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Pope Francis, At Christmas Gathering, Blasts Vatican's Bureaucrats
He accused the Curia, which oversees the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism. Francis has made reforming the Vatican a major part of his agenda.
Tunisian Election Puts Former Regime Figure In Presidency
Nearly four years after the Arab Spring began, Tunisian voters elected Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran of the country's autocratic regimes.
Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges
The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.
The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year
From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
Calling U.S. A 'Cesspool,' North Korea Warns Against Escalation
North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."
7 Stories You Should Have Paid More Attention To in 2014
From Japanese protestors self-immolating in Tokyo to species vanishing from earth, we learn more about the stories that didn't make headlines in 2014. Share yours using #2014Stories.
Cuba's Religious Groups View Diplomatic Thaw With U.S. Differently
In the country's tiny Jewish community, news of the thaw in relations is well embraced. But some Catholic worshipers are upset with President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.
Jordan Hangs 11 After 8-Year Execution Moratorium
Jordanians who had been convicted of murder were executed Sunday. There had been a moratorium on the death penalty there since 2006. Lawmakers called for it to be reinstated to curb a rise in crime.
Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve
The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.
Results Being Tallied In Tunisia's Presidential Election
Tunisians voted Sunday for a new president in a contentious race. The election marks another important milestone in the one country where the Arab Spring has been mostly peaceful.
U.S Turns To China For Help With North Korea Cyberattack
The Obama administration has asked China to help rein in North Korea's cyber capabilities. The administration wants China to help block further attacks, like the massive hacking of Sony Pictures.
For Cuban-Americans, A Mixture Of Hope, Betrayal
The announcement to normalize relations with Cuba stunned Miami's Cuban-American, upending a policy that for 50 years that helped define their identity and relations with the island.
Russia Continues To Cope With Sliding Economy
As Russia stands on the brink of a financial crisis, NPR's Corey Flintoff joins host Arun Rath to discuss how ordinary Russians are responding to the drop in the value of their rubles.
Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City
American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely ? until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.
Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS
Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.
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Churches of the new millennium
Despite their expensive price tags and celebrity architects, Italy's new churches have not been welcomed by all.
The week in 32 photos
2014: The year in pictures
Photo gallery: 2014 in pictures
15 feet from ISIS
A 22-year-old Kurdish female fighter battles for the scorched earth of Kobani, Syria, and revenge for her friend, who died rather than be captured. "Girls are very prized by ISIS. She blew herself up. She killed a lot of them with her," she says.
CNN reporter hit with tear gas
CNN's Rafael Romo struggles to report on a violent protest in Mexico as police release tear gas.
Reporters' photos on the scene
'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'
Photos: 'CNN Heroes' tribute show
On the red carpet for CNN Heroes
Photos: CNN Heroes red carpet
The war of words escalates
The blame game over "The Interview" is intensifying.
What did we learn from tsunami?
Almost 10 years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.
Why this band has a samurai sword
Meet KOA=S, a band of spellbinding musicians fusing Japanese cultural icons against a backdrop of rock and musical theater.
Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
In photos: History of the Cold War
Mysterious symbols in old carpets
In the backroom of a small house in Pirot in southeastern Serbia, a handful of women are fighting to keep an ancient craft alive.
2015: The year ahead in aviation
It won't be a banner year for major aviation announcements, but there are still developments worth keeping an eye on.
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