Prominent Saudi activist Raif Badawi on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for insulting Islam, said his wife and a source who followed the case closely.
The mayor of Bolivia's largest city is in trouble for groping a journalist at a public event last week.
German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, whose nearly priceless collection was confiscated because it was suspected to contain pieces looted by the Nazis, died Tuesday and left the masterpieces to a Swiss museum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants a delay in a referendum on whether certain eastern Ukrainian residents want sovereignty from Kiev and said presidential elections scheduled for this month are "a step in the right direction."
Cuba says it foiled a terrorist plot by Cuban exiles to attack military facilities on the island and has arrested four U.S. residents, Cuban officials said Wednesday.
Details emerged Wednesday of an apparent Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian village in which at least 150 people died, the latest in a series of attacks and abductions of schoolgirls attributed to the group.
Malala Yousafzai, the world's most famous advocate for girls' right to education, speaks with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
In Russia, bloggers will now have to register with the government and swear words will be banned from the media.
Author Jillian Lauren claims she witnessed the Sultan of Brunei "not exactly living on the straight and narrow."
A truce between Syrian government and rebel forces in the strategic and symbolic city of Homs has gone into effect, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.
A roadside bomb killed a family of nine in western Afghanistan on Tuesday afternoon, blasting the rickshaw they were riding in, police said.
An FBI agent was arrested in Pakistan this week after he attempted to board a domestic flight between Karachi and Islamabad with ammunition and knives, police said Wednesday.
CNN's Jon Jensen and Alasdair Skene were faced with the daunting task of how to capture the beauty of Jordan's Wadi Rum.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh crosses checkpoints in Ukraine to find nervous pro-Russian militants fortifying their position.
Thailand's Constitutional Court has dismissed caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office, ruling that she is guilty of violating the country's constitution for reassigning a senior security official in 2011.
The South Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 260 people last month was caused in part by excessive cargo and a failure to tie that cargo down properly, the joint police and prosecuting team investigating the disaster said Tuesday.
After 59 days and no tangible evidence, officials from Malaysia, China and Australia will hunker down Wednesday to plot the next steps in the hunt for MH370.
Boko Haram's leader threatens to sell hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls. CNN's Vladmir Duthiers reports.
A newly-discovered relic suggests that Jesus had a wife. Fordham University Professor Michael Peppard weighs in.
Pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army clash in Slavyansk. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.