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More than 3,000 migrants died trying to cross into Europe in 2014

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:24pm
At least 3,419 people have died this year trying to illicitly arrive by boat across the Mediterranean into Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency said Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Rambo-like dad survives 12 days lost at sea

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:46pm
Twelve days after making a distress call from his sailboat and then disappearing in the waters south of Hawaii, 67-year-old Ron Ingraham gave it one more try.
Categories: International News

Torture report: Harsh reality for U.S.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:13pm
The senate report leaves little doubt that some CIA practices would -- by any international standard -- be defined as torture, writes CNN's Tim Lister. So has the U.S. lost the moral high ground?
Categories: International News

Athletics denies mass doping cover up

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:51pm
Days after the world of athletics was hit by serious doping allegations, the sport has been accused of covering up how it dealt with scores of suspicious blood samples.
Categories: International News

Syria Q&A: CNN's Nick Paton Walsh

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:49pm
CNN Senior International Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh spent two days in the Kobani, Syria, covering the heavy fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIS militants that has devastated the city. Thousands of civilians still live in the city, either unwilling or unable to flee.
Categories: International News

Royal twins born in Monaco

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:35pm
If you bet on the princess, you win.
Categories: International News

Men get taste of childbirth in China

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:28pm
A hospital in China is hooking men up to a labor pain simulator that surges electrical currents to mimic childbirth.
Categories: International News

Judge rules prosecutors can appeal Pistorius' conviction

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:19pm
A judge in Pretoria ruled Wednesday that South African prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius' conviction, but denied the state's bid to challenge his sentence.
Categories: International News

Your body will be your password

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:53pm
Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information. New technology is changing our security -- starting with your heartbeat.
Categories: International News

Tutu cancels trips for treatment

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:49pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled his travel for the remainder of the year as he battles cancer, one of his foundations said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

End looms for Hong Kong protests

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:48pm
More than two months of pro-democracy protests that transformed the heart of Hong Kong's financial district could be coming to an abrupt end this week.
Categories: International News

World's weirdest medical museums

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:25pm
With its vast array of freaky specimens that seem to belong in some haunted manor, Philadelphia's 150-year-old Mutter Museum may be the gold standard in medical museums.
Categories: International News

South Sudan on the brink

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:22pm
When photographer Fabio Bucciarelli first visited South Sudan, he found a nation filled with hope. He found citizens worn out by decades of war -- but looking forward to an independent, peaceful future.
Categories: International News

Riddles, puns and pirouettes

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:12pm
Curiouser and curiouser! A cat's head floats across the stage. A white snake orbits it, buoyed and silently guided by a troupe of dancers hidden in darkness of black cloth. The Cheshire cat's head is joined on stage by its paws and body and the snake is revealed as its tail. The animal marches, Chinese-dragon like, up and down the wide stage of the Royal Opera House.
Categories: International News

Maid: Employer tortured me

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:03am
An Indonesian maid has told a Hong Kong court that she was tortured for six months by her former employer, who shoved a vacuum cleaner tube into her mouth, breaking teeth and tearing her mouth.
Categories: International News

Putin's visit to India

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:49am
In the space of six weeks, with great displays of importance, India's capital will have hosted two world leaders who no longer speak with each other: the presidents of Russia and the United States.
Categories: International News

The last POW: 85-year old 'enemy spy'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:47am
After days of relentlessly questioning Merrill about his role in the Korean War, the North Korean "investigator" suddenly switched subjects.
Categories: International News

UK police force boosts security

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:46am
Police in Birmingham, England, received a "credible" anonymous threat against officers Monday and "took steps last night to ensure the safety of our officers and staff," the West Midlands Police force said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

France to pay $60M to deported Jews

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:44am
Seven decades after being sent to Nazi concentration camps, survivors of the Holocaust will have the chance to get retribution -- from the government of France.
Categories: International News

Soccer legend Pele leaves hospital

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:43am
Soccer legend Pele joked with reporters Tuesday after he was discharged Tuesday from a Sao Paolo, Brazil, hospital.
Categories: International News
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