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Utopia shrinking
When he brought his camera to shoot the shrinking German city of Hoyerswerda, you could say American photographer Demetrius Freeman took a few risks.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:48:00 EST)

The week in 32 photos

(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:46:46 EST)

2014: The year in pictures
Photo gallery: 2014 in pictures
(Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:22:17 EST)

15 feet from ISIS
A 22-year-old Kurdish female fighter battles for the scorched earth of Kobani, Syria, and revenge for her friend, who died rather than be captured. "Girls are very prized by ISIS. She blew herself up. She killed a lot of them with her," she says.
(Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:25:27 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)

Reporters' photos on the scene

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

'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'
Photos: 'CNN Heroes' tribute show
(Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:25:24 EST)

On the red carpet for CNN Heroes
Photos: CNN Heroes red carpet
(Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:20:09 EST)

What did we learn from tsunami?
Almost 10 years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:29:02 EST)

Why this band has a samurai sword
Meet KOA=S, a band of spellbinding musicians fusing Japanese cultural icons against a backdrop of rock and musical theater.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:48:03 EST)

The last POW: 85-year old 'enemy spy'
After days of relentlessly questioning Merrill about his role in the Korean War, the North Korean "investigator" suddenly switched subjects.
(Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:47:11 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)

The week in 33 photos

(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:34:51 EST)

Obama tries on Superman suit
President Obama has been using his executive powers aggressively, despite midterm losses, says Gloria Borger
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:25:15 EST)

Feast your eyes on amazing golf tricks
If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:06:40 EST)

Superstar DJ's dark secrets
Lost teeth, extra bacon, and sounds that make DJs cry: your questions to five-time world number one DJ Armin van Buuren revealed all in our live Q&A.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:55:32 EST)

Ultimate heli-ski
Looking for snow? This helicopter ski safari will fly you into the Coast Mountain range for the freshest untouched runs.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:13:57 EST)

Mom charged with murder
It was a shocking and gruesome scene: Police officers in hazmat suits retrieving dead infants among "mounds of used diapers and feces" from a Massachusetts home back in September.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:13:45 EST)

A prince born in Claridge's
The Serbian capital of Belgrade and the lavish Claridge's Hotel in the heart of London might be more than 1,000 miles apart, but for one day some seven decades ago the two places came much closer.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:52:44 EST)

Boko Haram kidnaps 185 people
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:33:58 EST)

Putin: 'We're not attacking anyone'
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis, and he denied that Russians killed in Ukraine were members of his country's military.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:29:58 EST)

Double life of dashing WWII spy
The spy who drew me: How a top British spy become a fashion illustrator
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:06:41 EST)

He gets paid HOW much?!
David Guetta, Tiësto and Steve Aioki explain how they've brought the underground favorite to the masses.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:32:51 EST)

Top destinations to visit in 2015
Not sure where to go on vacation next year?
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:58:27 EST)

Ebola nurse: Why did they kill my dog?
It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:23:46 EST)

Things to do if taken hostage
Martin Savidge goes inside a training facility for civilians and police.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:33:06 EST)

Now only 5 left worldwide
A northern white rhino has died at a San Diego zoo, leaving only five worldwide and bringing the species closer to extinction.
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:44:55 EST)

A town that's lost its men
In the Armenian village of Lichk, you will find many hard-working women, but you will not find many men. All these women's husbands are thousands of miles away.
(Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:31:30 EST)

14 best places to spend Xmas
If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations and bitter family feuds, you may need to put the baubles back in the attic and plan a yuletide getaway.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:10:34 EST)

Nat'l Geo photo winners 2014
More than 9,200 entries were submitted from more than 150 countries in three categories: people, places and nature.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:22:55 EST)

You won't believe where this truck was found
A plumber in Texas is trying to avoid fallout after a picture of his old work truck ended up on Islamic social media sites.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:05:16 EST)

Prince George: Pint-sized trendsetter?
See what sold ROYALLY after Prince George wore them! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the 17-month-old trendsetter.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:01:31 EST)

European capital rebuilt 40 times
In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:21:10 EST)

Falling in love with public transit
You could call it a budding romance with the possibility of a long-lasting relationship. More Americans are riding public transportation. In fact, ridership is on track to top 2013, which was the highest since 1956.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:58:01 EST)

How to do Nepal without climbing mountains
Yes, you can experience the mountains and culture of Nepal without crampons. Here's how.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:36:14 EST)

What travel will look like in 2015
If travel experts are right, we'll be wearing hotel keys, eating at local's homes and likely heading to Asia in 2015.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12:12 EST)

Top 10: E.Africa's most popular bands
Two years after its launch, Mdundo has grown into a major provider of East African music with a 20,000 track strong library on its mobile web platform.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:20:32 EST)

What you really Googled in 2014
In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:35:07 EST)

Doctor restores the vision of 100,000 people
It takes Sanduk Ruit about five minutes to change someone's life.
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:32:19 EST)

Marriage proposal goes wrong
A Dutch man rented a crane to reach his girlfriend's window for a romantic proposal, but things went a little wrong.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:14:45 EST)

Missing students motivate Nobel interruption
At a prize ceremony honoring peace, Adán Cortés says violence and injustice sent him rushing toward the stage.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12:37 EST)

Two babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14
They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice using their unique birthdays.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:12:44 EST)

China decrees new rules for anthem
China's 1.3 billion citizens may soon find it much harder to belt out their national anthem at will.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:13:00 EST)

Western-style shopping in Iran
Photographer Thomas Cristofoletti visited Iran earlier this year and noticed an increasing presence of Western-style consumerism.
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:42:46 EST)

Rooney Mara: South Sudan's hope survives
Visiting the ravaged nation a year after war broke out, Mara says she was impressed by the hope its people have retained.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:13:08 EST)

'I can't remember seeing so much blood'
Chairs still at computers, thick blood pooled underneath ... the scene at the school massacre site proves a harrowing, horrifying experience for CNN's veteran correspondent, Nic Robertson.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:31 EST)

Debilitating outbreak hits Americas
Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:34:22 EST)

Searching for the cure
Big wooden planters full of ripe tomatoes. Homemade pickles. Over good wine and grilled steak at the home of Chris and Hugh Hempel, in the hills around Reno, Nevada, the conversation turns to biomedical research and genetics.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:08:08 EST)

'Smart Sewage' could spot epidemics
Valuable insight into our health is lurking beneath our city streets. "We can reveal the invisible in a city. The underworld we don't see every day," says architect Carlo Ratti.
(Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:55:44 EST)

They tried to break the internet
No one thing actually "broke" the Internet in 2014, but here are 10 of the memes and hashtags that tried.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:31:55 EST)

A week of Chinese air rage
Yesterday's news? Nope, it's another spate of air rage incidents involving misbehaving Chinese tourists on planes.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:28:19 EST)

What is this on a Scottish river?
Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart."
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:31:33 EST)

Man's suicide blamed on ruble collapse
The suicide of a businessman is being blamed on the painful collapse of the Russian ruble. Matthew Chance reports.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:24:22 EST)

Everyday life in Cuba

(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48:50 EST)

Things that annoy North Korea
North Korea's fury over the movie comedy "The Interview" appears to have taken the secretive state's oversensitivity to new extremes.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:23:51 EST)

Double life of dashing WWII spy
The spy who drew me: How a top British spy become a fashion illustrator
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:06:41 EST)

Suicide blamed on ruble collapse
The suicide of a businessman is being blamed on the painful collapse of the Russian ruble. Matthew Chance reports.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:04 EST)

Japan in the dark on 'Interview'
Moviegoers in Japan are unaware of the controversy surrounding Sony's new film "The Interview." Will Ripley reports.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:03:52 EST)

What did we learn from tsunami?
Almost 10 years ago to the day, the world watched aghast as scenes of carnage unfolded across the countries of the Indian Ocean.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:29:02 EST)

Villagers try to banish HIV-positive boy
Over 200 Chinese villagers in the southwestern province of Sichuan have signed a petition to banish a HIV-positive eight-year-old boy, state media reported.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:33:58 EST)

Graffiti gang's Middle East art mission
Step inside Dubai's first graffiti gallery: a tiny corner of street art protest amid the UAE's luxury hotels and pristine white beaches.
(Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:00:54 EST)

Visual artists revolutionizing concerts
Take away the 100-foot screens, the blasting lasers, and the holographic projections, and what do you have left? Tens of thousands of screaming electronic music fans with nothing much to cheer except a solitary figure, twiddling some knobs and occasionally raising his hand.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:55:19 EST)

Listen: 15 EDM djs on the rise
The annual DJ Mag "Top 100 DJs" list is ceremonially revealed each autumn as the world's millionaire club-banger-spinning playboys jostle for top spot, backed by their armies of adoring social media followers.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:56:44 EST)

Bodies of 8 children found in Australian home
Police in the Australian state of Queensland say they are investigating "what appears to be a major incident" in the city of Cairns amid reports that multiple bodies have been found at a property there.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:59:43 EST)

FIFA to publish Michael Garcia report -- with redactions
Is this the moment the world finally gets to know what really happened in December 2010 when FIFA decided to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar?
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:58:05 EST)

Real life castaway spotted on an island
The Coast Guard released video of a real life castaway they say was stranded on an island in the Bahamas for six days.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:19:15 EST)

Lost ancient village rediscovered
The site of a lost ancient Chamorro village has been rediscovered in the Northern Jungles of Guam. KTGM reports.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:57:24 EST)

Low-tech hacking identifies, locates ISIS' opponents, study says
North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some alleged hacking savvy, but when ISIS comes to mind, so does the terrorists' digital bent.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:46:45 EST)

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-official found guilty in corruption trial
A billionaire who jointly controls Asia's biggest property development company and a former No. 2 official of Hong Kong were found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in the city's biggest corruption trial.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:24:58 EST)

Dozens of Taliban fighters killed, Pakistani military says
Dozens of Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns across the country on Friday, the Pakistani military said.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:35:13 EST)

U.S. air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders
U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:29:38 EST)

Defector: N. Korea has 1800 cyberwarriors
A defector who once worked as a computer expert for Pyongyang says North Korea is running a vast network of hackers committing cyber warfare against the perceived enemies of the Stalinist state.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48:05 EST)

Capital that was rebuilt 40 times
In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:52:02 EST)

Putin denies Russians killed in Ukraine were military
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied Russians killed there have been members of his country's military.
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:22:36 EST)

UK police investigate sex abuse deaths
London's Metropolitan Police announced Thursday that it has opened investigations into the deaths of three young boys, a probe that is tied to "allegations of serious and organised sexual abuse."
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:21:26 EST)

Of conquistadors and the Cold War
Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors to the Spanish-American War to the Cold War.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:14:11 EST)

Swastika found in Brazil pool
Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.
(Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:39:19 EST)

Torture report: Harsh reality for U.S.
The senate report leaves little doubt that some CIA practices would -- by any international standard -- be defined as torture, writes CNN's Tim Lister. So has the U.S. lost the moral high ground?
(Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:13:11 EST)

World must step up on Syria refugee crisis
Like many entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the secrets to building a successful career. The advice I give is that whether you're in Silicon Valley creating apps, or in Unadilla Valley in upstate New York making yogurt, there are many common ingredients for success.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:52:52 EST)

ISIS justifies sex with child slaves
Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:34:20 EST)

Africa's most prosperous countries
What is Africa's most prosperous country?
(Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:29:31 EST)

13 African voices shaking things up
From Hollywood ingenues to social changemakers, a look back at the voices innovating, raising and changing Africa over the last 12 months.
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:35:31 EST)

Tutu cancels trips for treatment
Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled his travel for the remainder of the year as he battles cancer, one of his foundations said Tuesday.
(Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:49:17 EST)

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