• Americans detained in N. Korea ask for help

    Jeffrey Fowle, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller

    CNN

    Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

    Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each...

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    By Will Ripley and Holly Yan CNN
  • Damaged vehicle, Mosul

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    UN to investigate ISIS human rights abuses

    The United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday they will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.

  • Philippines airport bomb threat

    TV5

    Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport

    Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

    Counter-terror agents acting on a tip interrupted a group of men allegedly assembling improvised explosiv...

  • Pro-Russian separatists Ukraine

    REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

    NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

    NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

    In a speech on the NATO website, Rasmussen said the figh...

  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron

    David Moir/Reuters

    Cameron unveils new anti-ISIS proposals

    British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.

    Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons ...

  • Pakistan violent protests

    REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

    Pakistan military denies report PM to resign

    With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.

    Discussions also includ...

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Michael Humphrey/CNN

    Rick Perry takes back tweet

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized.

  • Jennifer Lawrence, 2014 Oscars

    Wen-Chun Fan/CNN

    Jennifer Lawrence's rep slams stolen pics

    In a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude.

  • Bank teller blurb

    Suspected serial bank robber strikes again

    Authorities are on the hunt for a suspected serial bank robber after he struck again this month after a nearly two-year hiatus.

    The suspect is said to have held up the First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on August 22. He's wanted in connec...

  • Dianne Feinstein

    Brian Yaklyvich/CNN

    Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

    After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.

    There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-I...

  • Tony Stewart 2

    Joe Skippe/Reuters

    Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

    What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

    Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9.

    The cr...

  • China's flag

    Carlos Barria/Reuters

    3 children killed in China school attack

    The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack.

    A man stabbed to death three children at a primary school in central China and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.

    The attacker broke into Dongfang ...

  • Golan Heights

    CNN

    U.N. peacekeepers still held by Syria rebels

    Officials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.

    The peacekeepers were captured Thursday in the Golan Heights, a day after rebels seized control of a...

  • Thailand Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha

    REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

    Military-heavy cabinet named in Thailand

    Thailand's military leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has unveiled a new interim cabinet in which key ministries will be run by senior military figures.

    Twelve members of the 32-strong cabinet are active or retired officers of the se...

  • Hong Kong Flag

    China says no to open elections in Hong Kong

    It's a decision thousands of protesters feared.

    China's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee voted Sunday to change the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be a...

  • Petro Poroshenko

    Richard Allen Greene/CNN

    Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war'

    A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on a fact-finding mission into the ...

  • Iraq map

    CNN

    Siege of Iraqi town broken

    Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, an Amerli resident and member of its self-defense force, told CNN on Sunday.

    Iraqi state TV also reported that the siege had ...

  • Ray McDonald

    Jeff Topping/Reuters

    Domestic violence charge for 49ers' McDonald

    The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    San Jose, California, police arrested the San Francisco 49ers' starting defensive end Ray McDonald on Su...

  • Pro-Russian separatist in Ukraine

    Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

    Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

    A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.

  • Joan Rivers

    Trae Patton/Turner Entertainment

    Joan Rivers' daughter: 'Fingers crossed'

    The latest statement from Joan Rivers' daughter gave no new information about the comedian's condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital.

  • Tripoli map

    CNN image

    Militias swim at vacant U.S. Embassy in Libya

    Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.

    The video, which reflects the anarchy that currently reigns in Libya's capital, shows ...

  • Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana

    inbj / iStock

    Lesotho Prime Minister alleges coup attempt

    After an apparent attempted military coup on Saturday, the people of the African nation of Lesotho are doing their best to return to every day life.

    According to the South African Department of International Relations, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane ha...

  • North Korea gives US wrestlers star treatment 1

    CNN

    Pro wrestlers shake things up in North Korea

    The crowd cheers as the stars make their way to the ring for first pro-wrestling bout North Korea has seen in almost 20 years.

    Back then, we're told the spectators thought the action was real.

    Now, they're more savvy, and appreciative, clapping loudly ...

  • Ambulance

    Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing

    The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in a court in Spain, where they were arrested, police said.

    Brett and Naghmeh King took their ...

  • Libya map

    CNN

    Report: Militants secure empty US compound in Libya

    An Islamist militant group says it has secured a U.S. embassy residential compound in Tripoli, Libya, according to The Associated Press.

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