Malala's voice stronger, not silenced
The attack was meant to silence the outspoken teenager who dared to defy the Taliban's ban against girls in school. Instead, it only made Malala's voice more powerful. After a school year that started with a shooting, Malala now eyes a summer of speaking at the U.N., telling her story in a new book and amplifying the issue of girls education.
Fighting for the 'throwaway' girls
Less than half of U.S. teen moms graduate high school. And Principal Asenath Andrews believes that's a slow death for them by lack of opportunities. "In other countries, we scream at people about throwing away girls, but we [do it], too; we just kill them slowly."
Impact Your World: How to help
CNN Films' "Girl Rising" tells the stories of girls across the globe and the power of education to change the world. Are you inspired to help the cause of girls' education around the world? You can make an impact in many ways, but by just being aware of the issue, you can spread the word. By acting in your own community, you can make a global difference.
Photos: Beyoncé rocks for girls education
'I'm not a welfare mom, I'm a soldier'
Jaspen Boothe is committed to helping out homeless female veterans.
Wildlife's worst enemy? Us
Mona Rutger got the call in October: A bald eagle was flopping around on an airport runway after it had been clipped by a private jet. Unfortunately, it's something she sees all too often.
When the tornado hit, they were ready
When an EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, this week, Tad Agoglia and his First Response Team of America were stationed at a hotel about 30 miles away, ready to take action.
Troubled youth run 'old skool' bistro
As a juvenile corrections officer in Southern California, Teresa Goines found it rewarding to work with troubled youth and help them turn their lives around.
Pregnant and homeless: The real cost
Martha Ryan couldn't believe it. She had never heard of women who were pregnant and homeless. But in one night, she met three.
Grieving dad helps kids get to chemo
For many children fighting cancer, it can be extremely tough to make it to their chemotherapy appointments.
Netizens decry treatment of dying dolphin
A dolphin who died in the southern Chinese city of Sanya Monday has sparked nationwide anger after pictures surfaced of tourists near the shore mistreating and posing with the dying animal were spread on Weibo, China's most popular social network site.
Indonesia fuel prices up by 44%
After clashes between police and protesters, Indonesia's parliament Monday night voted to revise the national budget and allow an increase of up to 44% in the prices of subsidized gas and diesel fuel.
Report: Now, N. Korea wants to talk
North Korea has proposed high-level talks with the United States to "ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula," its state news agency reported early Sunday.
Summer solstice: It's all about sex
In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season, and with it, the harvest. It should then come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility -- both of the vegetal and human variety.
Your most memorable moments
For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
When cooking can kill
For nearly half of the world's population, building and maintaining a fire is a daily -- and often deadly -- chore.
World's oldest person dies
The world's oldest person has died in Japan, aged 116 -- just days after the passing of a Chinese woman with a rival claim to the title.
China's secret space base
The first thing I noticed were the bicycles. Those who weren't riding them were walking.
WWII plane raised from sea
A World War II German bomber, likely the last of its kind, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel and will be restored for display in a British museum.
007 island carries wartime scars
Hashima Island is one of the strangest places you'll ever be able to explore -- and few can.
Net giants: We'll curb child porn
Internet giants signed up Tuesday to a "zero tolerance" approach to images of child sexual abuse, as the British government announced a new, tougher strategy to find and block illegal content.
The top 2013 travel spots in Europe
Paris and Rome are lovely this time of year, but they're also packed with summer travelers.
'Change the List': People have spoken
Remember that scene at the end of that Facebook Movie ("The Social Network") when Mark Zuckerberg's character sits alone at a computer screen hitting the refresh button over and over again -- stuck in a loop of anxiety and longing?
Floods unleash havoc on India
Days of torrential monsoon rains have washed away homes in parts of India
Putin: I didn't steal Super Bowl ring
Russia's president is fighting back: No, he did not steal a Super Bowl ring. And no, he's not rocking the diamond-encrusted prize on his finger, either.
Tech giants jockey for transparency
Trust us, we're from Silicon Valley.
50 years after JFK's 'Ich bin ein Berliner'
President Obama will speak in Berlin one week before the 50th anniversary of the famous speech by President Kennedy.
China and U.S. academic freedom
The Chinese legal advocate Chen Guangcheng, facing the end of his fellowship at New York University, has claimed that NYU is forcing him out due to Chinese pressure. NYU's participation in a complex deal to allow Chen to leave China to study gave the dissident and his family breathing space, and helped the United States and China untangle a thorny diplomatic dilemma after Chen fled to the U.S. embassy in Beijing in April 2012. NYU in fact did a great favor not only for Chen but also for both the U.S. and Chinese governments.
Holistic medicine: Healing or quackery?
It used to be called "fringe" or "unconventional" medicine -- or simply quackery. Today, it's called "alternative," "complementary," "holistic" or "integrative."
Ex-unpaid intern: Don't step on us
Alex Footman says he and a former co-worker successfully sued a movie studio over their experience as unpaid interns