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Helicopter that dropped grenades on Venezuela court found
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned what he called an "armed terrorist attack," which saw gunfire and grenades launched from a helicopter over the capital's Supreme Court building.
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Expert: 'Democracy has been suspended' in Venezuela
CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks with Phil Gunson, a senior analyst for International Crisis Group, about human rights abuses in Venezuela.
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Soldier shoots protester dead at point-blank range
His name was David José Vallenilla. At 22, he became the latest of at least 75 fatalities tied to civil unrest in the streets of Venezuela, a country mired in economic crisis and political instability.
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Pence: Venezuela is a cautionary tale
Vice President Mike Pence cited the upheaval in Venezuela as a cautionary tale in an address to leaders of Central American nations on Thursday, saying authoritarianism is causing "untold suffering" in the South American nation.
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Venezuelans flee to the US in search of better lives
The decision to come to the United States wasn't an easy one. Carolina, a 33-year-old mother of three, said it was perhaps one of the toughest decisions of her life -- one taken after many sleepless nights in her Barquisimeto, Venezuela, apartment.
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Top Catholic official charged with sexual assault offenses
Cardinal George Pell, one of the most senior officials in the Catholic Church, has been charged with multiple historical sexual assault offenses in his home country of Australia, police said Thursday.
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China's new warship seen as challenge to Asia rivals
China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia.
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ISIS leaves death and destruction in Mosul
What stands out most when you enter the Old City of Mosul is the smell.
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Friends again? China's premier to visit Singapore
Singapore says that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has accepted an invitation to visit the city state, a sign that recent tensions between the two countries could be easing.
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Hong Kong activist arrested ahead of Chinese leader's visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Hong Kong amid unprecedented security Thursday, his first official visit as leader, as the city marks 20 years of Chinese rule on Saturday.
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Boaty McBoatface returns with 'unprecedented' data
We may not all live in a yellow submarine, but Boaty McBoatface -- the internet's favorite golden-hued robotic submersible -- returned home to the United Kingdom last week with "unprecedented data" about some of the coldest and deepest ocean waters on the planet that may help scientists better understand climate change, researchers said in a statement Wednesday.
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US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders
A new US State Department report lists China as among the worst offenders for human trafficking, joining countries including Russia, Syria and Iran on the lowest rung of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.
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Woman delays flight with 'lucky' coin-throw into engine
Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills...and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China's notorious flight delays.
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Philippines bill would jail meh anthem singers
Philippines citizens may need to start exercising their vocal chords.
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Inside Orania, South Africa's whites-only town
Orania is not prime real estate by any stretch of the imagination.
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Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says
The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research.
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China makes its military more visible in Hong Kong
For years after it took control of Hong Kong from Britain, China kept its military in the city on a low profile.
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Refugees: We thought America valued diversity
They fled terror, tyranny and persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They believed that the United States would offer them that life -- that the country formed by immigrants would welcome them with open arms.
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Why Iran's brightest graduates are leaving their country
Sporting earbuds and sagging backpacks, students lounge on patches of grass, shaded by trees from the harsh sun. They sit in the library, hunched over laptops, massaging their temples, cramming for tests or bashing out lines of code.
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Cyberattacks will only get worse
Yet another major cyber extortion campaign is wrecking computer networks all over the world -- and we need to start thinking about cyber safety more comprehensively and include users in solving the problem. This effort must begin with an assessment of user risk, not just technical risk -- because all signs indicate that there is still worse to come.
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