After five days of relentless cross-examination that left Oscar Pistorius quivering, sobbing and fumbling, the athlete's defense team now has a chance to discredit the prosecution by presenting its witnesses.
Forty-eight people, including 15 Burkina Faso nationals and a Nigerian, died Tuesday after a bus crash in Togo, officials in the West African nation said. Fifteen others were severely injured.
The health of literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez is stable but "very fragile," his family said in a statement this week.
Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."
With armored vehicles in its streets and troops reportedly in control of the airport, the city of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine was at the center of a tense standoff.
Prince William and family arrive in Australia. This is their latest stop on a three week tour of the region.
Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it listed and slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea early Wednesday.
An underwater vessel searching for traces of the lost Malaysian jet is expected to complete its second dive Wednesday after the first attempt ended prematurely.
A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses, officials and witnesses said.
A CNN team observes a Ukrainian military convoy believed to apart of Kiev's operation against pro-Russian separatists.
CNN's Robyn Curnow explains why screaming will be at the heart of the state's case against Oscar Pistorius.
In a ruling that human rights groups are calling historic, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the country's transsexual and transgender individuals the right to self-identify their gender.
The Center for African Family Studies in Nairobi has teamed up with Kenyan artist Michael Soi to create eye-catching condom wrappers to promote safe sex and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among young people.
An Afghan provincial government spokesman has alleged that a NATO airstrike killed at least three civilians and injured another in Afghanistan's Khost province Tuesday.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to serve one year of community service at a nursing home for his conviction on tax fraud, a Milan court ruled on Tuesday.
Clad in brown trench coats, dark glasses and trilby hats, what appear to be three secret agents huddle around a payphone box with listening equipment.
Astronomer Steve Finkelstein explains why the "blood moon" glows red.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped in central Tripoli on Tuesday, the foreign ministries of both nations said.
A sonar device searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned earlier than expected. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.