A Brazilian man has confessed to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro region, police said Thursday -- shocking claims that, if confirmed, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the country's history.
Starvation. Execution. Imprisonment. Rape. Torture.
In a human rights report, these can seem like distant concepts or dry statistics, but when told by the people who experience them first hand, they take on new meaning.
The main site of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests was being taken apart piece by piece on Thursday, ushering in the end of an extraordinary occupation that deepened political fault lines over China's role in the city's government.
(CNN) -- Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.