The U.S. Coast Guard fired at an Iranian fishing dhow in the Persian Gulf after the Iranian boat pointed a machine gun at the American crew, the Navy says.
The fight lasted half an hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with a farm tool in an isolated field in India.
After almost two years in captivity, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
An American man who died last weekend in Syria while fighting for ISIS had begun to attract the attention of U.S. intelligence in recent months, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.
Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has made a call for peace following one-to-one talks in Belarus with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.
A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.
Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.
Doctor Lieping Chen has discovered a protein that helps shield cancer from the immune system.
Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."
An American named Douglas McCain was killed last weekend in Syria, where he was fighting for ISIS, two U.S. officials told CNN.
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.
A South Korean bus was swept away by flooding following heavy rain; onlookers could only shout for help.
Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world -- and especially governments and the United Nations -- to take threats such as potential asteroid strikes more seriously.
Relax. This quake wasn't a sign that the dreaded "Big One" is coming -- at least not yet.
There are reported signs of progress in halting the bloody Gaza war between Israel and Hamas.