Two French soldiers sent to the Central African Republic as part of an international peacekeeping mission have been killed, the French presidency said Tuesday.
The UK National Crime Agency is investigating allegations of spot fixing in professional soccer.
Two Spanish journalists well versed in covering wars have been kidnapped in Syria by a group linked to al Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo said Tuesday.
Until he returned home this weekend, Merrill Newman -- an American held in North Korea -- had no idea what a story he'd become.
Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, in a memorial service celebrating a man seen as a global symbol of reconciliation.
A group of chemical weapons inspectors are taking the world closer to peace in the middle of a raging war that they cannot stop. For this they will receive the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday.
Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, visited Nagasaki on Tuesday, one of two Japanese cities on which the United States dropped atomic bombs during the final days of World War II.
Despite being an 18-time world-record holder, Japanese swimmer Mieko Nagaoka is determined to win more medals and break more world records.
The image of the Shinkansen bullet train streaking past Mount Fuji is a powerful part of the iconography of the resurgent post-war Japan.
Capt. Francesco Schettino abandoned the cruise liner Costa Concordia after it wrecked in 2012 while hundreds were still on board, according to testimony and recorded phone calls played in a court in Grosetto, Italy, on Monday.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports from the Central African Republic as French troops deploy on a peacekeeping mission.
The Justice Department says several Russian diplomats and spouses accused of Medicaid fraud are also suspected of spying.
RIA Novosti, Russia's state-run news agency reported on it's own demise Monday after a decree by Vladimir Putin created a new agency called Rossiya Segodnya which combines RIA Novosti and state-owned Voice of Russia radio.
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German President Joachim Gauck will not represent his country at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, his office says.
Michael Adebolajo, one of the men accused of the brutal daylight killing of British soldier Lee Rigby, told a jury Monday he loved al Qaeda.
Police in Brazil were forced to use tear gas as fierce fighting erupted in the stands. CNN's Patrick Snell has more.
Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama, who has been living in a mental institution since the 1970s, uses her woes with mental illness to inspire her work. Walking into one of Yayoi Kusama's infinity rooms is like walking into a completely different universe. The door shuts behind you, and suddenly you find yourself surrounded by what appears to be a galaxy of shimmering LEDs. The scene is beautiful, in a surreal, space-age fairy tale sort of way. But it's also a little jarring in its intimacy; it's almost as though you've been instantly transported from a whitewashed gallery into Kusama's buzzing, obsessive mind.
He put the beat into "Afrobeat" in Fela Kuti's band. Described as the "world's greatest drummer," Tony Allen is still pushing boundaries.