The grisly true story behind one of the Louvre's most famous paintings

CBS World News - 0 sec ago
Documentary describes the shipwreck, political intrigue and cannibalism depicted in "The Raft of the Medusa"

Captive breeding program helps save tortoises species

CBS World News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Ecuador's once endangered Galapagos tortoise population has made a steady recovery, according to a new study, thanks to the success of a captive breeding program in the region. There were once only 12 Galapagos tortoises, but now there are more than 2,000.

Flash Points: Why unrest in Libya, Lebanon and Yemen matters

CBS World News - 1 hour 40 min ago
CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about unrest in Libya, Lebanon, and Yemen, and what it could mean for the U.S.

ISIS executed 600 Iraqi prisoners, rights group says

CBS World News - 4 hours 15 min ago
Before the shooting started, one injured survivor said he kissed other prisoners "because we knew we were going to die"

Wanted in the U.S., Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

CBS World News - 5 hours 45 min ago
Filmmaker charged with having a sex with a minor remains free after fleeing the U.S. in 1978

Peshmerga troops enter Syrian town besieged by ISIS

CBS World News - 6 hours 9 min ago
Ability of the small force to turn the tide of battle will depend on the effectiveness of their weapons and on continued U.S.-led airstrikes

High tech lighting and AC system protects Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpiece

CBS World News - 7 hours 8 min ago
Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by the light of the sun coming through small windows, and now 450 years after his death, his masterpieces are being seen in a whole new light provided by 7,000 LEDs. The chapel is also getting a new ventilation system. Allen Pizzey reports.

Apple in preliminary talks to sell smartphones in Iran

CBS World News - 7 hours 58 min ago
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is in talks to distribute its products in Iran, but economic sanctions isolate the country because of its nuclear program. Gayle King reports.

White House reacts to article insulting Israeli prime minister

CBS World News - 7 hours 58 min ago
An unnamed Obama administration official was quoted in the Atlantic insulting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a host of controversial issues. Major Garrett reports on how White House officials are rejecting the language but not the message.

Seeing the Sistine Chapel in a whole new light

CBS World News - 9 hours 22 min ago
Four hundred fifty years after Michelangelo's death, his masterpieces are being preserved through LED lights, new air conditioning system

Sweden recognizes state of Palestine

CBS World News - 9 hours 22 min ago
Becomes first major European nation to go that route

Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

CBS World News - 15 hours 9 min ago
The bodies may be those of three American siblings and a fourth person who disappeared more than two weeks ago in the area

Shark bites man, man kicks shark

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:20pm
An Australian surfer is recovering in a hospital after getting tangled with an attacking shark

Training pandas for the wild

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:17pm
There are several captive breeding programs for pandas around the world; but one facility in China hopes to release the endangered animals back into the wild

Flash Points: Is Tunisia becoming an Arab Spring success story?

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:32pm
CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the emerging signs of progress in Tunisia after the Arab Spring and whether that progress can be sustained.

U.S. official calls Benjamin Netanyahu "chickensh*t," outrage ensues

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:30pm
Republicans say the unnamed official's dig at the Israeli leader is another example of the administration's shabby treatment of U.S. allies

Ebola scares West Africans away from bush meat

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:07pm
Roasted fruit bat and smoked rodents languish at market, to the dismay of bush meat vendors

Scientists fight to save koalas from sexually transmitted disease

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:02pm
Australian scientists are celebrating the successful trial of a vaccine to combat chlamydia in koalas. The breakthrough could not only save the threatened species but might lead to a treatment and cure for humans. Amber Austin-Wright of Australia's Network Ten reports.

Barrel bombs dropped on refugee camp by Assad regime, activists claim

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:56pm
Online videos appear to show corpses of women, children and burning tents in displaced persons camp in Idlib

Flash Points: What's next for Afghanistan after U.S. withdrawal?

CBS World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:36pm
CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about what the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan will mean for the future of that country and U.S. interests in the region.

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