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Nearly A Million Flee Violence In Central African Republic

Posted: 01/06/2014 - As the violence in the Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels, aid organizations say the number of internally displaced people edges toward a million, further hampering humanitarian relief efforts.

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China Crushes Tons Of Illegal Ivory

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Several tons of confiscated elephant tusks and carvings were crushed in a ceremony in the city of Guangzhou on Monday -- just two months after the United States destroyed its own ivory stockpile.

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U.S. Warns Americans In Lebanon

Posted: 01/05/2014 - U.S. citizens in Lebanon should "exercise extreme caution" in high-profile public places, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut warned Sunday.

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Pope Asks "What Are The Nuns Doing?"

Updated: 01/04/2014 - Pope Francis has made quite an impression in his first months on the job. His charming humility has been moving Catholics and non-Catholics alike with one gesture after another.

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Helicopter Rescues Global Warming Researchers From Ice

Posted: 01/02/2014 - All 52 passengers trapped for more than a week on an icebound Russian research ship in the Antarctic were rescued Thursday when a Chinese helicopter swooped in and plucked them from the ice a dozen at a time.

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Pope's New Year Message: "Accept Each Other"

Posted: 01/01/2014 - Pope Francie says his New Year's message was inspired by letter he received from a man who lamented that there are "so many tragedies and wars in the world."

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Ariel Sharon's Health Worsens, Hospital Says

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A spokesman for Tel Hashomer hospital, where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has been treated for most of the past eight years, said Wednesday that Sharon's medical condition has "deteriorated in the past few days."

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World Wide Welcome For New Year

Updated: 01/01/2014 - With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry millions around the globe welcomed 2014 on Tuesday, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year was arriving across the world's 24 main time zones.

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Climate Change Research Ship Still Trapped In Summer Ice

Updated: 12/31/2013 - Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.

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Still Out There And Growing -- Al Qaeda On The Rebound, Experts Say

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat -- al Qaeda.

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South Sudan President: Africa Should Have Helped

Posted: 12/30/2013 - African nations should have acted quickly to help quell the bloody fighting that has consumed parts of South Sudan this month, the President of the new country told CNN on Monday.

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Russia Beefs Up Security After Bombings Raise Olympic Fears

Updated: 12/30/2013 - Attacks in Volgograd, only 400 miles away from the Olympic host city of Sochi, reflected the Kremlin's inability to uproot Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus who have vowed to derail the upcoming games.

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France Gives Green Light To Millionaire's Tax

Posted: 12/29/2013 - France's Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to a 'millionaire's tax', to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.38 million) a year.

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Suicide Bomber In Russia Raises Winter Olympics Concerns

Updated: 12/29/2013 - A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February's Olympics in Sochi.

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