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American says she was beaten, tortured and sexually abused

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:24:56 GMT

For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and forced child propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.(image)


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She looks for a way home

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:14:08 GMT

For Sam Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and forced child propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called caliphate.(image)


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Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:24:33 GMT

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim dating site.(image)


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At 17, this sexual abuse survivor set out to fix a broken system

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:49:21 GMT

Brisa de Angulo grew up in Bolivia and remembers having a wonderful childhood. That is, until she was 15.(image)


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Helping hundreds of young victims heal

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:50:54 GMT

Since 2004, Brisa de Angulo's nonprofit has been working to change the culture of sexual violence in Bolivia while helping hundreds of its young victims heal.(image)


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Pope Francis consoled a young boy who told him that his father didn't believe in God before he died. The boy asked the Pope if his father could still be in heaven.(image)


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Aviation authorities order jet engine inspections
US and European aviation authorities have ordered inspections within the next 20 days for almost 700 engines similar to the one that failed earlier in the week on a Southwest Airlines flight, resulting in a passenger's death.(image)


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At a celebration marking 50 years of independence from Britain, Africa's last absolute monarch announced he is renaming his country to the "Kingdom of eSwatini."(image)


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They've been allies for decades, but China and North Korea are no stranger to ups and downs in their relationship, particularly under Kim Jong Un's rule.(image)


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Read Fast Facts from CNN about WikiLeaks and the trial of Chelsea Manning.(image)


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Bono Fast Facts
View CNN's Fast Facts on Bono and learn more about the Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and activist.(image)


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests, state-run KCNA reported Saturday. CNN's Will Ripley has the story.(image)


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An amateur video shows a member of the "morality police" physically confronting a woman in Iran. The video went viral, triggering a response from the Iranian government.(image)


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Books of the Week
04/22/2018 "How to Read a Book" by Mortimer Adler(image)




Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba, one day after a secret vote in the country's National Assembly.(image)


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Colossal statue of 'forgotten' pharaoh brought to life in 3D images
Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed a statue of ancient Egyptian king Psamtik I, after uncovering thousands of fragments.(image)


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Archaeologists have virtually reconstructed a statue of ancient Egyptian King Psamtik I, after uncovering thousands of fragments.(image)


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NASA released a new image and a virtual tour of the Lagoon Nebula, a celestial body 4,000 light-years away.(image)


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At 17, this sexual abuse survivor set out to fix a broken system
CNN Hero Brisa De Angulo founded A Breeze of Hope Foundation in Bolivia -- the group provides free and comprehensive psychological, legal, medical and social services for child and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse.(image)


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In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, President Uhuru Kenyatta claims that homosexuality is not an issue of human rights, but rather of "our own base as a culture."(image)


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Police began attempts to defuse an unexploded 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb to dispose of it after it was discovered during construction work near Berlin's central train station.(image)


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