This daughter was cut off from her family by Trump's travel ban
Abdalla hears his English teacher's voice beaming across the room like a ray of sunshine.
Parents: 'We didn't intend to leave you behind'
A Somali refugee family is split apart by President Trump's travel ban. Can they find a way to reunite in Atlanta?
Refugees face uncertain journey to US
CNN spoke to Somali refugees stuck in limbo at the crowded Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya while awaiting resettlement in the US.
Why refugees are fleeing to Canada
Hussein Ahmed and Mohamed Hossain moved as quickly as they could through the waist-deep snow. They were fleeing the United States for Canada, terrified but determined to get to safety.
7 Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star
Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Russia calls coup allegations damaging
Russia hit back Wednesday over allegations it was involved in a failed coup in Montenegro and an attempt to assassinate the country's former Prime Minister, describing the claims as damaging to relations between the two nations.
The Ukraine ceasefire is on thin ice
Peace in Eastern Ukraine remains tenuous as a spate of violations of a newly implemented ceasefire continued overnight into Wednesday.
Some European countries are tightening their refugee policies
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order this week that would temporarily halt travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism.
3 words that grant instant divorce
With just three words, Farha, a 30-year old woman from the northern Indian city of Jaipur, became a single mother of three young children.
China's moves unsettle Southeast Asian countries
China responded Wednesday to claims it's been building in the contested waters of the South China Sea, reiterating it has "indisputable sovereign rights over islands" in the sea and their surrounding waters.
500-lb unexploded German WWII bomb found
Crews working on an English harbor found an unexploded World War II-era German bomb containing 290 pounds of explosives.
The roots of Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
When Beyoncé dropped her album "Lemonade" in April last year, it blew up the Internet and went platinum around the world. But for Somali poets across the diaspora it symbolized the rise of their art into the mainstream.
UK upholds immigration rules on spousal income
The UK Supreme Court upheld immigration rules Wednesday that require British citizens to have a certain level of income to bring their foreign spouses to Britain.
Amnesty International issues an ominous warning
A rise in divisive rhetoric in mainstream global politics is threatening to roll back human rights around the world, Amnesty International says in its annual report for 2016, published on Tuesday.
Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff questioned
Marine Le Pen's bid to become French president has become embroiled in a police investigation after her bodyguard and chief of staff were questioned and placed in custody Wednesday.
Life expectancy is expected to soar -- except in the US
Average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, both at birth and at the age of 65, according to a new study.
Raising Kenya's orphaned elephants
Besides humans, baby elephants are among the slowest animals to grow up.
Murder of North Korea's Kim Jong Nam: A timeline
With the death of a dictator's half-brother, things were bound to get interesting.
The Paris Agreement is bigger than Trump ... isn't it?
Bye-bye, dirty fossil fuels.
A nation of immigrants enters dark chapter
The Trump administration's harsh new DHS orders get it wrong on immigration enforcement, increasing the risk of racial profiling, threatening due process and creating a looming threat for Dreamers, writes Raul Reyes.
Africa is young. Why are its leaders so old?
There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent's aging and long-serving presidents.
Russia accuses Western media of spreading 'fake news'
Big banks rack up $6.4 billion in fees
America's three biggest banks -- JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo -- earned more than $6.4 billion last year from ATM and overdraft fees, according to an analysis by CNNMoney.
Major company says employee has gone missing with $100M
A major European conglomerate says one of its employees in South Korea has gone missing -- along with $100 million.
China: We'll be on Mars by end of 2020
China is aiming to own the race for space in the next decade.
'Hidden Figures' explores space race's unsung heroes
Some movies rely on a single character to make a compelling experience. "Hidden Figures" has three key characters who could make any other movie on their own. So despite an overly calculated feel, the numbers add up in favor of this uplifting film, which celebrates America's pioneer spirit during the space race while delving into that era's shameful aspects vis-à-vis race and gender.
Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer, dies
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who proved the existence of dark matter, had a gift for overcoming daunting challenges.
Laughter to be 3D printed and launched into space
Space travel remains a distant reality for most of the world's population. But, next year, the sound and shape of your laughter could make it aboard the International Space Station.
Closing in on Saturn's mysterious hexagon