The mayor of the host city for the 2016 Olympics says he welcomes an investigation by federal prosecutors into possible corruption involving construction projects for the upcoming Games.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control "failures" as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly Monday.
President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, the first city ever to be devastated by a nuclear weapon. Here's why the President's visit to the Peace Memorial Park is such a historic event.
A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive.
Brazilian police are searching for 33 people suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old as graphic video and images of the girl posted on social media have shocked the South American country.
Donald Trump on Friday suggested that the United States should bomb ISIS in Libya, a decision that would mark a serious escalation of the U.S. military campaign against the terrorist group. It's also a new position for Trump, who has argued both in favor of and against military intervention in Libya over the past five years.
Alex Bestler and a friend were on a morning hike in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona when, without provocation, a large swarm of hostile bees attacked.
Editor's note: Ian Shields is Associate Lecturer in International Relations, Anglia Ruskin University.
Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone.
Burning tires, tear gas and clashes with riot police -- the ugly scenes that come with workers' strikes are all too familiar in France, a country constantly trying to balance its culture of workers' rights with a more efficient economy.
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Rafael Nadal will have to wait to win a 10th French Open title after he pulled out of the tournament Friday with a wrist injury.
The United States' first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.
A man in Thailand is recovering in hospital after a python latched its fangs onto his penis while he was using his toilet earlier this week.
As she has trudged toward the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a message that could impassion her Democratic voters the way her rival Bernie Sanders has.
Mohammad al-Sheikh's flexibility is nothing short of amazing.
The Pentagon on Thursday pushed back on assertions that U.S. special operations forces were fighting ISIS fighters on the front lines alongside the Syrian forces they are advising in the battle against the terrorist group.
Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp, according to documents obtained by CNN.
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet in the Champions League final for the second time in three years, but what makes the city world football's capital?
Mohammad al-Sheikh's flexibility is nothing short of amazing. The 12-year old has already starred on TV, now he's aiming higher.
Researchers have found mysterious man-made structures from 176,500 years ago in a cave in southwest France.
Africa's largest economy is facing a serious tomato shortage. A great part of its crops have been destroyed by a deadly moth.
EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard.
Surveillance video shows how a motorcyclist cheated death from an overturning heavy-duty truck in east China's Fujian Province.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains how the changing leadership and conflict have changed the Taliban.
Icy temperatures, fierce winds and limited oxygen: The world's highest peak is an inhospitable place for any living thing, and danger is inherent in trying to climb it.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh travels with the Libyan immigration police inside a warehouse of migrant hopefuls they raided.
Two divers have discovered a treasure trove of coins and sculptures in the shallow waters of the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea.
The final event of the Women's Sevens Series takes place in Clermont, France, from May 28-29.
The annual Al-Gaffal dhow race is Dubai's way of honoring its roots in the pearl trade.
Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from May 17 through May 23.
Organizers say fancy dress has not been banned at the 2016 London Sevens -- but there are new restrictions on alcohol never before seen at a major event at Twickenham.
The legal controversy surrounding North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is not about bigotry. To be sure, unequal treatment of and discrimination against the transgender community could be one of the intended consequences of what is being proposed. But ultimately, the legal battle being forged between the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the State of North Carolina is an issue of separation of power. And it's not clear that this is a battle that the Justice Department can win.
The crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 early Thursday and the recovery of some wreckage Friday was a tragic end to a week that had begun with viral video of huge lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in the United States. These two developments have understandably raised two related questions about aviation security: Are we doing the right things, and are we doing the right things right?
In the year that he openly led the Afghan Taliban Movement, Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed by a U.S drone strike Saturday, proved to be a consummate political actor.
Well, it's that time again. Every four years, like clockwork, the big talk pronouncements begin: the promises soon to be left unfulfilled, the bellicose hype that months from now will be long gone and gladly forgotten. All the chest-thumping and jingoism that we are seeing right now will just melt away and we will go back to business as usual.
U.S. President Barack Obama is in Vietnam forging stronger ties with a country that was the scene of bitter conflict just over 40 years ago.
Donald Trump is in a spot all too familiar to other politicians, but unusual for him: He needs to regain his footing after a tough few days.
The next time you hear of a terror attack -- no matter where it is, no matter what the circumstances -- you will likely think to yourself, "It's Muslims again." And you will probably be right.
The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804, which vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo early Thursday, has once again prompted people to ask a question that looms in the back of the mind of many travelers: Is flying really safe?
In their art, Tayeba Bagum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman highlight the experiences of Dhaka's alienated hijra community.
Harmony of the Seas sets off on its official maiden voyage on May 29
The world's largest blue diamond, an extremely rare gem known as "The Oppenheimer Blue", sold for $57.5 million at Christie's Geneva Wednesday night, making it the most expensive diamond ever to be sold at auction.
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed technology that allows dogs to trigger audible cues or send text message alerts.
Today, between 59 and 67.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons are trapped in a state of temporary permanence. Sean Anderson of the Museum of Modern Art in New York explains why innovative architecture must be part of the solution.
Exclusive hotels-within-hotels are popping up at select properties across North America.
Think U.S. security lines are bad now? Airlines for America, an industry trade group, says the summer travel season is going to get even busier.
Palm oil is used in many of our everyday products, but high demand has displaced thousands, say activists.