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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.
Jun 30, 2014 1:34PM ET
The Times of Israel reports that Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel were found between Halhul and Karmei Tzu on Monday.
Jun 30, 2014 1:09PM ET
Prosecutors are going after Andy Coulson again after a jury failed to reach a majority verdict on two charges in the phone hacking scandal last week.
Jun 30, 2014 11:43AM ET
After a two-decade hiatus, both China and Italy are reopening their embassies in Somalia, a signal that the East African country is making progress to stabilize after years of violence.
Jun 30, 2014 10:15AM ET
A team of doctors ruled Oscar Pistorius was not mentally incapacitated when he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Jun 30, 2014 10:06AM ET
The Sunni extremist group currently wreaking havoc across Syria and Iraq announced it has established an Islamic caliphate across the two countries. Here's what you need to know.
Jun 29, 2014 11:51AM ET
After the United States delayed a sale of fighter jets to Iraq, Russia sold planes to the Iraqi government. Now they've sent military experts to Baghdad.
Jun 29, 2014 9:47AM ET
Days after North Korea's Kim Jong-un declared a fatwa against actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, the rogue country conducted a missile test off its coast.
Jun 28, 2014 1:28PM ET
The Iraqi army has undertaken a major offensive to dislodge ISIS forces from Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. It seems to be working.
Jun 28, 2014 10:12AM ET
According to officials, Ahmed Abu Khattala, the captured Libyan militia commander who is believed to have played a key role in the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, landed in Washington, D.C. earlier this morning.
Jun 27, 2014 12:08PM ET
Human Rights Watch discovered evidence that ISIS fighters executed between 160 and 190 people and dumped the bodies in two mass graves near Tikrit, Iraq, the former hometown of Saddam Hussein.
Jun 27, 2014 11:20AM ET
According to CNN, even biting victim Chiellini, called the ban “excessive." “Now inside me there's no feelings of joy, revenge or anger," he said.
Jun 27, 2014 10:07AM ET
Escobar smuggled exotic animals into his personal Colombian zoo, including one male and three female hippos. Escobar died 20 years ago, leaving his zoo to, well, the animals.