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(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:15:01 EST)

Soap opera helping Rwandans heal
Romance. Suspense. Good versus evil. On the surface, Rwandan radio soap opera "Musekeweya," or "New Dawn," feels familiar. Like a Rwandan "Romeo and Juliet," it tells the story of lovers from two different villages at odds with each other.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:32:53 EST)

The week in 34 photos

(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:32:34 EST)

CNN reporter hit with tear gas
CNN's Rafael Romo struggles to report on a violent protest in Mexico as police release tear gas.
(Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:08:31 EST)

Sesay driven to tell girls' story
Isha Sesay explains why the Nigerian girls, once seemingly so close to release, still haven't come home.
(Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:24:54 EST)

Reporters' photos on the scene

(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:33:47 EDT)

Aleppo's children need protection
Children living in the Syrian city of Aleppo watch the sky. Not for signs of winter's approach, although the cold winds are already blowing, but for the barrel bombs, mortars and shellfire they know will not distinguish between military targets and their families' homes.
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:54:51 EST)

How to respond to assertive Russia
Last week, the news broke that Russian aircraft will commence patrolling the skies over the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Washington reacted mildly to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu's announcement. The U.S. State Department questioned Moscow's rationale for operating off North American coastlines while insisting that such flights "must be consistent with international law and conducted with due regard for the rights of other nations and the safety of other aircraft and of vessels."
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:50:05 EST)

The man of the millennium?
Let's hear it for "the man of the moment, the man of the millennium."
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:50:21 EST)

Jailed for 'Hunger Games' salute
What would Katniss do?
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:23:20 EST)

China in love with private education
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:20:51 EST)

Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
(Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:29:35 EDT)

In photos: History of the Cold War

(Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:30:51 EDT)

Most impressive metro stations
These quirky and beautiful subway stops make commuting look fun.
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:58:11 EST)

Nightclubs for literature?
It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:57:43 EST)

Hermits and where they dwell
Deep in the untouched areas of Ukraine and Russia live men who have decided to leave human establishments and live isolated in nature.
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:12:51 EST)

The week in 34 photos

(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:30:07 EST)

Can we pull elephants from brink?
Richard Leakey says Angelina Jolie is planning a movie about fight against elephant poaching, but need to end the ivory trade that is bringing elephants closer to extinction is immediate
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:07:34 EST)

Human face carved in gemstone
Experimental Chinese jeweler stumbles on something mysterious.
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:27:02 EST)

Extreme sports: Pushing the limits

(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:35:58 EST)

Eerie geometry of everyday life
Photographer shoots series of eerie symmetries captured from above
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:24:54 EST)

Bizarre creatures from the deep
A portrait photographer has captured sea creatures in gorgeous detail.
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:22:50 EST)

39 amazing sports photos

(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:43:23 EST)

Greatest stage spectacles on Earth
New tech is transforming concert experiences into eye-popping extravaganzas
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:01:29 EST)

Stash of stars' photos unearthed
It all started with some boxes that had not been opened for 80 years.
(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:28:18 EST)

The $50 earthquake alarm
In September 1985 a devastating earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale smashed into Mexico City killing 10,000 people and leaving parts of the city in ruins.
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:55 EST)

Surf queen: 'Water is my office'
For the millions of us who sit at desks all day, Carissa Moore's description of her workplace might sound a little cruel.
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:56:36 EST)

Big cash for old bags?
Just don't expect thrift store prices.
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:24:06 EST)

Jamaica: Small island, big heart
Travel photos open windows to the unknown.
(Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:12:00 EST)

Drone snaps superyachts
Drones are revolutionizing how we capture many sports, but does anything come close to these shots of superyachts at sea?
(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:15:42 EST)

'I used to see my dad in my dreams'
Maram scrunches up her little nose and pauses as she remembers. The eight-year-old was daddy's favorite.
(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:53:30 EST)

Parents of missing 43 want justice
In parental torment over what became of his son and 42 other missing Mexican students, Isrrael Galindo rejects official accounts they apparently were massacred. He hopes that somehow his son and the others are still alive.
(Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:01:45 EST)

World's spectacular fountains
Not content to simply swim in it, fill balloons with it, shoot it at bystanders during massive water fights or mix it with whiskey, people never cease to find amazing ways to make water even more incredible than it already is.
(Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:31:39 EST)

Dress like a world leader
China's online marketplace Taobao is offering buyers the chance to look like a world leader -- for less than $30.
(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:53:27 EST)

Famous poet's manuscript found
A notebook full of work-in-progress versions of some of Dylan Thomas's key poems has been rediscovered more than 70 years after the poet's mother-in-law ordered it to be burnt.
(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:21:17 EST)

'Starry Night' bike path opens
An artist in the Netherlands has created a brilliant tribute to Vincent van Gogh -- a bike path that glows in the dark.
(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:40:58 EST)

80 spectacular travel photos
Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
(Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:28:17 EST)

Surf's up! Catching waves in Dakar
In Dakar, a growing community of surf lovers are taking advantage of the warm weather, year-round waves and cheap flights.
(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:54:30 EST)

Haunting beauty of moldy photographs
South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates beautiful portraits by letting mold grow on film.
(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:42:57 EST)

Fashion models strut at U.N.
It's one of the more unusual places to hold a fashion show: the United Nations.
(Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:48:52 EST)

Kidjo: 'Do I LOOK like I have Ebola?'
It was in a New York cab. That's when Grammy Award-winning signer Angelique Kidjo realized the extent that "fear-bola" had spread.
(Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:20:58 EST)

'Living painting' grows before you
Painting on a wet canvas, this artist films his works as the colors swirl and bleed into evolving forms.
(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:53:37 EST)

Sex museums: A global guide
The subject of erotica has a way of making people uncomfortable.
(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:10:14 EST)

China's craziest marriage proposals
One man bought 99 new iPhones and arranged them into the shape of a heart.
(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:52:35 EST)

Man: I was 'idiot' to surf dead whale
An Australian man who "surfed" a floating whale carcass surrounded by sharks has admitted that he was an "idiot" to attempt the foolhardy feat.
(Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:50:18 EST)

The Asian definition of beauty
If department stores in Asia are the battle ground for its emerging middle classes, then the cosmetics counter is its front line.
(Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:52:57 EST)

Paradise seeks beach-goers
Seychelles has long been a must-visit destination for jet-setters from all over the world. Tourists come from Europe, the Middle East and Asia to unwind in the sun. But not all the hosts can afford to be so relaxed.
(Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:09:35 EST)

What does your country smell like?
UK's Heathrow Airport pairs destinations with fragrances to evoke long distance travel.
(Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:12:50 EST)

Monuments lost to conflict
All these astonishing buildings were destroyed by recent wars.
(Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:36:55 EST)

Is ISIS inspiring Australia attacks?
Muslim community leaders in Australia say sectarian tensions are soaring, as radicalized Sunni youth, inspired by ISIS, seek to import the religious conflicts wracking the Middle East.
(Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:53:46 EST)

8 ways to love a Cape Cod oasis
Provincetown is an oasis with the kind of light that inspires artists and writers, a town at the tip of Massachusetts' Cape Cod that celebrates the LGBT community.
(Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:36:28 EST)

Remember when this was sexy?
You wouldn't necessarily expect a blockbuster exhibition on women's clothing to open with a giant image of a naked lady.
(Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:07:19 EST)

Tourists head for 'Death Railway'
This haunting site recalls thousands of lost lives during WWII.
(Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:22:57 EST)

Children caught in ISIS slaughter
ISIS militants killed more than 300 members of a Sunni tribe in a recent series of executions, the Iraqi government said Monday.
(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:15:06 EST)

Bars, coke, sex: Life of HK banker
A British banker reveals the darker side of Hong Kong, scene of a recent grisly double-murder, where he and colleagues went on three-day cocaine benders. Leaving the city saved his life.
(Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:58:31 EST)

Exploring deep space's double
Touching down on the otherworldly landscape that stars as a distant planet in one of the year's most hyped movies.
(Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:45:25 EST)

SEAL commander to SEALs: Seal it
The head of Naval Warfare Special Command had warned Navy SEALs against betraying their promise to maintain secrecy just days ahead of a SEAL's "60 Minutes" interview defending his publication of details from the Osama bin Laden mission.
(Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:53:54 EST)

The man who ran from genocide
He was dubbed the "man without a country" who found he was at home running in one of athletics' toughest events.
(Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:29:44 EST)

Medieval doodles full of humor
My personal favorite is this. At the top of a page of angular medieval text -- full of theological extrapolations and religious devotion -- is a cartoon of a deadpan dog.
(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:58:01 EST)

The last Costa Concordia victim
Nearly three years after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off Italy's Giglio Island, the remains of the final victim have been recovered.
(Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:33:32 EST)

Sistine Chapel gets makeover
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:08:17 EDT)

Spanish town defined by dining
Global gourmets frequently place San Sebastian atop their culinary bucket list -- and that's before they've tried the local tapas.
(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:21:26 EST)

'Most sensitive kilometer on Earth'
Tension in Jerusalem is at its greatest since the end of the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising, 10 years ago -- stoked by a rash of what some call hate crimes and others acts of terror.
(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:41:59 EST)

Grisly murders stun Hong Kong
A foreign man, whom local media identified as British, has been arrested after the bodies of two women were found at a high-end Hong Kong apartment -- one of them hidden inside a suitcase.
(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:12:29 EST)

Drone-maker takes 'selfies' to skies
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:21 EDT)

Extravagant presidential palaces
A look through some of the most exquisite residences of leaders from across the world.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:14:24 EDT)

They really don't like each other
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:02:56 EDT)

Tiny gaping mouth wins top photo
The true test of patience is peering for hours into a microscope waiting for a rotifer to open its mouth so you can snap a quick photo.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:17:32 EDT)

5 amazing places in Iran
It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:24:06 EDT)

The last kings of Africa
In Africa, royalty is an endangered species. Alfred Weidinger is on a mission to photograph the last remaining.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:44 EDT)

Worst public transit for women?
Alarming findings related to women's safety have come to light with the release of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:15 EDT)

Photos that defy perspective
It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza.
(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:35:02 EDT)

To North Korea, from 'human scum'
In North Korea's utopian society, the very words "human rights" do not need to exist -- because it's so perfect, the regime maintains.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:30:15 EDT)

Zakaria: Problem within Islam
When the news flashed last week that a man had shot and killed a Canadian soldier in front of the National War Memorial in Canada, what most people were wondering -- but not saying out loud -- was, "Is it another radical Muslim?"
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:07:18 EDT)

What an Ebola survivor looks like
Getty photographer John Moore took beautiful portraits of Ebola survivors
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:49:18 EDT)

6 things about Iran hostage crisis
It has been 35 years since a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took a group of Americans hostage. You have seen this story play out in movies like "Argo" and shows like "Homeland," but here are six things about the Iran hostage crisis that you may not have known.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:04:19 EDT)

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' surprises
King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:08 EDT)

Scott's Antarctica notebook found
A century-old photographer's notebook has been found in the ice at one of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition bases in Antarctica.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:30:15 EDT)

The factory people pay to see
At Volkswagen's Dresden plant, car manufacture becomes a public performance.
(Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:52:58 EDT)

ISIS threatens priceless heritage
ISIS is threatening priceless cultural artifacts, particularly in the ancient city of Hatra, says the director of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:36:35 EDT)

The green sports car
Zero to sixty miles in 2.5 seconds. 887 horse power. And a price tag of $1 million.
(Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:22:18 EDT)

And the best airline food is...
There can't be many people who choose their flight on the quality of its catering -- but those who do should check out these awards.
(Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:37:58 EDT)

Diwali celebrations light up India
Around the world, Indians are celebrating the festival of lights with fireworks and candles. Here's a look at some of this week's India festivities.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:38:50 EDT)

This parasite keeps millions poor
One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn't fatal. In fact, it's easily curable. The culprit is small, but its impact is big. The chigoe flea, more commonly known as a jigger, typically burrows itself into the feet and hands. It prevents millions of children from attending school, stops farmers from working their land, and makes walking all but unbearable.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:46:46 EDT)

5 can't-miss Tanzania moments
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:47:05 EDT)

Boko Haram victim: I cried for help
With every attack by Islamist militants in northern Nigeria, Daniel Ayuba relives a nightmare.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:47:53 EDT)

How Victorians dressed for death
150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:19:52 EDT)

Pay off poachers, save wildlife
In Namibia, the question of who owns the wildlife has often been fraught with difficulties.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:29:12 EDT)

Only 6 northern white rhinos left
Unique? Suni was only one of seven northern whites left in the world. Now he's dead.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:09:37 EDT)

Ebola fears cripple safaris
With travel to Africa poised to hit all-time highs in 2014, a drop-off in travel bookings was the last thing the continent's lucrative safari industry thought it would be facing going into 2015.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:48:41 EDT)

Clues to Stone Age mating
DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:16:10 EDT)

10 pics to change how you see China
Contemporary Chinese art is a formidable force in today's art market and a thorny jungle for the uninitiated. Expert Wu Hung, the founder of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago, has chosen 10 stunning works that can systematically introduce China's recent art movements and must-know avant-garde artists from the 1970s to the 2000s.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:32:58 EDT)

World's worst airport in 2014 is ...
After topping the notorious list three years in a row, Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is no longer the world's worst airport.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:25:01 EDT)

And baby makes 4
April, come she will. Or he. While we don't yet know the gender of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second baby, we now know the royal couple will become parents in April 2015.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:32:35 EDT)

Daredevils risk lives for perfect shot
Cityscapes are usually breathtaking, but finding a good vantage point in a new town can be tough.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:29:32 EDT)

What a shot! 35 amazing sports photos

(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:13:52 EDT)

What we learn from ISIS magazine
ISIS is looking to take over a good chunk of the Middle East -- if not the entire Muslim world, write Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:26:04 EDT)

Mysterious space mission ends
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:33:23 EDT)

Photographer battles stereotypes
Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uyghur photographer, wants to dispel the stereotypes he says many Chinese hold about people from his home region -- an ethnically diverse province in China's far west.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:04:34 EDT)

Rocket-powered toy in stratosphere
A British team is set to launch a 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane into the stratosphere. CNN's Jim Boulden report
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:55 EDT)

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