North Korea has lost its "Dear Leader," despot Kim Jong Il, who passed away Saturday morning at age 69. The country's state news agency confirmed the news on Monday, noting that the dictator suffered an "advanced acute myocardial infarction, complicated with a serious heart shock." CNN's Monita Rajpaul talks with Professor John Delury of Yonsei University about Kim Jong Il's family and who will hold power.
The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations said Wednesday.
After months of fighting between revolutionary forces and pro-Gadhafi forces, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed. Libyans cheered the fate of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi into the early hours of Friday after his death in what Libya's transitional prime minister described as a crossfire that followed his arrest by revolutionary forces, CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.
Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world's leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56.
The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad tablet -- all of which changed how we consume content in the digital age.