Somalia truck bombings: Death toll climbs to 358 2017-10-20T21:19:51Z The death toll in a double bombing in Somalia has climbed to 358 people, Security Minister Mohamed Abukar and Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said Friday. Why two Italian regions are holding autonomy referendums 2017-10-21T10:10:28Z While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence, two of Italy's most prosperous regions are set to go against the establishment with a vote of their own. Catalonia crisis: Spain set to announce steps toward direct rule 2017-10-21T09:00:25Z Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to set out Saturday how his government will begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia, following a special meeting of the Spanish cabinet. WHO under fire over naming Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador 2017-10-21T08:55:25Z The World Health Organization is under fire after it selected Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as its goodwill ambassador. Bigger battles are rising from the ashes of the war on ISIS 2017-10-21T08:00:25Z The last ISIS fighters in Raqqa have been killed or surrendered, and the terror group that once held territory the size of the United Kingdom and ruled over ten million people has been pushed back to a few dusty towns... Egyptian police killed in shootout with 'militants' 2017-10-21T02:15:06Z Several Egyptian police officers were killed in a shootout with "militants" Friday in Egypt's western desert, according to state-run media outlet Ahram Online, which cited Egypt's interior ministry.
Homeless Puerto Rican teen spends birthday helping hurricane victims 2017-10-21T01:20:03Z Christopher Rodriguez turned 19 on Friday in his native Puerto Rico, and he spent his birthday giving -- giving aid to neighbors still struggling a month to the day after Hurricane Maria blasted the island. Iran Hostage Crisis Fast Facts 2017-10-21T01:10:02Z Here's a look at the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, in which 52 US citizens were held captive for 444 days.
Iraqi forces clash with Kurdish fighters in town north of Kirkuk 2017-10-20T09:49:21Z Clashes between Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters broke out Friday as Iraqi units moved north of Kirkuk to the town of Altun Kupri.
Inside the Raqqa jail where ISIS held their betrayers 2017-10-20T19:44:46Z It is a place haunted not so much by the ghosts of those imprisoned within, but by the words they left behind on the walls. Dozens killed in two Afghan mosque attacks 2017-10-20T15:29:34Z Suicide attackers in Afghanistan killed nearly 60 people at two mosques Friday -- one in the Afghan capital of Kabul and the other in the central province of Ghor.
How two female playwrights are risking their lives to change hearts and minds in Africa 2017-10-20T11:54:23Z Tall and model-thin, Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile turns heads. She receives constant compliments but in her native Botswana, she is also met with contempt and abuse.
Raqqa: US-backed forces declare 'total liberation' of ISIS stronghold 2017-10-20T09:54:15Z US-backed militias on Friday declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of ISIS. Angela Merkel eases Theresa May's Brexit nightmare 2017-10-20T14:29:31Z European leaders have indicated that they are ready to start discussing their relationship with the UK after Brexit, giving embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May a much-needed boost after months of talks that...
Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea 2017-10-20T08:19:10Z In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible...
US company says it's close to agreeing deal to restart MH370 search 2017-10-20T01:53:53Z US marine exploration company Ocean Infinity says it's made "good progress" on a deal to restart the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, but the contract hasn't been finalized. Under pressure, Kenyan election official takes leave before new vote 2017-10-20T12:14:24Z A top Kenyan election official is taking time off when Kenya goes to the polls next week -- the latest in a series of developments in the country's election crisis days before a new presidential vote. The women fighters who helped defeat ISIS in Raqqa 2017-10-20T09:24:14Z Kurdish female fighters have celebrated in Raqqa this week after the defeat of ISIS militants, whose brutal rule over the city has come to an end after almost four years.
New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades 2017-10-19T05:22:50Z A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems. Total Recall: The CNN news quiz 2017-10-20T04:13:58Z By Cassandra Santiago and Doug Criss CNN () -- TM & © 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. Dark horses, sure bets: Who could rule China in the next five years (and beyond) 2017-10-20T03:23:55Z In the world's most populous nation, seven men sit atop 1.4 billion people. They are members of the ruling Communists' Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC), the top decision-making body in a one-party political system. Snap election gamble looks set to pay off for Japan's Abe 2017-10-20T02:18:52Z If current opinion polls are to be believed, this Sunday voters in Japan will return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to office with an increased majority, putting the 63-year-old conservative on track to become the... Children to sue European countries over climate change 2017-10-19T15:03:20Z A group of Portuguese children whose district was ravaged by deadly forest fires this summer is to sue 47 European nations, accusing them of failing to take action on climate change. Could gentrification save some cities? 2017-10-20T00:58:48Z In July, a group of long-time, mostly Latino residents of Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood staged protests outside a trendy new coffee shop called Weird Wave Coffee, holding signs that read "Amerikkkano" and "WHITE... Where is the leader of ISIS? 2017-10-19T21:13:38Z As US-backed forces this week announced they'd ousted ISIS from its self-declared capital in Syria, the fate of the terror group's reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains a mystery.
Inside Raqqa: A city reduced to rubble after years of brutal ISIS rule 2017-10-19T14:23:17Z It was here, at the main square in Raqqa, that ISIS militants unveiled their brutality to the world -- they carried out public executions for offenses as minor as smoking and placed the heads of the dead on spikes.
Jacinda Ardern to become New Zealand Prime Minister 2017-10-19T06:07:52Z New Zealand is to get its youngest-ever female Prime Minister after a minority party threw its support behind Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, who took over the left-wing party only three months ago.
Who is New Zealand's next Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern? 2017-10-19T09:13:02Z Jacinda Ardern found out she would be New Zealand's next Prime Minister watching TV. The simple yes-no question dividing Australia's suburbs 2017-10-19T19:23:31Z Few issues have divided the Australian public in recent times as much as the vote on same-sex marriage. Holden's Australian era ends with last locally-made car 2017-10-19T19:13:30Z Rock music plays on the radio in Romano Puntin's workshop which is littered with tools and cars in various states of repair.
Minister on catcalling law: Some men still say 'It's French culture' 2017-10-19T15:43:22Z Men who catcall, harass or follow women on the street in France could face on-the-spot fines under a new sexual-abuse law planned by the country's minister for gender equality.
Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed' and 'pretends to be an idiot' 2017-10-19T06:52:55Z In his first comments after US President Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Wednesday called Trump "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends...
US says Hamas must disarm, recognize Israel if it joins Palestinian unity government 2017-10-19T12:03:11Z Hamas should disarm and recognize Israel if it is to join a Palestinian unity government with rival group Fatah, the United States' Mideast envoy said Thursday. It's the first comment from the US following the landmark...
Spain to trigger direct rule on Catalonia to crush independence bid 2017-10-19T08:17:59Z The Spanish government said Thursday it would begin the process to impose direct rule on Catalonia in an unprecedented move to crush the region's independence bid. Rape in DR Congo: A war on women's bodies 2017-10-19T10:58:07Z A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated...
Catalonia's independence standoff: How we got here and what comes next 2017-10-10T12:00:09Z The Spanish government has announced that it will press ahead with steps to impose direct rule on Catalonia, after the region's government refused to renounce its drive towards independence. Ousted South Korean president suffering in jail, lawyers say 2017-10-17T14:10:53Z Lawyers representing former South Korean president Park Geun-hye have accused authorities of committing "serious human rights violations" against the now-disgraced leader, who is awaiting trial on charges of corruption and... Troops killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base 2017-10-19T07:57:58Z Dozens of Afghan troops were killed when Taliban militants stormed their base in Kandahar province in the early hours of Thursday, according to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Spanish PM: 'Act with sanity' as Catalan independence deadline looms 2017-10-19T06:47:55Z Spain's Prime Minister has called on the Catalan leader to "act with sanity" ahead of a Madrid-imposed Thursday deadline for the region's declaration of independence. Quebec bars people with face coverings from getting public services 2017-10-19T04:42:48Z Quebec's lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require workers in public-sector jobs and citizens seeking government services to have their faces uncovered. Why the Taj Mahal is at the center of India's cultural wars 2017-10-19T02:32:41Z The Taj Mahal is India's most popular tourist attraction and its most recognizable architectural icon. South Korean opposition leader: Nukes are the only way to guarantee peace 2017-10-19T02:07:40Z Seoul needs nuclear weapons of its own if it is to negotiate with North Korea on an equal footing, a leading South Korean opposition figure says. Did Japan just ban tattoo artists? 2017-10-18T22:57:30Z Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.
Kenya's election chief fears presidential vote won't be credible 2017-10-18T11:16:56Z Kenya's electoral commission chief warned Wednesday that he lacked faith in the possibility of Kenya delivering a free and fair presidential election next week -- and pointed to political leaders as the greatest threat to...
ISIS' power is waning, but its child slave trade is still booming 2017-10-18T11:51:57Z A lonely four-year-old stands on a patch of waste ground that passes for a football field. This is where he plays, silent and alone. After years in ISIS slavery, Lazem is finally safe. But he has no one to talk to and,...
China's Xi lays out his vision as pivotal meeting begins 2017-10-18T03:51:41Z China's President Xi Jinping laid out a sweeping vision for the country Wednesday, as he kicked off a pivotal meeting of the ruling elite that's expected to shore up his grip on power.
How Xi Jinping's China stacks up with the rest of the world 2017-10-18T08:46:48Z In a pivotal three-hour speech, China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday painted a rosy picture of the country's accomplishments over the past five years. Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts 2017-10-18T12:37:00Z Here is a look at the 1983 bombing of a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 241 US service personnel. Somalia Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:12:54Z Here's a look at Somalia, an impoverished, war-torn eastern African country that borders the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean, Ethiopia and Kenya. ISIS defeated in Raqqa as 'major military operations' declared over 2017-10-17T11:55:50Z US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital. Why victory in Marawi doesn't mean the end of ISIS in Asia 2017-10-18T07:11:44Z As Philippines forces conduct operations to flush out the last of the ISIS-affiliated fighters from the city of Marawi, analysts warn the Islamic insurgency in the country is far from over. Fireworks banned and foreign beggars: India's interesting week 2017-10-18T05:56:40Z Australian selling traditional Indian beds for $990 China's 19th party congress: What you need to know 2017-10-17T04:40:25Z It's Xi Jinping's big moment.
Somalia car bombings kill at least 300 2017-10-16T12:49:25Z At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia's modern history. Syrian Civil War Fast Facts 2017-10-17T22:01:17Z Here is some background information about the ongoing civil war in Syria. Since the war began in 2011, an estimated 400,000 Syrians have been killed, according to the United Nations. ISIS Fast Facts 2017-10-17T21:56:17Z Here's a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
US appeals for calm as allies clash in Iraq 2017-10-17T10:55:43Z The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Kurdish fighters and Iraqi forces -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory.
Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date announced 2017-10-17T14:45:55Z Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have revealed that their third child is due in April next year. Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 44 people 2017-10-17T20:06:12Z At least 44 people have been killed in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, according to officials from both countries.
Philippines' Duterte declares liberation of Marawi from ISIS-affiliated militants 2017-10-17T06:35:31Z The Philippines city of Marawi has been liberated from ISIS-affiliated militants following a five-month standoff, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday. 'Years of effort lost in 40 minutes': Kurds who fled Kirkuk still in shock 2017-10-17T17:56:06Z When Iraqi government forces seized control of the contested city of Kirkuk on Monday, hundreds of Kurdish families were sent scattering to nearby safe havens. Terrorist Attacks by Vehicle Fast Facts 2017-10-17T16:46:02Z Here is some background information on terror attacks involving vehicles used as deadly weapons by radicalized individuals or terror groups. Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was 'assassinated,' son says 2017-10-17T14:20:53Z The son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed in an apparent car bombing Monday in Malta, says his mother was "assassinated" because of her work uncovering corruption. The fall of Raqqa: What comes next for the devastated city -- and for ISIS 2017-10-17T16:16:04Z US-backed forces in Raqqa said Tuesday that major military operations against ISIS had ended as they worked to clear out the remnants of sleeper cells and mines in the ruins of the Syrian city.
How Xi Jinping became one of modern China's most powerful leaders 2017-10-17T04:10:24Z After five years as China's leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation's modern history, outshining his immediate predecessors. 41 People, including chief, killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters 2017-10-17T12:30:47Z At least 41 people were killed Tuesday in an hours-long, multipronged attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
Portugal and Spain wildfires kill at least 39 people 2017-10-16T13:19:27Z At least 39 people have been killed in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, according to officials from both countries. Why a Diwali firework ban won't help Delhi's pollution 2017-10-17T06:05:30Z October 19 marks the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which across India is marked by colorful but polluting pyrotechnics. Hiding in plain sight 2017-10-16T22:05:04Z Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights,...
Catalonia leader fails to clarify independence declaration 2017-10-16T07:49:09Z The president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, failed to clarify Monday whether his administration had officially declared independence from Spain and instead repeated his call for talks to resolve the ongoing...
Kirkuk: A crisis waiting to happen, with consequences for region 2017-10-16T11:39:21Z Two armies funded and trained by the United States have faced off in northern Iraq, in a confrontation that, while seemingly over for now, could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader... Flirting with another disaster: Puerto Ricans tap into potentially unsafe water 2017-10-16T11:49:22Z A tall chain link fence, shrouded in vines, surrounds an aging water well tucked away in this small town just west of San Juan. A metal sign carries a warning in Spanish to anyone who approaches: "Danger. Do Not Enter." Iraq ousted ISIS, but 'Mosul can never be the same again' 2017-10-17T00:55:13Z A few days ago, Mahmoud Saeed boarded a plane for a trip that is sure to be filled with trepidation.
Iraqi forces take key city Kirkuk from Kurdish control 2017-10-16T03:13:54Z Iraqi security forces took direct control of the strategic city of Kirkuk, driving hundreds of families from the oil-rich territory that had been under Kurdish control for more than two years, security sources and... Russia Fast Facts 2017-10-16T23:00:07Z Here's some background information about Russia. The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world, covering more than one ninth of the earth's land area. Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in car blast 2017-10-16T19:20:05Z Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of Malta's best known investigative journalists, was killed after a powerful blast blew up her car, local media reported Monday.
For Ophelia, the 'what' isn't remarkable, it's the 'where' 2017-10-16T17:00:08Z The winds are unbearable. Huge waves are battering the coast. Sheds are blowing away whole. The sky has turned colors, from red to yellow, with a sometimes blood-like sun peeking through. But it's not what's happening that... Nigerians are wondering why Jacob Zuma now has a statue in their country 2017-10-16T17:35:00Z South African President Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria's Imo state on Friday and had a giant bronze statue unveiled in his honor.
First-seen neutron star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold 2017-10-16T14:04:29Z For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented"... Ancient Roman theater unearthed next to Jerusalem's Western Wall 2017-10-16T16:10:29Z Israeli archeologists say they have made a dramatic discovery adjacent to the Western Wall in Jerusalem after unearthing what they believe could have been a theater dating from ancient Roman times.
Mogadishu bombings kill 'unprecedented number of civilians' 2017-10-15T14:13:18Z At least 277 people have now been confirmed killed in Saturday's double car bombing in Mogadishu, making it the deadliest incident in Somalia's modern history.
ISIS-affiliated leaders killed in Southern Philippines 2017-10-16T03:53:57Z Two key ISIS-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the southern city of Marawi have been killed, the country's Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. British actor Lysette Anthony accuses Weinstein of rape 2017-10-15T18:43:30Z British actor Lysette Anthony has become the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, giving an account of how the Hollywood mogul allegedly attacked her in her London home in the late 1980s. Israel targets Syrian anti-aircraft battery after its planes take fire 2017-10-16T12:14:42Z Israel's military says its warplanes struck a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after the battery fired on its planes. Third woman accuses Weinstein of sexual assault in London 2017-10-16T11:59:22Z A third woman in London has made sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Austria's next chancellor a 31-year-old conservative, early results show 2017-10-15T15:53:22Z Sebastian Kurz, a 31-year-old conservative, is set to become the next chancellor of Austria and Europe's youngest leader, though he will likely need to form a coalition to rule, early results from Sunday's election show. AirAsia staff accused of 'screaming' as flight plummets 20,000 feet 2017-10-16T03:48:56Z Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali Sunday have criticized the flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane rapidly descended 20,000 feet, following an apparent pressurization issue in the cabin. Venezuelan opposition denounces results of first major vote since violent election 2017-10-15T20:48:36Z Venezuela's political opposition denounced the results of Sunday's regional elections, after President Nicolas Máduro claimed victory. Iran's hardliners say Trump has done them 'great favors' 2017-10-16T05:14:01Z Tehran is a city that wears its political colors on its sleeve. The sprawling Iranian capital nestles between barren mountain ranges, its streets packed with high rises, leafy parks and markets. Hurricane Ophelia heading to Ireland, then Scotland 2017-10-15T18:08:28Z Hurricane Ophelia continued moving east toward Ireland on Sunday as officials there announced school closings, prepared for flooding and planned for power outages. North Korea calls Trump a 'strangler of peace' 2017-10-15T07:07:57Z North Korea continued its harsh anti-US rhetoric Sunday, calling President Donald Trump a "war merchant and strangler of peace." ISIS setbacks reported in Syria 2017-10-14T15:17:07Z ISIS is said to have suffered key setbacks in Syria, with US-led coalition forces grabbing more turf in the terror group's self-declared capital of Raqqa and the Syrian military seizing a key eastern city. Family freed from terrorist captivity begins journey of recovery 2017-10-16T00:48:48Z Joshua Boyle said the gravity of the situation his family survived is starting to sink in. Somalia explosion: At least 75 people killed in Mogadishu 2017-10-14T13:52:04Z At least 75 people are dead after a car bomb rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu, medical officials said Sunday. Powerful Hurricane Ophelia heads toward Ireland 2017-10-14T23:32:33Z Hurricane Ophelia picked up pace as it marched toward Ireland, where it's forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains this week.
Austria's election: What you need to know 2017-10-13T09:38:38Z Voters in Austria are casting their ballots in a snap election that could put young conservative Sebastian Kurz at the helm of the nation in a coalition with the country's far right. The ideological war playing out on China's internet 2017-10-15T04:12:49Z As China's leaders gather in Beijing this week for the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), an ideological war is underway on the country's internet. Freed Taliban hostage says captors raped his wife, authorized child's killing 2017-10-14T05:31:37Z A Canadian man who was freed along with his family after five years in militant captivity in Afghanistan said his captors authorized the killing of one of his children and raped his wife.
US allies in Europe vow to stand by Iran nuclear deal 2017-10-14T11:46:58Z The leaders of Britain, Germany and France have declared their backing for the Iran nuclear deal renounced by President Donald Trump, saying it is "in our shared national security interest."
Freed Taliban hostage family arrives home in Canada 2017-10-13T10:18:41Z A couple freed from militant captivity in Pakistan arrived home in Canada on Friday night, Canada's government said. Ukraine Fast Facts 2017-10-14T00:41:23Z Here's a look at Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe.
Indignation, disappointment in Tehran as Trump disavows nuclear deal 2017-10-13T21:06:12Z Hours before President Donald Trump publicly renounced the Iran nuclear deal, refusing to certify the multilateral agreement in an effort to initiate tougher and more wide-ranging restrictions on Tehran, hardliners in the... Syria Fast Facts 2017-10-13T20:36:10Z Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. Malaysia Fast Facts 2017-10-13T18:31:03Z Here's a look at Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. Neighboring regions include Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Brunei and the South China Sea.
North Korea revives Guam threat ahead of US-South Korea drills 2017-10-13T10:13:41Z North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles toward the US territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the US would compel Pyongyang to take action.
Sebastian Kurz: Austria's answer to Macron and Trudeau? 2017-10-13T11:18:43Z What were you doing at the age of 31? Whatever you were up to, it's unlikely you were preparing to take the reins of your country as its youngest ever leader.
Kenya's Raila Odinga signals he could run for president again 2017-10-13T15:33:56Z Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told CNN Friday that he would stand again for president if his "basic requirements are met" on how the presidential election is held.
Philippines President Duterte lashes out as approval ratings slip 2017-10-13T09:08:37Z Not for the first time, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has embarked on a scathing, profanity-laced rant against perceived foes.
Why Trump was wrong to lift Sudan sanctions 2017-10-13T15:53:56Z I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the Trump administration to lift the two decades old sanctions against the Republic of Sudan.
As Trump prepares to decertify, Iran's influence spreads in Middle East 2017-10-13T07:28:32Z US President Donald Trump may be about to declare that Iran is no longer in compliance with the international nuclear agreement, but the country is on a roll across the Middle East. Iran has great influence in Iraq and...
Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors 2017-10-13T15:43:56Z A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster. Saudi Arabia Fast Facts 2017-10-13T16:13:58Z Here's a look at Saudi Arabia, a large, oil-rich Middle Eastern country bordering Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia is home to Islam's... Central African Republic Fast Facts 2017-10-13T16:08:57Z Here is some information about 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. Lebanon Fast Facts 2017-10-13T16:03:57Z Here is a look at Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country with a history of civil war and political instability, bordering Syria, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea.
Family held hostage by Taliban freed after 5 years 2017-10-12T12:32:32Z An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network in Afghanistan.
Team of traveling doctors helps Puerto Ricans cut off from care 2017-10-13T04:03:20Z The waves from the Caribbean Sea crash on the shore right beneath the back window of Irma Torres' concrete-walled home in southeast Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria ripped part of the roof away when it slammed into Yabucoa,... Sudan Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:17:54Z Here's a look at what you need to know about The Republic of Sudan, a North African country bordering the Red Sea, Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Libya Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:07:54Z Here's some background information about Libya, an oil-rich country in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, Niger and Sudan. Egypt Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:07:54Z Here's a look at Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is located in North Africa and is bisected by the Nile River. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan and Libya. It also borders the Mediterranean... Yemen Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:02:54Z 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. Human Spaceflight Fast Facts 2017-10-12T19:02:53Z Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. Pope Francis calls for change to Catholic teaching on death penalty 2017-10-12T18:42:52Z Pope Francis said the death penalty was "inadmissable" and that official Catholic teaching should be changed to reflect that, comments with the potential to reshape the church's public stance on the controversial issue. Ophelia becomes record 10th straight hurricane, heads towards Europe 2017-10-12T16:47:50Z Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane, becoming the 10th consecutive named storm in the Atlantic to reach hurricane intensity. Rival Palestinian factions announce reconciliation deal as Gaza crisis bites 2017-10-12T08:12:19Z Long-time Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas have reached a reconciliation agreement after a decade of failed attempts and often bitter acrimony. Spanish pilot dies in crash after National Day parade 2017-10-12T15:02:40Z A Eurofighter jet has crashed, killing its pilot, as it was returning to a military base in Spain's southeast on Thursday, the country's air force said. Italian dog owner wins sick pay for looking after pet 2017-10-12T11:47:31Z An Italian academic and dog owner has won the right to sick pay, after she took time off work to care for her poorly pet. India outlaws marital sex with minors in bid to protect child brides 2017-10-12T10:42:27Z India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that allowed men to engage in non-consensual marital sex with girls as young as 15.
Pup-lover Putin gifted new dog for birthday 2017-10-11T19:01:38Z Russian President Vladimir Putin, a dog lover, was presented Wednesday with a puppy as a belated birthday gift from the leader of Turkmenistan. US ambassador to Turkey slams Ankara over staff arrest 2017-10-11T14:51:39Z The US ambassador to Turkey has slammed the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the arrest of a consular staff member. What you can buy in Mosul now: ISIS ban on barbers, clothes and toy shops is lifted 2017-10-12T01:11:56Z In June 2014, ISIS drove Iraqi forces out of Mosul, and took control of the vibrant city of 2.5 million people located on the River Tigris. It was one of the terror group's most strategic wins. Bana Alabed's message on #DayOfTheGirl 2017-10-11T20:57:07Z Famed Syrian refugee Bana Alabed, 8, says she wishes every boy and girl had the opportunity to go to school.
Spain threatens direct rule as Catalan leader calls for talks 2017-10-11T10:07:52Z Catalonia is prepared to enter into a dialogue on independence from Spain "without preconditions," Catalan President Carles Puigdemont told CNN on Wednesday, as the Madrid government took the first steps to imposing direct... Kenyan police clash with protesters after opposition leader quits election 2017-10-11T17:16:34Z Thousands of supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition converged on downtown Nairobi on Wednesday, the day after he quit a presidential election rerun because he...
Why the world should worry about North Korea's cyber weapons 2017-10-11T09:41:11Z North Korea's hackers have been accused of carrying out some of the most audacious cyber attacks of the past few years, from siphoning millions of dollars to stealing state secrets. Fighting to bring ISIS to justice for war crimes against Yazidis 2017-10-11T13:31:24Z Nadia was just 15 when ISIS fighters swarmed into her homeland. She says she was kidnapped, bought and sold by men who told her they owned her, and repeatedly raped by them. In the crosshairs: The Americans detained in Turkey 2017-10-11T12:36:20Z The diplomatic row between Turkey and the United States unfolded rapidly over less than a week -- Turkey arrested a US consular staff member, Washington responded by freezing most of its visa services in the country and... China poised to replace US as leading donor to developing world: report 2017-10-11T04:15:55Z US President Donald Trump has called for major cuts in foreign aid under his America First policy, raising alarm among philanthropists and sparking warnings it could be a "death sentence" for some countries. Scientists discover the secret of durian's pungent smell 2017-10-11T02:40:51Z Banned on the city's subway and in many hotels because of its stinky odor, Singaporean scientists may have found a potential lifeline for public durian eaters. UN bans 4 ships from all ports for North Korea ties 2017-10-11T02:35:50Z The United Nations has slapped a global port ban on four ships for their dealings with North Korea, including one that was caught smuggling 30,000 North Korean-made rocket-propelled grenades in 2016.
Catalonia's president puts off declaration of split from Spain 2017-10-10T17:50:26Z The leader of Catalonia postponed a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, stepping back from the brink of a constitutional crisis that has engulfed one of Europe's richest nations. Iran hits detained British-Iranian mother with new charges 2017-10-10T19:10:29Z When Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe learned she was going to court, the British-Iranian mother assumed she was about to be released from a Tehran prison. Myanmar Fast Facts 2017-10-10T17:40:25Z Here's a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma.
Scientist names wasp after Harry Potter villain 2017-10-10T13:20:13Z A biologist in New Zealand wants to clean up the image of wasps -- by naming one after Lucius Malfoy, one of Harry Potter's arch-enemies in the fantasy fiction series.
Catalans' future on line as parliament meets 2017-10-10T07:54:56Z Pro-independence Catalans gathered on the streets of Barcelona Tuesday ahead of a hotly anticipated speech by the region's leader on the status of the restive province. ISIS militants surrender to Kurds, general says 2017-10-10T15:45:21Z Nearly 1,000 suspected ISIS militants have surrendered to Kurdish forces near Kirkuk in the last few weeks, Kurdish Gen. Shawrash Hakim said Tuesday. Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election rerun 2017-10-10T14:35:30Z Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Tuesday that he was quitting this month's election rerun, despite having successfully challenged the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta's claimed win in court.
Catalan President Puigdemont has 'independence at his core' 2017-10-08T20:08:10Z He's either a freedom fighter, the defender of the Catalan voice or the disloyal radical risking it all to break Spain apart. It depends on how you view the crisis that's spilled onto the streets of Barcelona as Catalonia...
DNA tests show second uncle impregnated Indian rape victim, 10, police say 2017-10-10T11:30:08Z A 10-year-old Indian rape victim who gave birth in August was raped by two of her uncles, police said. Why Africa owes a debt of gratitude to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 2017-10-10T12:25:10Z Joseph Boakai has served faithfully as deputy to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for about 11 years.