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Rubio: Obama is a bad presidentupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 10:44:00

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has some strong words for President Barack Obama at the RNC.

7-year-old girl abducted and raped in South Korea, police sayupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 03:57:00

Police in South Korea have detained a man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl from her home and raping her, local police officials said Friday.

Myanmar removes names from blacklistupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 02:54:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's two sons are among about 2,000 names removed from a blacklist in Myanmar, the president's office revealed Thursday.

Khamenei: Iran not after nuclear armsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:43:00

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reiterates his anti-nuclear weapons stance. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Ban, in Iran, slams Holocaust denial, hostility to Israelupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:43:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned hostile remarks toward Israel and the denial of the Holocaust in Iran Thursday.

Hillary Clinton 'does not sweat'updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 20:49:00

Kevin Doyle of Condé Nast Traveler went along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Asia.

Clinton embarks on wide-ranging Asia tripupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 20:49:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to Asia on Thursday for a wide-ranging trip that will take her from the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean to China and Russia farther north.

Venezuela to investigate reports of massacre of Indians by gold minersupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 15:55:00

The Venezuelan government says it is investigating allegations that unauthorized Brazilian gold miners killed dozens of Yanomami Indians in an attack in the Venezuelan Amazon.

Venezuela struggles with refinery blazeupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 06:26:00

Dozens have been killed as a fire ravages an oil refinery in Venezuela.

Report: Venezuela's state-run refineries afflicted by mismanagementupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 06:26:00

The Venezuelan oil refinery whose explosions killed 42 people suffers mismanagement, delays in major maintenance and underinvestment, according to analysts and an engineering firm's recent report.

Girl arrested on blasphemy chargesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 04:18:00

An 11-year-old Christian was arrested in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy for allegedly burning pages from the Quran.

Pakistan court postpones bail decision for girl accused of burning Quranupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 04:18:00

A Pakistani court on Thursday postponed a decision on whether to grant bail to a Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Quran in a case that has heightened religious tensions in the capital, Islamabad.

Afghan president dismisses intelligence chief amid cabinet shakeupupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 17:42:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismissed the country's national intelligence chief on Wednesday -- a move that coincides with other Cabinet-level shakeups as Karzai's government struggles to confront security challenges posed by Taliban fighters and an impending NATO withdrawal.

The GOP has a Muslim problemupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:35:00

A Catholic priest, a rabbi, an evangelical minister, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders walk into the Republican National Convention.

GOP stars throw support behind Romneyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.

CNN Fact Check: Lower unemployment in GOP-led states?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.

Ukraine court rejects appeal of former PM Tymoshenko's convictionupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:50:00

Ukraine's high court rejected an appeal Wednesday by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who had challenged her conviction on charges of abuse of authority.

The tough truths about Chris Christie's New Jerseyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built his keynote address to the Republican National Convention on the theme of telling tough truths to the nation. "We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved," announced Christie, showing off the gruff, no-nonsense style that catapulted him into the governor's mansion.

Gov. Christie speaks at the RNCupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Religious clashes devastate Myanmarupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 08:09:00

A community is destroyed by sectarian violence in Myanmar. ITN has the story.

Aid workers released in Myanmar after pardon, U.N. saysupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 08:09:00

Myanmar has released three aid workers, including two U.N. employees, who received prison sentences after being detained amid sectarian clashes that killed scores of people in the west of the country in June, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

Court rips Texas redistricting plan as discriminatoryupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 18:14:00

Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.

At convention, GOP leaders reflect U.S. diversityupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:53:00

When the Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida, the nation will notice one thing before anything else: This is not your father's or grandfather's Republican Party. Rather, it's a party with leaders as diverse as the country it intends to represent.

O'Donnell: RNC debate idea not stolenupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 22:56:00

Christine O'Donnell says that she did not steal the idea for the Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street debate.

Iran takes on U.N. at global meetingupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 11:20:00

Iran kicked off a meeting of more than 100 countries on Sunday by slamming the "adverse consequences of the current world order" and demanding change from the United Nations, state-run Press TV reported.

Blast at Venezuela oil refinery kills 39updated: Sat Aug 25 2012 21:48:00

An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.

FBI promises to respond to Congress on Holder travelupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 18:11:00

The FBI said Friday it will respond to questions from Congress on the use of FBI aircraft amid allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder is among officials who "may have used FBI planes for his own travel when aircraft were needed for FBI operations."

Mexico cult eyes 'evil' secular schoolsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 10:04:00

A religious cult in a Mexican town is destroying "evil" secular schools. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexico cult eyes 'evil' secular schoolsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 10:04:00

Authorities are negotiating with a religious cult in southwestern Mexico, trying to persuade leaders to allow public schools to operate in the isolated community, state media reported.

Akin imbroglio is bad news for Republicansupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:23:00

If there is any silver lining for Republicans from the Todd Akin imbroglio, no one seems to have found it yet.

McKinnon: The Akin effect on GOP plankupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:23:00

Daily Beast contributor Mark McKinnon on possible damage Rep. Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments could do to GOP.

Whistle blows for Vietnam tycoonupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 20:48:00

This year of the dragon, according to Chinese and Vietnamese astrology, was meant to be fortuitous for Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's most prominent and aggressive tycoons.

Ethiopia's mysterious PM dies abroadupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 14:22:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies after contracting a sudden infection while undergoing medical treatment.

Eight killed in bombing in Turkeyupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 04:22:00

Eight people were killed in a bombing in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, an official in the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Obama to 'reach out' to Karzai over insider attacksupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 20:26:00

President Obama is "deeply concerned" about the growing number of deadly attacks on U.S. forces by Afghan security forces, and plans to contact the Afghan president to discuss taking tougher actions, he said Monday.

South Korea's ruling party taps Park for presidential bidupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 11:33:00

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party overwhelmingly selected Park Geun-hye as its presidential candidate during its political convention on Monday.

Mexican economy losing momentum?updated: Mon Aug 20 2012 10:36:00

Mexican Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari discusses robust growth amid an economic slowdown.

Kim Jong Un marries mystery womanupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korea's new first lady's high profile is a stark departure from the past. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Kim warns troops to prepare for 'sacred war' during US-South Korea exercisesupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a "sacred war," state media reported Saturday.

Combating threats in Somaliaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:59:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discusses contending with militants, extremists and pirates in Somalia.

Kurds' ambitions add explosive element to Syria equationupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 13:03:00

In the city of Qamishli, on Syria's border with Turkey, neither the forces of the Syrian regime nor the rebels of the Free Syrian Army are to be seen. But visitors say the Kurdish flag is very evident, and Kurdish fighters man checkpoints around the city.

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China protestupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 03:30:00

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Monday, adding to a string of self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule in the troubled region, according to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and various media reports.

'Gang' shoots, kills international peacekeeper in Sudan's Darfur regionupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union - United Nations Mission said.

Sudan: 25,000 refugees fleeingupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports 25,000 refugees have fled their camp in Sudan's Darfur region amid increased violence.

Kurdish rebels kidnap a lawmaker in Turkeyupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 04:56:00

Kurdish rebels have kidnapped Turkish lawmaker Huseyin Aygun, his party said Sunday.

Two Buddhist brides wed in Taiwanupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:55:00

Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.

Mexican poet prepares U.S. peace marchupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 16:23:00

Telephones are ringing off the hook at this office in Mexico's capital, where a group of well-known activists are planning the final details of a protest on the other side of the Mexico-U.S. border.

25,000 people flee Darfur refugee camp amid fighting, U.N. saysupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.

Darfur refugees in crisisupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

The U.N.'s former envoy to Sudan explains why he has been prevented from visiting refugees.

New tactic to fight Mexico's drug warupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.

Suspected Mexican drug 'queen' extradited to U.S.updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.

Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf statesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 20:45:00

Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from working in Persian Gulf nations amid increasing concerns over abuse and exploitation.

14 bodies found in Mexicoupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 17:41:00

Mexican authorities found an abandoned van containing 14 bodies along a highway in the central city San Luis Potosi Thursday.

Romney still faces conservative doubts as convention approachesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:56:00

Like a lion trained on its prey, conservatives are tracking certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney for any gaffe, policy shift or other signal that shows he is really the moderate they fear instead of the right-wing ideologue they want.

Germany's high court expands gay rightsupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 06:45:00

Germany's constitutional court has strengthened the rights of gay and lesbian couples, giving them a same tax benefit as heterosexual married couples.

4 Mexican military officials accused of organized crime tiesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 15:48:00

Mexican authorities accused four top military officials of connections with organized crime in a high-profile case that has renewed debate over the role of government troops in the drug war.

North Koreans in desperate need of food after floodsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

The World Food Programme is stepping in to feed people in North Korea, where floods have ruined crops and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to reports.

Rare video of floods in North Koreaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

North Korea suffers from what the U.N. calls an "emergency situation" due to flooding. CNN's Jennifer Delgado reports.

West Bank meeting canceled after Israel bars envoysupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 07:25:00

Diplomatic talks in the West Bank were canceled Sunday after Israel denied entry to five envoys, the Palestinian foreign ministry said.

China, ASEAN at odds over sea territoryupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 20:43:00

China and ASEAN are at odds over which countries can truly claim South China Sea waters. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

U.N. envoy warns of 'serious' human rights situation in Myanmarupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 11:30:00

Sectarian violence has sparked a "serious" human rights situation in western Myanmar, a U.N. envoy said.

5 Syrians mourned in Turkey as deadly fighting rages across the borderupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 09:21:00

More than 200 Syrians who have fled their country gathered in a Turkish cemetery on a hot afternoon, awaiting the bodies of five people killed for a cause they all shared.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 19 dead, report saysupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:42:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey killed more than a dozen people over the weekend, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

Iran improves its ballistic missilesupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Pentagon says Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks OutFront.

Bloodshed rises in major cities as Syrian regime turns to Russia for fiscal aidupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 05:00:00

Carnage from the Syrian civil war mounted across the country Saturday, including in the nation's capital in the south and the key metropolis in the northwest, opposition activists said.

Sudan, South Sudan settle oil disputeupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 22:41:00

Negotiating teams from Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute on oil payments to allow the resumption of southern oil exports through Sudan's territories, Sudan's state-run Ashorooq TV reported early Saturday, citing official sources.

Congress closes loophole in stock trading law after CNN reportupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 19:57:00

House Republicans have been forced to close a potential loophole on their much-touted insider trading law -- a loophole CNN uncovered and reported about last month.

Congress closes loophole after CNN reportupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 19:57:00

Congress voted to fix its insider trading legislation after CNN's Dana Bash found a discrepancy in the STOCK Act.

Israel's possible attack on Iran nukesupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:13:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with Secretary Panetta about his talks with Israel on Iran's nukes

World needs to keep 'maximum pressure' on Iran, Panetta saysupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:13:00

The United States won't let Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, "period," but sanctions remain the best tool to keep Tehran off the nuclear path, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday in Israel.

House conservatives determined to slash spending relent on compromise deal updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:11:00

A congressional deal announced this week by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid would extend current government spending levels for six months, putting off threats of a government shutdown until after the November election decides the makeup of a new House and Senate.

Leaders of Congress reach deal to fund government, avoid shutdown showdownupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:13:00

Congressional leaders announced a deal Tuesday on a six-month bill to fund the federal government, thereby removing the possibility of a government shutdown -- and the political spectacle that would go with it -- before the election.

Gadhafi's son seeks waiver of travel ban, lawyer saysupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 07:09:00

Saadi Gadhafi, one of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's sons, has asked the United Nations to let him travel outside the African nation of Niger, his lawyer says.

Senate Republicans filibuster Obama judicial nomineeupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 20:59:00

In keeping with their vow to prevent any more of President Barack Obama's appeals court nominees from being confirmed until after the election, Senate Republicans successfully upheld Monday their filibuster of Judge Robert Bacharach's nomination to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Denver.

Why House tax vote is really about drawing battle lines for the fallupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 08:20:00

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a vote this week on a House Republican bill to extend all the current tax cuts, but the debate is really aimed at the vote that comes less than 100 days from now.

Evita's face on Argentina's new 100-peso billupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 19:52:00

The face of Argentina's most famous first lady is part of a new design for the country's currency.

State media: North Korea's Kim Jong Un has marriedupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 21:14:00

North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jong Un, has married a woman named Ri Sol Ju, according to a report by state news agency KCNA Wednesday.

Dozens reported arrested on way to Cuban dissident's funeralupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:16:00

Friends, family members and fellow dissidents on Tuesday buried Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, a prominent critic of Cuba's socialist government.

Pakistan spy agency chief to tell CIA: End drone strikes; ID targets for us to attackupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 05:25:00

The new chief of Pakistan's spy agency will urge the United States to end drone strikes on Pakistani soil and identify targets that the country's security forces can then attack, a senior intelligence official said.

Official: 8 Afghans killed by Pakistani artilleryupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 13:26:00

Eight people were killed in eastern Afghanistan by rockets fired from Pakistan, an official from the Afghan province of Kunar told CNN on Sunday.

CNN exclusive: Congressional insider trading ban might not apply to familiesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 22:06:00

It was a rare show of bipartisanship -- President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.

Congressional insider trading loopholeupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 22:06:00

CNN's Dana Bash explains how the Senate and House are interpreting a law differently, hindering transparency on trades.

Saudi king names ex-U.S. envoy as intelligence chiefupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 21:09:00

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered that his chief of general intelligence be replaced by a former ambassador to the United States, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.

Indian lawmakers cast votes for presidentupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 14:18:00

Indian lawmakers cast ballots Thursday to elect a new president for the South Asian democracy, with the ruling party's candidate considered the almost-certain winner.

Explosion kills top Syrian officialsupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 21:15:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the attack in Damascus that killed 4 key Syrian officials in Bashar al-Assad's inner circle.

Barak: Israelis killed in terror attackupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 18:30:00

Deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is "a terrorist attack," said Israel's Defense Minister.

Statement: Israeli PM on bus explosion in Bulgariaupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 16:09:00

An explosion on a bus in Bulgaria has killed several Israeli tourists and injured others, say authorities.

Romney tries to dislodge Obama from attackupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 13:58:00

New ads from the presidential campaigns encapsulate where the race stands, with President Barack Obama's camp continuing its assault on his challenger over his business record and refusal to share tax records and Mitt Romney trying to make allegations of cronyism knock the incumbent off the assault.

North Korea promotes military official to key rank after removing army chiefupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 00:52:00

North Korea said Tuesday that it had promoted a little-known general to a key military rank, a day after it announced that it had relieved its army chief of all his government posts.

Israeli government loses main coalition partner updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 20:41:00

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday lost its main coalition partner, the centrist political faction Kadima.

Drafting Israel's ultra-Orthodox?updated: Tue Jul 17 2012 20:41:00

CNN's Elise Labott reports a proposed new law would require Israelis ultra-Orthodox to serve in military.

Clinton discusses Iran, Egypt with Israeli officialsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 09:30:00

The United States and Israel must work together in "smart, creative and courageous" ways to resolve vital regional issues, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in Israel, the last stop on her two-week trip through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Ex-Syrian ambassador calls for foreign military interventionupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 19:13:00

The most senior Syrian diplomat to defect and publicly embrace his country's uprising is calling for a foreign military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He also accused the Damascus regime of collaborating with al Qaeda militants against opponents both in Syria and in neighboring Iraq.

Protesters rally against Ukraine's proposed languages billupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 16:50:00

Several dozen protesters picketed a cultural center in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday as part of continued demonstrations against a controversial regional languages bill.

Police respond to protesters with tear gas, arrests near Sudan's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:42:00

Sudanese took to the streets Friday in a fourth week of protests against rising prices and called for the ousting of the government.

CNNMoney: Italy's credibility quandaryupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 11:44:00

Italy successfully sold €5.25 billion of short- and long-term bonds Friday, despite being downgraded by Moody's a day earlier.

Military plane crashes in Colombiaupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 07:00:00

The president of Colombia says its "unlikely" leftist rebels shot down an air force plane. Journalist Toby Muse reports.

A troubled political relationshipupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 23:34:00

Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Sherry Rehman, talks about efforts to repair her country's relationship with the U.S.

What can save Mexico?updated: Thu Jul 12 2012 23:22:00

Christiane Amanpour asks if Enrique Peña Nieto can save Mexico.

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