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World loses over half its wildlife

6 hours 45 min ago
The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

Once-massive Aral Sea dries up to almost nothing

7 hours 4 min ago
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Officials: ISIS fighters struck Iraqi army near Baghdad

7 hours 49 min ago
Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the ISIS militants had struck Iraqi military checkpoints on the southern outskirts of the capital during the weekend.

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

10 hours 19 min ago
Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.

40,000 migrant deaths worldwide

10 hours 43 min ago
Every day, refugees and migrants risk their lives as they seek a new life. Now, a new report from the International Organization for Migration has put a figure to the number of victims: at least 40,000 deaths since 2000.

Europe's newest front line vs. ISIS: Spanish town in North Africa

10 hours 49 min ago
A morning thunderstorm has left the waste ground outside Melilla's compound for migrants and refugees slick with orange mud. Hanging around under overcast skies, a knot of men -- unshaven and dressed in a motley collection of T-shirts -- watch a convoy of Spanish military vehicles rumble by.

What a shot! 38 sports photos

13 hours 35 min ago

Europe's most dangerous border?

13 hours 54 min ago
Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Dozens dead in volcanic eruption

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:49
Five more lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption Saturday to 36.

Hong Kong protesters' tech tactics

Mon, 2014-09-29 16:16
Armed with top-of-the-line phones on some of the world's fastest mobile networks, Hong Kong's young protesters organize at a lightning pace older generations of activists could have only dreamed of.

Hong Kong protesters dig in

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:39
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong on Monday, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

Solar plane to fly around the world

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:15
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 will make a record-breaking trip around the world. It will all start with Abu Dhabi

11 climate change effects

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:14

The man behind Kim, Rihanna's style

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:14
He count's Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Rihanna among his "Balmain army" and he's not even 30 yet. Meet Olivier Rousteing, the fashion prodigy who merges hip hop with couture.

Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:48
In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism and pledged support for the fight against ISIS for the long haul.

Africa's top young entrepreneurs

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:43
Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit -- but who are the continent's brightest young entrepreneurs?

Liberia's top doc in Ebola quarantine

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:37
Liberia's chief medical officer is on a 21-day Ebola quarantine after her assistant died from the illness, according to health officials.

Perfume plan incenses Cubans

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:36
The revolution, apparently, will not have its own perfume line.

Meet 'Defector Girl Boxer'

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:35
Choi Hyun Mi remembers her hands always ached in North Korea.

Life inside an ISIS stronghold

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:29
CNN's Brian Todd gets inside accounts of life in Raqqa, Syria, the ISIS stronghold bombed by the U.S. and its allies.