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Crown Prince Salman succeeds King Abdullah

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:08
After the death of King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia quickly announced that one of his younger brothers, Crown Prince Salman, was succeeding him.
Categories: International News

Hold on tight, we're landing sideways ...

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:53
Planes attempt to land in dangerous cross-winds at Birmingham International Airport, UK.
Categories: International News

Charlie Hebdo attacks shine spotlight on Paris's neglected suburbs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:32
Hatouma Diarra doesn't want to be judged by the clothes she wears, by the religion she follows or, least of all, by where she grew up.
Categories: International News

The mysterious world of 'lightbombing'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:12
It's 4 o'clock in the morning. Most of Birmingham, the second most populated city in England, is fast asleep. But like a thief in the dead of night, a solitary figure slips through the city's deserted streets. Arriving at a derelict warehouse, he is brandishing what looks like a lightsaber as he makes his way to the roof.
Categories: International News

The week in 32 photos

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:08
Categories: International News

Wave sweeps crew from ship

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:34
British Coastguard video captures the moment when a crew of Irish fishermen and another rescue crew were swept away from the capsized Iuda Naofa.
Categories: International News

Opinion: A dramatic doomsday warning to the world

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:11
The world is more dangerous now, due to nuclear weapons and climate change, than it has been in decades
Categories: International News

Thousands to say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:26
Thousands are expected to gather to say farewell to the monarch, who succeeded in securing broader freedoms in the conservative kingdom but fell short in gaining greater independence for women.
Categories: International News

Mystery surrounds drug drone

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:40
A drone crashed south of the U.S.-Mexico border carrying more than six pounds of crystal methamphetamine. CNN affiliate KSWB reports.
Categories: International News

Bugs for dinner? I'll have a side of ants with that

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:35
Bugs have been a dietary staple of many cultures for centuries, yet Westerners have been slow to stomach the creepy crawlers. That may be changing. CNN's Rachel Crane heads to New York's The Black Ant to taste the latest restaurant trend.
Categories: International News

Japanese hostages met in Syria

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:31
A friend of one of the Japanese hostages held by ISIS says he knows his friend will not give up hope. CNN's Will Ripley reports from Tokyo.
Categories: International News

India's tiger population increasing

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:30
Categories: International News

The tropical paradise with a booming economy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:29
What is Africa's most competitive economy? Is it oil-rich Nigeria? No. Perhaps South Africa, the continent's mining powerhouse? Try again.
Categories: International News

Fate of ISIS hostages unknown

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:36
The fate of two Japanese men whom ISIS kidnapped and threatened to execute was unknown Friday as the 72-hour deadline that the militant group set apparently came and went.
Categories: International News

Chinese court puts up 'wall of shame'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:25
In a modern twist of public square shaming, a Chinese court has blazoned the names and offenses of 50 individuals and four companies that have dodged paying fines.
Categories: International News

Thai lawmakers vote to impeach former PM

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:10
Thailand's military-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has voted 190-18 in favor of impeaching former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in a controversial rice subsidy program that cost the country billions.
Categories: International News

7,000 arrested as political violence rocks Bangladesh

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:09
Thirty-one people have been killed and more than 7,000 arrested in weeks of political unrest in Bangladesh, as the country's opposition mounts mass protests demanding fresh parliamentary elections.
Categories: International News

Ebola vaccine to be tested in Africa

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:57
The world is a lot closer to having a real weapon to fight Ebola. Vaccine doses should arrive in West Africa Friday.
Categories: International News

Japan: ISIS silent on hostages

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:38
Japan says it has had no contact with ISIS as the Islamic militant group's deadline nears for Tokyo to pay a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two hostages.
Categories: International News

6,000 ISIS fighters killed

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:37
The losses have had a "devastating" impact on ISIS, a U.S. diplomatic official says.
Categories: International News
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