Marcus Dixon refers to the tattoos on his face as the "art of war": an eye etched on his forehead, five stars down the left side of his face, and the words "don't cry" on his eyelids.
At least 25 people have died after Typhoon Usagi slammed into the coast of southern China, state media reported Monday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested that some outside governments may urge rebels to attack international inspectors sent into war-fractured country to secure its arsenal of chemical weapons.
Choir members and children attending Sunday school were among 81 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party won Sunday's parliamentary elections, but appeared to fall just short of obtaining a super majority, according to preliminary results released early Monday.
One day after a court in eastern China sentenced him to life in prison for corruption, former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai appealed his verdict and sentencing, a source with direct knowledge of the case told CNN.
Two days after terrorists opened fire in a Kenyan mall, killing at least 69 people and wounding more than 175, the military says it has control of all floors of the building.
Pumeza Matshikiza grew up in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa, during Apartheid. Now she's an opera star who's performed at the world's biggest opera houses.
The captain of a Greenpeace icebreaker carrying 30 activists protesting Arctic drilling has declined a demand made at gunpoint by Russian authorities to sail it toward the Russian port city of Murmansk, a Greenpeace spokeswoman said Friday.
Voters in Germany will go to the polls this weekend for the first time since the eurozone crisis left the single currency -- and much of the continent -- teetering on the brink of chaos.
The new Miss America brings the debate over skin coloring to India. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
Matthew Chance reports on an interview in which Pope Francis discusses homosexuality, abortion and women.
Spanish investigators are trying to figure out how a 5-month-old baby died on a baggage carousel at an airport in Alicante.
The strongest storm on the planet so far this year is rumbling across the Western Pacific near Taiwan and the Philippines, prompting authorities to issue warnings to residents in vulnerable areas.
Venezuela accused the United States on Thursday of denying President Nicolas Maduro's plane permission to enter U.S. airspace -- a claim that a State Department official denied.
As raging floodwaters swept away half of his timber shack, Saturnino Medina climbed to the roof.
Syria is expected to hand over a list of its chemical arms stockpile this weekend, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog told CNN on Friday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his case Thursday to the American people and the world for "a constructive approach" to contentious issues including his nation's nuclear program, arguing that failing to engage "leads to everyone's loss."
Days before a court in eastern China announced the date for delivering the much anticipated verdict in the trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Communist Party leader reiterated his innocence but anticipated lengthy imprisonment in a letter to his family.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's daughter was briefly held at gunpoint in central London on Monday, police and Blair's office said Thursday.