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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

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

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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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 --

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

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

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

Opinion: How slaves are destroying our forests

Story highlights Modern slavery is driving huge deforestation, writes Kevin Bales Criminals make slaves cut forests to support commodities such as gold, minerals for cell phones and laptops, and shrimp and fish Slavery is a major contributor to c

Knee replacement

Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. It's a routine operation for knee pain most commonly caused by arthritis. More than 70,000 knee replacements are carried o

Belgium shows off Russian plane intercepts

The Russian planes intercepted by the Belgians included a Su-27 Flanker, a Tu-134AK, an Il-76, an An-72 and an An-12PPS, according to The Aviationist blog, which reported on the photos last week. The photos were also posted on the Facebook page of

Mexican soccer star rescued after being kidnapped

Story highlights Alan Pulido had been kidnapped Saturday night in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas state Appearing before reporters alongside Tamaulipas' governor, Pulido said he is 'good' "I'm good, I'm good, thank you," Alan Pulido said as he f

Putin warns he’ll retaliate against U.S. defense systems in Europe

Story highlights U.S. and NATO say missile defense system is to defend against Iran Putin must be taken seriously, military analyst says The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The syst

Easter Island statues may fall into sea, UN warns

Story highlights Report highlights 31 World Heritage Sites Statue of Liberty also at risk from climate change "Some Easter Island statues are at risk of being lost to the sea because of coastal erosion," said Adam Markham, deputy director of

Last Soviet leader Gorbachev banned from Ukraine

Story highlights "I'm always with the free will of the people," Mikhail Gorbachev says of Crimea annexation Gorbachev to British publication: U.S. rubbed "its hands with glee" over Soviet Union's collapse Gorbachev's comments on Crimea are t

Israel tests ‘Iron Dome of the Sea’

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Could Russia REALLY go to war with NATO?

Story highlights Russia and NATO are locked in rivalry that can lead to WWIII However, they are also heavily economically inter-dependent, making war implausible A new book by General Sir Richard Shirreff, NATO's deputy supreme allied comman

See how they won Europe’s biggest prize for the 11th time

Champions League final Real Madrid defeats Atletico Milan Real Madrid won its 11th European Cup after beating city rival Atletico Madrid on May 28 in Milan's San Siro stadium. Regulation time ended in 1-1 draw but Real Madrid won 5-3 on penalty