Pope: All mobsters excommunicated from Catholic Church

CBS World News - Sat, 06/21/2014 - 6:13pm
Pontiff warns against walking "the evil path, as the Mafiosi do," in the heart of Italy's biggest crime syndicate

Anti-American cleric's militia displays its might in Iraq

CBS World News - Sat, 06/21/2014 - 9:56am
Many fear parade from militia led by Muqtada al-Sadr will only heighten sectarian tensions when security situation is spiraling out of control

Hope slides in Iraq along with confidence in al-Maliki

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:33pm
Top Shiites are criticizing the country's prime minister; Sunnis in Baghdad fear for their future

Obama: Idea that Syrian opposition could overthrow Assad a "fantasy"

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 8:53pm
The president says U.S. arms support wouldn't have thwarted the security vacuum in the Middle East

Racism at World Cup casts shadow over soccer's big event

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:11pm
The World Cup began with a multicultural celebration but it wasn't long before the racist chants came

Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:35pm
Pontiff condemns legalization of marijuana, other drugs as flawed, failed experiment, saying "Drug addiction is an evil"

Hong Kong holds unofficial democracy vote, alarming Beijing

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:08pm
Tensions are boiling over in Hong Kong, which came back under Chinese control in 1997, over how to choose city's next leader

Ukraine's leader unveils peace plan; Moscow calls it an ultimatum

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:42pm
Ukrainian president orders one-week cease-fire but Kremlin says peace plan lacks offer to start talks with insurgents

More than 50 million refugees worldwide, U.N. says

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:10pm
Syrians fleeing the devastating civil war and a fast-growing web of other world crises accounted for the spike in the displaced

Photos of the week

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:53pm
The best images from the week's news, June 13, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Czech educator fired after proposing euthanasia for children born with birth defects

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:11pm
Miroslav Mitloehner drew protests after he argued in article that "it makes no sense to prolong the life of a baby born as a monster"

Ebola "totally out of control" in West Africa

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:32pm
Doctors Without Borders official says outbreak is on its way to becoming the worst ever

Exploring sunken warships

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:26pm
Divers explore Scapa Flow, a British naval base where 74 German warships were deliberately sunk in 1919

World Cup referee gets the boot after bad calls

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:53pm
FIFA drops Colombian linesman whose offside decisions denied Mexico two potential goals against Cameroon

Iraq leader's support eroding fast

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:44pm
As crisis deepens, nation's top Shiite cleric adds to mounting pressure on PM Nouri al-Maliki to make way for a more inclusive gov't

World Cup exhibition with swastika jersey causes stir

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:13pm
Exhibition of jerseys in Salvador, Brazil includes Nazi-era shirt and one from Mussolini's fascist regime

Ukraine's peace plan can't come soon enough

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:56am
Pro-Russia forces kill 7 Ukrainian troops in east as violence escalates ahead of president's expected peace proposal

ISIS claims ground, but not likely chemical weapons

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:01am
Iraq insurgents still fighting for key refinery amid reports they've also overrun a Saddam-era chemical compound, but to what end?

Iraq: al-Maliki's rivals jockey to replace him

CBS World News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:39am
Many Iraqis complain of corruption, failure to rebuild economy, too close ties with Iran

Taliban suicide bombers attack NATO fuel trucks

CBS World News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:03pm
Strike comes as massive fraud allegations mar election for new president


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