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NGO head: ‘This is the worst that we feared in Falluja fight’

Story highlights Refugee group: Families say opposition groups have been targeting civilians trying to flee Iraqi security forces storm a neighborhood of Falluja Syrian forces enter Raqqa province for the first time since 2014 As many as 50,

Djokovic completes grand slam collection

Story highlights Djokovic wins fourth straight major Last accomplished in 1969 Murray won first set Djokovic now with 12 majors Follow @cnnsport Novak Djokovic made plenty of history Sunday when he beat Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 in the

The battle for Falluja

The battle for Falluja Internally displaced civilians flee their homes after crossing the Euphrates River outside Falluja, Iraq, on Thursday, June 2. Falluja remains one of the last two Iraqi cities under ISIS control. Hide Caption 1 of 22

How we got here, why it matters

Story highlights Falluja was the first Iraqi city to fall to ISIS in January 2014 UNICEF: More than 20,000 children remain trapped in the city The metropolis west of Baghdad is much more than just a city gripped by ISIS. It's also a bastion

Civilians cross Euphrates to escape Falluja fighting

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The long, sad story of Falluja

Story highlights Falluja has suffered more than any other Iraqi city Residents are again fleeing the city as it comes under siege People eating garbage to stay alive. Suicides of people who can bear no more. These are among the harrowing ac

Rio 2016’s ‘perfect storm’

By Tom McGowan and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, Shasta Darlington, Ivan Watson, Vasco Cotovio, CNN Updated 7:10 AM ET, Fri June 3, 2016 The Olympic Games arrive in Brazil at a time when the country is ravaged by crises. With two months to go until t

Deadly gunbattles in Rio

In the case of Max Groy, he had very few options. As a coach of the German Olympic Sailing team, he was fueling up his boat at a waterfront gas station last month when he heard a sound that he initially thought was firecrackers. "All of the sudden

First refugee team to compete at Olympics

Story highlights Refugee team to compete at Rio 2016 Six men and four women selected Total of 43 athletes were on shortlist Olympic Games begin on August 5 The International Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday after whittling down

Zika and the Olympics

June 2, 2016: U.S. cyclist withdraws over Zika American cyclist Tejay van Garderen has decided not to attend the Summer Games, USA Cycling's Kevin Loughery says. Van Garderen's wife, Jessica, is pregnant and due in October. Loughery said van Garde

Japanese boy left in forest found

He was discovered in a hut at a military exercise ground about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the spot where he was left. Takayuki Tanooka, the father of the boy, said he was "very sorry" for what happened to his son and regretted the punishment. "I

Businessman risks all to free Yazidi slave girls

Story highlights Once a successful businessman, Abdullah Shrem now works to rescue fellow Yazidis from ISIS His network of smugglers risk their lives to bring captives out of ISIS territory Those who have escaped say they were used as sex slaves

2014: Dramatic mountain rescue of Iraqis

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Asia to make America’s Cup history

Story highlights Japan to host America's Cup series Two-day event in Fukuoka in November Japan has first team since 1999 It was announced Thursday that Fukuoka, Japan, will welcome the World Series on November 18, with organizers hoping the

What Syrian refugees couldn’t leave home without

Hide Caption 1 of 9 Aymed, 27 – Aymed's most precious item is his 4-month-old son. The family fled from ISIS-stronghold Deir Izzor. Hide Caption 2 of 9 Mahyob, 15 – Mahyob carries his ID as a reminder of where he came from. He mad

Germany: Armenian killing was genocide

Story highlights Resolution passed by 'striking majority,' with just one politician voting against Fears it could place strain on Germany-Turkey relations and EU migrant deal The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said Presiden

Ancient Roman text discovered at London building site

Story highlights Earliest handwritten text ever found in UK, dates back to 57 A.D. Over 400 ancient Roman writing tablets preserved in river mud But archeologists say they're some of the oldest handwritten documents ever found in Britain --

11 spectacular new bridges that break the mold

But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city councils to bring bridges to the center stage, creating new landmarks that are as ambitious and inventive as the buildings that surround them. Check out the gallery

Majority of Israel’s female politicians ‘harassed’

Story highlights The revelation comes from a report by CNN affiliate Channel 2 One lawmaker wants better education for teenage boys on sex harassment Thirty-two of them are women -- and almost all say they've been sexually assaulted or haras

EgyptAir ‘black box’ signals detected

Story highlights French investigators say they've confirmed signals are from one of "black boxes" Flight 804 crashed last month in the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo Specialized locator equipment on board the French vessel La Pla

A house is being built inside a cliff

Dutch practice OPA designed a home wedged in a mountaintop, topped by an infinity pool that doubles as a skylight for the underground lair. In the wake of the media interest, a client who wanted to make the concept a reality came forward and the pr

World’s longest tunnel opens

Story highlights Gotthard tunnel's length overtakes Japan's Seikan Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Leaders of Germany, France and Italy were on hand for opening ceremonies Fittingly for a project billed as Switzerland's "construction of the ce

Shameful distinction moves from Africa to Asia, report says

The Walk Free Foundation's slavery index says the percentage of people living in modern slavery in Mauritania dropped from 4% in 2014 to about 1% this year. The country, which CNN featured in the 2012 documentary "Slavery's last stronghold," now h

N. Korean missile launch attempt apparently failed

Story highlights Local media reports suggested it was a intermediate-range Musudan missile Earlier this month, South Korea rejected proposal from the North for military talks One missile was test-fired from the eastern city of Wonsan at 5:20

Poland seeks to revive Polanski extradition

Story highlights Polish attorney general to appeal court ruling rejecting U.S. extradition request over director Roman Polanski fled United States in 1978, avoiding sentencing for conviction of sex with a minor Zbigniew Ziobro, Poland's atto