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The week in 33 photos

(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:56:25 EDT)

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week

(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:42:35 EDT)

Inside rebel tunnels in Homs
A network of tunnels and sophisticated bomb making factories found in Homs. Fred Pleitgen reports.
(Thu, 15 May 2014 08:52:39 EDT)

Voices from Ukraine
As militant forces take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian and Pro-Ukrainian protesters are on conflicting sides.
(Fri, 02 May 2014 16:10:15 EDT)

Water dries up ahead of World Cup
Could drought bring water and power rationing during Brazil World Cup? Shasta Darlington reports.
(Fri, 02 May 2014 16:19:33 EDT)

Who's your hero? Nominate them
They're your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues, your parents.
(Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:51:16 EDT)

Soccer fans as an army for good
More than any single soccer player, the fans have taken center stage during the World Cup.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:13:25 EDT)

Taking autistic kids to ball game
For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:14:20 EDT)

A bodybuilder with a big heart
Ned Norton was working as a fitness trainer for Olympic athletes and bodybuilders when a young man with a spinal cord injury asked him for help.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:14:55 EDT)

Helping grieving kids heal
At just 7 years old, Kyron Chase is facing the unimaginable: His father was murdered.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:15:35 EDT)

From amputee to adventurer
As a teenager, Alli Morgan lived for sports. She was a cyclist and a climber, and she played on her high school's softball and field hockey teams.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:16:33 EDT)

China to probe ex-security czar
After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:55:02 EDT)

North Korea fires projectiles
North Korea fired four projectiles on Wednesday morning toward the Sea of Japan, an official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:30:53 EDT)

China's meat scandal explained
McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:30:47 EDT)

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)

Japan's new nuggets twist
If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:13 EDT)

Could this solve world hunger?
Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:35:33 EDT)

World's most beautiful piers
"Bridges to nowhere" to some, architectural icons and centers of entertainment for others; these jetties are worth visiting.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:18:04 EDT)

Queen photobombs selfie
After just one day of competition, a new sport has emerged at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: snapping selfies with the Queen.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:17:36 EDT)

What will shape Hong Kong?
Tam Chi Tat has driven his bright red taxi for 20 years. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he calls himself not Chinese but a "Hong Konger." The distinction is very important to him.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:31 EDT)

Prince George at one
Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries. I had to remind myself occasionally of that latter fact as I stood outside the hospital in London where he was born... for a week before his arrival.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:26:30 EDT)

World's scariest insect?
The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:32:43 EDT)

Tehran a tourism magnet?
Iran has experienced a massive increase in tourists coming to country, a change many credit to the president Hasan Rouhani. Now the nation's capital is running out of hotel space.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:30:15 EDT)

Imagine finding Earth 2.0
A NASA panel discusses how close it is to finding signs of life in the universe.
(Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:48:19 EDT)

Japan's robot revolution
From an android newscaster, to a realistic humanoid, CNN's Will Ripley examines what's next for Japan's robot revolution.
(Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:06:34 EDT)

Space junk flops to Earth
A fireball seen in Australia's night sky was actually space debris from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers say.
(Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:22:20 EDT)

Biggest ever flying bird?
Imagine a bird that couldn't fit in your living room because its wings were too big.
(Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:30:00 EDT)

When Ferrari meets trains
This is what happens when you ask a super-car designer to create a super swanky train.
(Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:34:54 EDT)

Can you watch without ducking?
A Turkish F-16 jet took an unusually low landing approach over a small crowd of picnickers at the airfield.
(Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:36:58 EDT)

Pamplona's running of the bulls
Each year Pamplona's dangerous tradition, 'Running of the Bulls' attract thousands of participants from across the globe.
(Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:27:46 EDT)

Bangkok mall full of...fish?
Neglected by humans for almost two decades, New World Mall in Bangkok has attracted a slightly different clientele. Happily swimming among dilapidated storefronts and waterlogged escalators, koi and tilapia feast on fish food sold by enterprising locals and thrown by tourists who continue to descend on the surreal scene.
(Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:48:49 EDT)

Museum unveils toilet exhibit
Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed.
(Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:21:04 EDT)

Gaza cease-fire collapses
A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled only hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing the other of violating the truce.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:49:58 EDT)

Time to test Ebola vaccines?
Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date. Mortality rates are currently at 60% in a disease where up to 90% of infected people can die. But despite this lethality there remain no licensed treatments or vaccines available, nearly 40 years after the disease was first discovered.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:37:00 EDT)

Whizz kid helps fight cancer
Medical student, Joshua Meier has been celebrated for his research into how aging cells could help in the fight against cancer.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:55:38 EDT)

'Bionic eye' lets blind man 'see'
As a teenager, Roger Pontz's eyesight began to fail. Doctors told him there was nothing they could do to save his vision and over the years his sight deteriorated until, by the age of 40, he was completely blind.
(Thu, 03 Jul 2014 06:46:33 EDT)

Inside N. Korea's summer camp
What might be a good way to get your misbehaving kids to pipe down this summer? Tell them you'll ship them off to North Korea.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:21:19 EDT)

Building a brighter future for Guatemalan kids
Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:54:22 EDT)

Mauritius: The world's melting pot
For an island country that spans less than 800 square miles, and hosts a little over one million inhabitants, Mauritius is surprisingly multicultural.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:19:26 EDT)

'Mad Max' architecture of future
Designer Justin Plunkett layers photos and computer-generated illustration to create apocalyptic images.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:52:48 EDT)

70 experts search MH17 crash site
The largest group yet of international experts made it to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, as the grisly search for human remains entered a new phase.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:36 EDT)

Gaza cease-fire unravels
A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled Friday only hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing each other of violating the fledgling truce and the Israeli military saying one of its soldiers possibly was kidnapped.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:49:58 EDT)

A look inside "lower Gaza" tunnels
CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the threat of 'lower Gaza" and how the IDF plans to destroy these underground tunnels.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:16:34 EDT)

Dozens dead in Taiwan gas blasts
A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:14:57 EDT)

100 feared trapped in India landslide
Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:14:18 EDT)

A look inside "lower Gaza" tunnels
CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the threat of 'lower Gaza" and how the IDF plans to destroy these underground tunnels.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:16:34 EDT)

70 international experts search Ukraine MH17 crash site
The largest group yet of international experts made it to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, as the grisly search for human remains entered a new phase.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:22:29 EDT)

Dozens dead in Taiwan gas blasts
A downtown district of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was ripped apart just before midnight Thursday by a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more, state news agency CNA reported.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:17:30 EDT)

The week in 33 photos

(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:56:25 EDT)

China: 9 terror suspects killed in restive Xinjiang region
Nine terror suspects were killed and another was captured in the volatile northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing police.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:53 EDT)

Uganda court strikes down anti-gay law
Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday struck down a new law that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, asserting that legislative technicalities weren't properly observed when it passed, a government spokesman said.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:35:54 EDT)

Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors
How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President?
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:15:41 EDT)

Why are Turkish women posting these images?
Turkish social media has exploded with Tweets and Instagrams of Turkish women laughing. Why? Hala Gorani explains.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:52 EDT)

At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India
Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:56:05 EDT)

Report: Kenneth Bae, in North Korea, feels abandoned by U.S.
Kenneth Bae, an American citizen detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. government has abandoned him, according to a pro-North Korea newspaper.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:14:55 EDT)

Ukraine: Landmines stop MH17 access
For a fourth straight day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:46:27 EDT)

Museum shooting suspect extradited
The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:18:37 EDT)

Russia hit with more sanctions
The United States and European Union officials agreed Tuesday to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia as fighting escalated in Ukraine.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:51:06 EDT)

Latin America reacts to Gaza
Latin American countries with large Palestinian populations see anti-Israeli protests. Rafael Romo reports.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:23:46 EDT)

Venezuelan ex-general held
A retired Venezuelan military general wanted in the United States for alleged drug-trafficking ties was arrested in Aruba in a case that could further strain U.S.-Venezuela relations.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:24:54 EDT)

SWAT team storms plane in Toronto
When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:26:31 EDT)

U.N. school shelled in Gaza
Five shells strike a U.N. school at a refugee camp in northern Gaza. CNN's John Vause has more.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:23:06 EDT)

Exclusive look inside Hamas tunnels
CNN gets an exclusive look inside a Hamas tunnel which Israel says is used to smuggle weapons and launch attacks.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:45:20 EDT)

Iran talks extension agreed
Iran and the group known as the P5+1 have agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations toward a final comprehensive nuclear deal, two Western diplomats told CNN.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:45:20 EDT)

Chief Ebola doctor contracts virus
A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:56:07 EDT)

Liberia closes borders to stop Ebola
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:29:46 EDT)

2nd Air Algerie 'black box' found
France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:36:30 EDT)

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