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Sudan-Birth-of-a-Nation

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The children of this dusty village rarely see cars or trucks, but they fashion toy airplanes out of mud with paper propellers that turn in a hot, dry wind.

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Mexico Military Abuses

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The Mexican military has tortured and illegally killed citizens and committed other serious human rights violations as it battles the nation's drug cartels and organized crime groups, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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UK Afghanistan

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Britain's Ministry of Defence named the 100th British serviceman killed in Afghanistan this year as Lance Cpl. Adam Paul Drane, 23.

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Iraq Election Date

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Iraq has finally set a date for elections -- seen as a critical step toward the withdrawal of U.S. troops -- Iraqi officials said Tuesday.

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Mexico Military Abuses

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The Mexican military has tortured and illegally killed citizens and committed other serious human rights violations as it battles the nation's drug cartels and organized crime groups, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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Sudan UN Ambassador

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Sudan will never comply with a warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hand over President Omar al-Bashir to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

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Honduras Drug Chief Killed

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Unidentified gunmen killed Honduras' top anti-drug cop Tuesday, a Honduran national police spokesman told CNN.

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Cuba-US-Race

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A group of prominent African-Americans has challenged Cuba's race record, accusing the island nation of harassing its black citizens and cracking down on civil rights activists.

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Suzuki Volkswagen

Posted: 12/09/2009 - German auto giant Volkswagen is buying a a 20 percent stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor, in a deal worth $2.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

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Somalia Malnourished Children

Posted: 12/09/2009 - More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the already packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group says.

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Iraq Explosion

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A bomb hidden in a trash can exploded on a busy street in northeast Baghdad on Wednesday, killing two street sweepers and injuring seven other people, the Interior Ministry said.

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Obama Nobel Trip

Posted: 12/09/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

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Australia Giant Iceberg

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A massive iceberg -- more than twice the size of Manhattan -- is drifting slowly toward Australia, scientists said Wednesday.

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Indian Ocean Hijacking

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A Pakistani fishing vessel with 29 people on board has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean, authorities said Wednesday.

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Mideast Female Trafficking

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Trafficking and prostitution in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza operate on a small-scale basis, rather than being part of a sophisticated and organized activity, the report found. But the two practices are also frequent and widespread -- and the women and girls involved have few means of escape.

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Harry Potter

Posted: 12/09/2009 - They might have been trained to ride flying broomsticks and mix potions but life after Hogwarts is still a riddle for the young magicians of the Harry Potter series.

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Pollution Fears Taint Sudan's Oil Promise

Posted: 12/08/2009 - With production levels of a half-million barrels of oil a day and rising, Sudan's oil should be a blessing for its people, but is it a curse?

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Photographer: Royals Entitled To Privacy

Posted: 12/08/2009 - -- A warning from Britain's queen over paparazzi intrusions won backing from a leading royal photographer Tuesday as speculation mounted that the move could indicate Prince William's imminent engagement.

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War Zone Could Be New Serengeti

Posted: 12/08/2009 - -- Flying high above the dry, sweeping plains of southern Sudan, Paul Elkan is a man on a mission. It's one of the last wilderness areas in Africa, one of the last great wilderness areas in the world," Elkan told CNN. "You have a very large savannah ecosystem that is adjacent to the largest wetland in Africa. So there are a lot of superlatives here in Southern Sudan."

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School Stampede In China Turns deadly

Posted: 12/08/2009 - A stampede on a school staircase in central China's Hunan province killed eight students and injured 26 others, state media reported.

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U.N. Chief Talks With Sudan President On Crisis

Posted: 12/08/2009 - The U.N. chief phoned Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been charged with crimes against humanity, for the "sole purpose of an urgent humanitarian matter," the international body said Monday.

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Audrey Hepburn Auction

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Women have copied her look for more than 50 years, but Audrey Hepburn fans now have the chance to own a real piece of her wardrobe.

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COMMENTARY-Afghanistan-Iraq-Surge

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Will the Iraq troop surge strategy of 2007 help serve as a guidepost for President Obama's troop increase in Afghanistan?

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Afghanistan-Iraq-Surge

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Will the Iraq troop surge strategy of 2007 help serve as a guidepost for President Obama's troop increase in Afghanistan?

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Analysis-OakleyAfghanistan Europe

Posted: 12/08/2009 - The 41 other nations contributing to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan have had to wait to hear U.S. President Barack Obama's plans. But in the end he has come down firmly on the side of the "One More Push" brigade rather than those urging "Let's Cut our Losses and Quit."

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