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Red Cross employee killed in an attack in Yemen

A humanitarian aid worker was shot and killed in Yemen on Saturday morning after an attack on his vehicle, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. More>>

Absolute monarch renames Swaziland 'eSwatini'

The king of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has changed the name of his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" to mark the 50th anniversary of independence -- and to avoid confusion with Switzerland. More>>

Avicii songs ring out from this Dutch town's bell tower as a tribute to the late Swedish artist

In a tribute to the late Swedish artist Avicii, a town in the Netherlands played some of his most popular songs with its bell tower on Saturday morning. More>>

India seeks death penalty for child rapists

India's Cabinet has passed an executive order to make the rape of a girl under 12 punishable by the death penalty as national outrage grows over sexual violence in the country. More>>

Inspectors visit site of suspected chemical attack in Syria after delays

Chemical weapons experts finally collected samples in the besieged Syrian city of Douma on Saturday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said, after waiting for days to access the site of a suspected... More>>

At least 10 dead in Nicaragua protests over social security changes

At least 10 people have died in Nicaragua, including a police officer, during this week's violent protests over the government's planned changes to the social security system, Vice President Rosario Murillo told state... More>>

Who's on the guest list for Harry and Meghan's wedding?

An invitation to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has to be one of the most coveted of the year. But so far, little has been revealed about who their 600 guests in Windsor will be. More>>

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday. More>>

Kim Jong Un: North Korea no longer needs nuclear tests

North Korea says its quest for nuclear weapons is "complete" and it "no longer needs" to test its weapons capability, a significant development ahead of diplomatic engagement with South Korea and the United States. More>>

US, European aviation authorities order inspections after fatal Southwest engine failure

US and European aviation authorities have ordered inspections within the next 20 days for almost 700 engines similar to the one that failed earlier in the week on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in a passenger's death. More>>

Here's one thing North Korea can do to show it's serious about de-nuking

North Korea is "livening up the mood" with regards to its talk on denuclearization, but doing very little beyond that, say experts who've long watched the isolated regime wrestle with its nuclear ambitions and... More>>

UN Middle East envoy slams killing of Palestinian teen in Gaza

UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov expressed anger over the killing of a teenage boy in Gaza on Friday during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. More>>

WikiLeaks Fast Facts

Here's a look at WikiLeaks and the trial of Chelsea Manning. More>>

Bono Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Bono, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter of the band U2. More>>

What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his South Korea counterpart, Moon Jae-in, meet next Friday, the most important topic on the agenda is the one on which there has been least clarity: denuclearization. More>>

Raul Castro Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Raul Castro, former President of Cuba. More>>

Prince Charles Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life Prince Charles, heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. More>>

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asserted the right of the Australian navy to travel the South China Sea, after local media reported three Australian warships were challenged by the Chinese navy earlier this month. More>>

Candidate steps aside after sex tape allegation in Iraq

A candidate for an Iraqi Parliament seat has dropped her run for office amid a swirl of attention over what she asserts is a "fabricated" sex tape, a clip that went viral across Iraq. More>>

The woman risking her life to save a village from lead poisoning

On a hot afternoon at a sprawling settlement on the outskirts of Mombasa, Phyllis Omido makes her rounds. More>>

Salisbury cleanup targets toxic 'hot spots' after Skripal poisoning

Work is beginning in the English city of Salisbury to decontaminate potentially toxic "hot spots" linked to the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. More>>

Jacinda Ardern wears traditional Maori cloak to dinner with Queen Elizabeth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern turned heads at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night by wearing a traditional Maori korowai cloak to a state banquet of world leaders. More>>

'We are not lazy,' Nigerian youth lash out at President Buhari on social media

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is facing a backlash on social media following remarks he made about the nation's youth at a Commonwealth event in London. More>>

Fired Zimbabwe nurses offer free health care to public in protest

Fired Zimbabwean nurses offered a free clinic to the public in a demonstration outside the country's parliament Friday. More>>

Iran official condemns woman's treatment by 'morality police' in video

Iran's Vice-President for Women's Affairs has "strongly" condemned an incident in which a female member of Iran's religious police appears physically to confront a female member of the public in an altercation that was... More>>

Britain's Prince Charles will be the next head of the Commonwealth

Leaders of the Commonwealth -- the 53-member group of mostly former British territories -- have agreed that Britain's Prince Charles will be the body's next head. More>>

World War II bomb successfully defused after evacuation in central Berlin

Police successfully defused an unexploded World War II bomb in Berlin on Friday after it had brought disruption to the German capital. More>>

Kim Jong Un Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and... More>>

North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says

North Korea has dropped its long-held demand that the United States withdraw forces from South Korea in exchange for denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday. More>>

'Pre-monsoon' rains begin in Bangladesh, highlighting plight of Rohingya refugees

The first signs of incoming monsoon rains have been felt in Rohingya refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh. More>>

Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. More>>

Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba's new president

Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a secret vote in the country's National Assembly. More>>

European lawmakers ask Congress to save Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers in Germany, France and the UK wrote an open letter to the US Congress asking it to back the Iran nuclear deal, despite US President Donald Trump's threat to terminate the agreement next month. More>>

Britain's Queen hopes Prince Charles will 'one day' lead Commonwealth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday said she hopes the Commonwealth will "one day" choose her son, Prince Charles, as its head as she opened a leaders' summit in London. More>>

At 17, this sexual abuse survivor set out to fix a broken system

Brisa de Angulo grew up in Bolivia and remembers having a wonderful childhood. That is, until she was 15. More>>

UK's May proposes ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton swabs could be banned in England under plans proposed by the UK government to reduce plastic waste and protect the world's oceans. More>>

Cuba's National Assembly announces Miguel Diaz-Canel as new president

For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro will lead the Communist-run island nation. More>>

Canadian who posted drug smuggling trip on Instagram sentenced to prison

One of the two Canadian women who documented a lavish cruise trip to Australia on Instagram as a front for smuggling cocaine has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in prison. More>>

Japanese finance official resigns over sexual harassment allegations

A high-ranking Japanese political figure has resigned in the wake of sex harassment allegations, a further blow to a government beset by scandal. More>>

'Question your sons' says Indian PM Modi amid ongoing rape outrage

Faced with a growing torrent of outrage both at home and abroad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to address his country's persistent issue with sexual violence, asserting "rape is rape" and should not be... More>>

Three US men face life in jail over murder-for-hire killing of Filipino woman

A former US soldier described as a "ringleader of trained assassins" is facing life in jail after being found guilty Wednesday of organizing the killing of a woman in the Philippines in 2012 for cash. More>>

Korean peace treaty needs more than Trump's 'blessing'

US President Donald Trump says he's given his "blessing" to talks between Seoul and Pyongyang aimed at formally ending the Korean war. More>>

Would you pay $1.1M for this derelict Sydney house?

A derelict house in Sydney has sparked outrage online after selling for an incredible $1.41 million Australian dollars ($1.1 million). More>>

Global warming is killing the Great Barrier Reef, study says

Marine heat waves caused by global warming are killing off the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. More>>

UK Home Office destroyed Windrush landing card slips

The UK Home Office destroyed landing card slips that documented arrival dates for the so-called Windrush generation, it confirmed Wednesday, an admission that has added to pressure on the government over its treatment of... More>>

Last in Queen Elizabeth II's line of corgis dies, says British press

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has lost the last descendant of her original corgi after 14-year-old Willow was put down at Windsor Castle on Sunday following a battle with cancer, according to UK media reports. More>>

Protesters built a giant pipeline to greet Justin Trudeau in London

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was greeted in London on Wednesday with a 98-foot fake pipeline meant to challenge his support of a controversial oil pipeline in his country. More>>

UK government loses key Brexit vote

The UK Government has lost a key Brexit vote, with the upper House of Parliament backing calls to remain in the EU customs union after Brexit. More>>

Turkey's President Erdogan announces early elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday that the country will hold snap parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, more than a year earlier than they were due to take place. More>>

Cuba's likely new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, faces economic and diplomatic challenges

Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island's provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck... More>>

A death in Russia, and questions about the risks of investigative reporting

The death of a Russian investigative reporter has raised alarms about a worrying pattern: Tragic and often deadly incidents involving people who go public on sensitive issues. More>>

Armed men storm Nigeria's senate, stealing mace

The Nigerian Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria's parliament, stealing its mace. More>>

Indian women's commissioner on hunger strike over rape laws

The head of Delhi's Commission for Women (DCW) is staging an indefinite hunger strike to push for stricter laws for rape in India, including the death penalty, after a series of horrific attacks on young girls. More>>

Confusion over experts' visit to alleged Syria chemical attack site

More than 11 days have passed since a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria left dozens of people dead, yet it is still unclear when independent investigators will gain access to the site to work out what happened. More>>

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pyongyang 'soon,' official says

Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to visit the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, an official with knowledge of the discussions told CNN Wednesday. More>>

Kim Jong Un's wife afforded new level of respect in North Korean media

Ri Sol Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been afforded a new title in the country's state media, a move that analysts say could signal an evolution in the power structure of the reclusive country. More>>

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous... More>>

Chemical weapons experts not in Douma, State Department says

There was confusion Tuesday whether a team of international experts had arrived in the Syrian city of Douma to determine whether chemical weapons were used in an attack there 10 days ago. More>>

Philippine riot police to keep tourists at bay during Boracay island cleanup

The Philippine government will deploy dozens of riot police to ensure that tourists don't interfere with a planned six-month cleanup of its famed Boracay island, a police official said Tuesday. More>>

Amanpour: Women everywhere should be able to speak freely about sex and love

When we started filming the CNN Original Series "Sex & Love Around The World," I was both curious and nervous about what we might find. More>>

Theresa May apologizes for treatment of Windrush immigrants

British Prime Minister Theresa May apologized Tuesday for her government's treatment of some Caribbean immigrants to the United Kingdom and insisted they were still welcome in the country. More>>

People being deported to Jamaica from UK told to 'try to be Jamaican'

The British government has been criticized for a guide published in 2013 that urges people deported from the UK to Jamaica to "try to be 'Jamaican'" and adopt a "local accent" upon arrival. More>>

Cardinal Pell's defense calls for historical abuse charges to be dropped

The lead barrister defending senior Vatican official Cardinal George Pell against historical abuse charges has argued for the case to be dropped because a trial would be a "waste of public money, time and effort." More>>

Scientists hope new enzyme will 'eat' plastic pollution

Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems. More>>

Canada to return diplomat families from Cuba over health concerns

The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada's government announced Monday. More>>

Rape cases spark political protest movement in India

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across India in reaction to a series of high-profile rape cases, in some of the largest mass demonstrations held in the country since the rape and murder of a female college... More>>

Shark attack halts Australia surf competition

A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition. More>>

South Korean actress and former North Korean abductee Choi Eun-hee dies

South Korean film legend Choi Eun-hee, who was once abducted and forced to make movies for the North Korean regime, has died. She was 92. More>>

Boy unearths lost treasure of 10th century Danish king

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have helped to uncover a unique stash of lost treasure thought to be associated with the legendary Danish King "Harry Bluetooth," who brought Christianity to Denmark in the... More>>

Xi Jinping sends warning to Taiwan, United States with live-fire drills

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a clear message of Beijing's disapproval over growing ties between the United States and Taiwan by ordering live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait. More>>

Kenya's empty nets: How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked buyers

With nets in hand and the boat's motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of fishermen set out to Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, at the crack of dawn. More>>

Chemical weapons experts blocked from Syrian attack site, UK says

They've waited two days to enter the site of the latest suspected chemical attack, where dozens of Syrian civilians were killed. More>>

Invited to the UK decades ago, now they must prove they're British

They came to help rebuild Britain after the devastation of World War Two, invited by the UK government to lay roads, drive buses, clean hospitals and nurse the sick. More>>

Meghan Markle Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former actress Meghan Markle, fiancée of Great Britain's Prince Harry. More>>

Russian investigative reporter dies after fall, and some fear foul play

A Russian reporter known for his investigations into Russian mercenaries in Syria died after a fall from his apartment in the city of Yekaterinburg, raising fresh concern about threats to independent journalists. More>>

OPEC Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. More>>

11 Lions are killed in a suspected poison attack, dealing a major blow to conservation efforts

Lions are in peril. They're losing their natural habitats. They're being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years. More>>

Suspected Toronto serial killer charged with 8th murder

Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur was charged with an eighth count of murder after police identified a Sri Lankan man whose dismembered body was found in a potted plant connected to McArthur, Toronto Police... More>>

Nigeria's President Buhari will meet Trump in Washington

Nigeria's President Buhari will meet with United States President Donald Trump at the end of the month, the White House said. More>>

Rare win for China's LGBT community after censorship U-turn by Sina Weibo

One of China's biggest social media companies on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content -- a rare victory for the country's nascent but increasingly vocal LGBT rights movement. More>>

UN disputes Myanmar Rohingya repatriation claim

The United Nations and Bangladesh have questioned Myanmar's claim of repatriating the first Rohingya refugees as concerns mount for the safety of returnees. More>>

Britain braces for possible Russian retaliation over Syria strikes

Britain is bracing for the possibility of Russian retaliation in the wake of Saturday's airstrikes on alleged chemical weapons sites in Syria. More>>

Abe faces awkward Trump summit on North Korea amid plummeting support in Japan

Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who heads Tuesday to Mar-a-Lago for a meeting with US President Donald Trump, is in dire need of a policy win as he faces challenges abroad and protests at home. More>>

A year after the US first attacked Syria, what's changed?

One year ago the US launched its first military assault against the Syrian regime, a move some thought would be a game-changer in that country's gruesome civil war. More>>

Survivors of a chemical attack in Syria tell their stories for the first time

The air in the camp is thick, fraught with the muted mourning of people who have been through more than they can comprehend, people whose losses penetrate their souls and whose fears are so great that they can barely... More>>

Did Syria strikes kill any chance of diplomacy?

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night's strikes against regime targets in Syria, he's demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen... More>>

What do the US, UK and French airstrikes mean for Syria's war?

It was over in 70 minutes, and changed nothing, but perhaps also everything. More>>

Yemen Fast Facts

Here's a look at Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, sharing a border with Saudi Arabia and Oman. More>>

Tony Blair Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. More>>

Death of Osama bin Laden Fast Facts

Here are some facts about the death of Osama bin Laden. More>>

Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt. More>>

Caravan of migrants climbs freight train for the next leg of the journey

A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out. More>>

New push in UN to end Syria's chemical weapons following strikes

The United States, the United Kingdom and France are pushing for an "irreversible" end to Syria's chemical weapons program, amid furious recriminations from Russia over the effectiveness and legality of a wave of US-led... More>>

Israeli army destroys 'deepest and longest' tunnel from Gaza

Israel's military destroyed a tunnel originating from Gaza that penetrated tens of meters inside Israeli territory, the Israeli Defense Force announced Sunday. More>>

South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral

South Africans gathered Saturday to bid farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid icon hailed as the mother of a nation and a political force. More>>

What we know about the Syria strikes

The US, UK and France coordinated to launch strikes against targets within Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. More>>

Quebec mosque shooter motivated by Canada's policy of welcoming refugees

A man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque told an investigator he carried out the January 2017 attack after seeing reports the Canadian government would welcome more refugees into the country, according to... More>>

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil. More>>

Syrian Civil War Fast Facts

Here is some background information about the ongoing civil war in Syria. In the first five years of the war, which began in 2011, an estimated 400,000 Syrians were killed, according to the UN Envoy for Syria. More>>

Nigeria's President says disagreement in Boko Haram delaying Chibok girls release

Negotiation talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram militants on the release of the remaining Chibok girls have been set back, President Muhammadu Buhari said. More>>

Syria strikes: The real impact is in Moscow

After nearly a week of tension that sometimes verged on the surreal, the US and its allies finally carried out strikes against regime targets in Syria on Friday night. The strikes, more limited than once seemed likely,... More>>

Airstrikes hit Syria, but Assad is unfazed

When the skies above Damascus lit up in the early morning hours of Saturday, shock swept through the capital. Hearing explosions and watching Syrian military surface-to-air missiles streak through the skies, many in Syria... More>>

READ: UK Prime Minister Theresa May's statement on Syria strikes

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY: This evening I have authorized British armed forces to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use. More>>

Trump's strike on Syria is exactly why North Korea wants nuclear weapons

As the US prepares to try and convince North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons, it may have made his counter argument for him. More>>

1 Palestinian killed, nearly 1,000 injured in latest Gaza protests, Palestinian officials say

One Palestinian was killed and 968 others injured in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as Palestinian protesters demonstrated for a third week along the border fence between Gaza and Israel. More>>

British singer suing BBC says broadcaster 'smeared' his reputation

British singer Cliff Richard broke down while giving evidence to a High Court judge Friday, saying the BBC had "smeared" his name, according to Britain's Press Association. More>>

Ecuadorian President says 2 kidnapped journalists, their driver are dead

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Friday that two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, kidnapped while on assignment along the Colombian border, have been killed. More>>

3 Church sex abuse survivors to meet with Pope

After apologizing for "grave errors" in the handling of a Chilean sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis will be welcoming three survivors to the Vatican in two weeks, according to survivor Juan Carlos Cruz. More>>

Israel: Iranian drone shot down in February was weaponized

An Iranian drone shot down by an attack helicopter after it crossed into Israeli airspace in February was weaponized, the Israeli military said Friday. More>>

Russia ridicules Trump's Twitter diplomacy in Syria standoff

Russia's deputy prime minister ridiculed President Donald Trump's Twitter diplomacy Friday, saying that international relations should not depend on any individual's frame of mind. More>>

Gunmen kill 26 in Nigeria's Zamfara state

Twenty six people, including 16 illegal gold miners, were killed after gunmen attacked several villages in northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, state police said Friday. More>>

UNICEF: Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 1000 children in Nigeria

Terror group Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013, UNICEF said Friday. More>>

UK intel: Russia tested nerve agent on door handles before Skripal attack

Russia has run programs investigating methods of delivering nerve agents, "including by application to door handles," and is "highly likely" responsible for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his... More>>

Royal wedding 2018: What we know so far

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November last year, sparking months of speculation about the details of their upcoming wedding. More>>

Prince Philip leaves UK hospital after hip surgery

Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has been discharged from a London hospital following surgery on his hip, Buckingham Palace said Friday. More>>

Murder and rape of 8-year-old inflames religious tensions in northern India

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl, in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, has inflamed religious tensions and sparked widespread protests, in a case that is threatening to further... More>>

Deadly bomb attack targets Somalia soccer crowd

At least five people have been killed and 10 others injured after a bomb was detonated during a soccer game in Somalia's port city of Barawe, a local official said. More>>

'King of Chinese Pop' Wang Leehom launches global tour in Beijing

Wang Leehom needs no introduction to his legion of fans in China where he kicks off his global tour Friday in Beijing. More>>

Syrian regime 'highly likely' to blame for chemical attack, UK says

The British government has signaled it is ready to back US military action against Syria, saying it is "highly likely" the Assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people and that such action could not go unchallenged. More>>

North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un steps out onto the world stage

For years, Kim Jong Un didn't leave North Korea. More>>

Xi Jinping's China shows off force in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the largest naval parade in his country's history Thursday, as China concluded two days of military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, a massive show of strength amid... More>>

Why Sydney is being split into three cities?

Sydney has an ambitious plan. The most populous city in Australia has announced that it wants to split into three cities -- in as little as 20 years' time. More>>

France and UK prepare Syria response as Assad warns West to stay out

President Bashar al-Assad is warning the West against attacking Syria as President Donald Trump's international allies make preparations to join the United States in any military action against the regime in response to... More>>

Brazilian lawmakers request name change in support of Lula

Dozens of Brazilian lawmakers from the socialist Workers' Party, the PT, have requested to change their names to include "Lula." More>>

Pope Francis cites 'grave errors' in handling of Chile sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis says he made "grave errors" in handling a Chilean sex abuse scandal in a letter Wednesday to the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Chile released Wednesday. More>>

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says

An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles. More>>

'Pure' Novichok used in Skripal attack, watchdog confirms

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed the UK's findings that Novichok was used to target the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. More>>

Malawi cholera outbreak kills 30

At least 30 people have died and 893 are ill in a cholera outbreak in Malawi, the health ministry said Thursday. More>>

Former China rising political star pleads guilty to taking $27 million in bribes

A former rising political star, once rumored as a successor to Chinese President Xi Jinping, pleaded guilty Thursday to taking tens of millions of yuan in bribes over a 15-year period, according to Chinese state media... More>>

Man charged in Sweden for spying on Tibetans on behalf of China

Sweden has charged a 49-year-old Tibetan man with spying on fellow exiles on behalf of Beijing. More>>

The silence is over: Russian women find their voice against harassment

Russian journalist Daria Zhuk had just walked her guest into the newsroom when she felt a hand slap her backside. More>>

Syrian forces retake Eastern Ghouta, Russia says

Russia says Syrian forces have taken full control of Eastern Ghouta, as one of the most intensive military operations in the country's seven-year war nears an end. More>>

John Boyega: Hollywood is now ready to tell African stories

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has said the success of the "Black Panther" movie means Hollywood wants to produce more African stories. More>>

14 Killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni province

Fourteen people including a district governor were killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's southeastern Ghazni province Thursday, the head of security for the province said. More>>

Humboldt Broncos trainer dies days after crash

Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice. They dreamed of winning their league's championship and she helped them get ready. More>>

Australia admits 'tension' with Beijing over new anti-influence laws

Relations between Australia and China have grown frosty in recent months, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted Thursday, amid reports in local media that Australian ministers had been refused Chinese visas. More>>

Kim Jong Un 'sincere and genuine' about talks, South Korean minister says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "completely different from the person featured in news reports," according to a South Korean official who joined him to watch a K-Pop concert in Pyongyang last month. More>>

Gulf Stream system at its weakest in 1,600 years, study shows

A key component of the global oceanic circulatory system, which includes the Atlantic's Gulf Stream, is at its weakest in more than 1,600 years, a new study has found. More>>

Accused Toronto serial killer charged with 7th murder

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur was charged with murder in the death of a seventh man Wednesday as police said they are reviewing cold cases for possible connections to him. More>>

Nerve agent victim Yulia Skripal rebuffs cousin, Russian offers of help

Yulia Skripal, one of the victims of the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury in March, has said she doesn't need help from Russian diplomats in the United Kingdom and wants her cousin to stop speaking for... More>>

Raised in the shadow of genocide: A young Rohingya's story

At midnight on August 25, 2017, I was woken by the noise of intense gunfire. I had no idea where it was coming from or what was happening. I was in my bed in Maungdaw Township, in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The shooting... More>>

Suspected Syria chemical attack may have affected 500 people, WHO says

About 500 people may have been affected by a suspected chemical attack last week on Syria's rebel-held town of Douma, according to the World Health Organization. More>>

To live openly as a woman, she had to flee. But the road ahead holds no guarantees.

Nikolle Contreras says she is about to make her third attempt to cross into the United States -- her first since she came out as a woman. And one way or another, she says it will be her last. More>>

Berlin Wall Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the Berlin Wall, which enclosed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989, in an attempt to prevent East Berliners from fleeing to the West. It became a symbol of East/West relations during the... More>>

Why would the West respond to the latest Syria chemical attack?

Only twice before has the use of chemical weapons brought to Syria the threat or reality of US strikes -- in Ghouta in 2013, and in Khan Sheikhoun in 2017. Both occasions involved the alleged use of sarin gas, a nerve... More>>

Algerian military plane crash kills 257 people

At least 257 people were killed on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the Algerian capital, Algiers, state media reported. More>>

Crowds celebrate Winnie Mandela's life at Soweto memorial service

Thousands of mourners gathered Wednesday in South Africa for a public memorial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela. More>>

The free-for-all in Syria will make your head spin

By Richard Allen Greene CNN. Graphic by Anastasia Beltyukova and Henrik Pettersson for CNN () -- Just when you thought Syria's long-running civil war couldn't get any more complicated -- it did. On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted a message taunting Russia and telegraphing military action in Syria after a suspected chemical attack in the war-torn country. The war may have started out as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, but now it's a free-for-all. ... More>>

Trump's deadline for a Syria response has passed. Now what?

As someone who once criticized President Barack Obama for offering public timelines on American military engagement overseas, US President Donald Trump may have backed himself into a corner following his own promise to... More>>

India's top court upholds interfaith marriage, in alleged case of 'love jihad'

India's highest court has moved to strike down a ruling from a lower court that prevented a Hindu woman who had converted to Islam from living with her Muslim husband, in a landmark decision that upholds the right of... More>>

Iran vows to retaliate against Israel for Syria strike

Iran vowed to retaliate for the recent attack on a military base in Syria, blaming Israel for the strike. Speaking in Damascus at a two-day conference on Jerusalem Tuesday, a senior advisor to Iran's Ayatollah Ali... More>>

The siege that forced a suburb underground

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Video shows Israeli sniper shooting Palestinian as soldiers celebrate

With international criticism of Israel's response to the Gaza protests growing, video emerged on Monday appearing to show an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) sniper shooting a Palestinian man standing near the border fence. More>>

Seven Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings uncovered by reporters

Seven members of Myanmar's military have been sentenced to 10-year prison terms with hard labor for killing 10 Rohingya men last year, the state-run newspaper Global Light of Myanmar reported on Wednesday. More>>

Trump's Syria threat dismissed on streets of Damascus

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Colombia arrests key negotiator in FARC peace deal on drug trafficking charge

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US allies warn of action on suspected Syria chemical attack

US allies have rallied behind President Donald Trump's warning that Syria would pay a "big price" if it is found to have carried out a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. More>>

Assad regime deliberately targeted journalist Marie Colvin, sister says

The sister of journalist Marie Colvin, killed in Syria in 2012, says she and her lawyer have evidence that the Syrian government specifically targeted the reporter in a rocket attack. More>>

Increasing snowfall in Antarctica could reduce sea level rise, but only a bit

Snowfall across the great white continent of Antarctica is increasing, according to a study released this week by an international team led by the British Antarctic Survey. More>>

Yulia Skripal, poisoned daughter of ex-Russian spy, discharged from hospital

Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skirpal, has been discharged from the British hospital where the pair were being treated for a nerve-agent attack just over a month ago. More>>

Trump and Obama won't be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

British royal weddings are usually grand affairs of state, where presidents and prime ministers rub shoulders with obscure European monarchs. Not so, the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Readying for Trump, North Korea's Kim engages in steroid diplomacy

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Queen jokes on TV: 'It sounds like President Trump'

Queen Elizabeth II normally leaves the jokes to her husband. Now in her 90s, Britain's monarch seems to be getting in on the act with a gag about Donald Trump and Barack Obama. More>>

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov accepts invitation to visit North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Pyongyang after accepting a formal invitation from the country's top diplomat, the latest in a series of outreaches by North Korea. More>>

Mark Zuckerberg addresses Facebook concerns of Myanmar activists

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg has promised to do more to help tackle hate speech in Myanmar after activists accused him of turning a blind eye. More>>

Australian PM dismisses reports of Chinese military base talks with Vanuatu

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia would view "with great concern" any foreign military bases being built in the South Pacific, following reports Beijing was in talks with Vanuatu to host Chinese... More>>

Malaysia sets election date for May 9

Malaysians will go to the polls on Wednesday, May 9, to cast their votes in a parliamentary election that pits incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak against the combined force of two bitter rivals. More>>