Ready or not, Russia kicks off the Opening Ceremony on Friday as the world turns its attention to Sochi for the costliest Olympic Games in history.
Syria's government said on Friday that it will participate in a second round of peace talks in Geneva, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
The Australian navy destroyed nearly 353 kilograms (780 pounds) of heroin Friday, two days after intercepting the drugs on a smuggling vessel off the coast of Tanzania, the Australian Department of Defense said.
It is expected to be a court date like no other, with Spaniards riveted to a financial corruption case that involves members of the royal family.
CNN's Jarrett Bellini and Lisa France really suck at curling. Let's watch and judge them.
The Taliban in Afghanistan has released video of a captive canine they claim is a U.S. military dog.
The U.S. and Russian ambassadors to the United Nations exchanged a flurry of Twitter posts today about the controversial punk rock band Pussy Riot.
The Pentagon says a military dog seized by the Taliban in Afghanistan doesn't belong to U.S. forces, contrary to the Taliban's claim, but rather belongs to an ally force, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday.
Rebels and jihadi fighters in Syria seized control of a major prison in war-torn Aleppo from government forces on Thursday, freeing hundreds of prisoners after months of clashes, human rights groups and activists said.
Channel 4 News reporter Guillermo Galdos tracks down Mexico's "La Tuta," a former school teacher who now runs a cartel.
Not since Mickey Mouse raised the profile of the common house rodent has an animal enjoyed such an extreme makeover, but sharks -- once the subject of guts-and-gore horror classics like Jaws and Deep Blue Sea -- have entered the new millennium as "beautiful creatures."
Rescuers recovered the bodies of eight miners trapped in a South African gold mine after an underground fire this week, the company said Thursday.
More than 1,100 asylum seekers have been rescued off the coast of Italy, the nation's navy said in a statement.
A suspected bomb was found Thursday afternoon at a construction site on Hong Kong Island, prompting evacuations in the area, including at hospitals and hotels, police said.
From concerns over security to outrage over reports that stray dogs are being poisoned, Sochi has been rocked by a series of unflattering headlines. Is it really ready to host the Winter Olympics?
Israel approved construction permits for more than 550 settlement units in East Jerusalem, officials said, escalating tensions with Palestinians amid negotiations.
After showing signs of improvement, Jose Salvador Alvarenga's health has deteriorated on the Marshall Islands, a Mexican official said.
Deaf Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragoch has admitted hiring another musician to write one of "his" most famous compositions.
The U.N. says as many as 140 million women have been forced to undergo genital mutilation. CNN's Saima Mohsin reports.
North Korea says it may back out of the family reunions it agreed to hold with South Korea if the latter continues with the annual drills it holds with the United States.