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From London to Helsinki, protests followed Trump through Europe all weekend

Protests were already underway in Helsinki on Sunday as President Donald Trump left Scotland, bound for the Finnish capital ahead of his Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

More than 100 killed in Pakistan terror strike targeting political rally

At least 149 people were killed and 186 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Qaim Lashari, the Deputy Commissioner of... More>>

Kabul suicide bombing leaves at least seven dead

At least seven people were killed and more than 15 were wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan in a suicide attack at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told CNN. More>>

Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for a quick family visit before he heads to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's birthday tribute. More>>

Death toll in Nicaragua protests reaches 273, human rights group says

At least 273 people have died and 2,000 have been injured in the unrest that's rocked Nicaragua since April, according to the human rights arm of the Organization of American States (OAS). More>>

Israel's Netanyahu says no ceasefire with Gaza if arson attacks continue

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear that Israel will now consider arson attacks from Gaza in the same way that it considers launches of rockets and mortars. More>>

'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

"Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time. More>>

Thai boys trapped in a cave mourn Navy SEAL who died during rescue

The 12 boys who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks paid tribute to the Navy SEAL who lost his life during the rescue operation. More>>

Hamas, Islamic Jihad say ceasefire reached with Israel after day of fighting

Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two largest militant factions in Gaza, said Saturday a ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel following a serious spike in fighting between the two sides over the past 24 hours. More>>

Gay men, adulterers publicly flogged in Aceh, Indonesia

As many as 15 people, including five women, were punished with public caning Friday for violating Sharia law in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province. More>>

Two killed in Nicaragua during attack on university and church

Two men were killed Friday night in Managua after pro-government forces attacked the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, the strongest protest holdout in the capital, according to Paulo Abrao, the executive... More>>

Haiti's Prime Minister resigns amid deadly protests

Haiti's Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid violent and deadly protests sparked by a proposed plan to raise fuel prices, according to President Jovenel Moise. More>>

Helsinki's bunker city: How Finland has survived in Russia's dark shadow

On the busy streets of Finland's capital, Helsinki, security preparations are underway to host a much-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. More>>

'They have no idea how much danger I'm in'

Passing by the red brick houses of Stoke-on-Trent, Majhor Abdullah Hagi heads to his English-language class. The quaint English city, known for its pottery and landscape gardens, is a far cry from the genocide he escaped... More>>

Police find source of Novichok nerve agent that killed British woman

A small bottle discovered in the home of Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has been identified as the source of the nerve agent that killed his partner, London's Metropolitan Police said. More>>

China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'

China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe. More>>

London protests send clear message to Trump: You're not welcome

As US President Donald Trump took tea with the Queen in the exalted halls of Windsor Castle on Friday, tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of central London, in a huge and colorful demonstration against a... More>>

Amnesty says Cameroon soldiers executed women, young girl and a baby

Cameroon's 85-year-old president has announced plans to stand for re-election in the country's elections on October 7, amid spiraling violence and alleged human rights abuses in the country. More>>

Syrian government forces raise flag in Dara'a, birthplace of the war

Syrian government forces say they have retaken a town that was the epicenter of the civil war that engulfed the country and the region for more than seven years. More>>

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrested after return

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter have been arrested and are being held in Islamabad after they flew back from the United Kingdom to face prison sentences, authorities said. More>>

8 Endangered black rhinos die after relocation in Kenya

The relocation of endangered black rhinos has been immediately suspended following the death of eight rhinos at a new sanctuary in southern Kenya, the nation's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said Friday. More>>

Life in prison for ISIS supporter who encouraged attack on Prince George

A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, was given a life sentence for terror offenses Friday, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). More>>

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker stumbled at NATO gala because of 'sciatica attack'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was suffering from a "painful attack of sciatica" at a NATO gala Wednesday that caused him to stumble, according to a spokesman. More>>

Nigeria court jails second man involved in Chibok girls kidnapping

A Nigerian court has jailed a second man involved in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok town in northeast Nigeria, officials told CNN Friday. More>>

J K Rowling Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series. More>>

Vaping co-pilot caused Air China plane to plummet, officials say

A co-pilot smoking an electronic cigarette in the cockpit of an Air China flight caused the plane to suddenly drop 6,000 meters (19,600 feet) when he mistakenly turned off its air conditioning system. More>>

'Training thunderstorms' made Japan's floods even deadlier

Koji Sunomori couldn't see the boy's face, but he knew the lifeless body belonged to his 2-year-old stepson, Kenta. He was wearing his favorite baseball shirt. More>>

Science reveals the menu of Otzi the Iceman's last meal

He probably didn't know it was going to be his last meal, but Otzi the Iceman's final feast was filled with fatty goodness. More>>

'Trump Baby' balloon takes flight in London protests

An orange-hued 20-foot tall "Trump Baby," clutching a mobile phone and sporting a giant diaper, took flight over Britain's Houses of Parliament for two hours on Friday morning, kicking off a day of widespread protests... More>>

Donald Trump is meeting the Queen. Here's what he should -- and shouldn't -- do

President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth for tea Friday. Nothing to worry about there. More>>

British diver recalls Thai cave rescue: 'Are we heroes? No'

A British diver who first discovered 12 schoolboys and their coach stranded on a ledge in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, has described the moment he first saw them -- and played down suggestions he was a... More>>

They thought a squirrel was eating their tomatoes. But it was the mailman

When their tomatoes began disappearing, a family in Montreal assumed it was the work of a squirrel. But when they checked their security camera, they saw the tomato thief was none other than their mailman. More>>

Which nationalities get rejected the most for US asylum?

What used to be a long, arduous quest to gain US asylum just got even tougher. More>>

Israeli minister calls for closure of embassy in Dublin after settlements vote

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for the "immediate" closure of his country's embassy in Dublin after the upper house of the Irish parliament voted to ban the import of goods produced in Israeli... More>>

Deadly Mexico quake unearths ancient temple

Scientists at the Teopanzolco archeological site discovered an ancient temple this week that was exposed by a devastating earthquake in central Mexico last September. More>>

How bad is it in the countries these families are fleeing? This bad

The agony and desperation are written all over migrants' faces. But what you can't see is how bad their homelands really are. More>>

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was... More>>

Stone tools in China could be earliest evidence of human life outside Africa

The story of human evolution may need a rewrite after 2.12-million-year-old tools were found in central China. More>>

Facing public threats of revenge, Sudanese teen Noura Hussein continues her fight for freedom

The legal team representing Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who killed her 35-year-old husband as he tried to rape her in what she says was self-defense, filed an appeal to Sudan's Supreme Court on Thursday to have her... More>>

Icelandic whaler defends 'blue whale' kill, says animal was a hybrid

One of Iceland's richest men has hit back against claims his whaling company illegally killed a protected blue whale. More>>

Former Catalan leader can be extradited on corruption charges, German court rules

A German court has ruled that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who led the Spanish region's recent failed bid for independence, can be extradited to Spain on a corruption charge, but not on a charge of rebellion... More>>

Germany ramps up deportations of failed Afghan asylum seekers

Late in the evening on Tuesday, July 3 a charter plane took off from Munich airport carrying 69 passengers bound for Kabul, Afghanistan. More>>

Angela Merkel Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of the first female chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. More>>

Mick Jagger Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of singer, songwriter and Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger. More>>

Japan floods: Death toll rises to 200 as UN offers assistance

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in Japan have killed 200 people in what has become one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the country since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. More>>

Shark bites Instagram model posing in the Bahamas

It seemed like the perfect holiday photo opportunity: Crystal blue waters and a pack of docile nursing sharks lazing on the docks of Staniel Cay in the Bahamas. More>>

The Thai cave rescue ended in success. But only two weeks ago, it all seemed hopeless

The Wild Boars are back. Twelve young boys and their soccer coach are safe, freed from the floods in a labyrinthine set of caves in northern Thailand where they had been trapped in for almost three weeks. The mood in... More>>

Family of youngest Thai boy in cave rescue never lost hope

The youngest of the soccer players rescued from a cave in northern Thailand put his hands together to gesture "hello" when he realized his parents stood on the other side of the hospital's glass partition. More>>

Gunmen's stray bullet kills California woman in Mexico City, officials say

Two gunmen on a motorcycle, apparently aiming for a bar bouncer in Mexico City, killed a 27-year-old California woman with a stray bullet as she reportedly was celebrating her first wedding anniversary, sources said. More>>

Controversial Turkish televangelist arrested

Police arrested controversial Islamic televangelist Adnan Oktar in an early-morning raid on his upscale home in Turkey's largest city, according to state news agency Anadolu. More>>

Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for deadly election suicide attack

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for Tuesday's suicide attack which left at least 20 people dead in Peshawar, a city in the country's northwest. More>>

Teen alleges she was raped by teachers and classmates for months, Indian police say

Seven people are under arrest in India after a 15-year-old alleged she was repeatedly raped by 19 people -- three adults and 16 minors -- over six months, Anuj Kumar, sub-inspector of the Ekma police station in eastern... More>>

Anger in China over Thailand's handling of deadly boat accident

While the world celebrated the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, in China frustration and anger have grown over Thai authorities' handling of the sinking of two tourist... More>>

Embassy warns Americans to keep a 'low profile' during Trump visit

The US embassy has taken the unusual step of issuing a warning to American citizens in the UK to "keep a low profile" during the visit of President Donald Trump. More>>

Tears as Thai boys see parents for the first time since cave rescue

Wearing hospital masks and gowns, and waving to family members through protective glass, the freed Thai soccer players were finally able to have a reunion, of sorts. More>>

Is the US NATO's piggy bank? Here's what America gives and takes

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels with a clear message: NATO members must hike their defense spending and they must do it now. More>>

Life in prison for member of German neo-Nazi network found guilty of 10 murders

One of the sole surviving members of a German neo-Nazi network was found guilty Wednesday of 10 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison. More>>

China sentences veteran pro-democracy activist to 13 years in prison

A day after one of its most prominent political prisoners left the country, a Chinese court has sentenced a longtime pro-democracy activist to 13 years in prison. More>>

Thai cave rescue: What we know about the Wild Boars soccer team

All 12 junior member of the Wild Boars soccer team have been rescued after being trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand. More>>

Delighted father of rescued Thai soccer player can't wait to hug his son

For 17 days, Adisak Wongsukchan kept vigil on the mountainous terrain surrounding the Tham Luang caves. More>>

Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has arrived in Germany after fleeing Beijing, where she spent almost eight years under house arrest. More>>

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Ireland on first international trip

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their first official international visit together when they arrived in Ireland on Tuesday. More>>

Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. More>>

Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and soccer coach freed

The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their assistant coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted an international rescue effort... More>>

Pretoria plane crash: About 20 reported injured

A charter jet crashed in the South African capital of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon, leaving about 20 people injured, an emergency medical service company in the area said. More>>

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

A teenager was arrested last week in Iran for posting videos of herself dancing on social media. More>>

George Clooney involved in scooter accident in Italy

George Clooney has been released from an Italian hospital after being involved in a motor accident Tuesday. More>>

World's leading cave divers came together to save trapped Thai boys

Scores of foreign experts flew into a remote area of northern Thailand to help the Thai Navy SEALs execute a rescue mission that had been called urgent, risky and dangerous. More>>

Up to 70 people dead after Quebec heat wave

An estimated 70 people died as the result of sweltering temperatures that hit Canada's Quebec province last week, according to health officials. More>>

Thai town rallies behind Ake, coach who took boys into cave

He was likely the first one into the cave and on Tuesday was the last one pulled out. More>>

LGBT Indians gear up for possible U-turn on anti-gay laws

India's Supreme Court has reignited the debate over one of the country's most controversial laws -- the criminalization of homosexual acts. More>>

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 100 years of UK's Royal Air Force

Queen Elizabeth attended an event celebrating 100 years of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Tuesday that included a huge flypast of around 100 aircraft. More>>

Theresa May battles for political survival after ministers resign over Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to face down the biggest crisis of her leadership, denouncing her former Foreign Secretary over his failure to back her Brexit strategy and demanding loyalty from the rest of her... More>>

Nigerian army hands over nearly 200 Boko Haram child 'foot soldiers' to UN

Nigerian army says it has handed over 183 child "foot soldiers" freed from the Boko Haram terror group to a UN agency and the government. More>>

Japan floods: At least 122 dead after heavy rain and landslides

The rain may have stopped in Japan, but the country is facing a long recovery process after floods and landslides killed at least 122 people in the southwest, officials said Tuesday. More>>

Thai cave rescue suspended for the day after four more boys freed

The second day of rescue operations at the cave site in northern Thailand ended after four more boys were brought out of the flooded cave system on Monday. More>>

With eye on China, New Zealand buys US anti-submarine jets

New Zealand announced a $1.6 billion purchase of US military aircraft on Monday as it seeks to integrate its forces with US and Australian allies that are trying to counter a Chinese military buildup in the Pacific. More>>

Former sworn enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea have declared end of war

Former sworn enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea Monday signed an agreement to end the war between the countries, according to Eritrea's Information Minister. More>>

Haiti unrest leaves US missionaries stranded

A number of US missionary groups are stranded in Haiti after protesters took to the streets following a fuel price hike ordered by the government. More>>

Reuters journalists charged under Myanmar Official Secrets Act

Two Reuters journalists have been charged under Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, the news agency said Monday. More>>

Supreme Court upholds death penalty in India gang rape in final appeal

The Supreme Court rejected the petition for clemency filed by three of the convicts in the infamous gang rape that took place in New Delhi in 2012. More>>

Flooding and landslides in Japan leave at least 75 dead, authorities say

Dozens of people have been killed and two million forced to flee their homes after record rains pounded southwest Japan, triggering widespread flooding and deadly landslides. More>>

Rescuers up against 'water and time' to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

The operation to rescue the remaining boys and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand was expected to resume Monday morning, but heavy rain threatened to further complicate the mission. More>>

At least nine injured in annual Running of the Bulls in Spain

At least nine people have been injured in the opening days of the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, according to Red Cross officials. More>>

Start your Monday smart: What's happening this week

President Trump is readying a big announcement. In four European countries, World Cup mania is reaching a fever pitch. And it's not too soon to be nostalgic about the 2000s. More>>

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts

Here is a look at Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. More>>

Thai rescue: Divers start mission to free boys trapped in cave

The perilous mission to evacuate 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand is under way, Thai authorities announced Sunday. More>>

Japan floods and landslides kill dozens; millions evacuated

Heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, triggering flooding and landslides that killed 57 people and forced 2 million others to flee their homes More>>

Boys, soccer coach trapped in Thai cave exchange notes with families

The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave were finally able to send word to their parents after two weeks. Shortly afterward, some of their loved ones responded; others were not on site, so could not... More>>

Thai rescue: Youngest boy trapped in cave dreams of fried chicken

Twelve Thai boys trapped in a cave have sent letters to their parents, and for the youngest of them all, foremost on his mind is the prospect of a tasty fried chicken meal when, and if, he is finally rescued. More>>

As Haiti protests continue, US citizens warned to shelter in place

The US Embassy in Haiti warned its citizens Saturday to stay inside amid continued demonstrations in the capital of Port-au-Prince and a northern city following a fuel price hike. More>>

Thai rescue: Youngest boy trapped in cave dreams of fried chicken

Twelve Thai boys trapped in a cave have sent letters to their parents, and for the youngest of them all, foremost on his mind is the prospect of a tasty fried chicken meal when, and if, he is finally rescued. More>>

Thai cave rescue: Storm clouds pressure rescuers to get boys out

For the Buddhist monks who keep nightly vigil outside the cave where 12 young boys and their soccer coach remain trapped, the dry weather is a sign their prayers are working. More>>

Mexico's new leader wants a reboot with the US: How long will the honeymoon last?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made his way to Mexico City's National Palace as a passenger in a Volkswagon sedan, as photographers riding on the back seats of a swarm of motorcycles tried to capture an image of Mexico's next... More>>

Iran executes eight men over last year's terror attacks in Tehran

Iran executed eight men convicted of terrorism for last year's twin attacks that left 17 people dead in Tehran, state media reported Saturday. More>>

Europe's migration policies are not so different from Trump's

The European response to the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" of illegal migration and especially the controversial separation of children from their parents has largely been one of outrage and disgust. More>>

Thai soccer team: Rescuers scour jungle for access to cave from above

Snaking up a hillside along a steep jungle track, a convoy of trucks loaded with dozens of Thai rescue workers churns through mud on what's become a daily mission to find an alternative route out of the Tham Luang cave. More>>

Woman who accused Justin Trudeau of groping breaks her silence

A former newspaper reporter said Friday that allegations in an editorial claiming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her at a musical festival 18 years ago are true, but she considers the matter closed. More>>

Thai cave rescue options include possibility of 'buddy dive'

Thai officials ruled out any immediate attempts to evacuate 12 football players and their coach trapped deep inside a system of caves in northern Thailand on Saturday despite concerns over low oxygen levels underground and... More>>

Blistering heat wave claims 54 lives in Quebec

A blistering heat swept through parts of Canada this week, killing 54 people in the province of Quebec, according to health officials. More>>

More than 300,000 Syrians homeless in latest regime offensive

An agreement reached Friday may offer a glimmer of hope in a fast-deteriorating situation in southwestern Syria, where at least 330,000 people -- half of them children -- have fled their homes in the face of a fierce... More>>

Truck driver charged in deadly hockey team bus crash

Charges have been filed against the driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a bus carrying members of a Canadian junior hockey team, killing 16 people, authorities in Canada's Saskatchewan province said Friday... More>>

Russia, rebels reach interim ceasefire agreement in Syrian south

Russia and Syrian rebel groups have reached an interim ceasefire agreement in Syria's southern province of Daraa after weeks of violence in the area, Free Syrian Army spokesman Ibrahim Jabawi told CNN on Friday. More>>

What are the options for rescuing the trapped Thai soccer team?

The death of a former Thai Navy diver has cast a shadow over the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand and raised fresh questions about the best way to extract them safely. More>>

Thai authorities probe deadly capsizing

Dozens of people are dead or missing after two boats carrying tourists capsized in 16-foot waves whipped up by a violent storm off the coast of the resort island of Phuket, the Thai government said on Friday. More>>

'Trump Baby' balloon gets green light from London mayor

A giant 'Trump Baby' balloon is set to be flown close to the UK Parliament during US President Donald Trump's visit to London next week after the Mayor of London gave the go-ahead, it was announced Thursday. More>>

Mother Teresa charity employees arrested over baby-selling allegations

A nun and another employee at a Mother Theresa charity home in the Indian state of Jharkhand have been arrested for alleged child trafficking. More>>

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to ten years in prison

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and handed an £8 million ($10.5 million) fine over corruption charges related to his family's purchase of overseas properties, dealing a... More>>

Thai cave rescuers face race against time as oxygen levels drop

Pressure is mounting on Thai authorities to bring forward a rescue plan for 12 boys and their coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand, after the death of a former navy diver and a drop in oxygen... More>>

Elon Musk sends engineers to help Thai cave rescue mission

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is sending specialist engineers to Thailand to help aid the rescue of the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave. More>>

Thai weather: Satellite images show rain forecast in Chiang Rai

Rescuers at a cave where 12 boys and their coach are trapped in northern Thailand are carefully monitoring weather maps for signs of heavy rain. More>>

Migration dispute in Germany over for now as coalition reaches deal

Germany's three-party coalition reached an agreement on a key migration policy Thursday night, ending, for now, a dispute that had threatened to bring down the government. More>>

Why Angela Merkel is no longer the 'refugee chancellor'

In late summer 2015, as tens of thousands of refugees were arriving on Europe's shores and trekking north to find a new home, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, already in power for a decade, made two decisions that would... More>>

Richard Branson Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of founder and CEO of Virgin Group, Ltd., Richard Branson. More>>

'We will still resist': West Bank village digs in as demolition looms

A hair-raising dash across a busy highway is one of two ways of reaching the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. The other is to navigate a rugged and barely passable dirt track. More>>

Phuket boat sinks: Divers search for missing tourists in water off Thailand

Divers are searching the hull of a sunken boat off the coast of southern Thailand for more than 50 passengers who are missing after a violent storm Thursday afternoon. More>>

Seven members of Japanese cult executed for Tokyo sarin attack

Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, have been executed, Japanese officials said Friday. More>>

Thailand cave search: Friends say boys ignored warnings

Every morning since their classmates disappeared, children at the Mae Sai Prasitsart School have sat in long rows in the main courtyard, their heads bowed and hands clasped, praying for their friends to be found. More>>

Indonesia ferry sinking: Captain crashed ship to try and save lives

At least 34 people have been confirmed dead in a ferry sinking off the coast of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province. More>>

24 Killed in Mexico fireworks explosions

At least 24 people were killed in a series of explosions Thursday in Tultepec, a Mexican town where similar deadly incidents have occurred before. More>>

Thai cave rescue: Boys and coach not yet well enough to attempt escape

A medical assessment of the 12 boys and their football coach stuck in a cave in Northern Thailand concluded that it was too dangerous to try to move the group out Thursday, according to a member of the Thai Navy SEALs who... More>>

US pushes back on Iranian officials as spat over oil exports continues

The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over Iranian oil exports, with the US military announcing it will continue to keep the Persian Gulf open to international shipping. More>>

Lions kill suspected rhino poachers who sneaked onto South African game reserve

Suspected poachers sneaked onto a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos, but a pride of lions found them instead. More>>

What one day in Angela Merkel's diary reveals about the state of Europe

Last week was a bad one for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the World Cup in Russia, defending champions Germany were soundly defeated by South Korea and sent home in disgrace, while the government seemed on the verge... More>>

Man mauled by polar bear in Canada was trying to protect his children

A Canadian man was killed protecting his children from a polar bear while they were visiting an island in Canada's Arctic Archipelago, police said. More>>

Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Asif Ali Zardari, former president of Pakistan. More>>

Jean-Bertrand Aristide Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the first democratically elected president of Haiti. More>>

Zimbabwe Rugby team receives apology after sleeping on street in Tunisia

Rugby Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union have apologized to Zimbabwe's rugby team after they slept on a Tunisian street to protest against their hotel accommodation. More>>

Monsoon rains create massive sinkhole in Pakistan city

Two massive sinkholes opened up in Lahore after relentless rain flooded the Pakistani city this week, leaving six people dead. More>>

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand court rules

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has lost another fight in his epic legal battle to avoid being extradited to the United States. More>>

Canadian police return to property linked to suspected serial killer, find 'items of interest'

Toronto police on Wednesday returned to a home linked to suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur and discovered "items of interest," a spokeswoman said. More>>

Lessons from Chile: 2 doctors involved in the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners share their insight

In 2010, Dr. Jean Christophe Romagnoli, a sports medicine specialist, designed a training program to help 33 Chilean miners survive the ordeal of being trapped for 69 days, and Alberto Iturra Benavides, a psychologist,... More>>

At least 17 people have died in Quebec due to the heat, officials say

High heat and humidity are to blame for the deaths of at least 17 people since Sunday in Quebec, according to Dr. David Kaiser of Montreal's Regional Public Health Department. More>>

Thailand cave rescue: Boys appear in new video, 'I am healthy'

The teenage soccer team trapped in a cave system in northern Thailand spent another night almost a kilometer underground, after officials coordinating the rescue said they won't attempt to move them before Thursday. More>>

Macron Nigeria visit: Let's provide new hope for African youth

French President Emmanuel Macron has concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria, his first to the country as President. More>>

Scientists create 'test-tube rhino' in hopes of saving dying species

Scientists have used in-vitro fertilization techniques to develop hybrid rhino embryos -- "test-tube rhinos" -- which could help save the endangered northern white rhinoceros species, according to a new study. More>>

The 11-year-old Nigerian artist who moved President Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has praised the skills of an 11-year-old Nigerian artist who drew a stunning portrait of him in just two hours. More>>

Poland's top Supreme Court judge defies law forcing her removal

The head of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, entered the court building Wednesday in defiance of a controversial new law that has escalated tensions between the European Union and Poland's government. More>>

Thai rescue drama cave likely to become tourist destination, officials say

The Thai cave at the center of an international mission to rescue a soccer team and its coach is likely to become a tourist destination, government officials say. More>>

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak charged with corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with four counts of corruption for embezzling public money from Malaysia's 1MDB fund. More>>