A new law that went into effect in Kenya this week makes it legal for a man to marry as many women as he wants. And a leading women's group is applauding it.
Nigerians took to the streets to pressure the government to do more to rescue scores of girls abducted by militants weeks ago.
Brunei has become the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law, despite widespread condemnation from international human rights groups.
Northern Ireland police are questioning Gerry Adams, the head of the Sinn Fein party, in connection with his alleged involvement in the 1972 Irish Republican Army killing of a widow, his party said Wednesday.
Parents of kidnapped students march to demand action from the Nigerian government. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, a river outside Slovyansk has become a bearer of bad news. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Al Qaeda's central leadership and its ability to direct operations from beyond its base in Pakistan has diminished, but its affiliate organizations, along with other terror groups, have grown more dangerous, according to a new report from the State Department.
The words and images from the cell phone of a girl who perished on the South Korean ferry convey the rising panic aboard.
Even as they were rejecting as far-fetched an Australian company's assertion that it may have identified the resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- thousands of miles from where investigators have been searching -- experts acknowledged Wednesday that they have little choice but to check it out.
They left school two weeks ago on a field trip with hundreds of classmates.
Curbing China's appetite for wild game is just the beginning of the war against illegal poaching, say conservationists.
Canada could have an exploding whale problem.
An explosion rocked a train station Wednesday in China's restive northwestern region as President Xi Jinping finished a visit there, the nation's state news agency reported, citing authorities.
The drummer for the Scorpions rock band has been sentenced to a month in jail for being drunk, insulting Muslims and lowering his trousers at Dubai International Airport, local media reported.
With a backdrop of rapidly growing violence, Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide polls since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces
In Ukraine's eastern city of Luhansk, makeshift barricades, concertina wire and masked men in camouflage greet visitors to the regional administration building Wednesday.
IOC V.P. John Coates has said that the preparations for Rio 2016 are the "worst" he's seen. Shasta Darlington reports.
Could drought bring water and power rationing during Brazil World Cup? Shasta Darlington reports.
Officials are investigating if an extreme case of bullying led to the death of a teen in Argentina.
Britain's Prince Harry is officially single again after splitting with Cressida Bonas, his girlfriend of two years.