South Africa's Controversial Rhino Horn Auction Gets Underway

South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday. On Sunday, the High Court in Pretoria paved the way for the controversial auction, ordering the minister of ...

5 Things for August 23: Trump, US Navy, Execution Stay, Afghanistan, Eclipse Injuries

Ever wonder what the weather's like on Mars or Neptune? Now, you don't have to (and spoiler alert: it involves diamond rain). Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

African Countries Are Importing Robots and Young People's Jobs Are At Risk

Although still in its infancy, with under 60,000 imports a year, the robotics industry in Africa is developing rapidly. In some parts of the continent, robots are mining, controlling traffic and even fighting deadly diseases.

5 Things for August 22: Afghanistan, Navy Wreck, Barcelona, Baltimore, Secret Service

The Eclipse of the Century is over, but we've got memories to last a lifetime. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to ...

Historians: 'Defending history' Is Complicated in the US

In the wake of Charlottesville, Americans are confronting questions about how to make sense of the history of the Confederacy, the Civil War and race in America as they play out in our lives today. CNN Opinion asked a number ...

More Rhan 300 Bodies Recovered From Sierra Leone Mudslide

Rescuers have recovered over 300 bodies following Monday's deadly mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, the country's tourism minister said Wednesday.

US, China Military Chiefs Reach Deal to Reduce Risk of Miscalculation

Top US and Chinese military commanders signed a deal in Beijing Tuesday to improve communications between the two forces amid ongoing disputes in the South and East China Seas.

Uber Suspended in Philippines After Showdown with Regulators

Uber has gone offline in the Philippines after the startup once again clashed with regulators.

Saudi Arabia Moves to Indict Some 'radical' Twitter Users

Saudi Arabia has said it will indict a group of "radical" Twitter users charged with "harming the public order," according to a statement on its state news agency website on Sunday.

5 Things for August 11: North Korea, McConnell, New Orleans, Opioids, Taylor Swift

Been busy? Just now realize a big solar eclipse is coming? Don't worry; here's our guide for slackers. And here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Wednesday, August 9: North Korea, Opioid Epidemic, African Politics

Global markets are wobbling this morning as tensions between the US and North Korea heat up. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

'They have nothing to lose. We do': Australia Struggles with Extremist Threat

For most young Australians, the violence and extremism of Syria feels a world away. But for a tiny minority, ISIS exerts a powerful allure, leading a small but significant number to head to the Middle East to take up arms.

Zuma Vote: 'D' Day for South Africa's President Over Corruption Claims

Members of South Africa's parliament were voting on a motion of no-confidence in the country's president, Jacob Zuma, Tuesday, testing the loyalty of members of his party, the African National Congress (ANC).

China Willing to 'pay a price' for Stronger North Korea Sanctions

China is willing to take the economic hit of greater sanctions on North Korea, a top official said Monday, as Washington continues to pressure Beijing on the issue.

Tropical Storm Franklin Makes Landfall in Mexico

Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Franklin moved inland with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph.