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Jul 9, 2014 8:13PM ET
Bill Hillmann, a 32-year-old Chicago native who recently co-wrote the book, "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona," was gored Wednesday by a bull in Pamplona. He survived.
Jul 9, 2014 3:56PM ET
Joko Widodo, who swept into office in 2012, as the populist governor of the Jakarta, is claiming victory in Indonesia's Presidential election.
Jul 9, 2014 3:28PM ET
In its third war with Hamas in less than six years, Israel faces a foe that has lost most of its key allies and the attention of the international community.
Jul 9, 2014 11:48AM ET
While we've had our laughs stateside at Germany's unbelievable 7-1 rout of Brazil in the World Cup semifinal yesterday, but the reaction abroad has been understandably a bit more extreme.
Jul 9, 2014 10:56AM ET
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has petitioned to extend his asylum in Russia. His current one-year reprieve expires on July 31.
Jul 8, 2014 4:23PM ET
As the fighting between Israel and Hamas goes from escalation to conflagration, the first reports of missiles fired at major Israeli cities may foreshadow a larger war.
Jul 8, 2014 2:55PM ET
Many hopes in Nicaragua are pinned to a plan to build a $40 billion, 173-mile route that will bring shipping from the Caribbean Sea through to the Pacific Ocean and lift the Central American country out of poverty.
Jul 8, 2014 10:33AM ET
The Australian government admitted Monday that they are currently holding 153 Sri Lankan refugees at sea as part of "Operation Sovereign Borders," a program instituted last year to stem the flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country.
Jul 8, 2014 10:20AM ET
In a shocking turn of events, three people were injured during the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Jul 8, 2014 9:25AM ET
Following a barrage of rocket fire into southern Israel from Gaza, Israel announced its unimaginatively-titled counteroffensive "Operation Protective Edge" on Monday. Israel is now mulling a ground invasion.
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.