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Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

Locals in the village of Urem Kubra gesture to a man standing surrounded by rubble. More>>

Woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

A British woman has been rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship. More>>

South Koreans cross DMZ into North Korea for rare family reunions

A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea Monday to reunite with family members many haven't seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago. More>>

Exclusive: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says US addicted to sanctions

The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday in an exclusive interview from Tehran. More>>

Rescue teams wade through filthy waters to help Kerala flood victims

Dharamvir Singh is the leader of a team of six men tackling their latest tough assignment in the flood-ravaged southern Indian state of Kerala. More>>

She was raped at 15. Two years on she's still fighting for justice

It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal. More>>

3 Major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Tonga and Indonesia

A trio of intense earthquakes shook several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia on Sunday, including two on the already battered island of Lombok. More>>

Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a monthlong ceasefire of action against the Taliban, which said it will release hundreds of prisoners to mark the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. More>>

Egypt's President Sisi ratifies new internet control law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a new law on Saturday tightening the government's control of the internet, state media reported. More>>

Putin makes flying visit to Austrian foreign minister's wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin was a guest at the Austrian foreign minister's wedding on Saturday, in a move that opposition politicians say undermines the European Union's position on Moscow. More>>

New Zealand lawmaker cycles to hospital to give birth

A New Zealand lawmaker made her own way to a hospital to have her baby, covering the kilometers from her suburban home to a maternity ward on a bicycle. More>>

8.2-Magnitude earthquake strikes in South Pacific off Fiji

A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. More>>

Kofi Annan: A career of triumphs and tribulations in Africa

Kofi Annan has been described as "Africa's foremost son," as well as "a tall Iroko tree" whose achievement as the first black African to lead the UN is a source of pride to many on the continent. More>>

Rain receding in Kerala after the worst floods in nearly a century

Monsoon rains and heavy flooding have killed hundreds of people and forced more than 300,000 others to seek shelter in Kerala. More>>

State funeral held for Genoa bridge collapse victims as some families voice anger

Mourners remembered 18 of the victims of the deadly bridge collapse in the northern Italian city of Genoa at a joint state funeral service on Saturday that was reportedly boycotted by some families amid anger against the... More>>

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. He served as Secretary-General at a time when worries about the Cold War were replaced by threats of global terrorism, and his efforts to... More>>

'Htler Schntzl,' Nazi salute dolls, SS-themed liquors: How far right skirts German hate laws

Tommy Frenck is the proud owner and proprietor of The Golden Lion, a traditional, half-timbered guesthouse surrounded by meadows in a small village in central Germany. More>>

Kofi Annan Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. More>>

Imran Khan: Pakistan's Trump?

Imran Khan, who was sworn in Saturday as Prime Minister of Pakistan, is following in some familiar footsteps. More>>

Sean Connery Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of actor and philanthropist Sean Connery. He is perhaps best known for playing Agent 007, James Bond, in seven films. More>>

Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US

The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN. More>>

Kerala floods: At least 324 dead as rescue teams take to the air

At least 324 people have died in the Indian state of Kerala since the start of monsoon season in late May, officials said Friday. More>>

A journey through Hajj, Islam's special pilgrimage

For the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world, the Hajj is considered a spiritual pinnacle. Each year, up to three million pilgrims descend on Mecca -- the epicenter of the Muslim world -- to seek redemption, to forgive and... More>>

Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt in Faroe Islands

Images of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists. More>>

Indonesian police accused of killing dozens ahead of Asian Games

Police in Indonesia have killed dozens of low-level criminals ahead of hosting the 2018 Asian Games, Amnesty International alleged in a report Thursday. More>>

Bihar report details abuse, neglect in care homes across Indian state

Disadvantaged children and adults living in care homes in the Indian state of Bihar were subjected to sustained sexual, mental and physical abuse, according to newly released report that has caused national outcry and... More>>

Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley contest for app that spots fake drugs

Five months ago Jessica Osita had never used a computer, sent an email or even browsed the internet, yet she is part of a team of five teenagers who have just won a major tech award in California. More>>

One year after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides, survivors say they can barely afford to eat

One year after Sierra Leone suffered a devastating mudslide that wiped out entire communities in its capital, survivors say they are are struggling to afford meals and decent accommodation. More>>

Taiwan bakery caught between Taipei and Beijing over presidential visit

A visit by Taiwan's President has left a popular bakery caught between two increasingly adversarial governments in Beijing and Taipei. More>>

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Malaysia has repealed a controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction in April. More>>

Genoa collapse: 'Thousands' of other bridges in Italy may be at risk, experts warn

Unknown numbers of people were still missing two days after a highway bridge in northern Italy gave way, authorities said, as experts warned Thursday that thousands of other bridges in Italy could be at risk of collapse. More>>

Judaism Fast Facts

Here's a look at Judaism, the monotheistic (belief in one God) religion of the Jewish people. More>>

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's tenth prime minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93. More>>

Iranians vent anger at Trump as the wheels come off their economy

Davood Taraji stands by the refrigerator, listing the price rises that have slowly emptied his otherwise swanky, double-doored appliance over the past weeks. More>>

Trump's strategy is failing and the Taliban is winning

Just consider this incomplete précis of the past six days. More>>

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India. More>>

Number of faulty children's vaccines in China surges to over 900,000

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. More>>

Stranded rescue ship with 141 migrants allowed to dock in Malta

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. More>>

Kerala floods: Red alert issued as death toll rises in Indian state

Severe flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 80 people in the past week, and more heavy rain is forecast in coming days. More>>

This is the rover China will send to the dark side of the moon

China has unveiled a new lunar rover as it prepares to become the first nation in the world to explore the dark side of the moon later this year. More>>

Kim Jong Nam trial: Judge rules women's lawyers must mount defense

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. More>>

Kabul attack: Teens targeted, dozens killed in suicide blast

At least 34 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. More>>

Ultra hot planet has iron and titanium in its atmosphere

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. More>>

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed

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. More>>

Italy bridge collapse: State of emergency declared as search for survivors continues

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. More>>

Detentions of US activists raise questions about whether Israel has 'blacklists' of its critics

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... More>>

Turkish courts release detainees but reject US pastor's appeal

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. More>>

Stolen Buddha statue returning home after 57 years

In 1961, 14 statues were stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India museum in Nalanda, eastern India. More>>

Trained in martial arts and armed with assault rifles, India's first all-female SWAT team hits the streets

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. More>>

On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

India will launch its first manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address to the nation. More>>

Indian man returns home after 36 years in Pakistan jail, but mystery remains over disappearance

Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison. More>>

Beijing should 'temper' its behavior in the South China Sea, Duterte says

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. More>>

'Mama Elephant': How Daphne Sheldrick changed the fate of elephants worldwide

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... More>>

Two Venezuela officers detained in alleged plot on Maduro

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. More>>

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, leaving about two dozen dead

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>>

More questions than answers in murder of Russian journalists in Africa

The murder of three Russian journalists investigating the work of private military contractors in the Central African Republic is still shrouded in mystery. More>>

Enrico Letta Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. More>>

Mohamed Morsy Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's first democratically elected leader. More>>

South Sudan Fast Facts

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... More>>

Chechnya Fast Facts

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. More>>

Crash outside UK Houses of Parliament treated as terror incident, police say

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. More>>

After wreaking havoc in Africa, 'impossible to kill' crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

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. More>>

Eco-friendly open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

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. More>>

Turkey's Erdogan pledges US electronics boycott, gets closer with Russia

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. More>>

Sweden: Dozens of cars set on fire in 'very organized' operation

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. More>>

Terrorist Attacks by Vehicle Fast Facts

Here is some background information on terror attacks involving vehicles used as deadly weapons by radicalized individuals or terror groups. More>>

Former political rising star in South Korea acquitted of sexual assault

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. More>>

'China is an empire': Hong Kong independence talk held amid protests

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. More>>

Gibraltar ship stripped of flag amid dispute over migrants stranded at sea

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. More>>

Her world ended when her kids were murdered. Raising dozens of orphans saved her life

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. More>>

America's longest war takes worrying new turn

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... More>>

Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

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." More>>

Turkey's Erdogan defiant in the face of US tariffs, sanction threats

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. More>>

Vigo festival: Hundreds injured in Spain after platform collapses

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. More>>

China says claims 1 million Uyghurs put in camps 'completely untrue'

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. More>>

Afghan forces confront Taliban militants in Ghazni days after brazen attack

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... More>>

North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, both countries announced Monday. More>>

Hippo kills tourist from Taiwan in Kenya

A hippopotamus attacked and killed a tourist in Kenya over the weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a tweet Sunday. More>>

The schoolboys on a field trip in Yemen were chatting and laughing. Then came the airstrike

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. More>>

Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400

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. More>>

New theory paints more sophisticated picture of ancient Easter Island

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... More>>

Taipei hospital fire leaves 9 dead, 15 injured

Fire ripped through a hospital in Taiwan Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than dozen, authorities said. More>>

Start your Monday smart: Manafort, Brexit, wildfire tour, school starts in Parkland

No moon? No problem. Tonight's dark sky will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating. More>>

36 Killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

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. More>>

Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night

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. More>>

'Unprecedented' floods in Indian tourist hotspot kill dozens; 40,000 evacuated

Dozens of people have been killed, and tens of thousands more evacuated, after "unprecedented" flash flooding in a tourist hotspot in southern India. More>>

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel-winning novelist, dies at 85

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. More>>

Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church

Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported. More>>

New Brunswick shooting: Man charged in killings of 4, including 2 officers

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. More>>

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 387 as families mourn

The earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, increasing the death toll from the temblor seven days ago. More>>

Anti-government protesters and police clash in Romania

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. More>>

Yemen's parents search through the dead for their children after strike

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. More>>

Massoud Barzani Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Massoud Barzani, the former president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq. More>>

Yoweri Museveni Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda since 1986. More>>

2 Police officers among 4 killed in Canada shooting; a suspect is in custody

Two police officers were among four people killed in a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, police in the Canadian provincial capital said Friday. More>>

Jiang Zemin Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. More>>

Activists are renaming streets in the Netherlands after famous women. Welcome to Beyoncé Blvd.

Residents of the Netherlands, go check outside --- you might now be living on Beyoncé Boulevard. More>>

Falz 'This is Nigeria' lyrics branded 'vulgar' by censorship board

A Nigerian radio station has been fined for broadcasting "vulgar lyrics" in Nigerian rapper Falz 'This is Nigeria' viral hit song. More>>

UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children

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. More>>

How Kenya replaced the 'baton with the pen' to transform prisoners' lives

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. More>>

Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

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. More>>

Bangladesh accused of torturing jailed photographer, protest leaders

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... More>>

Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

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. More>>

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

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." More>>

France floods: One missing and 1,600 evacuated

A German man in his 70s is missing and 1,600 people have been evacuated because of flash floods in France, according to authorities. More>>

DR Congo's Ebola outbreak claims more lives, vaccinations under way

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. More>>

Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen

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. More>>

Ceasefire reported after more than 24 hours of hostilities between Israel and Hamas

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... More>>

Colombia recognizes Palestine as sovereign state

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. More>>

Student kills herself after rape, adding to outrage over sexual violence in South Africa

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. More>>

Assange 'considering' testifying before US Senate Intelligence Committee

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. More>>

Another wild week in the Russia soap opera

The relationship between Washington and Moscow has taken on the dimensions of a soap opera, with another breathless week of twists and turns. More>>

Climate change is turning the Middle East's breadbasket into a cannabis farm

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. More>>

Thai soccer team's stateless boys granted citizenship

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. More>>

Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa comments

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. More>>

Thai former 'jet set monk' Wiraphon Sukphon given 114-year sentence

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. More>>

Central African Republic Fast Facts

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. More>>

Gilad Shalit Abduction Fast Facts

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. More>>

Myanmar Fast Facts

Here's a look at Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma. More>>

Argentina's Senate rejects proposed bill to legalize abortion

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. More>>

Gangsters persuaded people to have their limbs smashed in insurance scam, police say

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... More>>

US sanctions 'categorically unacceptable,' says Putin spokesman

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... More>>

Indonesian island of Lombok hit by 5.9 magnitude tremor days after deadly quake

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. More>>

Indonesia quake: Survivors wait for aid as families mourn 347 killed

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. More>>

International Space Station Fast Facts

Here's a look at the International Space Station (ISS), a spacecraft built by a partnership of 16 nations. More>>

Human Spaceflight Fast Facts

Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. More>>

World Youth Day Fast Facts

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. More>>

Israel Fast Facts

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... More>>

Nicolás Maduro Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. More>>

Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for third term

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for a third term, his spokesman announced Wednesday. More>>

If you're surprised by Saudi Arabia's fight with Canada, you haven't been paying attention

What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia. More>>

Syria's first lady is being treated for breast cancer

Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the office of the Syrian Presidency announced in a tweet on Wednesday. More>>

Philippines President Duterte threatens to 'kill' cops under investigation

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. More>>

Battle of Amiens: Prince William, Theresa May mark offensive that turned WW1

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. More>>

Contaminated food kills at least 9 people at funeral in Peru

At least nine people died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a Peruvian funeral. More>>

Indonesian woman held captive in cave for 15 years, police say

An Indonesian woman was held captive in a cave for 15 years by a local spiritual healer who regularly raped her, police say. More>>

Taiwan mocks Beijing over new Winnie the Pooh film

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. More>>

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies after car crash

Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion, Nicholas Bett, has died after a car crash Wednesday. More>>

Elon Musk Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. More>>

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