ISIS executed 284 men and boys as coalition forces closed in on Mosul, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.
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Nowhere is the messy geopolitics of the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq more complicated than in the question of the Kurds.
Rescuers came to the aid of 3,300 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya on Friday, the Italian coast guard said.
Donald Trump will lay out his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency in a speech Saturday that the Republican nominee's senior campaign aides are billing as his "closing argument" in the presidential race.
Australian Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton has paid tribute to a fan who spotted a suspicious mole on the swimmer's chest and urged him to get it checked out.
Life for thousands of migrants at the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp is set to be thrown into disarray -- again -- as French authorities renew efforts to dismantle the site on Monday.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified his comments that seemed to call for a split from the United States, saying he was advocating a "separation of foreign policy" rather than "a severance of ties."
About 50 people are dead and 300 others injured after an overloaded train derailed in central Cameroon, authorities said.
At one of Nevada's infamous legal brothels, a 20-year-old woman recently signed up for work -- but not to have sex.
Drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day could greatly increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed through the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation intended to send a blunt message to China.
Russia is believed to be sending a massive naval task force, with warships from its Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, to the Mediterranean Sea in preparation for what could be a major escalation in the conflict in Syria.
An envelope containing a white powdery substance was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York and opened by her workers Friday, police said.
Apparently, it takes a superhero to advocate for the rights of women.
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov told CNN's Jake Tapper Friday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is "absolutely" trying to bend the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
A drive to hold a recall referendum on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been halted, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced in a statement.
"I wait and wait, breathe, breathe until my hand is steady, my shot sure, the crosshair moving up and down as I breathe, in and out. And squeeze.
It's of little consolation to the many birds who visit Nanjing never to leave, but the Chinese city is largely unmatched for its deep appreciation of the duck.
What makes a bar -- located at the lower edge of Manhattan and named after a notorious 19th-century gang of Irish-Americans who roamed the nearby streets -- worthy of being named the best in the world?
As the NFL continues its patient quest to conquer the globe, the sport is set to play at its "spiritual home" for the first time this weekend.
Ever had a tube journey from hell? How about a tube journey into hell -- or out of it, depending on which way you're traveling.
Cai Guo-Qiang is back, and with his most ambitious project to date: a 1,650-foot ladder in the sky made of -- what else? -- fire.
When Jenke Ahmed Tailly styled Beyoncé for the cover of France's most prestigious fashion publication L'Officiel - it was unprecedented.
About half the length of a basketball court, Savannasaurus lived 95 million years ago and is the latest dinosaur species to be found in Australia.
The tiny face of a four-day old zebrafish embryo, scales of a butterfly's wing and magnified coffee crystals -- just some of the miniature worlds revealed by the 2016 finalists in Nikon's annual microscopic images competition.
The NBA is the highest paying professional sports league in the world, with 58 players making more than $15 million, and 433 players making at least $1 million this season. Here are the top 20 in ascending order.
With Donald Trump escalating his "rigged election" rhetoric, many observers are wondering what will happen if he loses. Would Trump concede -- and what might his speech sound like?
We live in a world at a crossroads. The conflicts in Syria rage on, seemingly impervious to the various attempts to resolve them -- a horrifying staging ground for broader US-Russian tensions, and the front line of terror groups' battles for territory.
As the Iraqi-led coalition move to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second city, the question we should all be asking is this: What will happen next?
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.
With the election weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got into it one last time in their final presidential debate.
Troops are discovering tunnels dug by ISIS throughout the region as the battle for Mosul continues. CNN's Arwa Damon takes a walks through one of these tunnels.
As the assault to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS begins, Clarissa Ward explains why the city is so important.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took turns roasting each other at the 2016 Al Smith dinner.