Guest commentators from around the world give their take on what they are hoping for from a Donald Trump presidency.
It's been nearly 900 days since the US-led war on ISIS began. But as the Trump administration takes over, where does the campaign stand?
When asked what advice he's given Donald Trump, President Obama says he told the President-elect the office is of such magnitude that it's not a job you can do by yourself.
North Korea may be readying two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for a test launch in the near future, South Korean military officials told the semi-official Yonhap news agency.
At least 15 children died and 30 were injured when a school bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India on Thursday, authorities said.
Satellite imagery shows increased activity at a major North Korean nuclear site, according to a new report.
A midnight deadline has passed in the Gambia, leaving the African country in flux with two presidents and West African troops massed on the border.
President Barack Obama takes reporters' questions for a final time Wednesday from the White House briefing room, his last official event before Donald Trump replaces him in two days.
Nicole Gibbs was only 17 and climbing the junior tennis rankings when the online abuse began.
A day after putting in a baffling performance at the Australian Open that lived up to his bad boy tag, Nick Kyrgios received plenty of criticism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives Russian prostitutes a five-star review. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the hilarious reaction.
Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston TV station KHOU.
A jogger in Australia received dozens of stitches after being knocked over and mauled by a male kangaroo.
Video that appears to be taken at the Bandung Zoo in Indonesia shows bears emaciated and begging for food.
Imagine a world where huge cities could be created with the click of a button.
Canada's got its own reality TV star vying for the nation's top job.
The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.
A massive white Islamic flag signals our entry into rebel-held northern Syria on a cold, cloudy winter day.
Blue Monday, the day reputed to be the most depressing of the year for those in the Northern Hemisphere, is here once again.
In Luo Wenyou's cavernous, hangar-like exhibition building in Beijing's northern Huairou district, the scents of history and engine oil are dovetailed.
It's been two years in the making, but Europe's first underwater museum is finally complete.
Space needs cleaning if costly catastrophic collisions are to be avoided, scientists warn.
No doubt Donald Trump will be showered with honors at his inauguration, but none will be quite as unique as this little moth.
Alison Riske took out last year's Cinderella at the Australian Open, Zhang Shuai, and could turn out to be this year's in Melbourne.
Adventure photographer Ben Adkison's work takes him to some of the most far-flung locations on the planet.
"During the days of Soviet Union, rest was seen as purposeful," says writer Maryam Omidi. "The aim was to recover from working hard throughout the year so that you could return refreshed and productive."
For five months, the team at Madame Tussauds has been quietly prodding, polishing and painting the face of the 45th President of the United States.
Ellen DeGeneres won three awards making her the most-decorated People's Choice Award winner in history, with a total of 20 awards.
Virginia executed Ricky Gray, 39, by lethal injection on Wednesday evening at the Greensville Correctional Center. Virginia was to use compounded midazolam and compounded potassium chloride, as well as the paralytic drug, rocuronium bromide.
Aaron David Miller says the idea that Donald Trump's son-in-law could bring about Mideast peace is wildly optimistic
Were Hillary Clinton being inaugurated into the world's most powerful office Friday, there would be no question about Germany remaining the linchpin of trans-Atlantic relations.
It is nearly three years since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared.
We all now recognize that 2016 was a highly unusual year. Political events that we are witnessing today seemed simply impossible 12 months ago.
Yolanda ticks off the countries she and her husband have passed through in the last three months: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and now Costa Rica. But she is no tourist.
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.
"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.
Madame Tussauds is unveiling Donald Trump's new wax model, a life sized "replica" made from intriguing materials.
President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said parliament would vote on the final Brexit plan, and warned EU nations against trying to impose a "punitive" deal.
People can dive 45-feet deep to experience The Museo Atlántico of Lanzarote which features more than 300 figurative works.