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Jul 8, 2014 9:04AM ET
A strong typhoon struck Japan's Okinawa islands Tuesday, causing at least one death, widespread blackouts, and flight cancellations.
Jul 7, 2014 9:05PM ET
Ukraine has formal request for the dolphins to be given back, because unlike human naval officers, they were not "given the choice of defecting to Russia or traveling to mainland Ukraine to continue service to Kiev."
Jul 7, 2014 7:02PM ET
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday that the United Nation's would recognize same sex marriage for its roughly 43,000 staff members worldwide.
Jul 7, 2014 5:19PM ET
Pale Blue Dot, an organization which allows people to symbolically name a star and uses the proceeds to fund intergalactic research, won't take back the name of star that mocks Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Jul 7, 2014 10:47AM ET
Although Pope Francis is winning widespread praise today for his strong statement against clergy abuse, victims' advocates and watchdog groups greeted the pontiff's remarks with caution.
Jul 7, 2014 8:50AM ET
Three of the six Israelis arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, have confessed.
Jul 6, 2014 4:14PM ET
The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, which was responsible for last year's assault on the Westgate Mall, killed 29 people in two separate shooting attacks on Kenya's coastal region.
Jul 6, 2014 9:44AM ET
Following the death of a Palestinian teenager last week in a suspected revenge attack, Israeli authorities have arrested six people in connection with the attack.
Jul 5, 2014 4:29PM ET
The Ukrainian army swept into the city of Slovyansk and took it back from the pro-Russian rebels who had held it for months.
Jul 5, 2014 2:09PM ET
The news of Joran van der Sloot's wedding, which took place in a Peruvian jail, has elicited shock and outrage. And something else.
Jul 5, 2014 12:22PM ET
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Sunni extremist group ISIS, is said to have delivered a Ramadan sermon in Mosul, a city which his group overran just last month.
Jul 4, 2014 11:44AM ET
CNN correspondent Ben Wedeman described getting hit in the head by a rubber bullet while covering clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police in Jerusalem on Friday.
Jul 3, 2014 4:32PM ET
Vladimir Putin may be a powerful and menacing leader here on Earth, but in the cosmos, he isn't getting such kind treatment.
Jul 3, 2014 4:10PM ET
At least 19 people are reportedly injured, and two dead, after a highway overpass collapsed in Belo Horizonte, one of a dozen Brazilian cities hosting World Cup games this month.
Jul 3, 2014 12:19PM ET
A Dutch court declared that 'Black Pete' — a traditional Christmas figure in the country usually performed in blackface — is a negative stereotype on Thursday.
Jul 3, 2014 8:56AM ET
According to the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan police have passed along intelligence on a 'specific' threat to the Entebbe International Airport, the main international airport in the country.
Jul 2, 2014 6:23PM ET
The United States revealed it has maintained a secret military presence in Somalia over the past several years.
Jul 2, 2014 3:22PM ET
On Wednesday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted that he's just as bad as everyone says he is, telling reporters on Wednesday that he's used "every drug you can probably think of."
Jul 2, 2014 3:17PM ET
According to organizers, nearly half a million demonstrators turned up for an annual protest to demand democratic elections in Hong Kong and to denounce China's limiting of civil liberties in the capitalist enclave.
Jul 2, 2014 10:07AM ET
There are reports of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police following the discovery of a body of a Palestinian teenager, who was said to be kidnapped and murdered in a possible revenge attack.
Jul 1, 2014 9:10PM ET
Following his 15-hour detainment and questioning by police, French ex-president Nicholas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Tuesday night, according to French prosecutors.
Jul 1, 2014 2:41PM ET
The Wire spoke with Waffle House spokesman Patrick Warner, who sought to elucidate the divide between Old World waffles and the glory of America's breaded breakfast bounty.
Jul 1, 2014 12:21PM ET
In a Wimbledon doubles' match with her sister Venus on Tuesday, Serena Williams appeared to be disoriented and ill, losing three straight games in a painful-to-watch bit of tennis before the pair forfeited the match.
Jul 1, 2014 10:41AM ET
The stakes could not have been higher as Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish delegates walked out of parliament on Tuesday during a session in which they were set to form a new government.
Jul 1, 2014 7:26AM ET
French police took the unprecedented move on Tuesday of taking former president Nicholas Sarkozy into custody as part of a corruption probe.
Jul 1, 2014 12:02AM ET
Within hours of learning that three Israeli teenagers had been found dead and the prime minister vowed to seek retribution against Hamas, Israeli forces launched a series of air strikes on Gaza.
Jun 30, 2014 6:28PM ET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided not to an extend a unilateral ceasefire, promising that "we will free our land."
Jun 30, 2014 5:46PM ET
President Obama wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner announcing that he would send 200 more American troops to Baghdad. This time it's a little bit different.
Jun 30, 2014 3:52PM ET
Following the discovery of the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israel convened an emergency security cabinet meeting to discuss possible reactions. Here's what you need to know.
Jun 30, 2014 3:10PM ET
Uruguay's Luiz Suarez finally apologized for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini...sort of. While apologizing, Suarez insisted he never meant to bite Chiellini at all. A mea culpa, this was not.