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Cuba to build first new Catholic church since Castro

Cuba to build first new Catholic church since Castro

 SANDINO, Cuba (CNN) -- A neglected, weed-strewn field in a small Cuban town where there are more horses than cars seems an unlikely setting for a major shift in government policy.
Transgender man: I met with Pope Francis

Transgender man: I met with Pope Francis

 PLASENCIA, Spain (CNN) -- Has Pope Francis taken another step to push for tolerance in the Catholic Church?
In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

Throwing your keys at the parking valet as you sashay onto a flight may seem like the stuff of James Bond films, but already a robotic valet is taking the sweat out of getting on a plane at Germany's Dusseldorf airport.
And the world's safest city is...

And the world's safest city is...

 (CNN) -- Cram 38 million people in the same city, it's going to be a lawless mess, right? Not even.
Mexico City hospital blast prompts frantic search for babies

Mexico City hospital blast prompts frantic search for babies

 Rescuers rushed from the rubble with babies in their arms after a gas explosion leveled part of a maternity hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.
Real Madrid under investigation by FIFA regarding 51 under-age transfers

Real Madrid under investigation by FIFA regarding 51 under-age transfers

The world's richest club Real Madrid has come out fighting over football's world governing body's investigation into the club's youth transfer policy.
Japan's ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

Japan's ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.
After 2 failures, weather halts latest bid to lift AirAsia Flight QZ8501 fuselage

After 2 failures, weather halts latest bid to lift AirAsia Flight QZ8501 fuselage

Bad weather thwarted divers' plans Monday for yet another attempt at raising the fragile fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the bottom of the Java Sea, after two unsuccessful attempts over the weekend, officials said.
Nigerian soldiers save one city from Boko Haram but a nearby one is seized

Nigerian soldiers save one city from Boko Haram but a nearby one is seized

Nigerian forces fought off Boko Haram militants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, military officials said Monday, but the extremists seized another town in the same state.
Stunning blue hue as algae lights up Hong Kong harbor

Stunning blue hue as algae lights up Hong Kong harbor

The stunning photo shows a shimmering blue shoreline with the bright lights of Hong Kong in the distance.
16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

16 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution

Sixteen people have been killed in protests marking the fourth anniversary of Egypt's revolution, officials say.
ISIS demanding release of convicted terrorist to save Japanese hostage

ISIS demanding release of convicted terrorist to save Japanese hostage

ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other.
Video claims 1 Japanese ISIS hostage killed; new demand made

Video claims 1 Japanese ISIS hostage killed; new demand made

One of ISIS' two Japanese hostages has been killed after a deadline for ransom passed, and the terror group has issued a new demand for the other's freedom -- a prisoner exchange -- a video posted online Saturday by a known ISIS support
What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters

What's happening in the Middle East and why it matters

 The Middle East has never been a simple place. Yet nowadays, this region is especially turbulent -- with waves rocking several countries, so big that their effects are being felt worldwide, including the West.