It was the war everyone just wanted to forget. But from a tiny red shoe in the rubble to a resident who rebelled against al Qaeda, CNN's Arwa Damon remembers the many freeze-frame moments caused by war.
Ten years ago this week, President George W. Bush announced the United States and coalition forces had begun military action against Iraq. Here's a look back at some of the people who made headlines during the war.
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.
Martha Ryan couldn't believe it. She had never heard of women who were pregnant and homeless. But in one night, she met three.
For many children fighting cancer, it can be extremely tough to make it to their chemotherapy appointments.
In the last 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. But that's just scratching the surface.
Working as a guidance counselor five years ago in Palm Beach County, Estella Pyfrom noticed that fewer students had access to a computer after school.
One Simple Wish was started by Danielle Gletow to help grant the wishes of children in foster care. Each child's individual wish is posted online, and anyone can pay to make that wish come true --- from tangible items such as a bicycle, a varsity jacket or school supplies to an experience like music lessons or a trip to the theater.
North Korea said Wednesday that the U.S. citizen it sentenced last month to 15 years of hard labor has begun his stay at a "special prison."
At least 14 people are dead, 14 are unaccounted for and 10 have been rescued in Indonesia after a tunnel collapse last week at an underground mine training facility, the mining company said.
Holding a black noose over her head, Singaporean forensics expert Lim Chin-Chin explained Wednesday to a packed courtroom how re-enactments showed that American engineer Shane Todd would have been able to hang himself from a similar black strap attached to his bathroom door.
The UDOO (pronounced "you do") brings together the power of four Raspberry Pi's and the popular micro-controller Arduino to create a highly customizable PC for just $100.
Will your car and bicycle tires be made from dandelions in the future? A Dutch biotech firm thinks so. CNN's Nick Glass investigates how the ubiquitous weed's latex roots could help rubber shortages in the future.
"It's about as difficult as assembling a cupboard from IKEA," says Gael Langevin, but he's not talking about an affordable piece of Scandinavian furniture. The 41-year-old French sculptor and model-maker is referring to his open-source, life-size, 3D-printed robot.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour says all the number crunchers have it right on this one: education equals empowerment. And it's time for girls to power the world.
In an extended one-on-one interview, a Bangladeshi teen describes how she spent 17 harrowing days buried underground in pitch-black darkness. "I'd crawl, tire and sleep. I would wake up and crawl again," Reshma said.
102 detainees are on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay and 30 are being force-fed. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Manny Pacquiao is not a god, but that doesn't stop millions of Filipinos worshipping him.
A confluence of a hankering for fried chicken and hard times in the smuggling business means buckets of KFC are showing up on tables in Gaza.
The Elman Peace and Human Rights Center, the first rape crisis center in Somalia, is part of an effort to halt the sexual violence plaguing the country.
The first time Yoon Hee was abandoned, she was an infant.
The ghastly video shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be.
CNN's Sara Sidner reports on a Palestinian TV show where the winner gets the title of president.
In the hi-tech era of electronic voting, election authorities in the Philippines settled a dead heat between two candidates for mayor in a decidedly old-school way -- by flipping a coin.
The deputy prime minister of Belize is calling for full prosecution of those responsible for destroying a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid to turn it into rock for roads.
Hong Kong's new favorite tourist attraction, a giant inflatable duck, mysteriously deflated overnight.
Last month, thousands of people in Saudi Arabia opened up their newspapers to find a full-page picture of a woman with a black eye clearly visible underneath her burqa.
Man who charged elephant spared life, but not job. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Birds chirp outside. A motorcycle groans up a nearby hill. And in a small, warm room filled with books and framed drawings, a young woman we're calling Maria tears at a tissue as she prepares to tell how sex traffickers corrupted her life.