French journalist killed while covering Syrian civil war
February 25, 2013 -- Updated 1304 GMT (2104 HKT)
Journalist Olivier Voisin died from injuries suffered while working in Syria. Here is one of his photos from Aleppo's Old City.
- French photojournalist dies as a result of head wounds, French officials say
- He was covering a battle in Idlib, Reporters Without Borders media group says
- French officials send condolences, say death is reminder of risks
- Opposition group says 57 people were killed Sunday in fighting across the country
Read a version of this story in Arabic on Arabic.CNN.com
(CNN) -- French journalist Olivier Voisin has died from injuries suffered while working in Syria, the office of French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
Voisin suffered a head wound and later died at a hospital in Turkey, French officials said in a written statement.
Voisin, a photographer, was working for Reporters Without Borders and was embedded with a Syrian opposition group. The media organization said Voisin was covering the civil war in Idlib when he was wounded in an explosion Thursday.
"His death is a tragic reminder of the risks taken by journalists to inform our fellow citizens, regardless of the dangers. This exemplary commitment deserves recognition for all," the French statement said.
Who controls what in Syria?
The violence in Syria continues after nearly two years of fighting with no end in sight.
On Sunday, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said 57 people were killed in fighting across the country. Of the casualties, 23 civilians were killed in the capital of Damascus or one of its suburbs, according to the group.
CNN cannot confirm casualties as access to the country has been severely restricted.
Part of complete coverage on
May 24, 2013 -- Updated 0648 GMT (1448 HKT)
"It's always the one we feared, the lone wolf that can come from nowhere and not be on our radar," said ex-London police chief John Yates.
Learn about one woman's tireless battle against sex slavery in the Philippines, with Manny Pacquiao in her corner. Watch the full version here.
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 1043 GMT (1843 HKT)
Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist-activist, has released a music single and video inspired by his harrowing detention by the government.
May 24, 2013 -- Updated 0613 GMT (1413 HKT)
CNN's Christiane Amanpour and Nic Robertson give their insight on the brutal murder of a man in broad daylight.
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 1415 GMT (2215 HKT)
Imagine if you could paint a working light switch directly onto your wall, without any need for sockets, cables or wiring. Well, now you can.
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 1445 GMT (2245 HKT)
A rare Apple 1 computer, with only 50 in existence today, could sell at auction for $400,000.
May 21, 2013 -- Updated 1714 GMT (0114 HKT)
Did you know that hurricanes can also produce tornadoes? Read facts you didn't know about destructive twisters.
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 1119 GMT (1919 HKT)
The World Economic Forum has declared Egypt one of the most dangerous places for tourists, above Yemen and Pakistan in terms of risks for visitors.
May 23, 2013 -- Updated 2107 GMT (0507 HKT)
Doctors used an experimental technique never tried before on humans to save the life of a six-week-old baby from a rare lung condition.
Five years after the 2008 Olympics construction boom, new Beijing hotels have steadily cropped up.
Today's five most popular stories