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Barcelona terror attack: What we know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:01:59 GMT

On Thursday afternoon, a van rammed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring at least 100 people.

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Hong Kong's Joshua Wong jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:06:28 GMT

A Hong Kong court has jailed Joshua Wong and two other leaders of the 2014 "Umbrella Movement," three years after they helped organize the largest pro-democracy protests ever held in the city.

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Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:44:29 GMT

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

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What if Donald Trump is just winging it?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:39 GMT

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!

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Amid the storm, Ivanka Trump stays silent

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:22:56 GMT

Sequestered on a brief holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

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Bannon calls white supremacists 'clowns'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:58:12 GMT

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

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Sierra Leone: New mudslide threat looms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:11:48 GMT

The death toll from a devastating mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital climbed Thursday to 331 as mourners prepared to lay their dead to rest in a mass burial.

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Far-right Australian senator slammed for burqa 'stunt'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:11:22 GMT

An Australian senator known for her strong stance against Muslim immigration has been widely condemned for wearing a burqa to Parliament House.

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Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:12:38 GMT

A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.

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Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:18 GMT

The US continues to consider military options to respond to North Korea's aggressive pursuit of missile capabilities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, swatting down claims that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon made in a magazine interview that "there's no military solution" to tensions with the rogue nation.

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Tired by war, some Syrians seek respite by the sea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:51:42 GMT

Children splashing in the Mediterranean, young men and women in swimwear smoking hookah -- this could be any holiday hot spot, but it's Latakia, a seaside town in war-torn Syria.

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Malala 'so excited' to go to Oxford Uni

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:58:32 GMT

Malala Yousafzai says she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the world famous University of Oxford.

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Saving endangered turtles in a former war zone

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:43:22 GMT

In southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, lies a distinctive orange house.

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Europe's migrant crisis is changing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:15:31 GMT

Much has changed since the height of the refugee crisis that gripped Europe in the summer of 2015. Since the shocking images of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi went viral, the crisis has largely been out of international headlines.

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Striking similarities between KKK and Islamist jihadis

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:33:37 GMT

The white nationalists and KKK members who marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, have a great deal in common with a separate group they would never lock arms with -- or march alongside, bearing store-bought tiki torches.

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NFL star: 'I can't stand for the national anthem'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:59:25 GMT

Michael Bennett can no longer stay silent. And while he likely doesn't want to have the same fate as Colin Kaepernick -- who is without an NFL team -- the Seattle Seahawks defensive end is taking social action.

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Fernando Alonso may 'look outside F1'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:28:36 GMT

Fernando Alonso has had plenty of time to ponder his future over Formula One's summer break, but as the 2017 season gets set to resume in Spa, decision day is fast approaching for the two-time world champion.

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Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity over alleged assault

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:07 GMT

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is seeking diplomatic immunity over allegations of assault in South Africa.

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32 killed in bloody night for Duterte's war on drugs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:58:48 GMT

Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines on Tuesday, police said, in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs.

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Trump has a point on pulling down statues

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:06:52 GMT

"Repulsive" was the word used by House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:08:40 GMT

Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Why BMI is not a good measure of fat

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:14:43 GMT

When Kate Townsend took her kids for their back-to-school health checkups last month, she got a surprise.

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The teenagers getting plastic bags banned

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:38:17 GMT

"Welcome to Bali! Do you have any plastic bags to declare?"

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The world's greatest natural wonders

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:49:54 GMT

Water, fire and ice have combined to make some of the most spectacular scenery in the world -- from giant crystal caves to mud volcanoes and rock formations that look like works of art.

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Why asthma is on the rise in older adults

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:19:31 GMT

In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.

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Are probiotics safe?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:09:04 GMT

Probiotic supplements may be a growing trend among health-conscious consumers, but the tiny bacteria that have been stuffed into capsules and stacked on pharmacy shelves coexisted with us before we were even aware of them.

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Azarenka 'not willing' to leave son behind

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:21:49 GMT

Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka might miss this month's US Open because of legal issues involving the father of her child, the two-time grand slam champion has said in a statement on Thursday.

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Tiny futuristic homes in France

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:35:34 GMT

Why aren't more of us choosing to holiday in plastic cabins?

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Why whiskey tastes better with a little water ...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:01:00 GMT

If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study.

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... or at higher altitudes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:47:17 GMT

Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

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Cameroon's Baka forest people face an uncertain future

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:05:37 GMT

Deep in the Dja Faunal Reserve in southeast Cameroon, Baka Pygmies endeavor to live as they have always done: off the forest and firmly within it.

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'Pussyhat' and refugee flag shortlisted for design awards

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:39:37 GMT

An Olympic flag for refugees and a knitted hat worn in protest against Donald Trump have been named among the year's best designs.

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Hazard 'has capacity to win' Ballon d'Or

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:10:08 GMT

If Eden Hazard is to win the Ballon d'Or the Chelsea player probably needs to start scoring more goals, says his Belgian international teammate Radja Nainggolan.

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82 days, 1,850 km, 14,000 shots: The world's longest hole of golf

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:08:57 GMT

82 days, 1,850 kilometers across Mongolia -- they're calling it the longest hole of golf ever played.

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The Japanese fashion tribe keeping rock 'n' roll alive

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:15:56 GMT

Big hair, leather jackets and a touch of danger -- these were photographer Denny Renshaw's first impressions of Japan's "Roller-Zoku" gangs.

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Ocean garbage patch could be bigger than Mexico

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:49:24 GMT

A research team has discovered a garbage patch in the South Pacific Ocean estimated to be bigger than Mexico. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports on the efforts to stop ocean pollution.

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How a paralyzed man has built a fully automated life

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:22:52 GMT

In their picturesque garden in a quintessential English village in Oxfordshire, Tom and Ellen Nabarro are making mint tea with leaves cut from a plant nearby.

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New pictures emerge of world's next tallest tower

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:10:51 GMT

After breaking ground in October 2016, Dubai Creek Tower is on the up -- although it hasn't yet reached ground level.

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