World News Archive

World Cup: Japan beats Australia to qualify for Russia 2018

With one ferocious sweep of his right foot, Yusuke Ideguchi booked Japan’s place at the World Cup in Russia next year. Cutting in from the left, the 21-year-old curled a rasping shot into the top corner to

Has Neymar’s record-breaking deal changed football or is it a one-off?

Gone are the days when footballers were sold for a bagful of kit, as was the price of former Liverpool star John Barnes when he joined English side Watford in 1981. Football transfers are now, more often

Judo star Sumiya Dorjsuren sends Mongolia into meltdown

Mongolia’s newest hero pounded her chest and jumped for joy. It had been an agonizing contest — with over eight minutes of golden score, two times longer than a regulation match — between two of the world’s

Unbeatable Teddy Riner wins ninth consecutive world title

Imagine you’ve reigned supreme in a sport for approaching a decade, winning 128 successive matches on the way to securing a record eight world titles. What could there possibly be left to achieve? In the case of

Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix to overtake Sebastian Vettel atop Drivers’ Championship

The Italian fans’ seven-year wait for a Ferrari victory at Monza continues, after Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the sun to take the overall championship lead from Sebastian Vettel. With the conditions a far cry from

More than 1,000 firefighters battling largest fire in Los Angeles history

The La Tuna brush fire near Burbank, California, has burned 5,895 acres, forcing residents from their homes, shutting down an interstate and sending massive plumes of smoke into the air, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. More

Pressure on Washington to find right North Korea response

International condemnation is pouring in after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. But what makes this more than just another step forward for Pyongyang is this: the claim that a miniaturized hydrogen bomb can now be placed on

Which passports offer the most freedom to roam?

When it comes to crossing international frontiers, there’s one travel document that opens more doors than any other. And it isn’t a U.S. passport. Citizens of Germany, it seems, have the potential for the greatest mobility in the

‘Like a house of cards’: Residents living in fear as building collapse kills dozens

Mumbai, India :Authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai have called off a rescue operation after a three-story building came crashing down on its residents, killing at least 33 people and injuring dozens more. Rescuers pulled what

Kenyan court’s election ruling spurs hope for Odinga supporters

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)“It was a terrible night of shooting,” says Jane Anyango, hands outstretched showing the spent bullet casings that were a reminder of the violence that erupted after the Kenyan election results were announced last month.