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Nicaragua canal to break ground, hoping to rival Panama

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Anger is growing as Chinese-led $50 billion project readies to displace thousands, wipe out villages, and shake up international trade

Pakistan makes several arrests over school massacre

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In addition to several public hangings of Taliban members, the Pakistani government moves to quell public outcry over massacre response

The story of modern Cuba

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At a dawn of a new era in U.S.-Cuba relations, discover the history of the island nation, from Cuban independence from Spain, to Fidel Castro's reign, to President Obama's recent diplomatic restoration. Adriana Diaz reports.

The story of the World War I Christmas truce

11 min 54 sec ago
The legend of a Yuletide football match between British and German troops on the frontlines of battle is so good, it's still being told, embellished and re-lived 100 years later. Mark Phillips reports.

Boko Haram releases video of apparent civilian massacre

2 hours 8 min ago
Nigerian extremists seen in video with so many corpses gunman have trouble reaching bodies still twitching with life

U.S.-Cuba thaw puts papal diplomacy on display

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:52pm
Pope Francis played a big role behind the scenes bringing the U.S. and Cuba together. This may well signal a revival of a more active brand of papal diplomacy. Allen Pizzey reports.

U.S. sends some Gitmo detainees back to Afghanistan

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 2:50pm
4 Afghans from detention facility returned to home country as end of U.S. combat operations nears

Pope Francis played major role in U.S.-Cuba relations change

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:28pm
The Roman Catholic Church hasn't been this active in international diplomacy for many years. Allen Pizzey reports on the Pope's influence, and the new direction he might be taking the church.

Cuban citizens pleased with Obama's decision

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:57am
At a pre-holiday news conference, Obama discussed his phone call with Cuban president Raul Castro. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley reports from Havana that first-generation Cubans are enthusiastic about this decision.

North Korea responds to Sony hack attack allegations

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:46am
Response comes after U.S. blames dictatorship of Kim Jong Un for hacking that escalated to terrorist threats

Young Cubans bright-eyed about their future

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:55pm
Reporting from Havana, Scott Pelley speaks with young people who share their views of a freedom they've dreamed of for many years

Australian woman arrested in stabbing deaths of 8 children

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34pm
Police said the woman, the mother of all but one of the victims, was also found with stab wounds inside a home in northern Queensland state

Photos of the Week

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:12pm
The most compelling images from the news for the week of Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014

​The World War I Christmas truce

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:48pm
The story of a Yuletide football match between British and German troops on the frontlines of battle is so good, it's still being told, embellished and re-lived 100 years later

Spy's parents search for son after his release from Cuban prison

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:28pm
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo's parents have not heard from their son since he was supposedly freed

Pakistan kills dozens of militants after school massacre

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:18pm
Violence earlier this week that left 148 dead - mostly children - stunned the country, brought cries for retribution

Indonesian volcano erupts; 1 hiker missing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:05pm
Nine panicked hikers fell while fleeing to safety; four of them were hospitalized and rescuers were searching for the tenth

Headlines at 8:30: Hospital in China lets fathers experience childbirth pain

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:05pm
"CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of the day's headlines from around the globe.

Cubans businesses aim to capitalize on renewed ties with U.S.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:40am
Many U.S. companies are turning their sights toward Cuba. They're hoping for an increase in trade after a historic decision to renew ties between the two countries. Adriana Diaz reports from Havana.

Thaw raises hopes for Havana businesses, shoppers

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:10am
Future looks more promising than ever in Cuban capital following decision to restore diplomatic relations between U.S., Cuba