A suspicious item prompted the crew of a United Airlines flight to Switzerland to divert it to Boston, as two F-15 fighters shadowed the plane Tuesday night.
We had no idea five guys with a clever photo tradition would capture so much interest.
The world's super-rich had between $21 trillion and $32 trillion of wealth hidden in tax havens by the end of 2010, a new study says.
Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.
At the start of a big week for the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in all of physics, scientists in Illinois said Monday that they had crept closer to proving that the particle exists but had been unable to reach a definitive conclusion.
There is no guarantee that a sweeping new international agreement on Syria will succeed in ending the conflict there, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded, as opposition activists said the number of dead had skyrocketed in recent months.
Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan discusses the latest Syrian action group meeting.
As a dozen delegations sat inside the U.N. headquarters in Geneva on Saturday, drafting a plan to end the bloody Syrian crisis, a large funeral procession made its way through a Damascus suburb, clapping and chanting loud slogans against the government.
International envoy Kofi Annan expressed optimism Friday that the latest talks on the crisis in Syria will yield "an appropriate outcome," despite a failed peace plan and relentless violence in the Middle East nation.
Bombers killed at least seven people at a pro-regime Syrian satellite channel Wednesday, the government said, as world diplomats were making another try at ending the violence raging across the country.
Diplomats sought new ways to forge peace in Syria on Friday as the killings continued in the restive land.
Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a hard-line conservative who is credited with pushing back al Qaeda, has died, Saudi state TV reported Saturday.
Tokyo has overtaken Luanda, Angola, as the world's most expensive city for overseas staff after the cost of imported goods rose in the wake of last year's earthquake.
One of the crucial mechanisms powering the Internet got a giant, years-in-the-making overhaul on Wednesday.
Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte becomes the first non-American to win the Overseas Press Club international award.
The best revolutionaries eventually find themselves hailed in tributes and enshrined in museums.
Israel has decided to suspend all working ties with the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, and will not cooperate with the council's plans for an investigation of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, Israel's foreign ministry spokesman told CNN Monday.
A 12.76-carat pink diamond has been unearthed in an Australian mine, the largest ever found in the country.
Thursday could be a key moment in the future of time keeping.
On a recent visit to Barcelona, Spain, my local translator, who told me he was becoming increasingly interested in physics as he listened to my responses to reporters' questions, commented that he couldn't believe the biggest advances in my field will come not from America but from Europe -- for him, an unexpected turn.
VICE meets Bertrand Piccard, inventor of a long-range solar airplane that uses environmentally-friendly technologies.
It can't be very hard for Bertrand Piccard to explain to his family why he wants to fly around the world with only sunlight for fuel.
Motorsport's ruling body has officially approved a host of Formula One team name changes for the 2012 season.
Motherboard.tv meets a team of scientists working to positively impact agriculture by using lasers to make it rain.
World water use is increasing faster than our world population. The tiny island nation of Tuvalu has been crippled by drought and may be just the first island nation to run dry. Texas has been hit by massive dust storms thanks to that state's record drought. That's just a drop in the bucket in current drought news, and it's enough to make one start wishing (or praying) for clouds on demand.
A senior State Department official is tempering expectations on how quickly North Korea could respond to just-concluded discussions with the United States in Geneva, Switzerland.
An interagency team of U.S. officials, led by Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, will meet with a North Korean delegation next week in Geneva, Switzerland, the State Department said Thursday, as the Americans prepare to restart talks with the reclusive nation.
Tension is building between Libyan groups with Sirte set to fall. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Libya's new government said it has control of new areas in Bani Walid as the battle rages on for one of the last cities loyal to the ousted ruler.
With all the tributes to Steve Jobs, one thing tends to get forgotten: the man helped us write. Jobs was the first to give us a real choice of fonts, and thus the ability to express ourselves digitally with emotion, clarity and variety. He made Type Gods of us all.
Friends and colleagues of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs talk about his life and the legacy he leaves behind.
Forget the butterfly effect. In a globalized century, it's a totally different effect you have to be worried about.
Geneva (CNN) -- Nineteen-year-old Omar is an extraordinary young man.
Photographer Andre Liohn captures the story of a brave ambulance driver helping the wounded in Misrata, Libya.
The illicit trade in antiquities is a worldwide epidemic on the list with drugs, weapons and human trafficking but is rarely talked about.
The U.N. Human Rights Council has called for an investigation into allegations that sinking boats carrying refugees fleeing the war in Libya were left to drown despite the ability of ships in the area to rescue them.
Geneva may have given the world precision watches, but its biggest contribution to humanity is a giant time machine.
Anxiety intensified across the volatile Syrian landscape Wednesday, with deadly confrontations erupting in two major flashpoint cities and fearful people fleeing across the Syrian-Lebanese border describing a black cloud of repression.
A Coast Guard report released Friday criticizes Transocean, the owner of the Gulf of Mexico rig that exploded a year ago, for serious flaws in its safety management system that contributed to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
People trafficking syndicates could try to exploit the unrest in North Africa, potentially causing a surge in the number of victims arriving in Europe, experts fear.
Among the unwitting victims caught up in the violent unrest in Libya are asylum-seekers and refugees, the U.N. refugee agency said as it urged neighboring countries not to turn them away should they flee the upheaval.
The father of missing Swiss twins sent a letter to his wife saying he had killed them before committing suicide, police said Friday.
The world always seems magical through a plane window, with the Earth looking peaceful and majestic from 35,000 feet in the air.
Missing Swiss twin girls were last seen alive on a ferry to the island of Corsica, a French official said Wednesday.
A multi-nation search is on for 6-year-old twins after their father was killed in Italy. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Swiss police said Monday there have been no sightings of 6-year-old twin girls since they were abducted by their father more than a week ago.
Iran's U.N. ambassador says upcoming talks with six major powers should be looked on as "an opportunity and a road map" for future relations with the Islamic country.
The actress and husband Edoardo Ponti welcomed son Leonardo Fortunato on Dec. 20
An Iranian Nobel Peace laureate leads a demonstration in Geneva protesting the continued imprisonment of an activist.
Starting this week, several of Iran's most prominent women's rights activists, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, will stage a sit-in in front of the U.N. Human Rights Council offices in Geneva, Switzerland, to protest Iran's imprisonment of their colleague Nasrin Sotoudeh.
An Iranian Nobel laureate led a small demonstration in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Monday, protesting the continued imprisonment of human rights activist and fellow lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Officials from Israel and Turkey met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday in an attempt to reduce tensions between the two nations in the wake of an incident earlier this year involving an aid flotilla to Gaza, representatives from both countries said.
Scientists have captured antimatter atoms for the first time, a breakthrough that could eventually help us to understand the nature and origins of the universe.
A leading Senate Republican voice on defense issues said Saturday the United States should consider neutering Iran's navy and air force if Tehran does not halt its nuclear program.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking a hard line ahead of nuclear talks scheduled for next month with world powers skeptical of his government's intentions, local media reported Sunday.
Brazilian officials have said they will continue to crack down on farms accused of forcing workers into slave-like conditions, the country's labor ministry said after authorities rescued nearly 150 workers.
A solar-powered aircraft, which a team hopes will one day circle the globe, completed a 26-hour test flight in Switzerland at 9 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) Thursday.
A solar-powered aircraft which one day hopes to circle the globe has started a 24-hour test flight in Switzerland.
As part of a campaign to fight AIDS, Swiss health officials are offering a new twist on safe sex: condoms delivered to your door.
Luanda in Angola is the world's most expensive city for expatriates, and New York is the costliest in the United States, said a report released Tuesday.
UEFA announces that France will host the 2016 European Football Championship.
Vienna, the Austrian capital renowned for its music and architecture, has the best quality of life of any city in the world, according to results of a survey released Wednesday.
If a friend or relative starts drinking more heavily--or decides to drink less or give up alcohol entirely--you're more likely to do the same, according to a new study that found heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers, and teetotalers tend to cluster within social networks.
Anger boiled over on the streets of Haiti's capital Tuesday -- not just from residents who have gone a week without food and water, but from the people who are supposed to be providing it.
Rescue crews face a pivotal day Friday as they race to help thousands of people feared trapped under rubble in Haiti.
Mysterious acid attacks keep occurring in Hong Kong. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports on the sixth attack in the past year.
The children of this dusty village rarely see cars or trucks, but they fashion toy airplanes out of mud with paper propellers that turn in a hot, dry wind. It's what they know.
The United States and its partners in the P5+1 -- Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China -- left Thursday's talks with Iran in Geneva, Switzerland, rightfully claiming progress.
Thursday's meeting between the United States and Iran may be the highest-level talks in three decades between the two countries, but the United States is cautious about predicting what might come next.
Days before a key meeting with Western leaders, Iran test-fired two types of long-range missiles Monday in part of what the Islamic republic called routine military exercises, its state-run media reported.
Gearing up for further bloodletting, airlines seem to be performing pre-emptive triage.
A trickle of Pakistanis who fled their homes during the fighting in the country's volatile northwestern region have begun returning under a government operation, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
CNN's Stan Grant follows a displaced Pakistani family as they begin their much anticipated return home to Buner.
The United States has created a "zone of impunity" by rarely investigating private contractors involved in the unlawful killing of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, a U.N. human rights envoy said.
The outbreak of swine flu, which appears to have originated in Mexico, has crossed borders and datelines, spooked the travel industry -- and thrown up some unfamiliar and uncertain terminology.
Dozens of international envoys walked out during a speech by Iran's president Monday as he accused Israel of having a "racist government" and committing genocide.
The United States is boycotting a U.N. conference on racism next week over a document that "singles out" Israel in its criticism and conflicts with the nation's "commitment to unfettered free speech," the U.S. State Department said Saturday.
Deep underground on the border between France and Switzerland, the world's largest particle accelerator complex will explore the world on smaller scales than any human invention has explored before.
Groundbreaking science experiment recreates the Big Bang to unlock secrets of the universe. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
In April, CNN Business Traveller examines the impact of the global economic downturn on the travel industry's efforts to go green.
High winds and heavy seas capsized a boat filled with African migrants heading for Europe off the coast of Libya Monday -- with more than 200 feared dead, the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland, said Tuesday.
More than 60,000 people have now been infected with cholera in Zimbabwe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe, according to World Health Organization figures released Wednesday, seeming to confirm health experts' concerns that the disease is not yet under control.
Deaths in Zimbabwe related to the cholera epidemic are approaching 2,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, and close to 40,000 people have been affected by the preventable water-borne disease.
The U.S. Navy succeeded in its effort to shoot down an inoperable spy satellite before it could crash to Earth and potentially release a cloud of toxic gas, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
This month CNN Business Traveller will uncover the gems of Geneva, Switzerland, from the heady heights of Mount Saleve to sampling chocolates and finishing the day on the shores of Lake Geneva.
CNN's Richard Quest reports on the city of Geneva, and what it has to offer
An experimental anti-clotting medicine from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. met its main effectiveness and safety goals in a mid-stage study, researchers said Sunday, positioning it as a future option over current popular but problematic drugs.
Democrats will be taking control of Congress when the new session begins in January. We asked CNN.com users to tell us what the Democrats' priorities should be. Here is a selection of your e-mails, some of which have been edited for length and clarity.
Sri Lankan troops are targeting Tamil Tiger rebel positions one day after a suicide bomber killed at least six people in the capital of Colombo.
At least five Sri Lankan soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded Monday when suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated an improvised explosive device, military officials said.
Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels have exploded a Claymore anti-personnel mine in northern Sri Lanka, killing four soldiers, wounding 12 and threatening peace talks, military officials said.
Timekeeping has been an obsession for mankind ever since the era when our Ice Age ancestors would pop out of their caves to check if the sun was up and they weren't late for the morning mammoth hunt.
A physician monitoring the threat of avian influenza says a key question is whether the strain of bird flu in Asia has mutated into a flu that could result in a human pandemic.
Forecasters could run out of names for tropical storms and hurricanes before the season ends November 30.
Concerned about the flu vaccine shortage at home, U.S. public health officials are examining the defenses against a global flu outbreak -- and they don't like what they see.