- The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers
At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love.
- UK and France reheat one of the world's oldest rivalries at a risky time for both
- How Australia became a global example of how to resist Beijing
Australia has grown used to standing up to that aggression and has paid the price for showing other nations how to do it. But as the AUKUS deal with the US and the UK promises the latest weapons of war, has Australia grown to be more than just an irritant to China? CNN's Anna Coren has more.
- Freed from Canada, Huawei executive hailed as hero upon return to China
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who spent nearly three years in house arrest in Canada, returned home late Saturday, ending a prolonged extradition fight with the United States and sparking an outburst of national pride in China, where her release has been portrayed as a diplomatic victory for Beijing.
- Three dismembered bodies, including a child, found in burning Texas dumpster
Three dismembered bodies -- including a child -- were found in a burning dumpster in Fort Worth, Texas, this week, according to the city's police department.
- Haunted house actor stabs an 11-year-old while trying to scare him
Things got a little spooky after a haunted house actor stabbed an 11-year-old boy in the foot at a fairground in Ohio in an incident the business says was an accident.
- At least 3 people dead after Amtrak train derails
Three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, the Liberty County Sheriff's office said in a statement to CNN.
- Germans vote in tight general election race that will lead to new chancellor
Germans are heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a closely fought federal election that will, in the coming days or weeks, result in a new chancellor taking the helm of the world's fourth-largest economy.
- Murder of young teacher makes women in London worry it could have been them
- This country claims it hasn't had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that's a lie
In the nearly two years since the pandemic began, Turkmenistan has not seen a single case of Covid-19.
- 'We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,' CDC director says as 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated
- La Niña is about to take the Southwest drought from bad to worse
Global scientists reported in August that due to the climate crisis, droughts that may have occurred only once every decade or so now happen 70% more frequently. The increase is particularly apparent in the Western US, which is currently in the the throes of a historic, multiyear drought that has exacerbated wildfire behavior, drained reservoirs and triggered water shortages.
- Must-watch videos of the week
- The search for Brian Laundrie in a swampy Florida nature reserve enters its second week
Since being informed a week ago by Brian Laundrie's parents that they had not seen him for days, dozens of local and federal officers have searched high and low in a swampy Florida nature reserve for the 23-year-old following the disappearance and then the discovery of the body of his fiancée Gabby Petito in Wyoming.
- Minority families using #GabbyPetito to gain attention for missing loved ones
In the wake of national interest surrounding the case of Gabby Petito, minority families are calling out the disparities in cases where the missing person is White compared with those involving Black and brown people.
- Climate change is creeping up on this fairytale land
Germany's vast forest are more than the country's green lungs -- they are part of its cultural heart. This is the setting of the Grimm Brother's famous Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty tales. But with warmer temperatures and risk of draught, German forests are at a critical point.
- Australia's Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in virus cases
Australia's Victoria state reported 779 new COVID-19 infections and two deaths on Sunday, a decrease from the previous day's record high as the country's Prime Minister presses state leaders to be ready to reopen once they meet vaccination targets.
- The Caribbean island where you need to earn $70,000 to enter
Whether you're a vaccine queen, a PCR prince or a quarantine king, there sure are a lot of requirements when it comes to getting around these days. Luckily CNN Travel is here to keep you updated on the latest developments. Here's what we learned in pandemic travel this week.
- Biden slams scenes of agents on horseback at border
- Team US on the brink of regaining Ryder Cup behind Dustin Johnson excellence
- Migration will continue as long as inequality persists, says Haiti's prime minister
- Judge orders Trump Org. to address subpoenas by New York attorney general for company records
A New York judge has ordered the Trump Organization to submit a report next week to the New York Attorney General in an effort to resolve a long-running dispute over subpoenas for records, according to an unsealed order.
- CNN reporter says Steve Bannon's admission creates a 'huge problem'
Steve Bannon appeared to admit on his podcast to talking with former President Trump about "killing" Biden's presidency "in the crib" in the days before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
- Taliban put alleged kidnappers' bodies on display
The Taliban in Afghanistan have put on public display the bodies of four men who were killed after they allegedly carried out a kidnapping in the western city of Herat.
- Prince Andrew's attorneys acknowledge he has been served with US court papers
Prince Andrew's lawyers acknowledge he has been served with legal papers in a civil sexual assault case against him, as do lawyers for the woman accusing him of sexual abuse, according to documents filed Friday in New York federal court.
- UK expected to make U-turn on foreign worker visas
Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary visas to truck drivers to alleviate an acute labor shortage that has led to fuel rationing at some filling stations and warnings from retailers of significant disruption in the run-up to Christmas.
- Iceland goes to the polls and prepares for complicated outcome
Icelanders vote on Saturday in an election that could have a messy outcome with a record nine parties likely to enter parliament, making it difficult to find common ground on topics like climate change and healthcare.
- Colombia seizes nearly 3,500 shark fins bound for Hong Kong
Colombian authorities said on Friday they have confiscated a shipment of 3,493 shark fins which were to be illegally trafficked to Hong Kong from Bogota's airport.
- Indian police arrest 29 men over suspected gang rape of 15-year-old girl
Police in India arrested 26 men on Thursday in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, which occurred repeatedly over a period of almost eight months.
- He ran for president 5 times and lost. Why sixth time was different
CNN's Larry Madowo speaks to Zambian President Hakaine Hichilema about why he succeeded in his sixth presidential bid, the country's financial prospects and the coronavirus pandemic.
- What we know about the Queen's Jubilee celebrations at Windsor
It's been a gloriously sunny week here in London and we had the pleasure of heading to Buckingham Palace to find out how plans to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne are coming along. As you might expect, organizers are pulling out all the stops for the celebrations to honor the sovereign's seven decades of service in 2022.
- Pilot left dangling in power lines after crash
A Georgia pilot was rescued from power lines after his small plane crashed.
- Oldest polar bear in human care in North America dies
The oldest polar bear in human care in North America died Friday, according to the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin.
- Heinz releases gadget to put the squeeze on ketchup packets
Kraft Heinz has just rolled out a new product that the condiment company says is the "biggest innovation in sauce since the packet itself."
- Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve on 'Superman' actor's birthday
Saturday's Google Doodle honors Christopher Reeve, the "Superman" actor who became an activist for the disabled, on what would have been his 69th birthday.
- Linda Evangelista files $50M lawsuit over disfiguring cosmetic treatment
Former supermodel Linda Evangelista has filed a $50 million lawsuit over cosmetic procedures that she says left her "brutally disfigured" and turned her into a recluse.
- Do something good for yourself — nothing
Among the many tragedies Covid-19 has wrought, some people have found unexpected gifts.
- What Italy's famous hermit did next
For nearly 33 years he lived a hermit life on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean, where he was the sole inhabitant.
- Luxury fashion giant bans fur
The fashion luxury conglomerate behind Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga has banned the use of animal fur across all of its brands by fall 2022.
- The most outrageous James Bond villain lairs of all time
There are certain ingredients to a Bond film that cannot be replaced. Among them, there must be a car, a woman (more than one, in fact), a gadget, an exotic location and a dastardly plan. Like 007's martini, they may be shaken up, but they're always present. Without them, it's simply not Bond.
- Sarah Jessica Parker calls loss of Willie Garson 'unbearable'
Sarah Jessica Parker paid tribute to her late "Sex and the City" co-star Willie Garson on Friday, calling the loss of her friend and colleague "unbearable."
- Muhammad Ali: The glory and the struggle
When Muhammad Ali died in 2016, he was accorded the equivalent of a state funeral, complete with a eulogy that featured President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. During the last three decades of his life, from lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996 until his death, Ali became a virtually sanctified figure, embodying the movements for civil and human rights that he came to symbolize in America and around the world.
- 50 Cent on 'BMF' and why his urban dramas hit
50 Cent knows that there are already complaints about his new Starz series, "BMF."
- Apocalyptic battle cars from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' up for auction
Thirteen heavily modified cars used in "Mad Max: Fury Road" are under the gavel at Lloyd's Auction for fans of the post-apocalyptic 2015 film. Super-turbo charged and armed with weaponry, Lloyd's says it's the "greatest barn-find ever recorded."
- The 74-year-old who dated her lovers, poisoned them with cyanide, and then inherited their money
At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love.
- UK-France row comes at a risky time
- Murder defendant shot dead in courtroom by gunmen dressed as lawyers
A defendant standing trial for murder has been killed by two men, believed to be members of a rival gang, who shot him in a New Delhi courtroom.
- Remains of man found in 500-pound gator
A Louisiana coroner has identified the remains found inside a 504-pound alligator as Timothy Satterlee Sr., 71, who went missing last month as he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida.
- An alarm went off on SpaceX's all-tourist space flight. The problem was the toilet
As Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were freeflying through Earth's orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space by nothing but a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule, an alarm started blaring.