Need some help getting your head around what's going on? Using Google trend data provided to CNN, here's what you've been searching for.
Nowhere is the messy geopolitics of the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq more complicated than in the question of the Kurds.
Donald Trump will lay out his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency in a speech Saturday that the Republican nominee's senior campaign aides are billing as his "closing argument" in the presidential race.
An envelope containing a white powdery substance was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign office in New York and opened by her workers Friday, police said.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified his comments that seemed to call for a split from the United States, saying he was advocating a "separation of foreign policy" rather than "a severance of ties."
About 50 people are dead and 300 others injured after an overloaded train derailed in central Cameroon, authorities said.
Apparently, it takes a superhero to advocate for the rights of women.
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov told CNN's Jake Tapper Friday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is "absolutely" trying to bend the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed through the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation intended to send a blunt message to China.
A drive to hold a recall referendum on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been halted, Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced in a statement.
The turbulent security situation in East Asia gets a new player this weekend as British warplanes begin a set of exercises in Japan and South Korea, with North Korea and China likely keeping a wary eye.
French authorities will Monday begin clearing "The Jungle," the makeshift refugee camp at Calais, giving the thousands living there the option to seek asylum in France or to return to their country of origin.
The top UN human rights official called the siege and bombardment of eastern Aleppo "crimes of historic proportions" on Friday, and accused all parties of violating international humanitarian law in Syria.
Cai Guo-Qiang is back, and with his most ambitious project to date: a 1,650-foot ladder in the sky made of -- what else? -- fire.
The tiny face of a four-day old zebrafish embryo, scales of a butterfly's wing and magnified coffee crystals -- just some of the miniature worlds revealed by the 2016 finalists in Nikon's annual microscopic images competition.
In Tokyo, 14% of commuting traffic is on bike, according to the Japanese Transport Ministry.
It's not every day you get to hold a 700-year-old banknote in your hands.
Life for thousands of migrants at the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp is set to be thrown into disarray -- again -- as French authorities renew efforts to dismantle the site on Monday.
Imagine New York City getting annihilated by airstrikes. Or London getting wiped off the map.
The Philippines has long been the United States' staunchest ally in Asia. But for how much longer?
CNN's Will Ripley asked Philippine President President Rodrigo Duterte who he favors in the U.S. presidential election. Duterte responded that Putin is his hero.
Kent Brockman goes looking for a new job in Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons," but the old-school newsman may find it hard to find his place in the new media world.
As I ascended the back of the beast, my grip slick with fear, I desperately clung to anything that would prevent my demise. Lurching towards a glowing artifice, my sword found its mark and plunged deeply.
After an election season that has left Americans more than a little shaken (and the rest of the world uneasy about American democracy), voters can take comfort knowing that one of the candidates kept her cool through the debates -- despite the insults, the lies, and the endless challenges of the campaign.
If you are religious, say a prayer for Paul Ryan. He is torn between the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the moderates, between his brain and his heart.
When Donald Trump was a boy growing up in Cold War America, his mentor Roy Cohn played chief henchman in Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt, ruining lives by accusing people of ties to the menacing autocrats in the Kremlin.
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.
With the election weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got into it one last time in their final presidential debate.
Troops are discovering tunnels dug by ISIS throughout the region as the battle for Mosul continues. CNN's Arwa Damon takes a walks through one of these tunnels.
As the assault to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS begins, Clarissa Ward explains why the city is so important.