A U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces announced Tuesday a push into territory north of ISIS' de facto capital in Raqqa, Syria.
President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the importance of the arts in international politics, making some music of his own to drop a very brief beat for Vietnam's "Queen of Hip Hop."
Donald Trump will move closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with an expected win in the Washington primary.
The Afghan Taliban's new leader is an educated and well-respected member of the organization who could prove easier to negotiate a peace settlement with, a founding member of the group tells CNN.
Don't be fooled by the bucolic scenery or the leafy college campuses; Ithaca, New York has been rocked by the scourge of the heroin epidemic sweeping the United States.
The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller and publisher whose disappearance caused international uproar says her father is being held without trial.
Thousands of children as young as eight are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms in Indonesia, putting them at risk of cancer, respiratory problems and nicotine poisoning, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer.
It's become his nemesis over the years, his final unclimbed peak in golf, and perhaps the one trophy he covets too much.
Hold the truffles, put away the Wagyu.
In 2009, Lisbon businesswoman Catarina Portas teamed up with architect João Regal to restore the kiosks in five downtown areas.
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.
As Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid meet in the Champions League final for the second time in three years, test your knowledge on one of Europe's fiercest derbies.
As the opening date for the highly anticipated Shanghai Disneyland nears, fans of Mickey and the gang are being reminded to behave.
James Corden has asked "Chewbacca Mom" Candace Payne to drive him to work, but she gets a bit distracted.
President Barack Obama took a detour on his Asia trip Monday when he dined with celebrity chef and adventurous eater Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam.
When used car dealer Iain Harris took a call saying the Prime Minister was on his way to buy a modestly-priced motor, he assumed it was one of his friends playing a prank on him.
After decades of rambling, raging, rocking and seemingly inexhaustible reinventing, the artist from Hibbing, Minnesota, born as Robert Zimmerman and known to us as Bob Dylan, is 75 years old, a walking diamond jubilee; still alive, still on the road and coming soon to an arena or amphitheater near you to sing classic popular music.
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.
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.
The old plastic rings that hold your six-pack of beer may be a thing of the past if a South Florida brewery finds its footing with a new product: the edible six-pack holder. CNN affiliate WFTS reports.
A report by New Zealand academics claims Lego toys are becoming more violent, as the number of Lego figures with weapons increases.
A new film starring John Malkovich was showcased at Cannes Film Festival, even though it will be locked in a safe until 2115. CNN's Lisa France explains.
The family of a man who was pulled over by police in Hayward, San Francisco has released police bodycam footage of the man, moments before his death. CNN affiliate KPIX has more.
Who's harder to mark? Ronaldo or Messi? And could Bayern Munich win the Premier League if they played in England? Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng talks football with CNN.
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.
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 World Superyacht Awards 2016 rewarded the finest examples of contemporary yacht design and craftsmanship.
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.
Mexico's "panda of the sea" faces certain extinction, WWF CEO Omar Vidal writes, unless President Peña Nieto takes urgent action.
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.