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Afghan-Taliban ceasefires are marred by another mass killing -- and it's not clear who's responsible

What was supposed to be a day of ceasefires turned into a day of carnage. Again. More>>

Colombians vote in second round of presidential election

Colombians on Sunday cast their ballots in the second round of the presidential election, choosing between conservative candidate Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro. More>>

Deadly explosions rock Nigerian community amid Eid celebrations

Twin bomb blasts at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 20 people and wounded scores more, local police told CNN. More>>

Pope Francis says abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi crimes

Pope Francis compared having an abortion to avoid birth defects to the Nazi era idea of trying to create a pure race. More>>

Hundreds of migrants turned away by Italy arrive in Spain

After more than a week at sea, hundreds of migrants turned away by Italy danced and sang as their ships arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday. More>>

What it's like on board the migrant ship to Spain

Hundreds of migrants who were left to drift in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta turned them away arrived in Spain on Sunday, ending, at least temporarily, a political crisis in Europe over policing the continent's... More>>

Beaches, bases, battles: The seven-decade fight for Okinawa

Akiko Urasaki knows what it's like to grow up with the specter of war. More>>

17 Dead after Venezuela nightclub violence

At least 17 people, including eight minors, were killed Saturday after a partygoer detonated a tear-gas canister setting off a stampede inside a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela, authorities said. More>>

Eid celebrations in Afghanistan marred by deadly bombing

As onlookers lauded reports of Taliban fighters and Afghan government security forces shaking hands and embracing during an unprecedented ceasefire to mark Eid, a deadly bombing in eastern Afghanistan marred celebrations... More>>

Taxi hits pedestrians in Moscow amid World Cup festivities

A taxi plowed into a crowd of pedestrians Saturday in central Moscow, injuring seven people, according to Russian state news agency TASS. More>>

Angelina Jolie visits war-torn Mosul one year after its liberation from ISIS

Angelina Jolie visited Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday to raise awareness of the dire humanitarian situation that plagues the city almost one year after its liberation from ISIS. More>>

Thousands evacuate as battle intensifies near Yemen airport

Thousands of civilians have been evacuating districts surrounding Hodeidah's airport Saturday as a Saudi-led coalition closes in on the Houthi-held city in Yemen, according to two sources. More>>

Italian official warns migrant ships not to dock as migrant supporters rally in Rome

Italy's hard-line, anti-immigration interior minister, Matteo Salvini, on Saturday warned ships carrying migrants as part of a humanitarian mission not to try to dock in Italy, even as crowds rallied in Rome in solidarity... More>>

Austria's Sebastian Kurz, a rock star to conservatives, walks a 'thin red line' in Europe

Earlier this week, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, two generations of European conservative leadership standing side by side. More>>

Nicaragua government agrees to international probe into deadly protests

The Nicaraguan government has agreed to an international investigation into protests that have left dozens of people dead since April. More>>

Civilians in Yemen port city fear all-out battle as Saudi coalition closes in

Hodeidah, the densely populated Houthi-held Yemeni port city, is bracing for the worst as it faces an all-out battle, humanitarian groups said Friday. More>>

Stephen Hawking's voice bound for a black hole 3,500 light years away

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking spent his life teaching the world about space, so it is only fitting that part of him will end up among the stars. More>>

French police seize SIM cards, cut soles from shoes of child migrants, report claims

Child migrants are being abused, detained and returned to Italy illegally by French police, according to a report published Friday by the charity Oxfam. More>>

Anger in Hong Kong over Beijing's legal jurisdiction in new train station

Hong Kong lawmakers passed a controversial new bill Thursday allowing mainland Chinese laws to apply in a section of a new train station, despite protests by citizens and lawmakers. More>>

Afghanistan claims US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader

A US drone strike in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar province has killed the leader of the Pakistan Taliban (TTP), according to a Afghan government official. More>>

Total Recall: The CNN news quiz

By Doug Criss CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift

For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the meteor-induced mass extinction of dinosaurs 66... More>>

Putin invites 'comrade' Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a senior North Korean official in Moscow on Thursday and invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia. More>>

Prominent journalist gunned down in Kashmir

A prominent Kashmiri journalist was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen Thursday in the capital of Indian administered Kashmir, sending shockwaves through the local journalistic community and underlining the insecurity... More>>

Argentina's lower house of Congress approves bill liberalizing abortion laws

The Argentine Chamber of Deputies voted Thursday morning to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. More>>

UN calls for international inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

The United Nations slammed both Indian and Pakistani authorities Thursday for alleged human rights violations in the disputed Kashmir region, with the body's top rights official calling for an international inquiry into... More>>

US returns stolen Christopher Columbus letter to the Vatican

A copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 that was stolen from the Vatican Library and found in the United States was returned Thursday. More>>

Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer detained again

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, was detained by security forces on Wednesday, according to her family. More>>

UK gay rights activist arrested in Russia as World Cup opens

UK-based gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was briefly detained by police in Moscow on the opening day of the month-long World Cup soccer tournament in Russia, according to his official Twitter account. More>>

Albert Einstein railed against racism. Now, his travel diaries reveal he had a racist streak

A series of travel diaries written by famed physicist and anti-racism campaigner Albert Einstein -- and now published in English for the first time -- reveal that the scientist held racist and xenophobic views of his own. More>>

Argentina's Congress debating whether to liberalize abortion laws

Thousands of people flooded the streets around Argentina's Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers inside were locked in a tense debate over whether to relax the nation's highly restrictive abortion laws. More>>

North Korea state media airs unseen video from Trump-Kim summit

Images of hundreds of North Koreans jubilantly clapping and waving flags as Kim Jong Un landed in Pyongyang Wednesday have been broadcast across the reclusive country as part of a lengthy state media documentary about his... More>>

Migrant ship Aquarius reveals a fractured Europe

A rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean Sea since Sunday is on its way to Spain, where the government has agreed to accept the 630 people on board. More>>

Gangs in El Salvador are using women's bodies for 'revenge and control'

San Salvador, El Salvador -- From afar, it looked like a breakdown. A few cars gathered at the side of a highway on a Tuesday morning. More>>

Pompeo: No sanctions relief for North Korea until complete denuclearization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said there will be no sanctions relief for North Korea while it maintains nuclear weapons, contradicting North Korean state media who said it could take place "as progress is made." More>>

Japan lowers its age of adulthood to 18

The Japanese government enacted a bill Wednesday lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, but teenagers beware: the legal age of drinking will stay fixed at 20. More>>

Saudi-led forces begin attack on Yemen port city, ignoring UN warnings

An operation to recapture the northwestern Yemeni port city of Hodeidah got underway at dawn Wednesday, potentially putting a quarter of a million people at risk. More>>

How do North Koreans learn about the Trump-Kim summit?

It may be a day late, but North Koreans finally got news Wednesday of the historic summit between their leader, Kim Jong Un, and US President Donald Trump. More>>

Three 'baby' planets found forming around newborn star

In the constellation of Sagittarius, three infant planets have been found orbiting a young star 330 light-years from Earth. These are the first planets to be found using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, which is... More>>

Miss Iraq and Miss Israel reunited after selfie controversy

Six months after a selfie of Miss Universe contestants from Iraq and Israel was posted on Instagram and sparked an international incident, the two women have reunited. More>>

Shot and left for dead by the Taliban, 'Afghanistan's Malala' just graduated college with honors

Breshna Musazai leaned on her brother as she climbed out of her wheelchair and up the stairs of the graduation stage at the American University of Afghanistan. With polio in one leg and injuries from a Taliban attack in... More>>

An Indian chess champ pulls out of a competition in Iran because of its mandatory headscarf rule

An Indian chess champion has decided to pull out of a tournament in Iran in protest over that country's compulsory headscarf rule, saying it is a violation of her human rights. More>>

Congo warlord acquitted of war crimes to be released

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the "interim release" of former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, after it reversed his 18-year jail sentence last week. More>>

Faure must go: How one Togolese woman is risking her life to end 50-year Gnassingbé dynasty

For Farida Nabourema, fighting for democracy in her country has come at a high price; she's had to sacrifice her family, friends and her safety. More>>

World Cup Fast Facts

Here's a look at the World Cup football (soccer) tournaments. The World Cup is organized by FIFA, the Federation Internationale de Football Association. Men's and women's tournaments are held every four years. More>>

Ending the US-South Korea war games would be a win for Beijing

Kim Jong Un flew into Singapore on a Chinese plane for his summit with US President Donald Trump and left with a prized concession long sought by Beijing: the suspension of US-South Korean war games. More>>

The two really important people at the summit (beside Trump and Kim)

When President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held their historic talks Tuesday in a Singapore hotel, they weren't in the room alone. Someone had to interpret for them. More>>

'Exhausted' migrants rescued from ship begin four-day journey to Spain

The search-and-rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean Sea since Sunday began its roughly 800-mile journey to Spain on Tuesday evening after transferring more than 500 rescued migrants to Italian Coast Guard and naval... More>>

Mexico Drug War Fast Facts

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. More>>

Pope Francis Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Pope Francis, the current pope and first non-European pontiff of the modern era. More>>

José Andrés is at it again! He's feeding thousands in Guatemala after the volcano eruption

Armed with tamales and a whole team of volunteers, renowned chef José Andrés traveled to Guatemala four days after the eruption of Fuego volcano, to feed the masses. More>>

Man at center of Nobel Prize sexual harassment scandal charged with rape

The French photographer at the center of a sexual harassment scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature has been charged with two counts of rape, Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said... More>>

World Cup child trafficking plot stopped in Nigeria

Ten Nigerian children who were being smuggled out of the country to Russia have been rescued, the country's anti-trafficking agency said Tuesday. More>>

Detained Americans Fast Facts

Here's a look at some recent cases of foreign governments detaining US citizens. For information about other missing Americans, see Robert Levinson Fast Facts or POW/MIA in Iraq and Afghanistan Fast Facts. More>>

Armed man takes hostages in Paris

At least two people were being held hostage Tuesday in Paris, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. More>>

Justin Trudeau Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. More>>

Kim had a great summit. And he didn't even need to give anything away

Kim Jong Un couldn't have scripted his Singapore sojourn any better himself. As he toured the streets on a night-time walkabout and posed for selfies with the Singaporean foreign minister, he was treated more like a rock... More>>

North Korean media quiet on historic Trump-Kim summit

The handshake, the menu, the positioning of flags -- every aspect of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been dissected and analyzed in the world's media. But in North... More>>

Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

China on Tuesday lodged a protest with the US after Washington opened its new de facto embassy in Taiwan, a self-ruled island off China's southeastern coast that Beijing considers a renegade province. More>>

Singapore summit: How Trump-Kim ties could transform Asia

As Tuesday's landmark summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea drew to a close, questions remained for US allies in East Asia as to what Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's budding relationship will mean... More>>

Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobob trees have died

Some of the oldest and biggest baobab trees in Africa have died recently, becoming the latest possible victims of climate change, according to a study published in the journal Nature Plants on Monday. More>>

Key moments from the Trump-Kim summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met Tuesday in front of the world's cameras, against the backdrop of flags of the United States and North Korea. More>>

Dennis Rodman gets emotional discussing Trump and Kim

It's been described as the biggest diplomatic breakthrough of the 21st century, but to former basketball star Dennis Rodman, Tuesday's meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Trump was a beautiful... More>>

Cameroon security forces torturing English speakers, Amnesty says

Cameroon is in the grip of spiraling violence that has seen security forces and armed separatists torture and attack people in the country's English speaking region, a new report by Amnesty International has said. More>>

Kim Yong Chol: North Korea's go-to diplomat

There are few notable personalities on the northern side of the Korean peninsula's demilitarized zone. But one of them, Kim Yong Chol, has taken an outsized role in the ongoing rapprochement with both South Korea and the US. More>>

Last chance for Korean Americans hoping to find lost family members

It has been more than 70 years since Kyung Joo Lee fled North Korea, leaving behind three older brothers and an older sister. More>>

Fears grow of imminent attack on main humanitarian port in Yemen

The United Nations is racing to avoid an imminent offensive on a major Yemeni port city considered a lifeline for the country's war-ravaged population. More>>

How the Trump-Kim summit is playing in North Korea

North Koreans woke up to news on Monday that their leader, Kim Jong Un, had arrived in Singapore for a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. More>>

Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk ahead of summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went on a surprise tour of downtown Singapore on Monday night, just hours before he was due to take part in a landmark meeting with US President Donald Trump. More>>

Holocaust survivor who treated Anne Frank in a concentration camp is dead at 95

It was February 1945, and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany had been overrun by typhus. More>>

'We'll miss you greatly,' Nigerians mourn reggae star Ras Kimono

Nigerian reggae singer Ras Kimono has died aged 60, after a short illness. More>>

US sanctions Libyan smugglers after CNN investigation

The United States imposed sanctions against six men for their involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya in a case first exposed by a CNN undercover investigation. More>>

Spain offers to take in migrant ship after Italy's populists turn it away

Spain announced Monday that it would allow a ship carrying hundreds of migrants to dock in Valencia after Italy's new populist government turned the boat away in a move described by rescuers as unprecedented. More>>

French Open Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the French Open tennis tournament. More>>

Trump-Kim summit: North Korean leader to talk denuclearization

North Korea state media reported Monday that leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will discuss denuclearization and establishing a "durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula during their historic... More>>

125-Mile-long human chain calls for Basque independence vote

Almost 200,000 people joined together Sunday in Spain's Basque Country to create a 202-kilometer (125-mile) human chain to make the case for having a vote on independence. More>>

Thousands of women in Ireland smash record for world's largest skinny dip

More than 2,000 women bared all at an Irish beach on Saturday, setting a new world record for the largest skinny dip and raising thousands of dollars for a children's cancer charity. More>>

Singapore summit: Will striking a deal with Trump risk Kim's regime?

It's a measure of Kim Jong Un's confidence as North Korean leader that he's left his country to meet US President Donald Trump in Singapore, the farthest he's traveled since taking on his father's role in 2011. More>>

Ri Sol Ju: The woman married to Kim Jong Un

North Korea's first lady, Ri Sol Ju has made regular appearances at her husband's side in recent months as relations have warmed between North and South Korea. More>>

Abadi says fire at ballot box warehouse 'a plot to sabotage' Iraq's democracy

A Baghdad warehouse being used to store ballot boxes for Iraq's contested parliamentary election caught fire on Sunday, ahead of a nationwide recount effort. More>>

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung jailed for six years

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been jailed for six years for his part in violent demonstrations in February 2016, the latest in a series of prison terms handed down against pro-democracy activists in the... More>>

Rohingya 'living on sandcastles' as first monsoon rains hit fragile camps

The first monsoon rains have hit camps housing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, causing the death of one young child, and destroying hundreds of makeshift shelters, as aid agencies warn of a... More>>

Chinese missile launchers reappear on disputed South China Sea island

A series of Chinese missile systems have reappeared on a disputed island in the South China Sea, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed. More>>

Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

Royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tour Australia and several neighboring countries later this year, Kensington Palace announced. More>>

France, Germany slam Trump's G7 statement U-turn

France and Germany have criticized President Donald Trump for threatening to pull the United States out of a joint statement with key G7 allies. More>>

Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for historic summit; meets Singapore PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, hours after arriving in Singapore and ahead of an historic summit with US President Donald Trump. Lee will have a separate... More>>

A trek from poverty through a war zone they knew nothing about

In small groups they trudge along the desolate desert road, young men and some women, from Somalia and Ethiopia. Some carry plastic bags with snacks, plastic water bottles, an extra scrap of clothing. More>>

Could Trump and Kim agree to a peace treaty ending the Korean War?

"KOREAN WAR TO END!" US President Donald Trump tweeted that ebullient statement after an historic meeting between his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ)... More>>

How Trump and Kim made it to 'hello'

This week US President Donald Trump will finally come face to face with a leader who is virtually half his age, who inherited his position from his father and grandfather, and who is venerated by the millions of North... More>>

This Mexican candidate had just vowed to tackle crime. Then a gunman shot him dead.

The Mexican congressional candidate had just left a debate hall where he addressed public security in his northern state. He walks over to a person holding a phone and poses for a picture. In a matter of seconds, a man... More>>

Former Vatican diplomat indicted on child pornography charges

A former diplomat at the Vatican Embassy in Washington has been indicted by a Vatican court on allegations he possessed child pornography, the Vatican said Saturday. More>>

Sikh soldier wears turban in Queen's official birthday parade

More than 1,000 British soldiers marched Saturday in a spectacular ceremony in London to mark Queen Elizabeth ll's official birthday, but one stood out. More>>

This computer can do more calculations per second than the world's population could do in a year

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to make 200,000 trillion calculations in a single second! More>>

Taliban fighters kill police hours before group calls for ceasefire with Afghan forces during Eid

Afghan Taliban fighters killed 17 Afghan police officers in an attack on a police base before dawn Saturday, just hours before the militant group called for a three-day ceasefire with Afghan forces over the Eid al-Fitr... More>>

Pope urges oil, energy bosses to lead on environment

Pope Francis urged oil and energy industry executives to be leaders on the environment as he met with them Saturday in a first-of-its-kind conference at the Vatican. More>>

US Embassy warns of 'imminent attacks' in Mozambique

The US Embassy in Mozambique has warned of "imminent attacks" against government and commercial centers in a northern province of the Eastern African nation and urged US citizens to leave the area. More>>

Israeli forces kill 4 protesters in Gaza, Palestinian ministry says

Israeli soldiers on Friday killed four Palestinians and wounded more than 600 others protesting in Gaza along the fence that separates the territory from Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. More>>

After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea's economy?

At the Dora Observatory on the south side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, visitors can look through large black binoculars into the North. More>>

The kingdom that China just can't flip

When 15-year-old Nozipho Mpapane first arrived at the temple as a tiny child, she thought the hundreds of white statues inlaid into the walls were dolls to play with. More>>

Actress Emma Thompson made a dame in Queen's birthday honors list

Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson was awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth II's 2018 birthday honors list, while Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was knighted. More>>

DRC warlord Bemba 18-year jail sentence overturned

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has reversed the conviction of the former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for war crimes and crimes... More>>

Kenya's Kakuma camp will host world's first TEDx in a refugee camp

The first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp will be held at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya on Saturday June 9. More>>

Anthony Bourdain shone a different light on the Middle East

Anthony Bourdain brought cuisines from around the world to viewers who might never otherwise have contemplated them. But his shows were always about so much more than that. More>>

Hundreds in months-long Gaza protests crippled for life by Israeli gunfire

A bloody scalpel in his hand, the surgeon pauses over the gaping wound in his patient's right leg. More>>

Vatican open to official role for women and married men in Amazon

The Vatican says it is open to discussing the ordination of married men and an official role for women, to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region. More>>

WWII cash hoard found under floor of Churchill's tailor

Construction workers in the UK have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. More>>

Dozens reported killed in airstrikes on Syrian village

At least 44 people were killed in airstrikes on a village in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, a local activist media group and a UK-based monitor said Friday, describing it as one of the deadliest attacks in the... More>>

Migrant wanted for rape, murder of German teenager caught in Iraq

An Iraqi migrant suspected of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in western Germany was arrested by Kurdish forces in Iraq one day after German police issued an international warrant for his arrest. More>>

Mother of missing Chibok girl: Remember my daughter on her 20th birthday

The mother of one of the missing Chibok girls sent a heartfelt plea Friday on her daughter's 20th birthday: "Please wish her a happy birthday and remember her in your prayers." More>>

Austria to close seven mosques, expel imams

Austria's right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in what it described as "just the beginning" of a crackdown on "political Islam" and foreign-funded Islamic communities. More>>

Zacarias Moussaoui Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, who is serving a life sentence in prison without parole for his part in plotting the 9/11 attacks. More>>

Venezuela named world's most dangerous country again, poll finds

Venezuela ranked as the most dangerous country in the world for the second straight year according to a new Gallup survey, falling below conflict-torn nations including Afghanistan and South Sudan in terms of perceptions... More>>

Here's why secret messages appeared on Australia's weather forecasts

Staff at Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) came up with an innovative idea as part of their ongoing efforts to secure pay increases -- they slipped secret messages and hashtags into weather forecasts and social media... More>>

Unprecedented UN sanctions slapped on 'millionaire migrant traffickers'

Six men who allegedly made fortunes from buying and selling vulnerable migrants have been hit by United Nations sanctions in an unprecedented response to the international slave trade exposed by CNN, the Dutch foreign... More>>

Putin arrives in Beijing for state visit with birthday buddy Xi Jinping

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China for a state visit Friday, his third trip in just over one year as Beijing and Moscow look to promote their special relationship. More>>

Bangladesh defends war on drugs as body count mounts

A woman prays feverishly as a gun is cocked. A shot rings out and a grunt of pain follows. More>>

US expands China health alert after acoustic incident

The US State Department on Friday issued an expanded health alert for China over concerns for the safety of US personnel in the country following reports of a series of mysterious acoustic incidents. More>>

Families of Japanese abductees hope Trump-Kim talks will yield answers

For more than 40 years, Takuya Yokota has longed for news of his sister Megumi, who disappeared from a seaside town in northern Japan in 1977, one of at least a dozen Japanese citizens snatched by North Korean agents. More>>

Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches

If children anywhere should care about plastic in our oceans, it's those in the Maldives, a country that is 99% water and 1% land. From the tourism that generates 37% of all jobs on this idyllic chain of coral islands to... More>>

18 Of her relatives are missing or dead after Guatemala's Fuego eruption

Her eyes brimming with tears, Teresa de Jesus Barillas recites the names of her 18 relatives who are missing or dead days after the Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala, leaving nearly 100 people dead and scores more missing. More>>

China must beware of summit's unintended consequences

If Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un make peace and agree to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in their Singapore summit, the benefits would be felt across the region, not least in China, or so conventional wisdom has it. More>>

World Oceans Day 2018 -- the live blog

From Paris to Hong Kong, and Quito to Malé, on June 8, 2018, students around the world are celebrating World Oceans Day by taking part in CNN's #ZeroPlasticLunch. More>>

Baby rescued from volcano rubble reunited with family

The video spread across the internet, offering a glimmer of hope amid scenes of devastation from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano. 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>>

Mars Exploration Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Mars exploration. The United States and the Soviet Union are the only two countries to land a spacecraft on Mars. More>>

Afghanistan announces temporary ceasefire with the Taliban

Afghanistan's President has announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban during Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr later this month. More>>

Saudi fashion show with drones doesn't fly online

A bizarre fashion show in a Saudi Arabian luxury hotel has become a viral sensation on social media for featuring drones flying dresses on the runway. More>>

Iraqi asylum-seeker wanted over rape, murder of 14-year-old in Germany

German police have issued an international arrest warrant for an Iraqi asylum-seeker suspected of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in western Germany, the prosecutor's office said Thursday. More>>

Bermuda's Supreme Court allows same-sex marriage -- again

Advocacy groups have welcomed this week's ruling from Bermuda's Supreme Court that a new law replacing same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships is unconstitutional. More>>

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister has had a stellar two months, can he keep it up?

Ethiopia is undergoing remarkable political transformation never seen in the country's recent history. More>>

As France debates fake news bill, critics see threat to free speech

French lawmakers debated draft legislation Thursday that is intended to limit the spread of fake news and disinformation during election periods. More>>

10 Found dead in Kenyan plane wreckage two days after crash

All 10 people aboard a small plane which crashed Tuesday in a mountainous region in central Kenya are dead, government officials told CNN Thursday. More>>

Spain's new female-dominated Cabinet sworn in

Spain's new Socialist government -- featuring a groundbreaking female-dominated Cabinet -- was sworn in by King Felipe VI Thursday. More>>

Torn from their families in the US, Salvadoran deportees return to a gang-ravaged homeland

They emerge blinking into the sun and tropical heat of a homeland some have not seen for over a decade. More>>

Satellite images show destruction caused by Guatemala's Fuego Volcano

The images show a town buried, nearly obliterated, by Sunday's deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala that's claimed over 90 lives. More>>

Australian news crew mugged while filming on London street

Masked men on pushbikes interrupted an Australian news crew during a live broadcast in London and stole their television camera, the latest in a number of brazen robberies in the city. More>>

North Korea razes missile test site, monitoring group 38 North says

Satellite images appear to show that North Korea has dismantled one of its missile testing sites, according to an analysis published by 38 North, a prominent North Korea monitoring group. More>>

Homes are buried in ash and he still can't find his wife

Ovidio García Suárez was born and raised in the shadow of Guatemala's Fuego volcano. He has lived through plenty of volcanic activity in his 64 years, he says -- but nothing like this. More>>

Beijing may have removed missiles from disputed South China Sea island

Beijing may have removed missile systems from a disputed island in the South China Sea even as it accused the US of sending "attacking weapons" to the region. More>>

Far-right German politician's clothes are stolen while swimming

The clothes of a leading figure in Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party were stolen while he was swimming in a lake outside Berlin, which forced him to walk to the police station wearing only his bathing... More>>

Lionel Messi Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team. More>>

Guatemala hotel that proudly touted its volcano views is now covered in ash

The Hotel La Reunion's website still shows a luxurious inn with stunning views of the iconic Fuego volcano -- even as the Guatemalan resort sits under a blanket of greyish-brown ash. More>>

Astronaut Pedro Duque appointed to Spain's new Cabinet

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has picked an astronaut to serve in his Cabinet, as well as appointing several women to key roles. More>>

Resident of flat where Grenfell fire started was 'blameless,' says lawyer

The resident of the flat where the Grenfell Tower fire started was "absolutely blameless" despite "nasty lies" spread by the media, his lawyer said at a public inquiry on Wednesday. More>>

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

Ethiopia is opening key economic sectors, including the state-owned Ethiopian Airlines and state-run telecoms, to local and international private investors. More>>

EU's top court hands major win to same-sex couples

The European Union's top court ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to the same residency rights as other married couples, even in member states that don't recognize gay marriage. More>>

China's exam migrants desperate for chance to sit life-changing gaokao

Wang Huairong, a 17-year-old Chinese high school senior, is wandering the streets when he should be preparing for the most important exam of his life. More>>

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