The U.S. Navy had secret orders this week to be "prepared to act" to stop a cargo ship carrying Iranian arms destined for Gaza, CNN has learned.
By now, both the rules and deadly consequences of NekNominate -- the online drinking game of one-upmanship that has already resulted in at least five deaths -- have gone viral. The game has players sharing videos of themselves downing boozy concoctions, usually mixed with something daringly repulsive, and challenging their friends to top the result.
Russia's parliament gave its defiant support on Friday to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region join Russia, saying no sanctions imposed by the United States or Europe will change its mind.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Bosphorus Strait on a U.S. warship headed to the Black Sea on a routine deployment.
CNN's Michael Holmes shows security camera footage of a Bulgarian journalist being attacked in Ukraine.
CNN's Paula Hancocks says North Korean elections are also used as a nationwide census to make sure no one had defected.
In the neon canyons of Hong Kong's Tsim Tsa Tsui -- Hong Kong's main urban shopping precinct -- the proliferation of one type of shop has cropped up along its bustling streets in recent years.
Two members of the dissident Russian punk band Pussy Riot were attacked by a group of men while eating breakfast at a McDonald's restaurant in a Russian city on Thursday.
A Malaysian court on Friday overturned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal of the charge that he sodomized a former political aide, the latest twist in a long-running legal battle.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is unapologetic about his government's response to opposition protesters during weeks of unrest in the South American country.
Eve Zalwango started Awaka, a furniture store in Kampala, Uganda that makes custom wood products from locally grown trees.
U.S. authorities have learned more about two Los Angeles-area men claiming in a video to be gang members fighting in Syria: It turns out they are Syrian nationals of Armenian descent who were deported back to that country because of their criminal history.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee from Britain appeared in a London court Saturday, charged with Syria-related terrorism offenses, UK police said.
Another member of state-funded Russia Today made waves on Wednesday -- not by standing behind Moscow, as the news network is wont to do, but by bucking it.
It was the threats that took the fun out of "Family Funday."
Anchor Liz Wahl joins Piers Morgan to explain why she quit on-air over coverage of Russia's role in the Ukranian unrest
At about 33 feet long, weighing 4 to 5 tons and baring large blade-shaped teeth, the dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi was a formidable creature.
Track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday, the fourth day of his murder trial, as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's mortally wounded girlfriend after a fatal shooting on Valentine's Day 2013.
When leaving Myanmar one year ago, Tay thought he would find a better life in Thailand. Instead he found himself a victim of modern slavery.