A research vessel has become stuck in the ice off the coast of Antarctica and the closest rescue ships are two days away.
At a town at the center of the South Sudan conflict, blood splashes along walls, homes are burned, and doctors have run away.
Two car bombs targeting Christians killed at least 35 people in southern Baghdad on Christmas.
The government of key U.S. ally Turkey began to crack this week. There are rumblings that an Islamic cleric living in the United States may have something to do it.
Egypt's interim government officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, blamed it for a bombing this week that killed 16 people, and announced that anyone who is a member of the group will be punished.
At least 17 people have died and doezens more were rescued after their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean on Wednesday, according to the local government and U.S. officials.
A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was beaten on Christmas Day by a group of men who dragged her from her car outside of Kiev in the latest attack on government opponents, authorities said.
Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill that would force the government to enrich uranium up to 60% if new sanctions are imposed, state media reported Wednesday.
Pope Francis doesn't want a commonly quoted Bible verse chanted as empty words on Christmas Day -- the one about peace on Earth.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spoke out against mass government surveillance in a televised address on Wednesday.
Passengers on a Russian polar expedition ship off Antarctica are getting a whiter Christmas than they probably wanted.
Edward Snowden delivers an "alternative" Christmas address on Britain's Channel 4, warning of a growing lack of privacy.
CNN's Michael Holmes takes you through 2013's top international stories. See which ones topped the list.
On Christmas Eve, CNN's Ian Lee reports from Bethlehem, the location where Jesus is believed to have been born.
Two deadly explosions hit an Interior Ministry building in Mansoura, Egypt. CNN's John Vause reports
Russia has dropped its case against at least one of the Greenpeace "Arctic 30," the environmental group said Tuesday on its Arctic Sunrise Twitter feed.
U.S. Marines stood by to help evacuate Americans in South Sudan as the top U.N. official there warned Tuesday of a "breakdown in respect for the most basic rights of people" amid the country's widening military and humanitarian crisis.
Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.
A deadly air offensive that has claimed more than 500 lives in the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees.
A sniper in Gaza fatally shot an Israeli citizen near the border fence between Gaza and Israel on Wednesday, an Israeli military representative said.