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Putin accuses U.S. of 'illegally persecuting people'

1 hour 39 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out swinging in defense of FIFA's embattled president and against U.S. authorities who've gone after soccer's powerful, polarizing governing body.
Categories: International News

Natelee Holloway's father opens up about new lead

1 hour 44 min ago
It's been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her.
Categories: International News

Report: Hamas war crimes against Palestinians

2 hours 21 min ago
Abductions. Beatings. Torture. Summary executions of political opponents.
Categories: International News

El Niño could mean fewer hurricanes this year

2 hours 33 min ago
The coming Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say.
Categories: International News

Syria Civil War

2 hours 51 min ago
Categories: International News

Nearly 500 bodies exhumed from graves in Iraq

2 hours 55 min ago
An Iraqi forensic team has exhumed 499 bodies from a series of graves in the presidential complex in the city of Tikrit, a Baghdad morgue official says.
Categories: International News

Iraqi forces launch operation to drive ISIS out

3 hours 9 min ago
A major military operation to liberate Iraq's Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS forces has begun, Iraqi state media and a key Shia militia group say.
Categories: International News

Iraqi soldier explains why Ramadi fell to ISIS

3 hours 9 min ago
Asa'ad al-Yassiri is bitter, angry and disillusioned. The Iraqi soldier says it's not that he doesn't want to fight, but the leadership isn't providing the support needed to fight ISIS.
Categories: International News

Iraqi forces, ISIS militants clash in Anbar operation

3 hours 10 min ago
ISIS militants killed 30 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's key Anbar province, security officials told CNN on Wednesday, a day after the launch of a major operation to liberate Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS.
Categories: International News

FIFA corruption scandal: What happens next?

3 hours 18 min ago
The unprecedented U.S. investigation into FIFA, world soccer's governing body, has sent shock waves rippling across the globe.
Categories: International News

Why is the U.S. bringing charges now?

3 hours 18 min ago
FIFA, the body that governs soccer, has been regularly accused of bribery and kickbacks. The U.S. has decided to step in now because of where the alleged crimes took place.
Categories: International News

Iraqi oil refinery the site of 'apocalyptic' battle

3 hours 19 min ago
Iraqi troops did battle with ISIS at an oil refinery in an attempt to drive them out of the area. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Categories: International News

Iran holds cartoon contest to make fun of ISIS

3 hours 19 min ago
A country not exactly known for freedom of speech has created a contest triumphing freedom of expression. CNN's Fred Pleitgen has the story.
Categories: International News

U.S. arrests officials; Switzerland opens separate probe

3 hours 20 min ago
Soccer's powerful, polarizing governing body found itself on the defensive on two fronts Wednesday, one a Swiss investigation into World Cup bidding and the other a sweeping, stinging U.S. indictment honing in on what America's top justice official called "corruption that is rampant, systemic and deep-rooted."
Categories: International News

Maradona: FIFA run like a 'mafia'

3 hours 20 min ago
CNN's Becky Anderson sits down with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona to get his views on FIFA and the race to unseat Sepp Blatter.
Categories: International News

FIFA: Sepp Blatter 'not involved' in allegations

3 hours 20 min ago
Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials during an overnight raid on charges of corruption. CNN's Alex Thomas has more.
Categories: International News

Millions spent to pamper North Korean elite

4 hours 3 min ago
Professors and scientists are among the North Korean elite treated to a variety of perks, paid for by Kim Jong Un's regime. CNN's Will Ripley reports.
Categories: International News

Would you pay $90,000 for an Instagram photo?

4 hours 4 min ago
Artist Richard Prince blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the Frieze Art Fair in New York and reportedly made a ton of money.
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