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(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:33:24 EDT)

Yazidi refugees desperate for help
Yazidi refugees who fled from ISIS are running out of supplies and running out of options. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15:19 EDT)

What it's like reporting in Gaza
"If you're not scared, there's probably something wrong with you." Producer Jon Jensen reflects on his Gaza assignment.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:21:56 EDT)

Boot camp helps kick Net addiction
CNN's David McKenzie visits a school in China devoted to helping children kick their addiction to the Internet.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:12:59 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's $50 billion woman?
China is now the second-largest advertising market in the world...thanks to this woman?
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:09:49 EDT)

What's Jackie Chan 'furious' about?
Star says he takes responsibility for his son's charges.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:31:37 EDT)

March sparks fears in Pakistan
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to join a march on Pakistan's capital as the country celebrates its independence.
(Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:52:47 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)

World Equestrian Games guide
More than 70 nations, 1,000 athletes and as many horses. The World Equestrian Games are upon us.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:04:10 EDT)

Swiss 'suicide tourism' doubles
Figures show more than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to commit suicide between 2008 and 2012.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:49:55 EDT)

Are these the best GIFs ever?
Erdal Inci clones himself in digital form to create a surreal selfie army. The effect is pretty trippy.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:23:26 EDT)

The selfie craze this week

(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:10:07 EDT)

Becker 'burning like a volcano'
As a player he was as fiery as his hair -- and as a coach, Boris Becker says he has to battle to keep his emotions in check as he tries to guide world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to more success.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:22:02 EDT)

China's $50 billion woman?
China is now the second-largest advertising market in the world...thanks to this woman?
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:09:49 EDT)

Does bling grow on trees?
It takes a lot of guts to choose jewelry design over a career in medicine, but then, Janet Fredman isn't the kind of woman to shy away from challenges.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:08:58 EDT)

Alas, poor Richard III, you ate too well
Tests on the long-lost skeleton of Richard III reveal the medieval monarch had a taste for rich foods such as peacock, heron and swan, and that his liking for the finer things in life -- including wine -- increased significantly after he became the king of England.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:41 EDT)

Amazing photos of the week

(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:47:18 EDT)

Gaza zoo animals suffer
The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:58:54 EDT)

Zambia's patron of the arts
She's worked in theater, created her own record label, built libraries, started an orchestra, runs a girl's football team and now wants to direct a film. Meet Mulenga Kapwepwe, Zambia's patron of the arts.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:50:13 EDT)

'Exploding lake' powers Rwanda
Rwanda's Lake Kivu houses enough methane to cause major destruction. Instead, it could power the country
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:38:07 EDT)

Coming face-to-face with sharks
Photographer Michael Muller is a man without fear. He swims among sharks without the protection of a cage to make studio-quality, intimate photos of these beautiful creatures. As scary as that might sound, the top predators are at the bottom of his list of concerns. He's usually far more concerned about all the gear he brings into the water.
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:34:57 EDT)

The last of his kind in Africa
The last polar bear in Africa died Wednesday after months of grieving his longtime companion at a zoo in Johannesburg, a far cry from his Arctic habitat.
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:35 EDT)

Which foods are off Russian menus?
The European Union is spending more than $167 million to soothe the pain being felt by fruit and vegetable farmers hit by Russian food sanctions.
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:40:41 EDT)

Prince William's new job
CNN's Max Foster reports on Prince William's decision to return to work as an air ambulance pilot.
(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:25:39 EDT)

20 stunning cliffside beaches
There's nothing like high drama on a beach.
(Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:13:16 EDT)

And the world's best zoo is ...
Based on user comments, new TripAdvisor awards name best zoos and aquariums around the world.
(Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:09:26 EDT)

These aren't actually flowers
Most flowers start as seeds planted in soil, but Wim Noorduin, currently a post-doc researcher at Harvard, prefers to craft bouquets using Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate. The two chemicals are disolved in a glass beaker filled with water and as carbon dioxide seeps into the vessel it kickstarts a chemical reaction that creates a wonderland of micro-sculptures that are about the diameter of the human hair.
(Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:09:46 EDT)

WWI outbreak marked in Belgium
Twelve cannons were fired in Liege, Belgium, on Monday to conclude a ceremony marking the outbreak of World War I 100 years ago.
(Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:56:50 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)

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)

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)

Has ISIS killer given himself away?
Although American journalist James Foley's killer is masked in black, some distinguishing features can be picked out -- but the biggest clue may be in his voice.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:54:14 EDT)

Waiting for a new face
"These types of patients have such disfigurement beforehand they can't eat, they can't breathe properly. It's about functionality," says Dr. Richard Luskin, CEO of the New England Organ Bank.
(Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:27:55 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.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:43 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)

35 moments frozen in time

(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:24 EDT)

40 stellar sports photos

(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:04:30 EDT)

Europe's last beer-making nun
A one-nun brewing operation, Sister Doris is putting Germany's women beer makers on the map. Sort of.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:30:53 EDT)

What it will take to beat ISIS
Until ISIS captured Mosul in June, the terror group concerned Western governments but was not a pressing priority, writes Tim Lister. Its subsequent actions since then, however, have now galvanized an unlikely coalition.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:29:05 EDT)

Photos: Iraq under siege

(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:30:25 EDT)

Foley's final months: Mock execution
An outrageous ransom demand. A failed rescue attempt. A taunting e-mail.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:32:14 EDT)

Father of modern yoga dies
BKS Iyengar, the man who brought yoga to the masses, has died at the age of 95. CNN's Sumnima Udas shares his story.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:43:23 EDT)

'Groundbreaking' photo shoot
It was a photo shoot that caught India's attention.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:02:36 EDT)

Ukraine: Russian convoy an 'invasion'
The presence of Russian vehicles in Ukraine is an "unauthorized entry," a Pentagon spokesman says, and the personnel and vehicles must be removed immediately.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:40:09 EDT)

Chinese fighter jet comes dangerously close to U.S. Navy plane
A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes -- one as close as 20 feet -- at a U.S. Navy plane this week, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:34:48 EDT)

500 million-year-old fossils discovered
A 500 million-year-old fossil site in Canada has researchers buzzing across North America. CBC reports
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:03:55 EDT)

Report: Hamas kills 18 suspected informants for Israel
The death toll in Gaza continued to rise Friday, a day after an Israeli strike killed three senior leaders of Hamas' military wing.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:29:40 EDT)

$35,000 stolen from MH370 passengers
A couple has been accused of transferring funds from missing MH370 passengers' accounts as the search for MH370 goes on.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:10:17 EDT)

20 bodies from Flight MH17 brought home to Malaysia
More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia observed a national day of mourning.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:57:50 EDT)

At least 38 killed after tourist buses crash in Egypt
At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country's semi-official news website Al-Ahram Online reported.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:31:57 EDT)

U.S. Ebola patients recover
American Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are out of the hospital.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:01:37 EDT)

Jackie Chan 'furious' about son's drug bust
Star says he takes responsibility for his son's charges.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:22:11 EDT)

Fist fight in Ukrainian parliament
A Ukrainian parliament member takes a swing at a fellow member after clashing over support for troops in the East.
(Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:33:30 EDT)

Singer denies underage sex allegation
British singer Richard has denied an underage sex allegation dating from the 1980s as "completely false."
(Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:22:10 EDT)

Russian convoy: Aid or invasion?
Somewhere in southern Russia, a convoy of 280 white-painted trucks snaked its way Tuesday toward the Ukrainian border. Depending on whom you ask, what's inside may either be relief goods for civilians, or the vanguard of a Russian invasion.
(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:06:57 EDT)

American Ebola patients recover
American Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are out of the hospital.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:22:40 EDT)

6 injured in train derailment
A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derail in the Swiss Alps Wednesday, injuring at least six people, regional police spokesman Peter Faerber said.
(Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:28:03 EDT)

Suspect pleads guilty over Mounties murders
Justin Bourque pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder tied to the shootings of Canadian police in June, his lawyer David Lutz said.
(Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:28:44 EDT)

Gaza zoo animals suffer
The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:58:54 EDT)

Gaza couple marry at U.N. shelter
Amid the death and destruction of life in Gaza, a spark of hope for the future: A Palestinian couple have married in a makeshift wedding ceremony at the UNRWA shelter which has become their temporary home.
(Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:25:23 EDT)

Dozens killed in Iran plane crash
A passenger plane crashed in Tehran, killing all 48 people on board, official news agencies in Iran reported. The crash also injured people on the ground, including employees at a glass factory, FARS said.
(Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:22:33 EDT)

Borders closing over Ebola fears
The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:30 EDT)

E-readers bring hope to Africa's schools
Heaps of trash pile up for miles in Kibera, a district of Nairobi that houses nearly 1 million people and is one of the poorest slums in the world. Aluminum shanties fill the horizon, and an odor of urine cuts through the air. A man trots through the narrow, unpaved streets on a camel.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:19:27 EDT)

'Exploding lake' could power Rwanda
To look at, Lake Kivu seems, well, innocent. Situated on Rwanda's western border, it is both a prominent food source in the country, and -- increasingly -- a tourist hotspot.
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:20:16 EDT)

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