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Executions down but death sentences on the rise

9 hours 5 min ago
Governments around the world are using the threat of terrorism -- real or perceived -- to advance executions, Amnesty International alleges in its annual report on the death penalty.
Categories: International News

Lufthansa CEO visits crash site

9 hours 20 min ago
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr visits the crash site of Germanwings Flight 9525 and tells reporters he is "very, very sorry" that this could happen at his airline.
Categories: International News

Scientists say planet Mercury was 'painted black'

9 hours 20 min ago
As planets go, Mercury doesn't get a lot of love. People spend more time on Google searching for Queen singer Freddy Mercury than planet Mercury ... and Freddie's been gone for nearly a quarter-century.
Categories: International News

New tech creates buttons out of thin air

9 hours 20 min ago
UltraHaptics is a young company with a big dream: changing the way we interact with electronic devices.
Categories: International News

Israel prepares for attack with flight simulator

10 hours 5 min ago
A new flight simulator gives Israeli pilots an incredibly realistic training environment, zeroing in on key potential targets. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.
Categories: International News

Yemen: Why it matters

10 hours 6 min ago
Yemen has a long history of instability and extremist activity, but it's not until recently that it has become a priority to leaders across the region. Tom Foreman explains.
Categories: International News

Guards abandon prison, inmates choose to stay

10 hours 7 min ago
Guards abandoned a prison in Debaltseve, Ukraine, but some of the inmates chose stayed behind. CNN's Yasmin Amer reports.
Categories: International News

Look at me! 27 selfies of the week

10 hours 19 min ago
Categories: International News

Reports: Video shows Germanwings jet's final seconds

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:50
Video found in the wreckage on a French mountainside shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, reports said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Motorcycle gunmen kill Ugandan prosecutor

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 19:49
Gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed Uganda's lead prosecutor in the 2010 bombings that killed 76 people who were watching the World Cup finals.
Categories: International News

Nigerian President concedes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:58
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan phoned former military leader Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to concede defeat in Nigeria's presidential elections, Buhari's party says.
Categories: International News

First on CNN: Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter in Persian Gulf

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:25
An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.
Categories: International News

Talks likely to go past deadline

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:00
Today is the deadline to come up with a framework nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says difficult issues remain.
Categories: International News

The world's happiest countries

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:32
Categories: International News

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:30
Categories: International News

Asia's richest man funds $193M monastery with bulletproof rooms

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:30
Nestled in a tranquil hillside, Hong Kong's newest Buddhist monastery features bulletproof VIP rooms and the world's second tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy -- a Buddhist deity.
Categories: International News

Asteroid to orbit Earth's moon?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:28
NASA says its Asteroid Redirect Mission will allow it to conduct tests that are essential to preparing humans for future deep-space flights.
Categories: International News
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