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North Korea reports "serious accident"

An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a "serious accident" that caused an unspecified number of casualties.

African, Western nations unify in hunt for Nigerian girls

Nigeria and four neighboring countries will share intelligence and border surveillance in the hunt for more than 200 Nigerian girls still held by Boko Haram, and Western nations will provide technical expertise and training to the new regional African effort against the extreme Islamists.

Thai military warns over protests

Violent protests that left three people dead may force Thailand's military to get involved. Saima Mohsin reports.

Thousands protest in Brazil

CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on protests surrounding the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Opposition: Car bomb in Syria kills 8 after prayers

At least eight people were killed and 10 others wounded when a car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in the northern Syria city of Binnish, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Strikes, violent protests hit Brazil ahead of World Cup

With barely a month until the World Cup opens in Brazil, violent protests and strikes are breaking out across the country by groups angry about the changes the sporting event has brought -- and what it hasn't.

Hong Kong holds world's largest ivory burn

When Hong Kong announced the start of the world's largest ivory destruction project, one would expect a massive pyre, with flames engulfing the tusks.

Second MERS case in Netherlands

A second case of the potentially deadly MERS virus has been identified in the Netherlands, a spokeswoman for the country's National Public Health Institute told CNN. It comes one day after authorities confirmed the first case.

India's opposition claims victory

Narendra Modi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, claimed victory in elections Friday, bringing to power a man whose controversial past at one point led the United States to deny him a visa.

Editors' note

CNN has discovered multiple instances of plagiarism by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN news editor. She wrote frequently about international news, writing and reporting about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from our London bureau.

Explosions reported in Nairobi

Several explosions have been reported at a market in the center of Nairobi, the Kenyan Interior Ministry said Friday.