Stranded rescue ship with 141 migrants allowed to dock in Malta 2018-08-16T06:12:48Z A migrant rescue ship has docked in Malta after being stranded for days in the Mediterranean amid a diplomatic dispute over which country should accept the 141 migrants on board. Ultra hot planet has iron and titanium in its atmosphere 2018-08-16T05:47:45Z An ultra hot planet 650 light years from Earth has an atmosphere of vaporized iron and titanium and surface temperatures approaching that of our sun, according to new observations. Kim Jong Nam trial: Judge rules women's lawyers must mount defense 2018-08-16T04:45:05Z Two women charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will remain in custody as their lawyers mount a defense against the prosecution's claims. Number of faulty children's vaccines in China surges to over 900,000 2018-08-16T04:40:05Z Hundreds of thousands of additional vaccines intended for children have been found to be faulty, the Chinese government announced Wednesday, raising the number of known defective vaccines in the country to almost one million.
Kabul attack: Teens targeted, dozens killed in suicide blast 2018-08-15T17:24:46Z At least 48 people were killed in a suicide attack targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday, according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying English. Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed 2018-08-15T22:49:45Z Two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could walk free Thursday, if a judge decides there's not enough evidence to proceed with their trial.
Italy bridge collapse: State of emergency declared as search for survivors continues 2018-08-15T06:18:57Z Wednesday was supposed to be a day of celebration for many Italians, a public holiday marking the day when Catholics believe Mary ascended to heaven after her life on Earth.
Detentions of US activists raise questions about whether Israel has 'blacklists' of its critics 2018-08-15T16:59:27Z Peter Beinart wasn't the first one stopped at Ben Gurion Airport, but the progressive American Jew and CNN political commentator is one of a growing list of big names who say they were detained while trying to enter Israel...
Turkish courts release detainees but reject US pastor's appeal 2018-08-15T16:19:24Z A second appeal to release an American pastor held in Turkey was rejected Wednesday, his lawyer said, even as Turkish courts ordered the release of two Greek soldiers and a senior human rights official.
Stolen Buddha statue returning home after 57 years 2018-08-15T15:49:30Z In 1961, 14 statues were stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India museum in Nalanda, eastern India.
Trained in martial arts and armed with assault rifles, India's first all-female SWAT team hits the streets 2018-08-15T14:09:23Z India's first all-female Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team took to the streets of New Delhi this week as the country marked 71 years of independence.
On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission 2018-08-15T10:39:09Z India will launch its first manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address to the nation. Genoa bridge collapse came after years of warnings 2018-08-15T16:14:24Z First the disaster, now the polemic. Indian man returns home after 36 years in Pakistan jail, but mystery remains over disappearance 2018-08-15T10:44:09Z Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison. Beijing should 'temper' its behavior in the South China Sea, Duterte says 2018-08-15T05:18:54Z Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the Chinese government to tone down its behavior in the South China Sea, warning ongoing tensions could spark an accidental conflict. 'Mama Elephant': How Daphne Sheldrick changed the fate of elephants worldwide 2018-08-15T04:28:51Z For the first two years of life, a baby elephant needs about 42 gallons of its mother's milk to survive each week. For orphaned elephants that lose their parents to poaching or drought, figuring out how to fulfill his... Two Venezuela officers detained in alleged plot on Maduro 2018-08-15T01:43:43Z Venezuela's attorney general said Tuesday that two high-ranking military officers have been detained in the investigation into an alleged drone attack against President Nicolas Maduro.
Highway bridge collapses in Italy, leaving about two dozen dead 2018-08-14T11:27:59Z The sound of jackhammers reverberated through the night in this northern Italian city, where crews searched for survivors of a highway bridge collapse that left about two dozen people dead, officials said.
More questions than answers in murder of Russian journalists in Africa 2018-08-14T21:18:35Z The murder of three Russian journalists investigating the work of private military contractors in the Central African Republic is still shrouded in mystery. Enrico Letta Fast Facts 2018-08-14T18:48:23Z Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Mohamed Morsy Fast Facts 2018-08-14T18:43:22Z Here's a look at the life of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's first democratically elected leader. South Sudan Fast Facts 2018-08-14T18:38:22Z Here's a look at South Sudan, a landlocked country in east-central Africa, bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. In 2011, South Sudan gained its... Chechnya Fast Facts 2018-08-14T18:33:22Z Here's a look at Chechnya, a republic in southwestern Russia, in the Caucasus Mountains region. Chechnya is bordered by Russia, the country of Georgia, and the Russian republics of Dagestan and Ingushetia.
Crash outside UK Houses of Parliament treated as terror incident, police say 2018-08-14T07:17:45Z A car crashed into security barriers outside the UK's Houses of Parliament during rush hour Tuesday morning, injuring several people in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.
After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia 2018-08-14T12:38:04Z After leaving a trail of ruined crops in Africa and the Americas, an invasive worm has been found in India, prompting concern that it could have a devastating effect on the country's agriculture.
Eco-friendly open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris 2018-08-14T09:02:51Z An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital.
Turkey's Erdogan pledges US electronics boycott, gets closer with Russia 2018-08-14T10:47:58Z Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a boycott of American electronics Tuesday after US President Donald Trump's decision to hike tariffs on Turkish steel imports.
Sweden: Dozens of cars set on fire in 'very organized' operation 2018-08-14T11:18:02Z Around 80 cars were set on fire and a further 40 vandalized in the city of Gothenburg in western Sweden on Monday night, according to Hans Lippens, police spokesman for the country's western region. Terrorist Attacks by Vehicle Fast Facts 2018-08-14T11:38:00Z Here is some background information on terror attacks involving vehicles used as deadly weapons by radicalized individuals or terror groups. Former political rising star in South Korea acquitted of sexual assault 2018-08-14T05:07:38Z A former South Korean governor and one-time presidential contender has been acquitted of sexual assault by coercion in one of the highest profile cases to emerge from the MeToo movement in South Korea. 'China is an empire': Hong Kong independence talk held amid protests 2018-08-14T08:02:47Z A hotly anticipated speech by a pro-Hong Kong independence activist went ahead Tuesday at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club, amid government pressure and protests by pro-China groups. Gibraltar ship stripped of flag amid dispute over migrants stranded at sea 2018-08-14T06:22:43Z Gibraltar has moved to strip a stranded migrant rescue ship of its registration amid a row over which country is responsible for taking in the 141 desperate migrants, including dozens of children, on board.
Her world ended when her kids were murdered. Raising dozens of orphans saved her life 2018-08-14T02:12:29Z Rubona, Rwanda --- As a cacophony of birdsong greets the rising sun, Mama Marie Goretti Amurere corrals her daughters from their beds and out the door of their single-story home.
America's longest war takes worrying new turn 2018-08-13T13:56:56Z Four days after the Taliban launched its most serious challenge to the authority of Afghanistan's government in three years, heavy fighting was taking place in the streets of Ghazni, a city in the east of the country. The...
Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions 2018-08-13T14:01:54Z Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday there would be "no war, nor will we negotiate with the United States."
Turkey's Erdogan defiant in the face of US tariffs, sanction threats 2018-08-13T06:16:28Z Turkey's president lashed out at the US during a defiant speech Sunday, as the lira crumbled further following President Donald Trump's approval of higher tariffs and the threat of sanctions over an imprisoned pastor. Vigo festival: Hundreds injured in Spain after platform collapses 2018-08-13T10:46:42Z More than 300 people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at a music festival in Spain late Sunday night, according to the local police and a spokesperson for Xunta Galicia's health department. China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps 'completely untrue' 2018-08-13T11:11:44Z China has vociferously defended its human rights record at the United Nations, after accusations were made that more than a million Uyghur Muslims have been imprisoned in political reeducation camps. Afghan forces confront Taliban militants in Ghazni days after brazen attack 2018-08-13T05:51:27Z Afghan security forces are engaged in intense fighting with Taliban militants in Ghazni, three days after the start of an offensive on the strategic city that has so far killed more than 150 people, according to a local...
North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September 2018-08-13T06:21:28Z The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, both countries announced Monday.
Hippo kills tourist from Taiwan in Kenya 2018-08-13T02:41:17Z A hippopotamus attacked and killed a tourist in Kenya over the weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a tweet Sunday.
The schoolboys on a field trip in Yemen were chatting and laughing. Then came the airstrike 2018-08-13T04:26:22Z For a group of boys in northern Yemen, Thursday was supposed to be a celebration -- a much-anticipated field trip marking their graduation from summer school. Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400 2018-08-13T10:41:42Z The death toll from the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok more than a week ago has surged to 436, authorities said Monday. New theory paints more sophisticated picture of ancient Easter Island 2018-08-13T07:56:33Z For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island, known for its towering stone statues depicting large carved heads. A long-held theory suggests that after the... Taipei hospital fire leaves 9 dead, 15 injured 2018-08-13T07:21:32Z Fire ripped through a hospital in Taiwan Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than dozen, authorities said. Start your Monday smart: Manafort, Brexit, wildfire tour, school starts in Parkland 2018-08-12T21:11:00Z No moon? No problem. Tonight's dark sky will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating. 36 Killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border 2018-08-12T20:51:00Z An explosion killed 36 people Sunday in the Syrian town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, according to the White Helmets, a Syrian volunteer force.
Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night 2018-08-12T15:45:47Z Tens of thousands of Romanians flooded the capital Bucharest on Saturday for a second night of anti-government protests, a day after violent clashes injured more than 400 people. 'Unprecedented' floods in Indian tourist hotspot kill dozens; 40,000 evacuated 2018-08-12T12:00:33Z Dozens of people have been killed, and tens of thousands more evacuated, after "unprecedented" flash flooding in a tourist hotspot in southern India.
V.S. Naipaul, Nobel-winning novelist, dies at 85 2018-08-12T00:55:00Z Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, died in his London home Saturday, Britain's Press Association reported, citing Naipaul's wife.
Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church 2018-08-11T18:59:42Z Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported.
New Brunswick shooting: Man charged in killings of 4, including 2 officers 2018-08-11T16:09:32Z A 48-year-old man has been charged in the killings of four people in the New Brunswick city of Fredericton, police said, and investigators were working to determine a motive.
Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 387 as families mourn 2018-08-11T09:49:11Z The earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, increasing the death toll from the temblor seven days ago.
Anti-government protesters and police clash in Romania 2018-08-11T09:29:10Z A large anti-government protest in Romania's capital, Bucharest, turned violent as demonstrators and police clashed, state media reported, leaving many in need of medical care.
Yemen's parents search through the dead for their children after strike 2018-08-10T19:38:25Z For one Yemeni father, any hope that his son was alive was crushed when he spotted a body in the back of a pickup, the corpse partially covered by a blue tarpaulin. Massoud Barzani Fast Facts 2018-08-11T01:08:42Z Here is a look at the life of Massoud Barzani, the former president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq. Yoweri Museveni Fast Facts 2018-08-11T00:13:39Z Here is a look at the life of Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda since 1986.
2 Police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody 2018-08-10T11:58:01Z Two police officers were among four people killed in a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, police in the Canadian provincial capital said Friday. Jiang Zemin Fast Facts 2018-08-10T22:18:34Z Here's a look at the life of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Activists are renaming streets in the Netherlands after famous women. Welcome to Beyoncé Blvd. 2018-08-10T20:23:28Z Residents of the Netherlands, go check outside --- you might now be living on Beyoncé Boulevard.
Falz 'This is Nigeria' lyrics branded 'vulgar' by censorship board 2018-08-10T18:03:20Z A Nigerian radio station has been fined for broadcasting "vulgar lyrics" in Nigerian rapper Falz 'This is Nigeria' viral hit song.
UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children 2018-08-10T05:37:43Z UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an independent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children.
How Kenya replaced the 'baton with the pen' to transform prisoners' lives 2018-08-10T09:07:53Z When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya's Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world.
Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni 2018-08-10T06:17:45Z The Taliban launched a brazen attack on the strategic Afghan city of Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, early on Friday, seizing key buildings and trading fire with security forces.
Bangladesh accused of torturing jailed photographer, protest leaders 2018-08-10T09:52:55Z Massive protests in Bangladesh have given way to a burgeoning social media campaign to free imprisoned critics of the government who are allegedly being tortured -- including Shahidul Alam, one of the country's most famous...
Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer games 2018-08-10T10:37:57Z Computer and video games featuring Nazi symbols such as the swastika can now be sold in Germany uncensored after a regulatory body lifted the longstanding ban.
Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend 2018-08-10T08:57:52Z Moonless nights will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating this weekend for much of the world, and sky watchers are expecting a "great show." France floods: One missing and 1,600 evacuated 2018-08-10T11:02:59Z A German man in his 70s is missing and 1,600 people have been evacuated because of flash floods in France, according to authorities.
DR Congo's Ebola outbreak claims more lives, vaccinations under way 2018-08-08T01:50:11Z The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province claimed more lives as the country's Health Ministry announced on Thursday a new death in the city of Mabalako.
Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen 2018-08-09T11:11:49Z Dozens of children, many younger than 15, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry.
Ceasefire reported after more than 24 hours of hostilities between Israel and Hamas 2018-08-09T04:56:33Z Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement late Thursday, ending more than 24 hours of hostilities, according to a diplomatic source with knowledge of the negotiations. It was expected to go into effect at midnight...
Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state 2018-08-09T16:22:07Z Colombian President Iván Duque is facing a diplomatic row with Israel in his first week in office after the outgoing government recognized Palestine just days before the end of its term.
Student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa 2018-08-09T16:17:05Z The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa.
Assange 'considering' testifying before US Senate Intelligence Committee 2018-08-09T16:52:06Z Julian Assange and his legal team are "seriously considering" a request from the US Senate Intelligence Committee for the WikiLeaks founder to testify on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Another wild week in the Russia soap opera 2018-08-09T14:27:01Z The relationship between Washington and Moscow has taken on the dimensions of a soap opera, with another breathless week of twists and turns. Climate change is turning the Middle East's breadbasket into a cannabis farm 2018-08-09T05:16:31Z The farmer plucks a cannabis flower from a long stalk. He presses it against his nose, inhales deeply and begins to extol the therapeutic -- if not necessarily scientific -- properties of his crop.
Thai soccer team's stateless boys granted citizenship 2018-08-09T05:11:32Z Three boys from the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach, who were rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand last month, have been granted Thai citizenship.
Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa comments 2018-08-09T12:31:55Z Boris Johnson, who until recently was the UK's foreign secretary, is reportedly facing an investigation into potential breaches of the Conservative Party's code of conduct, CNN understands.
Thai former 'jet set monk' Wiraphon Sukphon given 114-year sentence 2018-08-09T10:11:46Z A former Thai monk, known as the "jet set monk" for his lavish lifestyle, has been convicted of crimes carrying a total prison sentence of 114 years, his lawyer told CNN. Central African Republic Fast Facts 2018-08-09T17:22:08Z Here's a look at the Central African Republic. It is a landlocked country in central Africa, bordering Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. Gilad Shalit Abduction Fast Facts 2018-08-09T17:12:08Z Here is a look at the abduction of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier captured and imprisoned by the military wing of Hamas from 2006 to 2011. Myanmar Fast Facts 2018-08-09T17:12:07Z Here's a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma.
Argentina's Senate rejects proposed bill to legalize abortion 2018-08-09T06:01:34Z Argentina's Senate voted against legalizing elective abortion in the early hours of Thursday morning, dashing the hopes of abortion rights advocates in the predominantly Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis.
Gangsters persuaded people to have their limbs smashed in insurance scam, police say 2018-08-09T13:16:56Z Sicilian gangs persuaded drug addicts, alcoholics and people with mental health issues to have their limbs broken and then staged fake car accidents to get hundreds of thousands of euros as insurance payouts, according to...
US sanctions 'categorically unacceptable,' says Putin spokesman 2018-08-09T10:51:48Z The Kremlin has described the Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions against Russia following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK earlier this year as...
Indonesian island of Lombok hit by 5.9 magnitude tremor days after deadly quake 2018-08-09T06:11:35Z Four days after a massive earthquake killed hundreds on the Indonesian island of Lombok, a 5.9 magnitude tremor hit the island, sending frightened residents out into the streets.
Indonesia quake: Survivors wait for aid as families mourn 347 killed 2018-08-08T12:45:45Z A young mother who had to flee with her newborn child is one of thousands of survivors from Sunday's deadly earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok desperately waiting for aid to trickle through. International Space Station Fast Facts 2018-08-09T02:01:24Z Here's a look at the International Space Station (ISS), a spacecraft built by a partnership of 16 nations. Human Spaceflight Fast Facts 2018-08-08T19:56:07Z Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. World Youth Day Fast Facts 2018-08-08T19:51:06Z Here's some background information about World Youth Day, a day when Catholic youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 35 gather to celebrate their faith. Israel Fast Facts 2018-08-08T19:46:06Z Here is a look at Israel, which declared independence in 1948. It borders the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, the Red Sea, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in the Middle East. Since its founding, Israel has experienced conflict with... Nicolás Maduro Fast Facts 2018-08-08T19:41:06Z Here's a look at the life of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for third term 2018-08-08T19:01:07Z Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday.
If you're surprised by Saudi Arabia's fight with Canada, you haven't been paying attention 2018-08-08T16:35:58Z What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Syria's first lady is being treated for breast cancer 2018-08-08T15:31:00Z Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the office of the Syrian Presidency announced in a tweet on Wednesday.
Philippines President Duterte threatens to 'kill' cops under investigation 2018-08-08T04:00:16Z Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill dozens of Philippines National Police (PNP) officers who are under investigation for crimes in an expletive-laden rant targeting criminality in the force.
Battle of Amiens: Prince William, Theresa May mark offensive that turned WW1 2018-08-08T11:00:54Z The Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May attended commemorations on Wednesday for the centenary of the Battle of Amiens -- the turning point in the Allies' victory in World War One.
Contaminated food kills at least 9 people at funeral in Peru 2018-08-08T08:50:32Z At least nine people died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a Peruvian funeral.
Indonesian woman held captive in cave for 15 years, police say 2018-08-08T06:15:23Z An Indonesian woman was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a local spiritual healer who regularly raped her, police say.
Taiwan mocks Beijing over new Winnie the Pooh film 2018-08-08T07:05:26Z Taiwan's government has mocked Beijing over rumors a new film featuring Winnie the Pooh has been banned in mainland China, due to comparisons between the yellow bear and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies after car crash 2018-08-08T11:15:50Z Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion, Nicholas Bett, has died after a car crash Wednesday. Elon Musk Fast Facts 2018-08-08T09:25:33Z Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. Malaysia court hits former PM Najib with money laundering charges 2018-08-08T03:20:14Z Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was charged with three counts of money laundering Wednesday, in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Berlin Wall Fast Facts 2018-08-08T02:25:11Z 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... Venezuela Fast Facts 2018-08-08T02:10:11Z Here's a look at Venezuela, an OPEC member state that has the largest proven reserves of oil in the coalition. Romano Prodi Fast Facts 2018-08-08T02:00:11Z Here's a look at the life of Romano Prodi, former prime minister of Italy. Tzipi Livni Fast Facts 2018-08-08T01:50:10Z Here is a look at the life of Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel. Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia 2018-08-08T00:30:07Z A Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired an air-to-air missile while flying over Estonia during an air-policing mission, a NATO official told CNN.
North Korea's foreign minister visits Iran as US reimposes sanctions 2018-08-07T18:54:55Z Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, to Tehran on Tuesday, hours after the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
German couple jailed for selling son to pedophiles on the internet 2018-08-07T16:44:43Z A German mother and her partner have been sentenced to prison for selling the woman's son, now ten years old, to pedophiles on the internet in a case that has horrified the nation.
Argentina braces for abortion vote in Pope's homeland 2018-08-07T16:24:42Z Carolina Morales, a 24-year-old from Mendoza, Argentina, was 18 when she found out that she was pregnant.
Europe's heat wave uncovers a hidden past 2018-08-07T14:44:38Z Europe is under the spell of an exceptional heat wave that has pushed temperatures to record highs in some places and sparked massive wildfires from Greece to Arctic Sweden.
Strange 'rogue planet' travels through space alone 2018-08-07T16:14:42Z A strange 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The "rogue," as it's referred to by researchers, is producing an unexplained glowing...
Iranians react to US sanctions as new reality begins to bite 2018-08-07T15:54:44Z Even before the United States reimposed a raft of sanctions on Iran Tuesday, the mere threat of them had begun to hit home for people in the capital Tehran. Nigeria's intelligence chief fired over parliamentary blockade 2018-08-07T16:59:44Z Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament...
Landslides, debris hinder Lombok quake rescue efforts 2018-08-07T11:54:44Z Indonesian rescue workers were still struggling Tuesday to reach the northern part of Lombok island, which was struck by a major earthquake Sunday.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi, Indian political icon, dies at 94 2018-08-07T14:24:37Z Muthuvel Karunanidhi, one of India's longest serving politicians, died Tuesday at the age of 94.
Zimbabwean security forces round up opposition leaders in secret crackdown 2018-08-07T13:59:38Z The six masked gunmen arrived in an unmarked pickup truck at a modest house in Highfield West, a suburb in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.
How to get off a scammer's suckers list 2018-08-07T13:19:34Z Kip Koelsch saw the hundreds of pieces of mail arriving at his father's home every week. But it wasn't until the 84-year-old called him saying he'd won a Mercedes and a million dollars that he really began to worry.
'Easy prey': How a massive psychic fraud gained its power 2018-08-07T13:29:34Z CNN journalists Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken have spent years investigating one of the largest consumer frauds in history -- a case that has stumped global investigators for decades. The scheme, which duped victims out...
Maduro claims to have proof linking Colombia to alleged assassination attempt 2018-08-07T07:04:16Z Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed to have "enough proof" to link the Colombian government to what he called "the frustrated assassination attempt" against him over the weekend.
China enacts first laws to target sexual abuse of children in schools 2018-08-07T11:29:37Z China's first laws designed to protect minors from sexual harassment on school campuses, including excessive physical contact and suggestive messages and images, are now in effect in the city of Hangzhou.
Why so many people sleep in McDonald's in Hong Kong 2018-08-06T06:28:01Z In just five years there's been a sixfold increase in Hong Kong's so-called McRefugees -- residents who spend their nights sleeping in 24-hour McDonald's outlets across the city -- a survey has found.
China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft 2018-08-07T07:14:17Z China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on the US military.
In Yemen, UAE tries to manage optics as well as its military offensive 2018-08-07T04:04:07Z Aysha al-Daheri is standing on an airport runway a little after midnight. Behind her, a C-17 military aircraft is being loaded up with 15 tons' worth of aid bundles.
Saudi Arabia state airline cancels flights to Canada amid growing dispute 2018-08-07T06:39:15Z Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting next week, amid a intensifying diplomatic row between the two countries following Canada's refusal to back down from comments in defense of...
Police raid Korean company which claimed to have found sunken ship full of gold 2018-08-07T06:54:17Z Police in Seoul have raided the offices of a South Korean company which claimed to have found a sunken Russian warship with billions of dollars of gold on board.
Venezuela says it has ID'd mastermind, accomplices in apparent Maduro assassination try 2018-08-06T18:18:36Z Authorities have identified the masterminds of the apparent drone assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as well as the people who assisted them, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said Monday.
Saudis expel Canadian envoy, vow to relocate students over tweets about rights activist 2018-08-06T06:08:00Z Amid escalating tensions that are damaging economic and diplomatic ties between the countries, Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would relocate about 7,000 Saudi scholarship recipients studying in Canada.
Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill 2018-08-06T17:23:33Z A tragic traffic accident over a week ago has triggered mass protests by students who have taken to the streets of Bangladesh's capital to demand that authorities improve road safety.
What impact will US sanctions on Iran actually have? 2018-08-06T16:33:37Z Even before his shock win in 2016, US President Donald Trump was vocal in his criticism of the nuclear deal that the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China signed with Iran in 2015.
Joël Robuchon, French celebrity chef, dies at 73 2018-08-06T11:53:18Z French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon has passed away at the age of 73, his spokeswoman confirmed to CNN Monday.
Three dead in Bologna highway gas tanker explosion 2018-08-06T16:03:30Z At least three people died and 67 were injured after a tanker truck exploded on a highway in Bologna, Italy, a spokesman for Italian state police told CNN.
German pensioners flee retirement home for heavy metal festival 2018-08-06T14:18:25Z Two Germans who ran away from their retirement home to attend a heavy metal music festival had their plot foiled by police. Nigerian man dies after rescuing 13 people from boat accident 2018-08-06T14:53:27Z Joseph Blankson had always been a strong swimmer so when the boat he was in had an accident and capsized, he didn't think twice about jumping in the water to help rescue those who had fallen overboard.
New prime minister announced in Haiti weeks after deadly protests 2018-08-06T06:48:02Z Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced on Sunday that Jean-Henry Céant will be the nation's new prime minister.
Venezuela makes six arrests in alleged Maduro assassination attempt 2018-08-05T20:42:34Z Six people have been arrested after Saturday's apparent assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the nation's interior minister said on national TV.
Indonesia earthquake: Thousands await rescue after quake hits resort islands Bali and Lombok 2018-08-06T06:58:02Z An operation is underway to evacuate thousands of tourists after a deadly earthquake that rocked some of Indonesia's most idyllic islands late Sunday night.
Wimbledon Fast Facts 2018-08-06T12:08:19Z Here's a look at the Wimbledon tennis championships. What is the Ring of Fire? 2018-08-06T09:33:12Z The world's most active volcanoes lie along what's called the Ring of Fire. North Korea hopeful for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: source 2018-08-06T08:08:07Z North Korea believes there is a "strong possibility" of a second summit between the country's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, according to an official with close knowledge of Pyongyang's position on the...
At least 91 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesian resort islands of Bali, Lombok 2018-08-05T12:52:11Z At least 91 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Sunday, causing people to rush out of homes, hotels and restaurants. At least 317 killed in ongoing protests in Nicaragua, rights group says 2018-08-05T23:17:41Z Civil unrest in Nicaragua that began in mid-April has left at least 317 people dead, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Start your Monday smart: Iran sanctions, a Pacific hurricane, another Charlottesville rally 2018-08-05T21:07:37Z In the market for a new house and a new neighborhood? Look no further than your computer. NASA's got designs on 3D-printed homes -- on Mars! Institute decries 'grotesque' vandalism to Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's childhood home 2018-08-05T19:52:35Z Vandals spray-painted hot-pink pejoratives on the childhood home of author, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, according to the institute set up in his honor. Facebook Fast Facts 2018-08-05T17:02:22Z Here's a look at the social media network Facebook. Eiffel Tower Fast Facts 2018-08-05T16:42:22Z Here's some background information about the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Francois Hollande Fast Facts 2018-08-05T16:37:22Z Here is a look at the life of Francois Hollande, former president of France. Shimon Peres Fast Facts 2018-08-05T16:27:21Z Here's a look at the life of former president of Israel Shimon Peres.
Vintage plane crash in Swiss Alps kills all 20 people on board 2018-08-05T15:52:20Z A vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, killing all 20 people on board, police said. Enrique Peña Nieto Fast Facts 2018-08-05T16:17:21Z Here's a look at the life of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Bodies of 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa returned to Moscow 2018-08-05T13:07:11Z The bodies of three Russian journalists killed while investigating a shadowy security firm in the Central African Republic (CAR) were returned to Moscow on Sunday, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
Bangladesh students protest over road safety after deadly crash 2018-08-05T04:01:46Z Student protesters have been taking to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand safer roads. Iran says it held military exercises in Strait of Hormuz 2018-08-05T11:22:07Z Iran said its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps held a naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz last week "within the framework of their annual training program." Venezuelan President survives apparent drone assassination attempt 2018-08-05T00:21:34Z Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived an apparent assassination attempt Saturday after several drones armed with explosives flew toward him during a speech at a military parade. Led by Druze, thousands protest Israel's nation-state law 2018-08-05T05:16:50Z Tens of thousands of protesters packed Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday night in the largest protest yet against Israel's controversial nation-state law. Led by Israel's Druze minority, the crowd, filling nearly every... Our climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records 2018-08-04T23:46:33Z Deadly fires have scorched swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer, from California to Arctic Sweden and down to Greece on the sunny Mediterranean. Drought in Europe has turned verdant land barren, while people in... All eyes on Strait of Hormuz as US-Iran tensions build 2018-08-04T21:46:27Z Mystery still surrounds Iran's surprise naval exercises in the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week, but no one here is ignoring it.
Spain, Portugal swelter as heat wave kills 3 people 2018-08-04T09:30:49Z Spain and Portugal faced another exceptionally hot day Saturday as a heat wave that has killed three people in Spain threatened to raise temperatures to record levels.
Denmark imposes first fine on woman for breaching veil ban 2018-08-04T12:35:59Z A woman in Denmark has become the first person to be fined since a controversial law banning face coverings came into force this week. Russian helicopter crash kills 18 people in Siberia 2018-08-04T10:10:51Z A helicopter crash killed all 18 people aboard Saturday in a remote area in Russia's Siberia region, state media reported. Murdered chasing mercenaries 2018-08-04T04:15:32Z At the end of January this year, a giant Ilyushin-76 cargo aircraft touched down at the airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. It was the first of nine flights that brought tons of Russian weapons to...