journalists for life, releases German reporter

A Turkish court sentenced six journalists and other media professionals to life in prison Friday, Turkey's Anadolu state news agency reported, roughly an hour after another court freed a German-Turkish reporter who had... More>>

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts southeastern Mexico

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. More>>

Jakarta's battle with snakes

Ghufron Arifuddin's New Year resolution is to clean up the garbage that blights his backyard and neighborhood in Jakarta. More>>

Russians fear US shootings may inspire copycat school attacks

Russians have watched with horror this week as the details of the latest US school shooting, in Parkland, Florida, have emerged. More>>

South Africa's new President invokes Mandela, promises 'a new dawn'

South Africa's newly installed President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation address on Friday, declaring "a new dawn" that will "confront the injustices of the past and the inequalities of the... More>>

How music saved his life

When James Rhodes was 7 years old, music saved his life. More>>

200-Year-old water dispute settled in South India

India's top court may have finally ended a centuries-long, and at times bloody, dispute over the allocation of water from a river to states in South India. More>>

UN chief calls for culture change after Oxfam allegations

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that a culture change is required to enable women across the world to work without fear of sexual harassment. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population slashed by more than half in 16 years

The number of orangutans on the island of Borneo has more than halved in 16 years, as hunting of the critically endangered species continues and rampant deforestation destroys its habitat, scientists say. More>>

How to help victims of the Florida school shooting

As the nation grapples with the horrifying school shooting in South Florida, there are ways to help. More>>

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world. More>>

'Three Billboards' inspires Grenfell Tower protest in London

London activists are borrowing from an Oscar-nominated movie to encourage authorities to take action in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 71 people last June and left hundreds of residents homeless. More>>

Ethiopian prime minister resigns after years of turmoil

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, after years of upheaval in the troubled east African nation. More>>

Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed as South Africa's President after Zuma quits

Cyril Ramaphosa was confirmed Thursday as South Africa's new President hours after scandal-plagued leader Jacob Zuma resigned. More>>

Russia says it has proof of Western influence in its upcoming election

Russia said Thursday that it has "concrete proof" that Western nations have attempted to interfere in its presidential election next month. More>>

Cyril Ramaphosa: Mandela's chosen one gets his turn in office

It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party... More>>

A hole in the heart of the Rosette Nebula

For years, researchers have wondered why there is a hole in the heart of the Rosette Nebula, 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros (unicorn) constellation of our Milky Way galaxy. More>>

British man who fought ISIS charged with terror offenses

A British man has been indicted on terror charges for fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. More>>

Massive sinkhole prompts evacuation of 22 families in Rome

A massive sinkhole swallowed several cars in a Rome neighborhood, forcing the evacuation of surrounding buildings and raising pressing questions over safety protocols in the Italian capital. More>>

Tillerson's Mideast tour: messenger without a message

If President Donald Trump was out to punish his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, he's found just the thing. More>>

Harry Harris, Trump's pick for Australia envoy, slams Beijing's Asia ambitions

China is seeking to "undermine" the international order in the Asia Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, US President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Australia, said in Washington on Wednesday. More>>

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's President, mired in corruption scandal

Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. More>>

North Korean ship spotted likely violating sanctions a third time

A North Korean tanker has likely violated United Nations sanctions for the third time in recent months, according to authorities in Japan. More>>

Young Chinese shun shark fin, but threats remain

Changing attitudes among young Chinese means shark's fin soup is increasingly off banquet menus, according to a new report from WildAid, which says the consumption of the delicacy is no longer the single greatest threat to... More>>

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai, longtime Mugabe foe, dies at age 65

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader and former Prime Minister, has died in a South African hospital at the age of 65, according to MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa. More>>

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's 'Teflon President,' is finally out

South African President Jacob Zuma's resignation Wednesday marks a dramatic end to a political reign that was mired in scandal and tainted by a worsening economy. More>>

Prince Henrik of Denmark dies, refused to be buried next to his queen

Prince Henrik of Denmark died Tuesday with his wife, Queen Margrethe, at his side. But he will not be buried in the plot next to hers, breaking a centuries-old royal tradition. More>>

Jacob Zuma complains of 'unfair' efforts to force him out

Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma denounced efforts to oust him as "unfair" on Wednesday, as senior members of his party ramped up their chaotic efforts to end his corruption-tainted tenure. More>>

Israeli minister criticizes Netanyahu amid corruption allegations

Cracks in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition appeared to be emerging less than 24 hours after police announced there was "sufficient evidence" to indict him on corruption charges. More>>

After years of scandal, is South Africa finally done with Jacob Zuma

South Africa's "Teflon President" Jacob Zuma has brushed off an extraordinary number of corruption allegations and scandals in his eight years in office. In the ultimate test of his political survivability, his ruling... More>>

Killing prompts return of Philippines workers from Kuwait

As many as 10,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait are expected to take up the Philippines government's offer of a free flight home after the body of their compatriot was found stuffed in a freezer. More>>

Five injured after Delta passengers evacuate plane in Nigeria

At least five people were injured after Delta passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a flight that had returned to the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, the airline said Tuesday. More>>

Australian blaze burning area almost double the size of Singapore

A wildfire raging in a remote part of South Australia is large enough that smoke emanating from it can be seen from space, CNN meteorologists confirm. More>>

Couple who lost home in wildfire wins million-dollar lotto

Bill Pendergast has spent the last two years rebuilding his home, which burnt down when a wildfire raged through Fort McMurray, Alberta. Now, he is $1 million richer and able to finish restoring his family home thanks to... More>>

Israeli police find 'sufficient evidence' to indict Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli police said Tuesday there is "sufficient evidence" to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases. More>>

Netanyahu corruption probes: What you need to know

Israeli police said Tuesday there was "sufficient evidence" to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases. More>>

Minnie Driver is stepping down as an Oxfam ambassador

Actress Minnie Driver is stepping down as one of Oxfam's global ambassadors following revelations of sexual abuse by aid workers in Haiti. More>>

Guatemala detains former president, finance minister on corruption charges

Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and a former finance minister who is now Oxfam International's chairman were detained Tuesday in a corruption investigation involving a public bus deal, the office of Guatemala's... More>>

Year of the Dog exposes growth of Islamic conservatism in Malaysia

With the Lunar New Year round the corner, Chinese around the world are preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog. More>>

After ISIS, Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild

Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of the country in the aftermath of the war against ISIS, according to Iraq's minister of planning. More>>

Palestinian teen protester Ahed Tamimi appears in Israeli military court

A Palestinian teenage protester who was captured on video punching and kicking a heavily armed Israeli soldier last year made a high profile appearance Tuesday in an Israeli military courtroom packed with activists, human... More>>

Oxfam whistleblower says charity and regulator failed to act on sex abuse allegations

A whistleblower has accused the scandal-hit Oxfam charity and its UK regulator of failing to act when told that senior staff paid for prostitutes during the relief operation that followed the devastating 2010 Haiti... More>>

Jacob Zuma defies ANC demand to quit as South Africa's President

South Africa was plunged into political turmoil on Tuesday when the country's ruling African National Congress announced it had demanded the resignation of President Jacob Zuma -- but that the 75-year-old veteran had... More>>

Several Russians killed in US airstrikes in Syria, friends say

Several Russians who had been hired as paramilitary contractors were among more than 100 men killed in US airstrikes in northern Syria last week, according to their friends and families. More>>

Worst storm in 60 years ravages Tonga

Large parts of Tonga have been left without power after Tropical Cyclone Gita smashed into the Pacific island nation, flattening buildings, downing electrical lines and causing widespread flooding. More>>

Kim Jong Un 'impressed' with South Korea, North Korea state media says

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has praised South Korea for its "very impressive" and "sincere" efforts in hosting the North's high-level delegation during the opening of the Winter Olympics. More>>

Zuma clings to power in South Africa as party moves to oust him

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma was clinging to power Tuesday after his ruling African National Congress party held a marathon meeting to decide his future. More>>

Boko Haram Fast Facts

Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law. More>>

The captured ISIS fighters that nobody wants

What do you do with 400 of the world's most unwanted extremists, held in a territory that isn't technically a state, that doesn't really have the legal means to extradite them, or the resources to jail them indefinitely? More>>

Jacob Zuma Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. More>>

Two blasts, an acrid smell, then panic: Syrians describe alleged chemical attack

Fayiz Khattab was in a single-room makeshift basement bunker with eight other men when they received news on their two-way radio that there were aircraft overhead. More>>

Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 20 years in jail

The confidante of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country's leader in 2017. More>>

Lonely Bolivian water frog seeks mate on Match.com to save his species

An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species. More>>

Toronto's LGBT community seeks answers after serial killings

Toronto, grappling with shock and grief, is slated to host two vigils this week to mourn the victims of accused serial killer Bruce McArthur. More>>

Oxfam's deputy CEO resigns over sex crimes scandal

Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned amid a growing sex crimes scandal involving the organization's aid workers in Haiti and Chad. More>>

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it

Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More>>

White House says Netanyahu claim of US-Israel talks on West Bank annexation 'false'

The White House denied a claim by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he had discussed an initiative with the Trump administration to annex Israeli settlements in the West Bank. More>>

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher's kidnapped mother rescued

Venezuelan officials said the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Díaz was rescued three days after being kidnapped, according to state-run news agency AVN. More>>

Israel: Iranian drone we shot down was based on captured US drone

The Israeli military said an Iranian drone it shot down over the weekend was based on an American stealth drone that was intercepted by Iran six years ago. More>>

Pence's Olympic trip a 'missed opportunity' for North Korea diplomacy, source says

US Vice President Mike Pence's trip to South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been called "a missed opportunity" by a senior diplomatic source close to North Korea. More>>

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics returned to Pyongyang on Sunday, ending a three-day visit that amounted to a remarkable diplomatic breakthrough for the South Korean government but left big questions about... More>>

London City Airport closed after WWII bomb discovered

London City Airport will remain closed through Monday after a World War II bomb was discovered by construction workers in the nearby Thames River a day earlier. More>>

Jacob Zuma's fate to be decided at South African ruling party meeting

South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma was expected to learn his fate Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Committee of the ruling African National Congress party. More>>

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in airstrike last May, sources say

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in May last year and had to relinquish control of the terror group for up to five months because of his injuries, according to several US officials who spoke... More>>

Funding al-Shabaab: How aid money ends up in terror group's hands

The murderous al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab is making millions of dollars each year by exploiting foreign aid money sent to Somalia by the very western nations who are trying to eliminate the terror group. More>>

First woman 'Black Rod' in 650 years takes up post in UK Parliament

For the first time in its 650-year history, a woman on Monday takes up the position of "Black Rod," the senior executive role in Britain's House of Lords. More>>

Russia plane crash responders find 200 body parts

Emergency workers have found around 200 body parts strewn across a snowy field near Moscow at the site of a Russian plane crash that killed all 71 people onboard. More>>

Asma Jahangir, iconic Pakistani human rights activist, dies

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's leading liberal voice and iconic rights activist, has died. More>>

Russian plane crash kills all 71 people on board

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said. More>>

London airport closed after WWII bomb discovered

London City Airport was closed on Sunday after construction workers discovered a World War II bomb in the nearby Thames River. More>>

A Palestinian high school threatened by Trump funding cuts

At Beirut's Galilee Secondary School, around 50 Palestinian teenagers are crammed into a single classroom in a haphazard arrangement of desks. The paint comes off walls scrawled with notes from generations of kids who... More>>

UK Phone Hacking Scandal Fast Facts

Here's a look at the phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom. Journalists at British newspapers are accused of making payments to police and hacking into the phones of celebrities, law makers, royalty, murder victims... More>>

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts

Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games are scheduled to take place February 9-25, 2018. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place March 9-18, 2018. More>>

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unveil more details on their royal wedding

If you're planning on attending the British royal wedding this spring, you can finally stake out a spot on the processional route. More>>

Chinese stealth fighters are combat-ready, Beijing says

China says its newest stealth fighter is combat-ready. More>>

Questions surround death of environmentalist in Iranian prison

A prominent academic and environmentalist has died under disputed circumstances in prison in Tehran. More>>

Attacker slashes churchgoers with sword, injuring 5 in Indonesia

A sword-wielding attacker slashed worshippers as they prayed at a church in Indonesia on Sunday, injuring five people, CNN Indonesia reported. More>>

Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt 'severe blows' to Iran, Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his nation dealt "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces following the weekend downing of an Israeli fighter jet over northern Israel. More>>

Cape Town rejoices as rain falls on drought-striken city

When it finally came, restaurant diners rushed outside mid-meal to see the deluge for themselves. Others grabbed buckets to collect precious water from gutters to be used for washing clothes. More>>

Saudi Ritz-Carlton reopens after stint as lavish prison

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh is now open to commoners again, three months after it was first converted into a lavish prison for high-profile Saudis. More>>

North Korea is winning the Olympics --and it's not because of sports

The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went so far in its attempt to best the attention Seoul was getting that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation. More>>

Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti

The UK government says it is reviewing its current work with one of Britain's biggest aid agencies, Oxfam, amid allegations some of its senior employees paid for sex in Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake. More>>

For South Korea, the North is both a friend and an enemy

Like it or not, North Korea was always going to be a big part of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. More>>

Italians protest against fascism following shooting of African migrants

The shooting of African migrants allegedly by a suspect aligned with Italy's far-right, neo-fascist parties has sparked serious political debate about how the country is reconciling its fascist past. More>>

Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics

If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold. More>>

2 Killed when Turkish helicopter crashes in Syria

Two Turkish troops were killed Saturday when their helicopter crashed in Afrin, Syria, near the Turkish border, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported. More>>

19 Killed, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash

At least 19 people were killed when a double-decker bus crashed Saturday in the Tai Po area of Hong Kong, a spokeswoman for the Hong Kong police told CNN. More>>

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

The South Korean President has been invited to travel to North Korea, following a formal invitation from the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, potentially setting up the first meeting of Korean leaders since 2007. More>>

UN human rights chief condemns bloody week in Syria

Waves of deadly airstrikes against rebel-held areas in Syria have made this week "one of the bloodiest periods of the entire conflict," the UN human rights chief said Saturday. More>>

How a Hong Kong millionaire's bribery case exposes China's corruption problem in Africa

It sounds like a Hollywood movie. A respected Hong Kong financial magnate allegedly plans a clandestine meeting with the president of Chad in the middle of the dusty Sahara Desert, and offers him a $2 million gift to... More>>

Passengers panic as aircraft's emergency exit falls off

Alarmed passengers say they were terrified when one of the emergency exit doors fell off a plane as it landed in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. More>>

Elon Musk Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. More>>

Yoko Ono Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of artist, musician and anti-war activist Yoko Ono. More>>

Where does this end? Dangers if US leaves Syria -- or stays

It was not the freshness of the meat or piquancy of the sauce that made the chicken kebab remarkable, but that it was being eaten by a US special operations forces commander on a dusty street in Raqqa, once the... More>>

Fear, surveillance, vetting: How North Korea is guarding against Olympic defections

Almost 500 North Koreans are in South Korea for the Winter Olympics -- in a land they have been brought up to see as enemy territory; one clearly more prosperous and more free than their own. More>>

People in Eastern Ghouta are trapped after 4 days of shelling by Syrian forces

Editor's note: This story contains graphic images of injured children. More>>

Opinion: Why it's a perilous time to be a journalist in Kenya

It was Tuesday January 30 and I was in the NTV Kenya control room producing our coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock swearing-in when an off-air monitor in the gallery suddenly went dark. More>>

Polish Holocaust law sows 'distortions,' Poland's chief rabbi says

Poland's chief rabbi says a lack of clarity surrounding the country's controversial Holocaust law has led to a "distortion of facts." More>>

'Good chance' South Korean President will be invited to North Korea

There is a "good chance" Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will invite South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang "sometime this year," diplomatic sources say. More>>

State media: Fidel Castro's eldest son takes own life

Fidel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, took his own life on Thursday, the islands's state-run media reported. More>>

Saudi women join the workforce as country reforms

Not many women in Saudi Arabia have day similar to that of Manal Ghazwan and her two colleagues. More>>

The latest Syria offensives are providing a window of opportunity for ISIS

Two major offensives in northern Syria -- one by the Turkish army and the other by the Syrian regime -- are threatening to derail alliances and provide ISIS and other jihadist groups with fresh opportunities. More>>

Reuters report alleges murder, arson by Myanmar's military

Reuters has published details of an investigation into a mass grave in Myanmar's Rakhine State that led to the arrest of two of its journalists and potential charges under the Official Secrets Act. More>>

Siberian city cold to Vladimir Putin's re-election campaign

Vladimir Putin looks set to cruise to another landslide victory in the upcoming presidential election in Russia on March 19. But even for Putin -- who has just been polled with a 71% approval rating -- there are places... More>>

India's balancing act as Modi heads to Ramallah

There was a hug on the tarmac, a visit to the Taj Mahal and even a selfie with some of Bollywood's finest. More>>

International Criminal Court may investigate Duterte, Philippines says

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is looking into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, his spokesman said. More>>

US issues security alert for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Days before the Carnival on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, multiple US officials tell CNN they are aware of a terror-related threat to the popular annual event. More>>

International Criminal Court may investigate Venezuela

The International Criminal Court is looking into allegations of excessive force and other abuses by Venezuela's government in response to sometimes deadly anti-regime protests, its prosecutor said Thursday. More>>

Court rejects appeal by British banker Rurik Jutting over double murder

A Hong Kong court has rejected an appeal by Rurik Jutting, the British banker jailed for murdering two women in 2014. More>>

Toronto police find six sets of remains on property linked to landscaper

Toronto police have recovered the remains of at least six people on a property linked to accused serial killer Bruce McArthur, Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Thursday. More>>

More than 200 civilians killed in Syrian airstrikes over 4 days, group says

More than 200 civilians have been killed since Monday in Syrian government airstrikes on parts of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. Among the deaths were 54... More>>

Rare US airstrikes on pro-regime forces bring latest turn in Syrian War

The United States' air artillery strikes in northeastern Syria overnight Wednesday were a forceful response to attempts by pro-regime forces to push into areas held by the coalition's allies. The US has drawn a line in the... More>>

'Pillar of the community' deported from US after 39 years to a land he barely knows

With nothing but the clothes on his back and less than $300 in his pocket, Amer Adi was put on a plane and deported to Jordan, the country he left 39 years ago to pursue his American dream. More>>

Putin challenger apologizes for US election meddling

Ksenia Sobchak, who is challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin in next month's elections, says she believes Russian hackers may have interfered in the 2016 US elections and said she was "sorry" if that was the case. More>>

South Korea's President Moon to meet Kim Jong Un's sister at Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will lunch with the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he meets North Korea's Olympic delegation on Saturday, his spokesman announced. More>>

Kim Jong Un watches parade of North Korean tanks, missiles and troops

Troops, missiles and tanks rolled into North Korea's historic Kim Il Sung Square Thursday in a highly anticipated parade of military might on the eve of South Korea's Winter Olympics. More>>

UK Parliament report lifts lid on culture of sexual harassment in Westminster

One in five people working at Britain's Parliament say they have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior over the past year, according to a new report published Thursday. More>>

Search for missing in Taiwan after earthquake topples buildings

Aftershocks rocked Taiwan's eastern coast on Thursday as rescue workers searched a teetering multi-story building for missing residents feared trapped inside more than 36 hours after a deadly earthquake. More>>

K-pop stars battle for the Olympic spotlight

North Korea's all-female cheer squad may be grabbing the press at this year's Winter Olympics, but the South has a secret weapon of its own: K-pop. More>>

North Korea sends clear message with missile parade on eve of Olympics

North Korea staged a highly-anticipated military parade through the capital Pyongyang Thursday, a diplomatic source told CNN, an event that has so far been hidden from the rest of the world. More>>

International cyber crime ring smashed after millions stolen

US authorities have indicted 36 people for stealing more than $530 million from victims across the world in one of the "largest cyberfraud enterprises ever prosecuted." More>>

Bermuda replaces same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships

Bermuda Gov. John Rankin has signed a bill legalizing domestic partnerships for the British territory -- an action immediately criticized by LGBT groups because the new law replaces same-sex marriage. More>>

Netanyahu trumpets his innocence as investigations against him proceed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed his innocence Wednesday night in a video posted on social media, while at the same time acknowledging local media reports that police are set to recommend his indictment... More>>

On the front lines in Syria, US troops face NATO ally's wrath

It's a war America has tried to stay out of for years. And the United States certainly doesn't want to get embroiled in a standoff with a NATO ally. More>>

Early Britons had dark skin, 'Cheddar Man' research indicates

Some of the first modern settlers of Britain from 10,000 years ago had dark skin and curly hair, according to new analysis of a historic skeleton. More>>

What really happens inside a solar eruption

Researchers have determined that a magnetic power struggle could be behind all solar eruptions. More>>

Eiffel Tower closed as heavy snowfall blankets Paris

The Eiffel Tower was shuttered to tourists as heavy snowfall snarled traffic in Paris, bringing the City of Light to a standstill on Wednesday. More>>

Former Pope Benedict XVI says he's preparing for 'Home'

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says he "is on a pilgrimage toward Home" in a rare public letter published in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. More>>

Angela Merkel makes breakthrough with German coalition deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved a step closer to forming a coalition government with her center-left rivals on Wednesday, after four months of political uncertainty. More>>

Deadly airstrikes pummel Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Editor's Note: This story contains graphic images of injured children. More>>

Polish President signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed Poland's controversial new Holocaust bill late Tuesday ahead of it being assessed by the country's Constitutional Tribunal. More>>

Kim Jong Un's younger sister, a gatekeeper on charm offensive

She's often seen in the background of her powerful brother's public inspections, silently taking notes, holding bouquets of flowers from admirers or removing herself from the camera's gaze altogether. More>>

Kim Jong Un's sister joins North Korean Olympic delegation

Kim Jong Un is sending his younger sister to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, the first time any member of the Kim dynasty has visited the country. More>>

North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation

North Korea has requested extra oil to help refuel a ship carrying members of its Olympic delegation, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Wednesday. More>>

At least 2 dead, 177 missing after 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

At least two people are dead and 219 injured -- including tourists -- after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the east coast of Taiwan late Tuesday, local police said. More>>

UN investigating reports of chlorine attacks in Syria

United Nations human rights experts are investigating reports of alleged chlorine bomb attacks on civilians in two Syrian towns, officials said Tuesday. More>>

Trump wants a military parade. Here's how other countries do it

US President Donald Trump wants a military parade, according to the Pentagon. More>>

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