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Costa Concordia captain 'ready to defend his honor' in trial

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:26am
Francesco Schettino, captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, took the stand for the first time Tuesday, combative and contradicting the testimony of not just his first captain but also what he himself has said in the past about the deadly shipwreck.
Categories: International News

Unseen photos: Stones, McCartney

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:06am
REVEALED: A set of intimate portraits kept secret for decades.
Categories: International News

See sisters fight harassers on bus

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:34am
Two girls in India fought off three men who attacked them on a bus, all while no one came to their aid.
Categories: International News

His art could get him killed

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:29am
A Mexican street artist defies death threats, painting politically-charged murals in one of the country's most dangerous regions.
Categories: International News

1.7 million Syrian refugees could go hungry in U.N. 'funding crisis'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:14am
More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees will face a food shortage due to a "funding crisis," the United Nations World Food Program said Monday.
Categories: International News

Tour Fukushima disaster zone

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:02am
Almost four years after the Fukushima meltdown, tour guides are now taking people through the abandoned neighborhoods.
Categories: International News

London property or gold?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:55am
London property and gold -- the two safest places to put your money, or so the saying goes in recent years. With quality gold ore becoming increasingly hard to find, a Canadian company has ventured 125 kilometers (78 miles) into the Arctic circle to build Europe's largest gold mine.
Categories: International News

Has North Korea exacted revenge on Sony?

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:52am
Did N. Korea retaliate for a Seth Rogan movie dissing Dear Leader? Jeanne Moos wonders who the heck hacked Sony.
Categories: International News

China, Britain at odds over Hong Kong travel ban amid protests

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:37am
Away from the urban frontline of Hong Kong's democracy protests, the push for a free vote is straining diplomatic ties between China and the territory's former colonial master, Britain.
Categories: International News

Power rangers: Botswana's all-electric safari

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:46am
Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana ups the eco stakes with what it claims is world's first battery-powered safari fleet.
Categories: International News

Protesters and police spar in Hong Kong

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:04pm
Hong Kong's teenage protest leader Joshua Wong has begun a hunger strike to pressure the government to respond to protesters' demands for democracy.
Categories: International News

WHO confident it can catch up with Ebola

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:20pm
There are 16,911 cases of Ebola worldwide and despite missing its own target on burials, the World Health Organization is confident it can still catch up with the virus, even on such a large scale.
Categories: International News

How (not to) drink the best whisky in the world

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:17pm
The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It's a scent that immediately peaks your curiosity.
Categories: International News

No dog left behind in a war zone

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:20pm
Pen Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray animals they took in during combat, has been named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.
Categories: International News

Pilot killed when U.S. jet crashes in Jordan

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 2:17pm
A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when the F-16 Fighting Falcon he was flying crashed in an noncombat incident in Jordan, officials said.
Categories: International News

Protesters, police spar in Hong Kong

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:27pm
Police clashed with activists at the main Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site Monday morning after a violent nighttime standoff when protesters surrounded government headquarters in the city's Admiralty district.
Categories: International News

Explosions shake Nigerian town under Boko Haram attack

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:56pm
Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northeast Nigeria on Monday. And battle sounds roared in Damaturu, as the Islamist fighters poured in, eyewitness said.
Categories: International News

Messi vs. CR7: Battle of the brands

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:20pm
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to find themselves fighting it out for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award once again -- but the contest between the world's two highest-profile footballers isn't only on the pitch.
Categories: International News

World's loveliest lake lodges

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:42am
As far as bodies of water go, lakes are easily the most overlooked.
Categories: International News

Rhinos moved to escape poaching

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:42am
Rhinos are being decimated by poachers for their horn. South African officials are desperately trying to save them.
Categories: International News
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