Scenes from Raqqa show caliphate is crumbling
Video shot inside the ISIS 'capital' shows a reign of terror crumbling and a growing resistance to the terrorists.
'Couple of hundred' ISIS fighters left in Mosul
Only a "couple of hundred" ISIS fighters remain in Mosul, as a US-led coalition continues to rid the terror group from Iraq's second-largest city, a coalition spokesman said Monday.
CNN obtains undercover video from Raqqa
CNN has exclusively obtained undercover video from Raqqa, Syria, the city ISIS calls its capital. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh breaks down the extraordinary footage.
Drone footage shows Mosul's devastation
Only a "couple of hundred" ISIS fighters remain in Mosul, as a US-led coalition continues to rid the terror group from Iraq's second-largest city. But as CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains, civilians remain trapped in the complex battlefield.
Hundreds of thousands flee ISIS in Philippines
Following a shock attack by ISIS-aligned militants which captured the southern Philippines city of Marawi last month, hundreds of thousands of its weary citizens have fled the horror of life under the control of jihadists -- a horror compounded by a relentless campaign of bombing by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
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.
Inside Orania, South Africa's whites-only town
Orania is not prime real estate by any stretch of the imagination.
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.
Snap vote: German lawmakers to vote on same-sex marriage
German lawmakers will decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage, according to CNN affiliate NTV. The snap vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would like to see parliament move towards a "vote of conscience" on the issue.
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.
Liu Xiaobo: China's mild-mannered political firebrand
Despite being one of China's most famous political dissidents, Liu Xiaobo has rarely struck those who know him as a firebrand.
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.
Syria may be preparing chemical attack, White House says
The White House said that there are "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" by the Syrian regime and warned the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, of a "heavy price" if one is carried out.
Controversial Russian ambassador leaving US
The Russian Ambassador to the US at the center of a political firestorm over his encounters with associates of President Donald Trump is leaving his post and returning to Moscow.
Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found
Human remains found in the western Mexican state of Michoacán have been identified as those of journalist Salvador Adame, who was missing for more than a month, a state prosecutor said Monday.
New Zealand 'Lord of the Rings' volcano heating up
Hikers in New Zealand are being urged stay away from the crater lake of a volcano featured in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy because of increased activity.
Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction
It's normal to expect a certain level of scrutiny when a company wants to hire an intern. That scrutiny is not usually based on swimwear.
Photos purportedly show strippers at South African prison
The head of South Africa's corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online.
How to put a stop to North Korea's brazen impunity
The death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old student from Ohio imprisoned in North Korea since last year, should be a wake-up call to the international community. Warmbier, who was arrested in January 2016 after attempting to remove a political banner from his hotel, was subject to a show trial and sentenced to 15 years forced labor.
Would Trump make a good royal?
Prince Harry's thinks that nobody should want the crown. But would Trump? Probably, writes Rob Crilly
Destruction of Mosul mosque desecrates history
Muslims consider mosques to be the houses of God, the bayt Allah. They are places of worship, sanctuaries, and where Muslim communities come together. The first mosque, which was a modest structure built in 622 in Medina, was the house of the Prophet Mohammed.
Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government
Queen Elizabeth II is getting a huge pay boost this year to help refurbish Buckingham Palace.
EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine
European antitrust regulators slapped Google with a record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday for systematically favoring its own search results above those of its competitors.
Syrian refugee's award-winning dairy company
Razan Alsous knew it was time to leave Syria when a bomb detonated outside her husband's office.
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