Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader was marked with victories and controversies, was 85.
They clean up rivers, build homes for disabled veterans and bring health care to some of the darkest parts of the world.
Protesters in parts of Egypt rallied Friday against the government and a vote on a constitution that would ban religious parties, leading to clashes with security forces or demonstrators' opponents in at least three cities, Egyptian media reported.
French President Francois Hollande is considering legal action against the French version of Closer magazine after the publication alleged he was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, French news agency Agence France-Presse said Friday.
The Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing has issued tenders for the building of 1,877 settlement units in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
The United Nations' refugee agency resumed aid deliveries to an estimated 100,000 people in the Central African Republic who've sought refuge at the capital's international airport from the violence ravaging the country.
A lightning strike killed three people on a beach in Argentina Thursday and injured 22 others, state media reported.
What is the most appropriate way for women to dress in public? Zain Verjee looks at attitudes in seven Muslim countries.
A 14-year-old girl talked her father out of marrying her off and now acts as a rights activist for other child brides.
Nick Gough and Richard Sears explain why they went 42,120 kilometers around the globe in one of the world's least comfortable vehicles.
An Israeli company has launched a training gym for companies that want to defend against cyber attacks. Ian Lee reports.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with astronaut Chris Hadfield.
With its vast shopping malls, indoor skiing centers and artificial indoor beaches Dubai can lay claim to the dubious distinction of being one of the most air-conditioned cities in the world.
The nuns in a Carmelite community in Lucena, Spain, received a voice-mail message on New Year's Eve that they had to share with the world. The caller was Pope Francis.
Russian authorities are investigating six suspicious deaths and at least one car explosion this week about 300 miles from the site of next month's Winter Olympics, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Thursday.
The killers of a Venezuelan soap opera star and former beauty queen are among seven suspects who have been arrested, Venezuela's interior minister said.
Egypt's revolution in 2011 gave birth to an explosion of new creativity, especially street art.
There is a light show in the ocean that you can't see, but many fish can. There's quite a display of neon greens, reds, and oranges going on underneath the surface.
Conservationists are optimistic Hong Kong will move to destroy its huge stockpile of confiscated ivory -- believed to be one of the world's biggest -- following China's landmark destruction of six tons of tusks and ivory sculptures this week.