Temperatures hit 42.2 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) at the Australia Open, leading to players and ball boys fainting and accusations of "inhumane" treatment.
With 23 million people crammed onto an island that covers just more than 36,000 square kilometers, Taiwan ranks among the 20 most densely populated places in the world.
Pakistan honors the teen who died stopping suicide bomber. Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the tributes around the country.
The North Korean luxury ski resort features a giant hotel and 11 runs.
At least 12 young men were killed in separate incidents within hours of one another. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Rock icon Neil Young and the Canadian government don't see eye to eye on the country's oil sands energy projects and they most definitely have different views on how rock stars live.
The United States will provide an additional $380 million in humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.
A Danish woman has filed a police complaint saying that she was gang-raped and robbed near a train station in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Tuesday night, authorities said.
U.S. officials reacted angrily Tuesday to comments attributed to Israel's defense minister criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to broker a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians.
A Chinese theme park plans to build a replica of the Titanic that allows visitors to experience an iceberg "collision."
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed a law banning same-sex marriage. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Pope Francis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after his own stop at the Vatican Tuesday -- though it wasn't immediately clear when the meeting between President and pontiff will happen.
Russia has expelled an American journalist and author critical of President Vladimir Putin in one of the first such cases since the Cold War.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has won FIFA's Ballon d'Or, besting his rival Lionel Messi. Lara Baldesarra has more.
For the second time in 13 months, Egyptians are trying to reshape their country's future by voting on a constitution Tuesday.
Mikhail Kalashnikov admits to feelings of guilt over the creation of the AK-47. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Dennis Rodman apologizes for the situation in North Korea but insists he has done nothing wrong. Karl Penhaul reports.
A light-weight gun named after an Indian gang rape victim has triggered a wave of criticism from advocates who call it "abhorrent."
In a crime that will shock the green-fingered, a thief has made off with the tiny water lily Nymphaea thermarum -- one of the rarest plants in the world -- from a botanical gardens in London.
After a renewed push for leads in the case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, authorities in the United Kingdom are turning to Portuguese officials for help.