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Beslan School Siege Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Beslan School Siege.

Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukranian jet, hit two copters updated 2 days ago

Pro-Russian separatists struck two helicopters as well as a jet with portable air defense systems Wednesday in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel updated 2 days ago

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Ukraine military: 17 dead, 6 injured after refugee convoy attack updated 3 days ago

At least 17 people were killed and six injured in Monday's attack on a refugee convoy in the eastern Luhansk region, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday.

Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon updated 3 days ago

Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon.

Civilian caravan attacked in Ukraine, military says updated 4 days ago

Civilians, including women and children, were killed in an attack on a caravan of refugees in Ukraine's Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military said Monday.

Richard III's bones reveal king's taste for luxury food and wine updated 4 days ago

Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for the finer things in life -- including wine.

Berlin Wall Fast Facts updated 4 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Berlin Wall, seen as a symbol of the Cold War and East/West relations. The Wall stood from 1961 to 1989, separating democratic West Berlin, considered part of West Germany, from Communist-controlled East Berlin and from the rest of East Germany.

Gunmen seize papers, cash from Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris updated 4 days ago

Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.

Julian Assange to leave Ecuadorian Embassy in London 'soon' updated 4 days ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London "soon" after living there for two years.

Ukraine says it's made gains against separatists updated 5 days ago

Ukraine's military advances in fight against pro-Russian separatists Sunday, penetrating territory the separatists held in Donetsk and Luhansk, sources say.

Dockworkers find 35 'screaming' stowaways in a container updated 6 days ago

Dockworkers at a major London port discovered 35 people inside a shipping container Saturday morning.

Ukraine says it destroyed much of Russian military convoy updated 7 days ago

Ukrainian border guards were in Russia on Friday to examine the contents of a huge convoy of trucks that Moscow says is carrying relief goods for civilians.

Singer Cliff Richard denies underage sex allegation updated 7 days ago

British singer Cliff Richard denies an underage sex allegation dating from the 1980s as "completely false."

Aid or invasion? Question looms as Russian convoy nears Ukraine updated 7 days ago

A Russian humanitarian convoy reportedly approaching the border with Ukraine will not be permitted to enter the country, a Ukrainian official warned.

Six questions -- what's happening in Ukraine? updated 7 days ago

Nearly six months since popular protests toppled pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, fighting between Ukraine's military and pro-Russia rebels continues in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine fighting: Rebel official resigns; shells fall on Donetsk updated 8 days ago

A pro-Russian rebel leader in one eastern Ukrainian city resigned and shells reportedly rocked another rebel-held area Thursday.

Russian convoy to Ukraine abruptly changes course updated 8 days ago

A convoy of 280 of Russian trucks headed for Ukraine has suddenly changed its course, according to a Ukrainian state news agency.

6 injured in train derailment in Swiss Alps, police say updated 9 days ago

A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derail in the Swiss Alps on Wednesday, police say.

All rescued, 10 treated after squall hits sailing dinghies in Northern Ireland updated 11 days ago

More than 200 dinghy sailors caught in heavy weather off the coast of Northern Ireland have been accounted for and have returned to shore, officials say.

Turkey picks a president: What to know about Erdogan's victory updated 11 days ago

Turks have picked prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be the country's first directly elected president.

Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan wins presidency updated 11 days ago

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will become the country's first directly-elected president, reports state.

U.S. warns Russia not to intervene in Ukraine under 'peacekeeping' pretext updated 13 days ago

U.S. secretary of state warns his Russian counterpart that Russia should not intervene in Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian convoys.

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers updated 14 days ago

A Russian court authorized the arrest of five Ukrainian servicemen on what the state-run RIA Novosti news agency described as suspicion of war crimes.

Prince William Fast Facts updated 14 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne.

Ukraine: Rebel leader resigns; militants shoot down fighter plane updated 15 days ago

Alexander Borodai, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, resigns his post. Ukraine says militants downed military plane.

Prince William goes back to work updated 15 days ago

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is going back to work, taking on a new role as an air ambulance pilot.

Deemed too dangerous, search for MH17 victims in Ukraine halted for now updated 15 days ago

The search for victims' remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is halted Wednesday because of heavy fighting in Ukraine.

What is Putin's endgame in Ukraine? updated 15 days ago

What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's endgame in Ukraine?

Russia gives Snowden 3-year residency updated 15 days ago

Edward Snowden has been granted an extension to stay in Russia for three more years, his attorney said.

Enrico Letta Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Russia's Putin issues retaliatory ban on food imports updated 16 days ago

President Vladimir Putin has banned food and agricultural imports from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine.

Russian troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns updated 16 days ago

Russia now has some 20,000 troops stationed by its border with conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, a NATO official told CNN Tuesday.

Opinion: Turkey's Teflon politician targets top post updated 16 days ago

In less than a week, Turkey will hold its first direct presidential election, yet the mood about the country can hardly be described as electric.

Fighter jet scrambled to escort passenger plane into UK's Manchester Airport updated 17 days ago

Fighter jet scrambled Tuesday to escort passenger plane into Britain's Manchester Airport after pilot got information on a "possible suspicious device."

Ukraine: As military warns of 'assault' plan, residents hunker down updated 17 days ago

Ukrainian troops are pushing toward the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

WWI outbreak marked in Belgium updated 18 days ago

Twelve cannons were fired in Liege, Belgium, on Monday to conclude a ceremony marking the outbreak of World War I 100 years ago.

Ukraine Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's some background information about Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe.

Houses of Parliament (Great Britain) Fast Facts updated 21 days ago

Here's some background information about Great Britain's Houses of Parliament located on the Thames River in London.

MH17: 70 international experts search Ukraine crash site for bodies updated 21 days ago

The largest group yet of international monitors and experts on Friday reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

80 bodies may still be at MH17 crash site, Australian official says updated 21 days ago

As many as 80 bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still could be lying in the fields of eastern Ukraine, Australia's Foreign Minister says.

MH17 crash: Get up to speed on the latest from Ukraine updated 22 days ago

Get up to speed on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash investigation and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, based on the latest CNN reporting.

Norway Terror Attacks Fast Facts updated 22 days ago

Here's some background information about the Norwegian terrorist attack on July 22, 2011. Eight people died in a bombing in Oslo while 69 young people died on nearby Utoya island. This was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.

MH17 crash site: Dangers delay investigators; Ukraine warns of mines updated 22 days ago

For a fourth day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.

Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane that traversed Africa updated 23 days ago

The body of an "apparent stowaway" was found in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force plane that traversed Africa, a Pentagon spokesman said.

What will MH17 crash investigators find at site -- and how useful will it be anyway? updated 23 days ago

Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, Dutch investigators have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage.

U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions as Ukraine fighting continues updated 24 days ago

EU officials agree to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia, an official says, as fighting in Ukraine cuts access to the Flight 17 crash site.

Suspect in Jewish Museum shooting extradited to Belgium updated 24 days ago

The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.

MH17 investigators 'sick and tired of being delayed,' official says updated 25 days ago

Dutch and Australian experts trying to reach Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's crash site in Ukraine turned back again due to heavy fighting.

Romano Prodi Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Romano Prodi, former prime minister of Italy.

Big Ben Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

Here's some background information about Big Ben, the clock and bell in Elizabeth Tower, formerly St. Stephen's Tower, at the Houses of Parliament in London. It is one of the most famous landmarks in England.

Lionel Messi Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.

Eiffel Tower Fast Facts updated 25 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Journalist detained working for CNN in Ukraine is freed updated 25 days ago

A Ukrainian journalist detained Tuesday by pro-Russian rebels while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.

Fighting rages in Ukraine town; 2 children among 13 dead updated 26 days ago

More death and violence reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as some investigators unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Costa Concordia reaches end of final voyage updated 26 days ago

The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship reached the end of its final voyage.

Tour de France Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here's a look at the Tour de France.

Hillary Clinton: Putin 'bears responsibility' in downing of MH17 updated 26 days ago

Vladimir Putin bears at least some blame in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Hillary Clinton says.

Donetsk residents flee fighting; Russians report spike in Ukrainian refugees updated 27 days ago

Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south from Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, as Russian media reported a spike in refugees seeking shelter in Russia.

MH17 crash: Investigators must have full access, Malaysian PM says updated 27 days ago

Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access entire MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.

Mother of two MH17 victims regrets not heeding son's fears updated 27 days ago

The mother of two brothers killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 told CNN she regrets not taking her youngest son's fears about the flight more seriously.

As nations seek more MH17 access, rebels reportedly getting impatient updated 28 days ago

As investigators seek more access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine, rebels say they're growing impatient with their presence.

Pentagon: Russia getting ready to send more powerful weapons into Ukraine updated 28 days ago

Russia is preparing the transfer of more powerful weaponry into Ukraine, and it could happen at any time, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

Russian woman joins rebel movement in Ukraine updated 28 days ago

Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.

Flying monkeys and winged goats: Photos that make you question reality updated 28 days ago

The Science Museum hosts first major UK exhibition of Joan Fontcuberta's controversial photography.

Officials: Rebels hinder effort to recover bodies from MH17 crash site updated 28 days ago

The transfer from Ukraine to the Netherlands of remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shootdown should be done by Saturday, Dutch PM says.

U.S. has 'evidence that Russia is firing' into Ukraine updated 29 days ago

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing remains of victims arrive in the Netherlands.

Things to know about Russia and sanctions updated 29 days ago

The United States and its allies are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine, but will they do anything more about it -- especially Europe?

Welcome to Trieste, the tiny Italian city that shapes the world's wardrobe updated 29 days ago

Nudging the border with Slovenia in Italy's far north-east, the mysteriously underrated city of Trieste is largely known for its stately, Habsburg-era architecture, exquisite coffee, and traditional regattas.

Kerry: 'Drunken separatists' interfering at MH17 crash site updated 29 days ago

Are the same separatists accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 now tampering with the evidence and blocking investigators?

Francois Hollande Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Francois Hollande, president of France.

Sky News apologizes after reporter rifles through MH17 victim's luggage updated 29 days ago

Sky News has issued an apology after one of its reporters rummaged through the belongings of MH17 crash victims on air.

Journalist working for CNN detained in Ukraine updated 29 days ago

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was detained by pro-Russian separatists.

Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days' updated 29 days ago

Norwegian officials say they think Islamist terrorists could strike the country within a few days, but they do not know what the plot is.

She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free. updated 29 days ago

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, has arrived in Italy.

MH17: What happens to the victims' bodies next? updated 29 days ago

The remains of some of the victims of Flight MH17 have arrived in the Netherlands, so what happens to the bodies now, and will it help the families?

UK will establish independent inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko updated 30 days ago

The British government has rejected requests to hold a public inquiry into the 2006 death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, an official said Friday.

In somber ceremony, Dutch receive the first remains of MH17 victims updated 30 days ago

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the MH17 crash.

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down over Donetsk updated 30 days ago

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian military office said.

Peaches Geldof was relapsed addict who died of heroin overdose, inquest hears updated 30 days ago

Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug, an inquest heard.

Fighter jets escort Gulfstream to landing at English airport updated 30 days ago

Military fighter planes escort a Gulfstream jet to the London area's Stansted Airport after the jet allegedly lost contact with air traffic controllers.

MH17 crash: Rebels hand over black boxes updated 30 days ago

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine handed over the black box data recorders from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, days after the jet crashed.

MH17 tributes in Moscow: 'Forgive us' updated 30 days ago

Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow, there are flowers and toys at a makeshift memorial for the lives lost in a conflict-scarred corner of eastern Ukraine.

Wrecked Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage updated 30 days ago

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

Who are Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels? updated 30 days ago

The horrifying crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has raised questions about the rebels and what they want

'We'll die without that boat:' What the Costa Concordia leaves behind in Giglio updated 30 days ago

When the Costa Concordia and its salvage convoy finally depart Giglio, the residents of this picturesque Tuscan island will breathe a collective sigh of relief -- and shed a collective tear.

MH17 crash: Did Russia pull the trigger? Ukraine says yes updated 30 days ago

Did a Russian fire the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? That depends on who you ask.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Five unanswered questions updated 31 days ago

We are no closer to answering some key questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Costa Concordia to sail this week updated 31 days ago

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is about to make its final voyage.

Campaigners at Girl Summit call for end to female genital mutilation updated 31 days ago

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai adds her voice to calls for an end to female genital mutilation, which affects millions of women and girls.

Propaganda war: Russia offers alternate takes to what brought down MH17 updated 31 days ago

Here are some of the stories circulating in the Russian media about the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site updated 31 days ago

International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site.

Ukraine President: The world must choose sides updated 31 days ago

In the wake of the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, "every country, including Russia," must determine whether it is "together with the terrorists or together with the civilized world," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday.

MH17 crash victim's sibling: 'We want to know where my brother is right now' updated 31 days ago

Family members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims fear their loved ones' remains might never make it home.

Prince George at one: Profile and protection updated 32 days ago

Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries. I had to remind myself occasionally of that latter fact as I stood outside the hospital in London where he was born... for a week before his arrival.

Study: Risk of female genital mutilation in England, Wales is higher than thought updated 32 days ago

England has more than twice as many female genital mutilation victims as previously thought, a report finds.

Keith Richards Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Keith Richards, musician and founding member of the Rolling Stones.

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