Iraqi police have won back full control of a ministry building stormed by gunmen who took civil servants hostage, security sources said Thursday.
"In all my years investigating organized crime murders, none has been as horrific as this one," lead prosecutor Franco Giacomantonio says of the killing of Nicola "Coco" Campolongo.
In the land of diets and wired culture, online eating makes for mesmerizing TV.
CNN's Nic Robertson speaks to one man who says he was beaten and raped after complaining about poor working conditions
U.S. student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are waiting -- once again -- for a verdict from an Italian court in the murder case of British student Meredith Kercher.
A U.N. convoy carrying food for the people of the old Syrian city of Homs is waiting to be allowed passage, as residents plead for the government to end a siege that's been starving them for nearly 600 days.
Even "the office cat" knew about phone hacking at News of the World, a former journalist at the tabloid insisted in court Wednesday, testifying that his phone hacking skills were the main reason former Editor Andy Coulson hired him.
Two Norwegian lawmakers have jointly nominated National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, they said Wednesday on their party website.
Three Al Jazeera journalists detained for a month are among 20 people referred to Egypt's criminal court to face trial, Egyptian state media reported Wednesday.
Reporting in China is becoming increasingly difficult and many wonder if it's worth the effort. Kristie Lu Stout reports.
A factory worker is being accused of putting pesticides in frozen foods. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers has the details.
An Australian commission is hearing allegations of the physical and sexual abuse of boys in the care of the Salvation Army over several decades.
The U.N. Security Council voted Tuesday to not only continue its peacekeepers' mission in the tumultuous Central African Republic but to authorize the use of force by European Union troops there, the world body said.
Zhou Xia walks briskly and with a certain purpose.
The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon who has offered millions of dollars to any man who can win her heart is asking him to come to terms with her sexuality.
Libya's acting interior minister survived an assassination attempt in Tripoli, state news agency LANA reported Wednesday.
Ukraine's lawmakers are meeting again Wednesday in a special session of Parliament to debate a possible amnesty for protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations.
Only in the extreme world of big-mountain snowboarding could someone cheat death in an avalanche and realize it had reaffirmed their love of the powder. "Blood was coming out of every hole in my body and I was completely unconscious," says French daredevil Xavier de Le Rue.
Thousands of people in South Korea have begun making money by letting people watch them eat. Robyn Curnow explains why.
As diplomacy with the U.S. takes shape, CNN's Jim Scuitto reports on how economic sanctions affect the people of Iran.