Venezuela issues new currency in attempt to boost its wobbling economy
Venezuela issues new currency in attempt to boost its wobbling economy

Venezuela issued a new currency Monday in an attempt to bolster its nose-diving economy

3 hrs 42 mins ago
At least eight dead in flooding in southern Italy
At least eight dead in flooding in southern Italy

At least eight people died Monday in flooding caused by heavy rain in the southern Italian region of Calabria, a spokesman for the Italian Civil Protection told CNN.

3 hrs 57 mins ago
Woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship
Woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

A British woman was saved by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship.

August 19th, 8:42 pm
Pope on Pennsylvania sex abuse report: We abandoned the little ones
Pope on Pennsylvania sex abuse report: We abandoned the little ones

Pope Francis has acknowledged "with shame and repentance" the Catholic Church's failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing "we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned...

14 hrs 3 mins ago
Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus
Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus

Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing the economic and humanitarian crisis roiling their homeland are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbors.

15 hrs 58 mins ago
One dead, several injured as Ugandans protest popular MP's detention
One dead, several injured as Ugandans protest popular MP's detention

One person has died and several others have been injured following protests in Uganda over the arrest and detention of a popular MP, a police spokesman says.

7 hrs 7 mins ago
Russia Fast Facts
Russia Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Russia. The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world, covering more than one ninth of the earth's land area.

6 hrs 22 mins ago
Libya Fast Facts
Libya Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Libya, an oil-rich country in North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, Niger and Sudan.

6 hrs 22 mins ago
North Korea Fast Facts
North Korea Fast Facts

Here's some background information about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also called North Korea. It borders China, Russia and South Korea.

6 hrs 22 mins ago
Japan Fast Facts
Japan Fast Facts

Here's a look at Japan, a country of islands located off the eastern coast of mainland Asia.

6 hrs 27 mins ago
Northern Ireland Fast Facts
Northern Ireland Fast Facts

Here's a look at Northern Ireland. For many years, Northern Ireland has been split over the question of whether it should remain part of the United Kingdom or become part of Ireland.

6 hrs 27 mins ago
Start your Monday smart: Pope in Dublin, Trump on the road, VMAs, college football
Start your Monday smart: Pope in Dublin, Trump on the road, VMAs, college football

It's World Humanitarian Day, a day to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives to help others. Wherever you are, even a small good deed can mean the world.

6 hrs 32 mins ago
Terrorist Attacks by Vehicle Fast Facts
Terrorist Attacks by Vehicle Fast Facts

Here is some background information on terror attacks involving vehicles used as deadly weapons by radicalized individuals or terror groups.

August 14th, 7:38 am
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil.

6 hrs 52 mins ago
Kofi Annan Fast Facts
Kofi Annan Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

August 18th, 9:15 am
Liberia Fast Facts
Liberia Fast Facts

Here's a look at Liberia, a West African nation which borders the North Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.

7 hrs 2 mins ago
Praised and abused: The fishermen helping Kerala's flood victims
Praised and abused: The fishermen helping Kerala's flood victims

As devastating floods hit India's southern state of Kerala, thousands scrambled up to the higher floors in their buildings and crouched together on balconies, waiting desperately for help.

10 hrs 28 mins ago
Mahathir tones down anti-China rhetoric during visit to Beijing
Mahathir tones down anti-China rhetoric during visit to Beijing

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad struck a conciliatory tone during his visit to Beijing Monday, a stark contrast to his earlier sharp language on China.

13 hrs 33 mins ago
Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown
Syrians in Idlib brace for the war's final showdown

Locals in the village of Urem Kubra gesture to a man standing surrounded by rubble.

18 hrs 23 mins ago
Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too
Afghan President announces ceasefire if Taliban agrees, too

In the wake of a string of deadly attacks, Afghanistan's president has offered a monthlong ceasefire with the Taliban beginning Monday, if the militant group agrees to honor it.

August 19th, 3:47 pm
Korean reunions: Tears as mother and son meet for first time in 68 years
Korean reunions: Tears as mother and son meet for first time in 68 years

"Sang Chol!" 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom exclaimed, as she fell into her long lost son's arms at a holiday resort in North Korea Monday.

15 hrs 53 mins ago
Man wielding knife shot dead at police station near Barcelona
Man wielding knife shot dead at police station near Barcelona

A man was shot dead early Monday morning after entering a Spanish police station wielding a knife, Spanish police told CNN.

12 hrs 13 mins ago
Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse
Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter.

14 hrs 3 mins ago
Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks
Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks

Taliban insurgents are holding more than 20 bus passengers in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, provincial spokesman Ismatullah Muradi told CNN.

14 hrs 33 mins ago
How a social media movement against police brutality prompted Nigerian government to act
How a social media movement against police brutality prompted Nigerian government to act

For more than a quarter of a century, Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)-- has taken the lead on the country's most serious crimes --- armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, and murder.

14 hrs 33 mins ago
South Koreans cross DMZ into North Korea for rare family reunions
South Koreans cross DMZ into North Korea for rare family reunions

A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea Monday to reunite with family members many haven't seen nor heard from since the Korean War broke out 68 years ago.

22 hrs 8 mins ago
Exclusive: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says US addicted to sanctions
Exclusive: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says US addicted to sanctions

The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday in an exclusive interview from Tehran.

August 19th, 6:57 pm
Rescue teams wade through filthy waters to help Kerala flood victims
Rescue teams wade through filthy waters to help Kerala flood victims

Dharamvir Singh is the leader of a team of six men tackling their latest tough assignment in the flood-ravaged southern Indian state of Kerala.

August 19th, 3:37 pm
She was raped at 15. Two years on she's still fighting for justice
She was raped at 15. Two years on she's still fighting for justice

It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal.

August 19th, 5:37 pm
3 Major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Tonga and Indonesia
3 Major earthquakes strike near Fiji, Tonga and Indonesia

A trio of intense earthquakes shook several islands in the South Pacific and Indonesia on Sunday, including two on the already battered island of Lombok.

August 19th, 4:51 am