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Catalan independence deadline looms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:46:47 GMT

Spain's Prime Minister has called on the Catalan leader to "act with sanity" ahead of a Madrid-imposed Thursday deadline for the region's declaration of independence.

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Insect populations decline by 75%, new study shows

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:26:09 GMT

A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems.

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Jacinda Ardern to become NZ Prime Minister

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:47:25 GMT

Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First agreed to support Ardern's Labour party in a coalition government.

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Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:54:35 GMT

In his first comments after Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Wednesday called the US president "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends to be an idiot."

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4 soldiers dead. A chaotic scene. Few answers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:27:30 GMT

Defense Secretary James Mattis wants answers regarding the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded in Niger two weeks ago, three senior US defense officials told CNN Wednesday.

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White House: No tape of call with widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:53:59 GMT

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Rep. Frederica Wilson's conduct regarding President Donald Trump's call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, is "appalling and disgusting."

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Donald Trump's latest unpresidential fight

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:01:15 GMT

President Donald Trump's phone call Tuesday to the widow of a soldier killed in action in Niger has, somehow, turned into a she said/he said situation.

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Stop the politics and honor the fallen

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:54:36 GMT

The bickering over President Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson needs to stop.

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S. Korean opposition leader: We need nukes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:04:43 GMT

Seoul needs nuclear weapons of its own if it is to negotiate with North Korea on an equal footing, a leading South Korean opposition figure says.

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Quebec restricts people wearing face coverings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:04:47 GMT

Quebec's lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would require workers in public-sector jobs and citizens seeking government services to have their faces uncovered.

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Inside the life of an ISIS child slave

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:46:44 GMT

As ISIS is rolled back in Raqqa, more details of human rights abuses are emerging. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

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Star gymnast: Doctor abused me at 13

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:40:20 GMT

Former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney alleged Wednesday that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar repeatedly molested her, starting when she was 13 years old.

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Hollywood talked about Weinstein years ago

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:39:32 GMT

Hollywood has long discussed Harvey Weinstein's reputation, both on and off-screen.

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Did Japan just ban tattoo artists?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:03:18 GMT

Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.

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Why the Taj Mahal is at the center of India's cultural wars

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:31:04 GMT

The Taj Mahal is India's most popular tourist attraction and its most recognizable architectural icon.

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Tillerson: US can't ignore Rohingya crisis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:49:53 GMT

The United States is watching the humanitarian disaster unfolding inside Myanmar and will not be silent in the face of mounting atrocities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday.

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The Rohingya mass exodus -- from above

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:36:19 GMT

Drone footage provided by UNHCR shows Rohingya refugees' mass exodus into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

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Three dead in shooting at US office park

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:13:43 GMT

Five people have been shot at an office park in the Maryland community of Edgewood, and the shooter is believed to be on the loose, a deputy with the Harford County sheriff's office said Wednesday morning.

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Security guard shot by Las Vegas gunman speaks

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:20:49 GMT

The security guard who approached Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's hotel suite before the massacre said he heard "drilling sounds" before he was shot through the door.

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Trump jokes about releasing his tax returns

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:17:55 GMT

President Donald Trump quipped about his tax returns Wednesday while meeting with a bipartisan group of senators on tax reform, according to multiple sources.

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US indicts Chinese nationals over drug trafficking

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:03:51 GMT

The Justice Department is taking its war on drugs worldwide.

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Driving out ISIS is just the start

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:57 GMT

As the smoke over Raqqa slowly clears, questions about the governance of the Syrian city and its stability will soon need answering.

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The fall of ISIS opens a new frontier in terror

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:37:02 GMT

The fall of ISIS, fears of a new frontier in terror. CNN's Nic Robertson reports what the future holds for this terror group.

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Kenya's election chief fears presidential vote won't be credible

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:13:54 GMT

Kenya's electoral commission chief warned Wednesday that he lacked faith in the possibility of Kenya delivering a free and fair presidential election next week -- and pointed to political leaders as the greatest threat to a credible vote.

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Why is the US fighting in Niger?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:11:38 GMT

The killing of four American soldiers in Niger has drawn attention to the role of US troops in western Africa, where several terror networks roam freely.

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The Kurdish people have won the moral argument

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:23:23 GMT

Many who follow what is happening in the Middle East will be wondering what's next for the failed former states of Iraq and Syria in a post-ISIS world.

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About 1 million Americans are without water

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:38:15 GMT

After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.

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N. Korea: Nuclear war may break out any moment

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:22:19 GMT

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."

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Why victory in Marawi won't stop ISIS in Asia

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:07:58 GMT

As Philippines forces conduct operations to flush out the last of the ISIS-affiliated fighters from the city of Marawi, analysts warn the Islamic insurgency in the country is far from over.

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The puberty book that's about more than a girl's period

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:47:33 GMT

When author Naama Bloom watched her hilarious "Camp Gyno" video, about a tween who is the first girl at her summer camp to get a period, go viral in 2013, she knew she was on to something.

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A safe sex startup's radical solution for HIV

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:51:27 GMT

Sexual health tests in Nigeria can be a harrowing ordeal.

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Diwali: One festival, many customs

Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:43:38 GMT

Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India -- but the colorful customs and meanings associated with it can vary dramatically depending on whether you reside in the countryside or the city.

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Are we looking at China's first male tennis star?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:44:36 GMT

During her playing days, China's first grand slam singles champion Li Na would often mock her male counterparts for being outperformed by the women.

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The ultimate trip: Around the world in style

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:30:38 GMT

These round-the-world trips are an unforgettable way see the world by air, sea or land, while viisting some of the most spectacular places on earth.

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The helicopter tour that mixes lava and luxury

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:49 GMT

There's a reason why Hawaii is synonymous with paradise.

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A pool next to an airport runway

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:24:59 GMT

Forget on-site cinemas and private bars, it seems spectacular swimming pools have become the hottest airport amenity.

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Look inside the world's most expensive ($410 million!) house

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:54:03 GMT

A Cap Ferrat mansion that was once home to Belgian King Leopold II has gone on the market for 350 million euros ($410 million) -- making it the most expensive home for sale in the world.

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Jason Day: 'I didn't want to play after my mum's cancer diagnosis'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:37:05 GMT

Former world No. 1 Jason Day has admitted he "didn't want to be on the golf course" this year following his mother Dening's cancer diagnosis.

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Parisian 'green bubble' almost complete

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:13:26 GMT

The $145 million redevelopment of the iconic Longchamp Racecourse is entering its final phase, with building work set to be completed this December.

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