Will Rio de Janeiro be ready to host the Summer Olympics by 2016? Some wonder. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
A Red Cross official who had worked in Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Gaza was shot dead Wednesday in Libya, the organization said.
South Korea has rebuffed North Korea's demand to meet two of its fishermen whose boat strayed into the South's waters.
Scores of residents in four villages in the northeastern Borno state of Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon, were killed Tuesday in Boko Haram raids, a lawmaker and residents said.
No, it's not a mirage: there really is a desert in the middle of Poland.
After a series of raids, police made new arrests in the public stoning death of a pregnant Pakistani woman, bringing the total of people in custody to 12.
Dressed modestly, with a red headscarf loosely draped over her head and shoulders, she steps onto the stage and nervously paces back and forth. Waiting for the music to begin and break the silence, she almost misses her first note before quietly singing into the microphone.
A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on a rampage in the Canadian city of Moncton on Thursday, killing three police officers and wounding two others.
The Taliban release a video showing Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to the United States.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in the country's first presidential vote since its civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television reported Wednesday.
Outrage over the reported discovery of the bodies of almost 800 children at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland prompted calls Wednesday for a full investigation.
British police say officers from the Counter Terrorism Command, SO15, have arrested two men in Dover on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.
With just a little more than a week until the first kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hosted a dinner for international journalists and countered criticism that too much money was spent on stadiums while infrastructure projects languished.
A U.S. official says a Russian fighter jet buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. military plane in April.
Researchers study sounds from underwater listening devices that could be Flight 370 crashing in the water.
Sudanese Christians fear that practicing their faith may make them a target for violence. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
Germany's chief federal prosecutor has opened a criminal investigation into whether U.S. intelligence services monitored one of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phones, his office said Wednesday.
Holograms, limited-edition collectibles and more than 1,000 toys on display to mark franchise's 30th anniversary
Police in Nigeria's capital Tuesday made a U-turn, saying a ban on protests in support of the more than 200 girls kidnapped in April does not exist.
They may not be led by Katniss Everdeen, but Thai protesters have adopted one of her symbols. Jessica King reports.