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Mother of two MH17 victims regrets not heeding son's fears updated 4 hours 21 minutes ago

The mother of two brothers killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 told CNN she regrets not taking her youngest son's fears about the flight more seriously.

Peaches Geldof was relapsed addict who died of heroin overdose, inquest hears updated 4 hours 41 minutes ago

Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug, an inquest heard.

Wrecked Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage updated 4 hours 44 minutes ago

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

Who are Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels? updated 10 hours 6 minutes ago

The horrifying crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has raised questions about the rebels and what they want

'We'll die without that boat:' What the Costa Concordia leaves behind in Giglio updated 11 hours 27 minutes ago

When the Costa Concordia and its salvage convoy finally depart Giglio, the residents of this picturesque Tuscan island will breathe a collective sigh of relief -- and shed a collective tear.

MH17 crash: Did Russia pull the trigger? Ukraine says yes updated 11 hours 58 minutes ago

Did a Russian fire the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? That depends on who you ask.

Big Ben Fast Facts updated 21 hours 10 minutes ago

Here's some background information about Big Ben, the clock and bell in Elizabeth Tower, formerly St. Stephen's Tower, at the House of Parliament in London. It is one of the most famous landmarks in England.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Five unanswered questions updated 21 hours 11 minutes ago

We are no closer to answering some key questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

UK will establish independent inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko updated 21 hours 29 minutes ago

The British government has rejected requests to hold a public inquiry into the 2006 death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, an official said Friday.

Costa Concordia to sail this week updated 23 hours 20 minutes ago

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship is about to make its final voyage.

Campaigners at Girl Summit call for end to female genital mutilation updated 1 days ago

Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai adds her voice to calls for an end to female genital mutilation, which affects millions of women and girls.

Propaganda war: Russia offers alternate takes to what brought down MH17 updated 1 days ago

Here are some of the stories circulating in the Russian media about the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site updated 1 days ago

International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site.

MH17 crash: Rebels hand over black boxes updated 1 days ago

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine handed over the black box data recorders from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, days after the jet crashed.

Ukraine President: The world must choose sides updated 1 days ago

In the wake of the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, "every country, including Russia," must determine whether it is "together with the terrorists or together with the civilized world," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday.

Sky News apologizes after reporter rifles through MH17 victim's luggage updated 1 days ago

Sky News has issued an apology after one of its reporters rummaged through the belongings of MH17 crash victims on air.

MH17 crash victim's sibling: 'We want to know where my brother is right now' updated 1 days ago

Family members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims fear their loved ones' remains might never make it home.

Prince George at one: Profile and protection updated 1 days ago

Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries. I had to remind myself occasionally of that latter fact as I stood outside the hospital in London where he was born... for a week before his arrival.

Study: Risk of female genital mutilation in England, Wales is higher than thought updated 1 days ago

England has more than twice as many female genital mutilation victims as previously thought, a report finds.

Lionel Messi Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.

Keith Richards Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Keith Richards, musician and founding member of the Rolling Stones.

Kerry: 'Drunken separatists' interfering at MH17 crash site updated 2 days ago

Are the same separatists accused of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 now tampering with the evidence and blocking investigators?

British Open Golf Tournament Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the British Open.

Ukraine forces take control of Donetsk airport, military spokesman says updated 2 days ago

Ukrainian forces have taken control of Donetsk airport as they fight pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukraine city, a Ukrainian military spokesman says.

Ukraine Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's some background information about Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe.

How rebels in Ukraine built up an arsenal capable of reaching the skies updated 3 days ago

Under a blazing sun in early June, a group of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine were digging amid pine woods near the town of Krazny Liman.

Opinion: How MH17 disaster backs Russia's Putin into a corner updated 3 days ago

Few things are ever certain in the murky world of post-Soviet politics, but the balance of evidence as it stands points overwhelmingly towards pro-Russian separatists as the perpetrators of Thursday's missile attack that caused the death of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Is this any way to secure a plane crash scene? updated 3 days ago

Experts say the MH17 crash probe is unprecedented due to its scale, as well as hostility toward investigators.

Observers: Who's moving bodies at Malaysia Airlines crash site? updated 3 days ago

Nobody knows how many bodies from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash have been moved, or exactly who moved them, international observers tell CNN.

Norway Terror Attacks Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's some background information about the Norwegian terrorist attack on July 22, 2011. Eight people died in a bombing in Oslo while 69 young people died on nearby Utoya island. This was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.

5 things you might not know about Prince George updated 3 days ago

As Prince George turns 1, check out five things you might not know about the royal baby.

Welcome to Trieste, the tiny Italian city that shapes the world's wardrobe updated 4 days ago

Malaysian plane shot down in Ukraine: What happened? updated 4 days ago

Questions and answers on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial flight in war-torn eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines: Cargo manifest shows 2 dogs among casualties of jet crash updated 4 days ago

A cargo manifest showed that two dogs were among the casualties of the doomed Malaysian jet that fell from the sky in eastern Ukraine this week.

MH17: Grief and mourning at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport updated 4 days ago

Deep red roses, waxy white lilies and bright, cheery sunflowers; as single blooms and in large bouquets, they pile up close to desk 29 at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Alleged phone call: 'We have just shot down a plane' updated 5 days ago

Ukrainian officials say intercepted communications between pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine shed light on who downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Silvio Berlusconi Fast Facts updated 5 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Italian billionaire and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Where does the investigation go from here? updated 5 days ago

Investigators looking into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine face a series of unusual challenges.

Separatists most likely fired missile, analysis says updated 5 days ago

A preliminary U.S. intelligence analysis says the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines jet was probably fired by pro-Russian separatists.

Appeal court overturns Berlusconi convictions in underage sex case updated 5 days ago

An Italian appeal court has overturned former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's convictions for sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power.

U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane updated 5 days ago

A Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the plane.

Malaysia Airlines crash site: 'Everything rained down in bits and pieces' updated 5 days ago

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site: "Everything rained down in bits and pieces, the plane itself, the people inside."

Malaysia Air faces new, serious threat as company updated 5 days ago

The loss of a second Boeing 777 jetliner threatens Malaysia Airlines with another public relations blow.

Did surface-to-air missile take down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? updated 5 days ago

Early speculation in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has centered on the possibility the plane was shot down as is passed over eastern Ukraine.

Russia defiant in face of new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine updated 6 days ago

Moscow reacted angrily Thursday to President Barack Obama's decision to expand sanctions on Russian companies over Russia's actions in Ukraine.

UK police arrest 660 suspected pedophiles after online operation updated 6 days ago

UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles, including doctors, teachers and scout leaders, in a six-month operation, the National Crime Agency said.

Two men arrested over deadly Moscow metro crash updated 6 days ago

Two people have been arrested in connection with a metro train derailment in Moscow which left more than 20 people dead and injured scores more, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday.

Dutch state found liable in deaths of more than 300 men in Srebrenica massacre updated 6 days ago

A court finds the Netherlands liable in the deaths of more than 300 men taken from a Dutch compound in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995.

Assange detention order remains in place updated 7 days ago

A detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on sexual assault allegations should remain in place, a Swedish judge ruled Wednesday.

London Underground Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's some background information about the London Underground, also known as "The Tube," the oldest subway or metro transit system in the world. There are currently 270 stations open and 249 miles (402 km) of active lines. There are a number of old stations and tunnels that are now closed.

Mick Jagger Fast Facts updated 7 days ago

Here's a look at the life of singer, songwriter and Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger.

Man detained over murder of Russian TV anchor updated 7 days ago

A suspect has been detained in connection with the murder of a Russian TV anchor who worked for the "360 Moscow region" TV station, Russia's Investigative Committee said Wednesday

Report: 22 killed in Moscow train derailment updated 7 days ago

The death toll in a Moscow metro derailment Tuesday has reached 22, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency said.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague steps down, will finish career as MP updated 7 days ago

William Hague announced his resignation as Britain's foreign secretary, in what was perhaps the biggest surprise of a major government reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Costa Concordia: Salvage efforts on track but no search yet for last victim updated 8 days ago

The complex operation to refloat the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship continued Tuesday off the coast of Italy.

Church of England to allow female bishops updated 8 days ago

Church of England leaders have voted to allow women to become bishops, the church announced Monday.

Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again, but victim still missing updated 9 days ago

Costa Concordia was floating again Monday as salvage crews will search for the remains of the last shipwreck victim.

It's still there?! Nine things to know about the plan to salvage the Costa Concordia updated 9 days ago

It may be the biggest salvage operation in history, but no one would accuse it of being the fastest.

$2 billion, 4.5 years: The Costa Concordia salvage by the numbers updated 9 days ago

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Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts updated 9 days ago

Here's a look at the life of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nicolas Sarkozy Fast Facts updated 9 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Nicolas Sarkozy, former president of France.

John Kerry joins world powers for Iran nuclear talks updated 10 days ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Austria for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

Germany tells top U.S. spy official to leave the country updated 11 days ago

The German government said it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy.

19 Ukrainian troops killed in rocket attack, military says updated 12 days ago

At least 19 Ukrainian troops were killed in a rocket attack by separatists, the Ukrainian military says.

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official updated 12 days ago

The German government said it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden asks to extend Russia asylum updated 13 days ago

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has formally requested that Russia's government extend his asylum, Russian state news said.

Germany calls in U.S. ambassador over new spying allegation updated 13 days ago

The German government asked the U.S. ambassador on Friday to aid in the solving of a new spying investigation.

Former Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze dies updated 15 days ago

Eduard Shevardnadze, whose political career seesawed between two extremes, has died, Georgia's GHN news agency reported Monday. He was 86.

Touch it, you know you want to. The hands-on world of digital art updated 16 days ago

A bold, new generation of creatives is using digital media to make interactive sculptures, wearable tech, more.

Tour de France Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here's a look at the Tour de France. The 2014 Tour de France runs from July 5-July 27 and covers 3,664 kilometers over 21 stages.

Wimbledon Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here's a look at the Wimbledon Championships.

Eduard Shevardnadze Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Eduard Shevardnadze, former president of Georgia.

Fire captain: 11 die in Poland plane crash, 1 survives updated 16 days ago

Eleven people died and one, somehow, survived when a small aircraft belonging to a private parachute school crashed Saturday in Poland, state news reported.

UK Phone Hacking Scandal Fast Facts updated 18 days ago

Here's a look at the phone hacking scandal in the United Kingdom. Journalists at British newspapers are accused of making payments to police and hacking into the phones of celebrities, law makers, royalty, murder victims and other figures in the news.

Angela Merkel Fast Facts updated 18 days ago

Here's a look at the life of the first female chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.

Kindergarten teacher stabbed, killed in front of students in France updated 19 days ago

A woman stabbed and killed a French kindergarten teacher in her classroom as students watched Friday morning, the French education minister said.

Tennis balls, large Pooh clog British sewers updated 19 days ago

In Wimbledon's second week, tennis seems to be all over the place—even in the sewer.

Entertainer Rolf Harris sentenced to 5 years, 9 months for abusing girls updated 19 days ago

Children's entertainer Rolf Harris, 84, is found guilty of 12 charges of sexually abusing women and girls.

Putin wishes Obama happy July Fourth, calls for closer ties updated 19 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hopes for better ties with the United States in a July Fourth message to his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama.

Andy Coulson handed 18-month prison sentence for phone hacking updated 19 days ago

Former UK tabloid editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for phone hacking offenses.

July 7 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts updated 19 days ago

Here's a look at the terrorist bombings that occurred on July 7, 2005 in London, England, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700.

Duchess Camilla Fast Facts updated 19 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall.

UK phone-hacking trial: Who is Andy Coulson? updated 20 days ago

Britain's phone-hacking scandal has seen former tabloid editor Andy Coulson move from the newsroom into the full glare of its spotlight.

Madeleine McCann mystery: Four suspects questioned in Portugal updated 20 days ago

Four suspects have been questioned in Portugal in connection with the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

French ex-President Sarkozy 'deeply shocked' by allegations updated 20 days ago

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal investigation in connection with suspected corruption and influence peddling, French media said.

Syria terrorism investigation leads to arrest in London updated 20 days ago

An arrest was made in London on Wednesday in connection with suspected terrorism in Syria, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

Amanda Knox's ex says her version of events is 'imagination and hallucination' updated 21 days ago

Raffaele Sollecito reasserted his innocence Tuesday as his attorneys continued to distance him from his ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox.

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy questioned in police investigation updated 22 days ago

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy is called in for questioning as part of a corruption probe in connection with an inquiry into alleged abuse of power.

Ukraine begins military offensive as cease-fire ends updated 22 days ago

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said early Tuesday that his country will not renew a cease-fire with pro-Russia separatists.

European rights court rules in favor of French burqa ban updated 22 days ago

A top European court is set to rule whether France's law banning face-hiding Islamic burqas and niqabs violates the rights of a young Muslim woman.

Turkey's Erdogan to run for president updated 22 days ago

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party announced his candidacy in the upcoming August 10 presidential elections, paving the way for the strongman to extend his political dominance for at least another five years.

Ukrainian President lets cease-fire expire, vows to 'liberate our land' updated 22 days ago

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said early Tuesday that his country will not renew a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists.

Entertainer Rolf Harris found guilty of abusing women, girls as young as 7 updated 23 days ago

Australian children's entertainer Rolf Harris, 84, is found guilty in a London court of 12 charges of sexually abusing women and girls as young as 7.

Italian navy finds dozens of bodies in migrant boat updated 23 days ago

About 30 bodies were found in a migrant boat rescued early Monday between Sicily and the North African coast, the Italian navy said.

Andy Coulson and former News of the World royal editor to face retrial updated 23 days ago

Former News of the World journalists Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman will face a retrial on charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office

Statue of assassin who unleashed WW I unveiled in Sarajevo updated 23 days ago

One hundred years after firing the shot that triggered World War I, Gavrilo Princip was memorialized when Bosnian Serbs unveiled a statue of him.

3 killed in mortar attack on Ukrainian base updated 25 days ago

Three people were killed when mortars were fired during an attack on a Ukrainian military base in Slovyansk by pro-Russia separatists.

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