This week there have been blockbuster jewelry sales. Why are prices still soaring?
The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran pleaded with a House subcommittee on foreign affairs to do something to free her husband.
Pro-independence parties in Catalonia defied the Spanish government Thursday by announcing in Barcelona that they plan to hold a referendum in November on whether the wealthy northeast region should be independent.
Horrific ethnic and religious violence resulting in "mass murder" and other abuses in two central Nigerian states has largely gone ignored by the authorities, rights group Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
A Thai court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on murder charges over a bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in 2010 that left around 90 people dead.
Turkey has temporarily closed crossings to and from Syria along its border due to fighting between opposition groups inside Syria, the Turkish Commerce and Customs Ministry said Wednesday.
A Japanese actor says playing villians in Chinese films has helped the China-Japan divide. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for the Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah.
Police in Peru say they nabbed one of the world's top scam artists on Wednesday when they arrested a securities broker whose alleged crimes earned him a spot on the FBI's most wanted list.
The U.S. military expects on Thursday to begin flying Burundi forces into the Central African Republic to help stop the violence in that war-torn country, according to a U.S. military official.
For five days, same-sex couples could get married in Australia's capital city of Canberra. Those who did were the first in the country to do so.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal on closer European Union ties, the bloc's top diplomat has said, after weeks of mass protests that have rattled the Eastern European country.
The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work.
Father Edward Beck reacts to news that Time magazine has named Pope Francis its "Person of the Year" for 2013.
Two works by British artist Damien Hirst worth $54,000 have been stolen from a London gallery.
CNN's Paula Newton looks at how home owners are spending big money for tiny land and radical design houses.
A triple nipple baby bottle and extinct animal DNA are just some of things you'd find inside the "99¢ Store of the Future." Now products from the remarkable installation in downtown Brooklyn have gone on display at Shanghai's 2013 design fair.
An Iranian envoy is to make his first visit to the United Kingdom this week, a UK Foreign Office spokeswoman said Wednesday, in a sign of softening relations between the two countries.
To those outside the deaf community, the sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial may have looked like he was working very hard, translating the spoken words into gestures for four hours.
The former head of France's U.N. Military Mission explains the difficulties in trying to disarm fighters.