Beloved Bollywood actress Sridevi dead at 54 2018-02-25T01:46:55Z Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi has died suddenly in Dubai at the age of 54.
UN Security Council adopts Syria ceasefire resolution 2018-02-24T16:11:29Z Not long after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, regime military aircraft hit targets in the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, activists said... Singapore's migrant workers struggle to get paid 2018-02-25T00:36:51Z It's a bustle of activity in the drop-in center. Men line up to sign their names in a book and claim tokens for a free meal, redeemable at cheap restaurants in Singapore's Little India district. Rohingya refugees find uneasy solace in Malaysia 2018-02-25T00:31:51Z Every weekday morning, about 70 students stream into a house in a quiet neighborhood on Malaysia's Penang Island. Twin suicide blasts rock Yemen port city of Aden 2018-02-24T21:11:40Z Twin suicide blasts in Aden, Yemen, killed six people and injured 31 others, according to the health ministry office in Aden. Syria Fast Facts 2018-02-24T20:56:39Z Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. Ratko Mladic Fast Facts 2018-02-24T20:56:38Z Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other war crimes. International Red Cross says 21 staffers paid for sexual services since 2015 2018-02-24T13:36:17Z The International Committee of the Red Cross said 21 staff members have been dismissed or resigned for "paying for sexual services" since 2015.
Bombs, gunfight rock Somali capital, killing dozens 2018-02-24T11:56:12Z Twin car bombings and a gun battle in the heart of Somalia's capital left dozens dead and scores wounded, authorities said Saturday.
Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban raid on military base 2018-02-24T09:36:04Z Taliban militants killed 18 soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a military base in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Ministry of Defense said, in the deadliest of a string of attacks that shook Afghanistan on Saturday. European Council leader says UK's Brexit position based on 'pure illusion' 2018-02-24T13:31:17Z The United Kingdom's position on Brexit is based on "pure illusion," European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters in Brussels after a meeting of EU leaders. Vehicle rams into school in India, killing nine children 2018-02-24T10:31:08Z A speeding van rammed into a middle school in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine children, authorities said. Nigerian President calls missing schoolgirls a 'national disaster' 2018-02-24T07:50:59Z Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the families of girls missing after an attack on their school in the country's northeast that they'll be found and their attackers brought to justice. Stolen work by famed painter Degas found in bus 2018-02-24T03:20:49Z French painter Edgar Degas' rousing depiction of singers at an opera has been found in -- of all places -- a parked bus, nine years after it was stolen from a Marseille museum. UN vote on Syria ceasefire pushed to Saturday 2018-02-24T03:00:46Z After multiple delays, the United Nations Security Council has pushed its vote on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to noon on Saturday. The 'forgotten' My Lai: South Korea's Vietnam War massacres 2018-02-24T02:00:40Z Tran Thi Duoc was 16 when the soldiers came to her village. North Korea's new Olympics delegation to be led by man blamed for deadly ship attack 2018-02-22T05:53:33Z North Korea is sending another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony this Sunday, led by a man widely believed to have masterminded the sinking of a South Korean navy ship that...
Ghouta residents now face being burned out of their destroyed homes 2018-02-23T11:49:59Z Beleaguered civilians in Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta say they are being assailed by a new kind of rocket that spreads potentially deadly fires, as human rights groups condemned international inaction over the crisis.
New murder charge announced against suspected Toronto serial killer 2018-02-23T17:45:17Z Toronto police announced a new charge Friday against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Putin's 'chef' accused of trying to cover his tracks 2018-02-23T22:05:30Z The oligarch whose company is linked to the Russian mercenary group believed to be behind an attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month is alleged to have made a systematic effort to silence reports of his...
Suspect arrested in death of Filipino maid found in a freezer, officials say 2018-02-23T16:40:14Z The employer of a Filipino domestic worker, whose battered body was found in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait City, has been arrested, Philippine officials said. No one knows who this unconscious Syrian toddler is as bombs pound Eastern Ghouta 2018-02-23T16:25:14Z Tucked under a gray blanket, his curly-haired head resting on a pillow, the boy could almost be sleeping peacefully at home.
Trudeau's India trip, mired in controversy, ends with a hug 2018-02-23T10:44:57Z After a controversy-mired seven days in India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally received an all-important hug.
US accuses Russia of blocking efforts to halt Eastern Ghouta bloodshed 2018-02-22T21:39:20Z The United States has accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt bloodshed in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian regime continues to pound the rebel-held enclave outside Damascus.
Ivanka Trump, US charmer-in-chief, touches down in South Korea 2018-02-23T09:14:53Z Ivanka Trump, eldest daughter of US President Donald Trump, arrived in South Korea Friday as part of a charm offensive in the closing days of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kenya's top court considers case to legalize homosexuality 2018-02-23T12:21:06Z Kenya's High Court began hearing a case that may decriminalize homosexuality. North and South Korea to meet to discuss taking part in Paralympics 2018-02-23T08:34:51Z Representatives from North and South Korea will meet Monday to discuss the North's participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games, according to Seoul.
Man dies after throwing explosive device at US Embassy in Montenegro 2018-02-22T04:33:28Z A man died after attempting to throw a grenade over the wall of the US Embassy early Thursday in Montenegro's capital of Podgorica, authorities said. Total Recall: The CNN news quiz 2018-02-23T05:19:41Z By Mercedes Leguizamon and Doug Criss CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. Deputy Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns over sex scandal 2018-02-23T03:19:35Z Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Friday he will resign following weeks of controversy after he announced he was expecting a baby with a former staff member.
Why Australian leader's White House visit really matters to Trump 2018-02-23T02:44:33Z Donald Trump may have got off to a rocky start with Australia when he became president last year, but his administration is determined to put it behind them this week when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits the US.
Schoolgirls still missing after suspected Boko Haram school attack 2018-02-21T21:43:22Z [Breaking news update, posted at 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday]
UNICEF deputy director resigns after accusations of inappropriate behavior 2018-02-22T20:04:12Z UNICEF Deputy Director Justin Forsyth has resigned after allegations he behaved inappropriately toward female staff members during his time as chief executive at Save the Children.
Trump must get tough on America-hating Putin, says former Georgian leader 2018-02-22T20:34:14Z President Trump must be much tougher on Russia if the Kremlin's rising power in the world is to be kept in check, according to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Haiti suspends Oxfam operations over sexual misconduct scandal 2018-02-22T22:34:21Z Haiti has suspended the international poverty charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country after reports of sexual misconduct by some of its employees.
Living 24 hours with 'Day Zero' water rations 2018-02-22T17:39:05Z It's a frustrating feeling to wake up and realize that you don't have running water.
Package sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle treated as 'racist hate crime' 2018-02-22T14:59:00Z British police are investigating a package reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a "racist hate crime."
'We can't just stop breathing': A global scandal, made in Germany 2018-02-22T08:08:36Z A piece of gray pipe hangs among the potted plants on Susanne Jallow's apartment balcony. Hidden inside the nondescript tube is a tiny computer, seven cables and a particle sensor.
From 'snub' to scandal, Trudeau's India visit sparks outrage 2018-02-22T13:48:54Z Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's week-long trip to India has gone from bad to worse.
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny could spend election in jail 2018-02-22T11:13:45Z Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was briefly detained in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the country's presidential election from which he has been banned.
'Hell on earth': UN mulls Syria action as Eastern Ghouta deaths rise 2018-02-22T12:18:50Z UN Security Council members may vote Thursday on a temporary ceasefire for Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region, a day after the United Nations' chief deplored the plight of the civilians trapped there as "hell on earth." Doctors forced to use expired drugs as 300 die in Syria's Eastern Ghouta 2018-02-21T12:57:43Z The devastation wrought in Eastern Ghouta by a relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime has forced doctors to use expired drugs and scramble for water as the number of dead reached 300 in three days, medics and... Voices from Eastern Ghouta: 'They will all die, one by one' 2018-02-22T08:18:40Z Premature twin boys born into chaos. An oncologist without medicine to treat her cancer patients. And a mother's last wish -- for her children not to die hungry. Trump set the tone for a year of 'hate-filled rhetoric', Amnesty says 2018-02-20T18:31:47Z The US government's polarizing decision to ban travel from six Muslim-majority countries set the tone for a year of "hate-filled rhetoric" that fanned the flames of bigotry and persecution, Amnesty International alleged in... China strengthening air defenses with eye on India, says state media 2018-02-21T23:53:14Z Border tensions between China and India could again flare-up, say analysts, following a report in Chinese state media detailing the country's build-up of air defense capabilities close to its western frontier.
Save the Children promises review after claims against former CEO 2018-02-21T07:27:27Z Save the Children has apologized for the past inappropriate behavior of its former chief executive towards female staff, promising a fresh review into the charity's "organizational culture."
Second Netanyahu confidant turns state's witness in graft probes 2018-02-21T14:04:08Z In another major blow to embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a second close confidant of the Israeli leader has agreed to testify in one of the corruption investigations encircling Netanyahu and his inner circle. The 15-year-old documenting Eastern Ghouta massacre with selfie videos 2018-02-21T13:12:44Z Like most teenagers, 15-year-old Muhammad Najem spends a lot of time posting selfie videos on social media. Unlike most teenagers, Najem makes his videos in Syria as airstrikes rain bombs onto his street and kill his friends. Polish minister backs call for 'Polocaust' museum 2018-02-21T12:17:43Z A Polish government minister has supported calls for a "Polocaust" museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War Two.
'War crimes on epic scale:' 250 deaths in two days in Syria's Eastern Ghouta 2018-02-20T14:27:23Z At least 250 civilians have been killed in two days of relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta in Syria, activists say, prompting warnings that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is preparing to crush the rebel-held enclave. Myanmar, Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya in 'no man's land' 2018-02-21T10:22:35Z Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to resettle as many as 6,000 Rohingyas who are trapped in "no man's land" between the two countries. Fifth graft probe hits Netanyahu, inner circle as police chief fires back at PM 2018-02-20T19:16:49Z For the second time this week, Israeli police have announced a new corruption investigation targeting members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner circle, marking the fifth such investigation to entangle the...
Pro-Syrian regime forces enter Afrin to support Kurdish fighters 2018-02-20T05:26:06Z Pro-Syrian government fighters entered the contested region of Afrin on Tuesday and were reportedly fired on by Turkish forces, risking further military escalation between the two countries.
There are no longer any words to describe Syria's horror 2018-02-20T20:22:01Z The war in Syria has exhausted all superlatives. Worst day, worst month, worst year, worst ever. Words fail to describe the destruction of this ancient, beautiful land. Prince Albert of Monaco Fast Facts 2018-02-21T02:07:09Z Here's a look at the life of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II. He was formally invested as Monaco's ruler on July 12, 2005, following the death of his father, Prince Rainier.
UNICEF's statement on children's suffering in Syria is "_____________" 2018-02-20T21:51:58Z Survivors often say they have no words to describe tragedies. Nigeria convicts 205 Boko Haram suspects 2018-02-20T19:42:01Z A Nigerian high court convicted 205 Boko Haram suspects for their involvement with the insurgent group, according to a Justice Ministry statement on Monday. Justin Trudeau 'snubbed' by Indian government on official trip 2018-02-20T14:01:35Z Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first official visit to India is generating plenty of publicity, but for all the wrong reasons. The international community is failing Syria's Eastern Ghouta 2018-02-20T17:36:44Z "Condemn," "deplore" and "denounce." Words that are heard almost daily -- from the United Nations and western governments -- about the atrocities being committed against thousands of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, outside... Mozambique garbage collapse kills 'poorest of the poor' 2018-02-20T17:16:44Z A huge mountain of garbage that towered over homes in an impoverished district of Mozambique's capital has collapsed, killing 17 people, officials said. Sexual exploitation is widespread in the global aid sector, UK lawmakers told 2018-02-20T17:11:44Z Sexual exploitation and abuse is a problem across the international humanitarian aid sector, British lawmakers were told on Tuesday. 'Dozens' of Russians injured in US airstrikes in Syria, ministry concedes 2018-02-20T16:01:39Z Russia has admitted for the first time that it suffered heavy casualties in an ill-fated operation against US-backed forces in Syria earlier this month. Poland's Jewish groups say Jews feel unsafe since new Holocaust law 2018-02-20T14:31:35Z Poland's Jewish organizations say the country's controversial new Holocaust law has led to a "growing wave of intolerance, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism," leaving many within the community feeling unsafe. Mexico Drug War Fast Facts 2018-02-20T13:36:32Z Here's a look at the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. 2010 Chilean Mine Rescue Fast Facts 2018-02-20T13:36:32Z Here's a look at the 2010 rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in the Atacama region of northern Chile. Hundreds of schoolgirls flee suspected Boko Haram attackers in Nigeria 2018-02-20T13:31:32Z Hundreds of schoolgirls escaped possibly being kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram attackers who raided their school in northeast Nigeria on Monday, officials said. Jacob Zuma Fast Facts 2018-02-13T13:23:13Z Here's a look at the life of Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa. Morgan Tsvangirai Fast Facts 2018-02-20T13:16:31Z Here's a look at the life of Morgan Tsvangirai, former prime minister of Zimbabwe. Cape Town's 'Day Zero' forecast pushed to July 2018-02-20T12:56:29Z The day that taps in drought-hit Cape Town are forecast to run dry has been pushed back another month to July 9, authorities in the South African city announced on Tuesday. Ex-Peru leader Fujimori can be tried over killings despite pardon 2018-02-20T12:21:28Z Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year for human rights abuses, may soon face another trial. US assault rifles are being sold on Telegram in Syria 2018-02-20T09:31:19Z US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al Qaeda heartland.
'Sadistic' UK academic sentenced to 32 years in prison for pedophilia 2018-02-20T03:15:58Z A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of "warped and sadistic" crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation.
Netanyahu's troubles deepen as Israeli police arrest confidants 2018-02-20T02:45:57Z Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's troubles deepened as police arrested members of his inner circle in a widening graft probe, now the fourth investigation to involve the Israeli leader or his confidants. ISIS claims attack on Shiite militia in Iraq; 27 dead 2018-02-20T01:05:52Z ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a Shiite militia group near the Iraqi city of Hawija over the weekend, an ambush that left more than two dozen slain.
Two aid workers killed, one kidnapped, in Congo 2018-02-19T23:55:48Z Two aid workers were killed and one kidnapped over the weekend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations reported Monday.
Dozens of people were killed in Syrian airstrikes, a human rights group says 2018-02-19T17:05:34Z At least 71 people were killed and 325 others wounded in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta after the Syrian government carried out a series of airstrikes and artillery bombardments, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...
Oxfam staff 'physically threatened' witness in prostitution investigation, report says 2018-02-19T06:39:56Z Oxfam has for the first time publicly released its internal report into the 2011 Haiti prostitution scandal which has badly damaged the British charity's reputation around the world. Iran official: Tel Aviv would be 'razed to the ground' if Israel attacks 2018-02-19T21:25:41Z Iran issued a strong warning to Israel on Monday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech at last weekend's Munich Security Conference.
23 Passengers removed from cruise ship in Australia after brawls 2018-02-18T20:59:41Z Violent brawls and disruptive behavior on a 10-day Carnival Line cruise in the South Pacific led the ship to dock early so Australian police could remove a large family of 23 people. Robert Levinson Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:45:31Z Here's a look at Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran. Earthquakes Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:35:31Z Here's a look at earthquakes worldwide. North Korea Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:35:31Z Here's some background information about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also called North Korea. It borders China, Russia and South Korea. Venezuela Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:30:30Z Here's a look at Venezuela, an OPEC member state that has the largest proven reserves of oil in the coalition. Mardi Gras Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:05:30Z Here's a look at Mardi Gras, a celebration held the day before the fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts 2018-02-19T17:05:29Z Here's a look at the life of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rodrigo Duterte Fast Facts 2018-02-19T16:50:28Z Here is a look at the life of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Gerry Adams Fast Facts 2018-02-19T16:25:27Z Here's a look at the life of Gerry Adams, former president of Sinn Fein, the leading republican political party in Northern Ireland. 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Fast Facts 2018-02-12T01:56:26Z Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games take place February 9-25, 2018. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place March 9-18, 2018. Kim Jong Un Fast Facts 2018-02-19T15:50:26Z Here is a look at the life of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Major Rail Accidents Fast Facts 2018-02-19T15:40:25Z Here's some background information about major rail accidents since 1900. Commercial Passenger Airplane Crashes Fast Facts 2018-02-19T15:35:24Z Here's a look at commercial passenger airplane crashes. For crashes caused by military acts or by terrorism, see Terrorism and War-Related Airplane Crashes Fast Facts. Mikhail Gorbachev Fast Facts 2018-02-19T15:20:24Z Here's a look at the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the former USSR.
Search for Iran plane crash wreckage 'ongoing', state media says 2018-02-19T11:45:12Z The search for the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran, killing all 65 people on board, remains "ongoing" a day after the incident , state TV reported Monday.
Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel 2018-02-19T10:35:11Z Poland's embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas on Sunday, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Fire damages Tibet's hallowed Jokhang temple 2018-02-19T09:40:06Z Fire appears to have engulfed the gilded roof of Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, though details on the extent of the damage are scarce even two days later. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast Facts 2018-02-19T13:20:17Z Here's a look at the life of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president and former prime minister of Turkey. New Kurdish alliance complicates relationship with US 2018-02-19T12:50:16Z Syria's long and messy civil war just got more complicated.
How a plot to kill Kim Il Sung ended in mutiny and murder 2018-02-18T23:39:34Z They were supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.
As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles 2018-02-18T23:44:35Z The Seychelles is not typically associated with geopolitics. But beyond the white sandy beaches and tropical jungles, the tiny archipelago nation is emerging as a key player in India's battle to counter growing Chinese... 5 Killed in church shooting in Dagestan 2018-02-18T17:34:24Z A shooter opened fire at a church in the Northern Caucasus region of southern Russia on Sunday, killing five people and wounding two others, authorities said, according to state media. Netanyahu blasts media 'witch hunt' as police announce new investigation 2018-02-19T00:04:36Z In a pre-emptive strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed media "pressure" for a new police investigation, less than a week after police said they had enough evidence to indict the Israeli leader for corruption in...
Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says 2018-02-18T08:18:44Z All 65 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said.
2 Gazans killed in Israeli airstrike after bomb injures 4 Israeli soldiers 2018-02-18T16:49:13Z Two Palestinians in Gaza were killed Saturday night in Israeli airstrikes after four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosive device along the Gaza border.
Husband of murdered UK MP steps down from charities amid assault claims 2018-02-18T15:14:08Z Brendan Cox, the husband of murdered British MP Jo Cox, has stepped down from charities he set up in her name, amid allegations of sexual assault. Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leader 2018-02-18T05:28:35Z What was meant to be a simple uneventful local election has sparked uncertainty over the future of Sri Lanka's political landscape, after a newly formed party led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa swept to victory. The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about 2018-02-18T05:03:35Z There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in... Macy's decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim women 2018-02-18T00:58:24Z American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.
May: 'Ideology' must not impede Brexit security deal 2018-02-17T15:07:55Z UK Prime Minister Theresa May warned Saturday that "ideology" should not get in the way as she called for a new security treaty to be agreed between Britain and the European Union after Brexit. 13 Killed in Mexico after helicopter crashes as officials tour quake area 2018-02-17T07:22:31Z A military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed Friday night in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing 13 people, Mexican officials said.
South Korea's Moon puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North 2018-02-17T12:57:46Z South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.
Haiti minister says he may revoke Oxfam's right to operate in country 2018-02-17T19:28:08Z Haiti could expel Oxfam if allegations of sexual misconduct against the British charity prove to be true, a senior government official said. Wales shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake 2018-02-17T18:03:03Z A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey.
Pakistani man sentenced for rape, murder of Zainab Ansari 2018-02-17T09:27:36Z A Pakistani man was sentenced to death Saturday for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl whose killing last month led to widespread protests.
Turkey jails 6 Turkish journalists for life, releases German reporter 2018-02-16T12:21:37Z A Turkish court sentenced six journalists and other media professionals to life in prison Friday, Turkey's Anadolu state news agency reported, roughly an hour after another court freed a German-Turkish reporter who had...
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts southeastern Mexico 2018-02-17T00:12:10Z A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southeastern Mexico on Friday night, with the epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reported. Jakarta's battle with snakes 2018-02-17T01:57:14Z Ghufron Arifuddin's New Year resolution is to clean up the garbage that blights his backyard and neighborhood in Jakarta.
Russians fear US shootings may inspire copycat school attacks 2018-02-16T17:06:50Z Russians have watched with horror this week as the details of the latest US school shooting, in Parkland, Florida, have emerged.
South Africa's new President invokes Mandela, promises 'a new dawn' 2018-02-16T21:17:02Z South Africa's newly installed President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation address on Friday, declaring "a new dawn" that will "confront the injustices of the past and the inequalities of the... How music saved his life 2018-02-16T20:22:01Z When James Rhodes was 7 years old, music saved his life.
200-Year-old water dispute settled in South India 2018-02-16T11:36:35Z India's top court may have finally ended a centuries-long, and at times bloody, dispute over the allocation of water from a river to states in South India. UN chief calls for culture change after Oxfam allegations 2018-02-16T15:36:46Z UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that a culture change is required to enable women across the world to work without fear of sexual harassment.
Borneo's orangutan population slashed by more than half in 16 years 2018-02-16T12:06:36Z The number of orangutans on the island of Borneo has more than halved in 16 years, as hunting of the critically endangered species continues and rampant deforestation destroys its habitat, scientists say.
How to help victims of the Florida school shooting 2018-02-15T16:50:43Z As the nation grapples with the horrifying school shooting in South Florida, there are ways to help.
How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts 2018-02-15T17:10:44Z The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.
'Three Billboards' inspires Grenfell Tower protest in London 2018-02-15T19:25:53Z London activists are borrowing from an Oscar-nominated movie to encourage authorities to take action in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 71 people last June and left hundreds of residents homeless.
Ethiopian prime minister resigns after years of turmoil 2018-02-15T17:25:56Z Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, after years of upheaval in the troubled east African nation.
Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed as South Africa's President after Zuma quits 2018-02-15T08:15:19Z Cyril Ramaphosa was confirmed Thursday as South Africa's new President hours after scandal-plagued leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Russia says it has proof of Western influence in its upcoming election 2018-02-15T16:31:05Z Russia said Thursday that it has "concrete proof" that Western nations have attempted to interfere in its presidential election next month.
Cyril Ramaphosa: Mandela's chosen one gets his turn in office 2018-02-15T13:00:31Z It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party...
A hole in the heart of the Rosette Nebula 2018-02-14T17:39:40Z For years, researchers have wondered why there is a hole in the heart of the Rosette Nebula, 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros (unicorn) constellation of our Milky Way galaxy. British man who fought ISIS charged with terror offenses 2018-02-15T15:45:57Z A British man has been indicted on terror charges for fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Massive sinkhole prompts evacuation of 22 families in Rome 2018-02-15T11:45:37Z A massive sinkhole swallowed several cars in a Rome neighborhood, forcing the evacuation of surrounding buildings and raising pressing questions over safety protocols in the Italian capital. Tillerson's Mideast tour: messenger without a message 2018-02-15T10:10:24Z If President Donald Trump was out to punish his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, he's found just the thing. Harry Harris, Trump's pick for Australia envoy, slams Beijing's Asia ambitions 2018-02-15T09:35:23Z China is seeking to "undermine" the international order in the Asia Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, US President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Australia, said in Washington on Wednesday.
Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's President, mired in corruption scandal 2018-02-14T21:04:46Z Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. North Korean ship spotted likely violating sanctions a third time 2018-02-15T04:05:07Z A North Korean tanker has likely violated United Nations sanctions for the third time in recent months, according to authorities in Japan. Young Chinese shun shark fin, but threats remain 2018-02-15T03:35:06Z Changing attitudes among young Chinese means shark's fin soup is increasingly off banquet menus, according to a new report from WildAid, which says the consumption of the delicacy is no longer the single greatest threat to...
Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai, longtime Mugabe foe, dies at age 65 2018-02-14T19:54:43Z Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's longtime opposition leader and former Prime Minister, has died in a South African hospital at the age of 65, according to MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa.
Jacob Zuma, South Africa's 'Teflon President,' is finally out 2018-02-14T21:14:46Z South African President Jacob Zuma's resignation Wednesday marks a dramatic end to a political reign that was mired in scandal and tainted by a worsening economy.
Prince Henrik of Denmark dies, refused to be buried next to his queen 2018-02-14T14:04:25Z Prince Henrik of Denmark died Tuesday with his wife, Queen Margrethe, at his side. But he will not be buried in the plot next to hers, breaking a centuries-old royal tradition.
Jacob Zuma complains of 'unfair' efforts to force him out 2018-02-14T08:44:13Z Beleaguered South African President Jacob Zuma denounced efforts to oust him as "unfair" on Wednesday, as senior members of his party ramped up their chaotic efforts to end his corruption-tainted tenure. Israeli minister criticizes Netanyahu amid corruption allegations 2018-02-14T14:19:34Z Cracks in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition appeared to be emerging less than 24 hours after police announced there was "sufficient evidence" to indict him on corruption charges.
After years of scandal, is South Africa finally done with Jacob Zuma 2018-02-13T18:08:28Z South Africa's "Teflon President" Jacob Zuma has brushed off an extraordinary number of corruption allegations and scandals in his eight years in office. In the ultimate test of his political survivability, his ruling... Killing prompts return of Philippines workers from Kuwait 2018-02-13T09:48:01Z As many as 10,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait are expected to take up the Philippines government's offer of a free flight home after the body of their compatriot was found stuffed in a freezer. Five injured after Delta passengers evacuate plane in Nigeria 2018-02-13T23:38:48Z At least five people were injured after Delta passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a flight that had returned to the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, the airline said Tuesday.
Australian blaze burning area almost double the size of Singapore 2018-02-14T03:23:56Z A wildfire raging in a remote part of South Australia is large enough that smoke emanating from it can be seen from space, CNN meteorologists confirm.
Couple who lost home in wildfire wins million-dollar lotto 2018-02-14T02:28:54Z Bill Pendergast has spent the last two years rebuilding his home, which burnt down when a wildfire raged through Fort McMurray, Alberta. Now, he is $1 million richer and able to finish restoring his family home thanks to...
Israeli police find 'sufficient evidence' to indict Benjamin Netanyahu 2018-02-13T19:38:36Z Israeli police said Tuesday there is "sufficient evidence" to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases.
Netanyahu corruption probes: What you need to know 2018-02-13T20:13:34Z Israeli police said Tuesday there was "sufficient evidence" to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on criminal charges in two corruption cases.
Minnie Driver is stepping down as an Oxfam ambassador 2018-02-13T23:43:48Z Actress Minnie Driver is stepping down as one of Oxfam's global ambassadors following revelations of sexual abuse by aid workers in Haiti.
Guatemala detains former president, finance minister on corruption charges 2018-02-13T21:13:37Z Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and a former finance minister who is now Oxfam International's chairman were detained Tuesday in a corruption investigation involving a public bus deal, the office of Guatemala's...
Year of the Dog exposes growth of Islamic conservatism in Malaysia 2018-02-13T21:38:38Z With the Lunar New Year round the corner, Chinese around the world are preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog. After ISIS, Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild 2018-02-13T19:53:33Z Iraq needs $88.2 billion to rebuild parts of the country in the aftermath of the war against ISIS, according to Iraq's minister of planning. Palestinian teen protester Ahed Tamimi appears in Israeli military court 2018-02-13T17:53:28Z A Palestinian teenage protester who was captured on video punching and kicking a heavily armed Israeli soldier last year made a high profile appearance Tuesday in an Israeli military courtroom packed with activists, human... Oxfam whistleblower says charity and regulator failed to act on sex abuse allegations 2018-02-13T17:23:25Z A whistleblower has accused the scandal-hit Oxfam charity and its UK regulator of failing to act when told that senior staff paid for prostitutes during the relief operation that followed the devastating 2010 Haiti...
Jacob Zuma defies ANC demand to quit as South Africa's President 2018-02-13T12:23:10Z South Africa was plunged into political turmoil on Tuesday when the country's ruling African National Congress announced it had demanded the resignation of President Jacob Zuma -- but that the 75-year-old veteran had... Several Russians killed in US airstrikes in Syria, friends say 2018-02-13T16:03:24Z Several Russians who had been hired as paramilitary contractors were among more than 100 men killed in US airstrikes in northern Syria last week, according to their friends and families.
Worst storm in 60 years ravages Tonga 2018-02-13T05:12:47Z Large parts of Tonga have been left without power after Tropical Cyclone Gita smashed into the Pacific island nation, flattening buildings, downing electrical lines and causing widespread flooding.
Kim Jong Un 'impressed' with South Korea, North Korea state media says 2018-02-13T07:02:53Z North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has praised South Korea for its "very impressive" and "sincere" efforts in hosting the North's high-level delegation during the opening of the Winter Olympics.
Zuma clings to power in South Africa as party moves to oust him 2018-02-13T05:47:49Z Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma was clinging to power Tuesday after his ruling African National Congress party held a marathon meeting to decide his future. Boko Haram Fast Facts 2018-02-13T14:53:17Z Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law. The captured ISIS fighters that nobody wants 2018-02-13T14:33:33Z What do you do with 400 of the world's most unwanted extremists, held in a territory that isn't technically a state, that doesn't really have the legal means to extradite them, or the resources to jail them indefinitely? Two blasts, an acrid smell, then panic: Syrians describe alleged chemical attack 2018-02-13T12:58:11Z Fayiz Khattab was in a single-room makeshift basement bunker with eight other men when they received news on their two-way radio that there were aircraft overhead. Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 20 years in jail 2018-02-13T09:38:01Z The confidante of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country's leader in 2017.
Lonely Bolivian water frog seeks mate on Match.com to save his species 2018-02-12T20:37:22Z An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species.