Pope Francis is creating a commission to prevent the abuse of minors and to support victims of abuse, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley announced Thursday in Rome.
Winds of up to 90 miles an hour and heavy rain battered Scotland on Thursday, disrupting rail and traffic as northwestern Europe braced for heavy storms sweeping across the North Atlantic and North Sea.
CNN's Anna Coren take a look inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Militants staged a deadly attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry on Thursday, ramming the building with an explosives-laden vehicle, followed by gunmen who battled security forces inside.
In a birthday speech Thursday, Thailand's deeply revered king asked the nation to maintain the peace it has enjoyed "for a very long time" by working hand in hand.
Criminal suspects claimed embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tried to buy a damaging video -- months before a tape was publicized showing him smoking crack -- according to court documents released Wednesday.
North Korea is showing no signs of scaling back its fearsome labor camp system, with torture, starvation, rape and death a fact of life for tens of thousand of inmates, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
John Kerry makes another push for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Thursday when he hops between Jerusalem and Ramallah to address grievances from both sides.
Fans of anime master Hayao Miyazaki may remember the mystical, moss-covered forest that serves as the setting for much of "Princess Mononoke", his epic about humans and the environment.
At the start of a three-month reporting stint in Tokyo, I'd thought vaguely to myself how I wouldn't mind climbing Mount Fuji when my assignment was done -- in the way that I've always vaguely wondered about running a marathon, but never got round to it.
I knew I was going to have to climb 538 stairs to get to Kamikura Shrine in Wakayama, Japan.
When I tell people outside India that I live in New Delhi, I'm almost always asked the now inevitable question: "Do you feel safe there?" or worse, "what's with the rape culture in India?"
Sergei Filin reacts to guilty verdict for three assailants, and about his life going forward. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
Lens was a grim, ex-coal mining town in northern France. Then the Louvre turned up.
A treasure trove of old photos has revealed how Queen Elizabeth once took to the stage -- sometimes dressed as a boy -- in a series of holiday pantomimes during World War II.
One of the men accused of the brutal daylight killing of British soldier Lee Rigby told police he took little joy in slaying.
CNN's Anna Coren has an exclusive look inside the depths of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.
Russia called for "stability and order" in neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday as thousands of protesters kept up their demonstrations against the government in Kiev.
The Lebanese militant group says Hassan al-Laqees was killed outside his home. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Just a day after he assured his Japanese hosts that he will press China over disputed airspace, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to meet with Chinese leaders under a cloud of tension.