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'Daddy, Boko Haram is here'

CNN's Isha Sesay recounts the agonizing conversation between an abducted Nigerian girl and her father.

Iraq launches large-scale offensive in Falluja

Iraq has launched a large-scale military operation to regain control of the city of Falluja, held by anti-government fighters since December, the Defense Ministry said Friday.

Berlusconi starts community service

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi began a year of community service for his conviction on tax fraud charges on Friday when he showed up at a senior center near his hometown, Milan.

Pistorius defense suggests Steenkamp wasn't cowering

One of the most respected ballistics experts in South Africa disputed key elements of the prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius on Friday, saying that the girlfriend he killed last year did not appear to have been in a defensive position when he shot her.

Crowds in Moscow, Sevastopol, cheer parade

Crowds packed the streets of Moscow and the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Friday for Victory Day parades in an annual show of nationalistic fervor heightened by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

U.S. officials 'hitting the ground' in Nigeria

U.S. military officials are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Friday to help in the search for hundreds of girls kidnapped by Islamist militants, the Pentagon said.

6.4 quake shakes southern Mexico

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico's Guerrero state Thursday, less than a month after a stronger temblor hit the area, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Art gives new life to boys' club

Elusive artist Banksy has given a Bristol, UK boys' club his blessing to sell one of his pieces. Isa Soares reports.

'Christian militia attacks Muslim convoy'

Moments after breastfeeding her baby, Didiatou Hassam was shot in the head, the latest victim of bitter fighting between Muslim and Christian militia groups in the Central African Republic.

Ever seen sand castles like these?

Artist Calvin Seibert creates stunning modernist sand castles using just a bucket, a plastic placemat and a $1.50 plastic tool from a hardware store.

Wrong about Liberia?

Unhappy with Liberia's image on the Internet, a photographer decided to present his own view, using GIFs.