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159 dead; rescuers digging by hand to save survivors 25 Aug 2016

Download A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Latest updates 25 Aug 2016

Download An earthquake, about 10 kilometers deep, has shaken central Italy. Here's what we know:

Building falls during Facebook Live 24 Aug 2016

Download CNN correspondent Barbie Nadeau was nearing the end of a Facebook Live Wednesday afternoon in Saletto, Italy, answering a viewer's question about the condition of the city's roads, when a building collapsed directly behind her.

How to help 24 Aug 2016

Download A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.

Earth-like planet discovered 24 Aug 2016

Download In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.

Kim: US now in N. Korea's 'striking range' 25 Aug 2016

Download North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday's test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the "greatest success and victory," the country's state-run news agency reported.

Polls: Trump and Clinton tied in key state 25 Aug 2016

Download Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in North Carolina, a state solidifying its position as a perennial presidential election battleground, while Trump holds a 5-point lead in the traditionally GOP-tilting state of Arizona, according to new CNN/ORC battleground state polls.

Iran intercepts US destroyer 25 Aug 2016

Download A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe and unprofessional."

'Putin wants all of my country' 24 Aug 2016

Download On the day of his country's 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants "the whole Ukraine" to be part of the "Russian Empire."

FARC-Colombia peace deal finalized 25 Aug 2016

Download Negotiators seeking to end the five decades old bloody insurgency in Colombia, one of the world's longest-running conflicts, said Wednesday in Havana that they had reached a final peace deal.

US: Attackers still at American Univ. in Kabul 25 Aug 2016

Download A blast and gunshots have been heard at the American University of Afghanistan complex in Kabul, according to eyewitnesses. Fires are burning on the campus, said Tarek Mahjari, a reporter for Tolo News who reported the details in a phone interview with his employer. Ambulances, security forces and search and rescue teams are en route to the university. The blast occurred at 7:50 p.m. local, when students were gathering and eating together. Officials tell CNN that it is too early to comment.

Clinton's health fine, but what about Trump? 24 Aug 2016

Download As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own medical history.

Burkini ban: Armed police force woman to remove beachwear 24 Aug 2016

Download Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.

Bilingual people 'more attractive' 24 Aug 2016

Download Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? Try learning a second language

'Eerily similar' quake hit Italy before 24 Aug 2016

Download A powerful quake strikes near the Earth's surface in the early morning darkness, shaking people from their slumber and demolishing buildings in historic mountain towns.

Desmond Tutu hospitalized 24 Aug 2016

Download Archbishop Desmond Tutu admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital on Wednesday "for treatment to a recurring infection," according to a statement from his family.

Flight delayed over bizarre cabin crew spat 24 Aug 2016

Download A disagreement between two crew members baffled a plane full of easyJet passengers and caused the entire flight to be delayed for more than an hour. You may now unfasten your seatbelts, the level of petty has reached 30,000 feet.

Turkey tanks surge into Syria to take on ISIS 24 Aug 2016

Download Turkey has launched a military operation against ISIS in the north of Syria, Turkish state media has reported.

Race over to be new James Bond? 24 Aug 2016

Download Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond?

Olympic weightlifters fail doping retests 24 Aug 2016

Download Fifteen Olympic weightlifters, including three gold medal winners from China, have tested positive banned for substances after samples taken at the 2008 Games in Beijing were re-examined, the International Weightlifting Federation revealed Wednesday.

Seal hides on boat from killer whales 24 Aug 2016

Download A seal narrowly escaped being eaten by some hungry killer whales on Monday.

Wow! World's tallest skyscrapers 24 Aug 2016

Download They are some of the most eye-catching buildings in the world: spiraling skyscrapers that twist and turn as they extend into the sky.

Lost luxury of abandoned hotels 25 Aug 2016

Download When it comes to ruined buildings, it's hard to match the poignancy of an abandoned luxury hotel.

How you can save 1/3 of fuel 24 Aug 2016

Download A driving technique known as 'hypermiling' can reduce the fuel consumption of any car by a third, and cut down on harmful emissions in the process.

Britney's' dirty 'Carpool Karaoke' 24 Aug 2016

Download There was a bit of teasing when Britney Spears and James Corden got together for "Carpool Karaoke."

Canadian teens sold for sex 23 Aug 2016

Download More than half of all sex trafficking victims in Canada are indigenous people. The reasons are rooted in a legacy of poverty, racism and abuse.

Agassi: Retiring 'like preparing for death' 23 Aug 2016

Download Andre Agassi's body will always bear the scars of 21 years on the unforgiving tennis circuit, the days when he pounded his opponents into submission with his relentlessly aggressive baseline game.

Tiniest ever luxury hotels 24 Aug 2016

Download Dressed in black and purple pajamas with keycards around their necks, two Japanese businessmen sip whiskey in a Tokyo hotel lobby bar.

Can you conquer these dizzying mazes? 24 Aug 2016

Download If the numerous elaborate mazes and labyrinths constructed across the world are any indication, there's a certain appeal to the feeling of being lost.

Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With The Stars'? 25 Aug 2016

Download Ryan Lochte might be ditching his speedo for a pair of dancing shoes.

Oldest human ancestors meet modern world 24 Aug 2016

Download Caught between modernity and 20,000 years as hunter-gatherers, the San people sit at a crossroads.

World's largest pearl? It's been under a bed for 10 years 24 Aug 2016

Download One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.

Is bat cave hiding the new Ebola? 24 Aug 2016

Download It is a slow and cumbersome descent hindered by head-to-toe protective suits. A wooden ladder dips down the side, as two researchers in white suits and respirators make their way into Grootboom cave in South Africa.

Why the enemies of our enemies should be welcomed 24 Aug 2016

Download Last week, Donald Trump made headlines when he detailed his latest immigration proposal: an "ideological test" for immigrants. But while he was right to look to the Cold War for insights on today's ideological struggle, his focus on the exclusion of communists misses the point. Instead, he would have done better to focus on a more effective pillar of the Cold War: accepting vast numbers of refugees from areas controlled by our enemies.

Remembering Mika and Syria's tragedy 24 Aug 2016

Download The first and last time I saw Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto was on the day before she was killed in Aleppo four years ago this month.

Is 'colored people' a slur? 23 Aug 2016

Download Is it right to be angry that a Good Morning America anchor used the outdated term, for which she apologized? John McWhorter says it doesn't carry the negative connotation of the n-word

Black voter on Trump: What we have to lose 23 Aug 2016

Download Donald Trump is making his pitch to African-American voters in these terms: "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Rio Olympics winners and losers 22 Aug 2016

Download The Rio Olympics are over, to perhaps a more collective sigh of relief than pure joy. The pre-Games fears of security lapses, excrement-filled waters, spread of Zika virus and unfinished infrastructure didn't quite materialize. The biggest scandal over the 17 days turned out to be an exaggeration/distortion/lie about an alleged armed robbery involving a decorated Olympic athlete.

Elite unit fighting human trafficking 22 Aug 2016

Download A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.

Girls drugged and sold as child brides 19 Apr 2016

Download "When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."

The '5 disguises' used by human traffickers 13 Jul 2016

Download Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.