Along a dusty village track just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga pick up truck leads us to a small house. We drive slowly, and in single file. There are hidden dangers all around.
ISIS rounded up and killed 284 men and boys as Iraqi-led coalition forces closed in on Mosul, the terror group's last major stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.
It's the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Iraq -- so it's no surprise that the operation to free Mosul from ISIS' grip has dominated headlines in recent days.
Another woman is publicly accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact, alleging the GOP nominee touched and kissed her a decade ago during a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Rescuers pulled 5,700 migrants and refugees to safety during dozens of operations Friday and Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coast guard said.
Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb the world's highest peak, has died at age 77, according to Japanese media reports.
Somali pirates have released 26 hostages after nearly five years in captivity, according to an organization involved in mediation efforts.
A manhunt is underway after 174 inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti following a riot during which one guard was killed, authorities said.
Mortar fire from regime forces struck the al-Mashhad neighborhood of eastern Aleppo on Saturday evening as a three-day Russian-backed ceasefire came to an end at 7 p.m. (noon ET), according to the activist Aleppo Media Center.
AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to an $85 billion deal -- one of the biggest media tie-ups ever.
Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine.
Not far from Mohamad Al Mawsily's studio, fierce battles are raging to oust ISIS from the northern city of Mosul. But from his secret location, the young Iraqi businessman is waging another war against the militants on a daily basis. Less bloody? Yes. But, still potentially lethal.
One of the cheeriest genres of YouTube video compilations is that of dogs greeting soldiers returning home.
Scan Pyramids, an international research collective, say they have discovered two previously-unknown cavities inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Australian Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton has paid tribute to a fan who spotted a suspicious mole on the swimmer's chest and urged him to get it checked out.
In the rolling hills of Madagascar's central highlands, the Merina tribe exhumes the remains of their ancestors for a celebration-cum-family reunion.
"Oh great, a 10-hour airport layover," said no-one.
Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the ill-fated revolution, one man remembers escaping the violence that would leave 2,500 Hungarians dead and so many more displaced.
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Anthony Hamilton will watch his son Lewis Hamilton try to wrestle the world championship from his Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg over the last four races of 2016.
The principal of Melania Trump's old primary school knows juvenile behavior when she sees it. And she has some advice for the candidate who once described his own campaign as "a little childish."
From the legendary Tower of Babel to the iconic Burj Khalifa, humans have always aspired to build to ever greater heights. Over the centuries, we have constructed towering edifices to celebrate our culture, promote our cities -- or simply to show off.
With top-rated restaurants, TV shows and a cabinet of culinary honors, Reuben Riffel is without doubt one of South Africa's most successful celebrity chefs.
For the first time, international visitors can tour this decommissioned Cold War era plutonium and weapons processing facility buried in the Chongqing mountains.
Drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day could greatly increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research.
An electric shuttle named "Olli" -- powered by artificial intelligence from IBM -- will launch in 2017 in several US cities, including Las Vegas and Miami.
At one of Nevada's infamous legal brothels, a 20-year-old woman recently signed up for work -- but not to have sex.
As horses saunter around the parade ring of England's Newmarket Racecourse, punters gather to look for hints of fitness and form. Picking a winner in this game can make for a lucrative afternoon after all.
With Donald Trump escalating his "rigged election" rhetoric, many observers are wondering what will happen if he loses. Would Trump concede -- and what might his speech sound like?
We live in a world at a crossroads. The conflicts in Syria rage on, seemingly impervious to the various attempts to resolve them -- a horrifying staging ground for broader US-Russian tensions, and the front line of terror groups' battles for territory.
As the Iraqi-led coalition move to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second city, the question we should all be asking is this: What will happen next?
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.
With the election weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got into it one last time in their final presidential debate.
Troops are discovering tunnels dug by ISIS throughout the region as the battle for Mosul continues. CNN's Arwa Damon takes a walks through one of these tunnels.