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Copy this: Vatican stakes out rights to Pope…

The Vatican is arguing that Pope Francis' image belongs to the Holy See

AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba…

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai

US soldiers help Iraqi troops secure Mosul

CNN's Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports on progress Iraqis and their American partners are making in their battle against ISIS in Mosul.

Instagram's New Feature Is Worth 10 Photos

Say goodbye to awkward grids on Instagram! Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.

Britain's Parliament Building Needs A Renovation…

U.K. lawmakers need to decide when and how their deteriorating Parliament building will be repaired. The project will cost billions and take years.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve…

Malaysia's health minister says autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader

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Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows…

Officials in California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed into the U.S. for more than two weeks

The mysterious deaths of Putin's critics

CNN's Matthew Chance explores why some Kremlin critics such as Boris Nemstov, Alexander Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaja were killed.

There's Now a Life-Size Statue of Kanye West as…

Artist Plastic Jesus created a statue of Kanye West labeled as "False Idol" and placed it on Hollywood Blvd. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

The Iraqi Air Force Is Taking The Fight To ISIS…

Iraq's air force crossed the Syrian border to retaliate against ISIS for recent terrorist attacks.

Milan designers hit 'empowering women' theme in…

Milan Fashion Week has taken a formal turn on the third day of previews for next fall and winter

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend…

U.S. immigration authorities have barred entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award

U.S. Looks to Smooth Relationship with Mexico

CNNi talks to former Mexican Pres. Vicente Fox about the relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

Legalized Marijuana Industry Expected To Create…

The legalized marijuana industry is growing more than pot. Analysts say it could create over a quarter of a million jobs while other industries decline.

Someone Wants Barack Obama To Run For President…

The online petition calling for the former U.S. president to run for office overseas had over 27,000 signatures as of Thursday evening.

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Lake created by coal waste landslide floods…

Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country's main highways

Correction: Milan Fashion Week-Watch story

Correction: Milan Fashion Week-Watch story

Inside the battle for Mosul

CNN's Ben Wedeman takes us inside as Iraqi soldiers with the help of some American to free Mosul from ISIS control.

These Giraffes Love to Play Soccer

Reid Park Zoo's giraffes are the ultimate viral video 'goal'. Emily Drooby (@emilydrooby)

Meet The Woman Who's Been Called The 'Issa Rae Of…

With zero TV experience, Nicole Amarteifio used her own money to produce "An African City." The viral series has 3.5 million views on YouTube alone.

Bees learn 'soccer' in new study

Despite their tiny brains, bumblebees can be taught to score "goals" according to a new study by Queen Mary University, London.

In traditional South African healing, the…

A healer in training explains the rituals and spiritual calling that can only come from "the ancestors".

Policy change allows US-Cuba boxing matches

Despite political differences, a shared passion for boxing connects US and Cuban fighters. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Anti-trafficking activist on stopping slavery

Gary Haugen, of the International Justice Mission, says a global fund could help bring modern day slavery to an end.

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Olympic star breaks boundaries with bow and arrow

Shehzana Anwar is Kenya's first woman to qualify in archery

Catching waves with top-ranked African surfer

Bianca Buitendag is the only South African female on the world tour


The only Kenyan-owned large-scale brewery is trying to make its mark.