Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:07:30 GMT
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks.More >>
Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza...More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:05:57 GMT
The U.N. health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people.More >>
Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:34:32 GMT
Tensions rose in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday as an opposition rally prepared to march toward the Parliament and government headquarters in Islamabad later in the day and authorities beefed up security measures...More >>
Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime...More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:45:44 GMT
The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.More >>
Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said.More >>
BOGOTA, COLUMBIA (CNN) - There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia - one of the teams to excite most at this most thrilling of World Cups -- is going home after a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.
Strikes from the center-back pairing of captain Thiago Silva and David Luiz put Brazil into an unassailable lead in Friday's all-South American clash clash and, despite a late penalty by James Rodriguez, the tournament host held on to win 2-1.
There was concern, however, for Brazil's star striker Neymar - who was stretchered off in what seemed like considerable pain in the game's closing moments.
The result marks the first time Brazil has reached the semifinal stage since winning the title in Japan and South Korea in 2002, and sets up an intriguing clash against Germany on Tuesday - a repeat of that year's final.
The Germans overcame France in the day's earlier quarterfinal in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a single goal from defender Mats Hummels.
In the sweaty evening heat of the Estadio Castelao, however, it was another pair of defenders who were the unlikely heroes for Brazil.
Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:21:19 GMT
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans.More >>
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans. More >>
Thursday, June 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:30:38 GMT
Here's what to root for when the USA plays Germany in Thursday's World Cup match. More >>
If you've just jumped on the USA soccer bandwagon, you need to cheer for a win (totally American), a tie (un-American), or low-scoring, boring soccer (not remotely American) if you want our team to advance after Thursday's noon clash with mighty Germany.More >>