World features

Picking strawberries in Mexico for US tables leaves workers asking for more

Fruit pickers harvest strawberries at a farm in San Quintin in Baja California state, Mexico April 1, 2015.
16 May 2015
Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, laborer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor.   His 3-year-old...

CNN video exclusive: Maradona on greatness rivalry with Messi

14 May 2015
CNN's Becky Anderson sits down with the football legend Diego Maradona for an exclusive interview.   Section of transcript Becky Anderson: one word answer - Messi or Ronaldo?   Diego Maradona: Hmmm… Messi.  ...

EU plan to redistribute migrants strains solidarity

10 May 2015
The European Union's executive Commission will propose this week redistributing migrants more evenly, opposed by some in the bloc, to ease the burden on Italy and other members facing an influx.   The Commission is set to unveil...

Special report: Survivors battle for helicopters near Nepal village that vanished

07 May 2015
 It was three foreign trekkers who used their satellite telephone to call the rescue helicopter that landed in Nepal's Langtang Valley around midday on Tuesday, April 28. Three days earlier, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake had...

Afghan runaways fight heroin addiction on Pakistan streets

06 May 2015
After his brother beat him with chains, Abdullah decided enough was enough and fled his home in Kabul to Pakistan, where he lived rough, sleeping where he could and battling drug addiction.   The 14-year-old was one of hundreds of...

With nobody set for majority, Britain braces for hung parliament

03 May 2015
Britain is heading towards a hung parliament after Thursday's national election, fuelling uncertainty about the country's future in the European Union, its economic policy, and Scotland's place in the United Kingdom.  ...

Video exclusive: CNN embeds with Nepalese military to survey destruction

29 Apr 2015
In a powerful report, Nepalese-born CNN correspondent Sumnima Udas surveys, by military helicopter, the scale of destruction wrought across her homeland by Saturday’s earthquake.   As the helicopter traverses the ring of...

Report: Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India

28 Apr 2015
 shortage of specialized legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labor in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday.   The...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 29 years later

26 Apr 2015
According to the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), only two accidents in history can be classified as level 7 events: the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 and the Chernobyl power plant explosion, which took place...

Silent glamor: After Diana, Kate reinvents the job of princess

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014.
23 Apr 2015
Few mothers taking a new baby home would want a crowd of photographers snapping them from every angle at the hospital door, but Kate, future Queen of England, is likely to handle the bizarre situation like a consummate professional....