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What a shot!

(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:17:56 EDT)

The week in 36 photos

(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:47:10 EDT)

CNN mourns loss of photojournalist
CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:43:40 EDT)

Inside the 'hermit kingdom'
CNN's Will Ripley goes inside the "Hermit Kingdom" for an international wrestling festival.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:16:55 EDT)

The challenges of covering Ebola
CNN's Nima Elbagir shares the hardships of reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:54:33 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)

Child refugees held in Thailand
Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduring serious physical and emotional harm, according to a new report.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:22 EDT)

Eating cockroaches in China
I've eaten some unusual things on the road.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:54:06 EDT)

New Guinea volcano erupts
A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:53 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)

11 things to know about Myanmar
How do Burmese punks keep their mohawks standing tall?
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:30:22 EDT)

World's first cyborg
Neil Harbisson is the world's first legally recognized cyborg. He has an antenna implanted into his skull that gives him access to something he was born without: the ability to see color.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:08:00 EDT)

Paradise with a conscience?
A resort on remote Sumba has one of the world's best surf breaks, but that's only the start of the superlatives.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:04:16 EDT)

Week in 36 amazing photos

(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:43:23 EDT)

Eating cockroaches in China
I've eaten some unusual things on the road.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:54:06 EDT)

Great old buildings: Save or raze?
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:43:43 EDT)

You made that from paper?
Despite the dominance of digital tools, a new wave of artists are turning to ancient technology.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:57:56 EDT)

Welcome to Irish beach racing
The going is always soft and the only permanent building is a toilet block. It's the antithesis to the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot ... welcome to Laytown Racecourse.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:49:49 EDT)

Is this the secret to immortality?
This jellyfish has an amazing ability to rejuvenate. Does it hold the key to immortality?
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:23:43 EDT)

Whoa, Hello Kitty is NOT a cat
Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:55:19 EDT)

6 weird places to dine
Table? Check? Food? Check. Wine? Check. Shark? Eh, check!
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:52:20 EDT)

Save a horse, be a cowboy
Luxury Nevada ranch doubles as preserve for wild mustangs.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:04:54 EDT)

Why retailer pulled this shirt
Spanish fashion retailer Zara has apologized for selling a striped T-shirt bearing a yellow star that drew criticism for its resemblance to uniforms worn by Jewish concentration camp inmates.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:08:35 EDT)

Britain apologizes for tweet
Who knew the War of 1812 could inflame passions in the age of Twitter?
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:37:32 EDT)

Pregnancy faked for buns?
A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:09:28 EDT)

21 selfies of the week

(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:37:13 EDT)

Why we are all in our own bubble
Ever feel like you're living in a bubble? You are. Our whole solar system is, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence. And, oh, what a bubble it is! 300 light years long. And about a million degrees hot.
(Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:35 EDT)

Cartoon concubine courts favor
A cartoon concubine is the latest effort to foster harmony in China's restive Xinjiang region.
(Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:41:17 EDT)

The easy way to become king
Don't like the country you live in? Why not create your own, as many people have done. We uncover the parallel world of "micronationalism."
(Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:25 EDT)

10 best after dark adventures
Some things are better after dark from diving with manta rays to kayaking a bioluminescent bay.
(Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:41:59 EDT)

Man who fixed soccer confesses
Convicted match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal boasts to CNN of fixing World Cup games adding: "I was on the bench and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach."
(Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:03:55 EDT)

India's rice bucket challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has morphed into a considerably warmer and drier alternative in India.
(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:23:00 EDT)

Russia sanctions: Who's hit?

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:14:45 EDT)

Quran page sells for $68,000
Prepare for pangs of envy.
(Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:20:02 EDT)

35 moments frozen in time

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:14:29 EDT)

'Groundbreaking' photo shoot
It was a fashion shoot that caught India's attention. Five survivors of acid attacks posed for portraits.
(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:29:44 EDT)

A spy's guide to Berlin
Spooks have left their mark on a once-divided city still thought to be an espionage hotbed.
(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:35:25 EDT)

Famous stone faces speak
They have stood quietly among us for centuries, often unnoticed. But now, some of England's historic statues have been given a voice.
(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:43:10 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)

Making 'sexiest wine on the planet'
Wine has been produced in Lebanon for thousands of years but conflict across the Middle East has hit sales and production in recent times. Now the country's winemakers are adopting new tactics to get their products noticed.
(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:52:09 EDT)

40 stellar sports photos

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

ISIS video shows beheading of American
The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:35:15 EDT)

Immunotherapy saved her
Four years ago Tom and Kari Whitehead knew nothing about the battle raging within their daughter's body.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:04:37 EDT)

Front line in cancer battle
Doctor Lieping Chen has discovered a protein that helps shield cancer from the immune system.
(Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:59:36 EDT)

Young medical pioneers
Dr Sanjay Gupta finds out how curiosity was the key ingredient to unlocking the potential of four young medical pioneers.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:05:23 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)

'Unflappable' cameraman mourned
CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:04:13 EDT)

Haunted life in the Ebola zone
At the gravesite in a northern Liberia village, there are no religious or traditional burial rites. No ceremony, no mourning, no family members, and no final goodbyes.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:54:56 EDT)

World War II: 75th anniversary
September 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium soon came under German control, and when France fell less than a year later, Britain was the only nation left in Western Europe to oppose Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Click through for key photos from the war.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:59:18 EDT)

What a shot! 33 sports photos

(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:43:44 EDT)

Amazing life of Althea Gibson
Over the course of her remarkable life, Althea Gibson was many things to many people -- an accomplished jazz singer, a saxophone player, an actress and the first black woman to play on the professional golf circuit. But it was tennis where she really left her mark.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:18:52 EDT)

33 amazing sports photos

(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:19:03 EDT)

Militia parties at empty U.S. embassy
Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube on Sunday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:58:22 EDT)

Remembering Beslan massacre
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits Beslan, Russia, where 10 years ago Chechen militants stormed a back-to-school assembly.
(Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:56:00 EDT)

The world's next tallest building?
The man behind the tallest building in the world is planning another as Middle Eastern real estate markets rebound.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:41:47 EDT)

ISIS claims to behead second American
ISIS has released a video in which it claims to behead a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:40:39 EDT)

Analysis of the ISIS beheading videos
CNN's Tom Foreman analyzes the two ISIS beheading videos for clues about the perpetrators.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:40 EDT)

Saudi Arabia seizes 88 terrorists 'on the verge' of attacks
Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men from 10 terror cells who were plotting attacks, the Interior Ministry says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:51:01 EDT)

Saudia Arabia's 'religious police' assault British couple
A video of a British man and his Saudi wife being assaulted by members of Saudi Arabia's religious police has gone viral across the Arab world.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:33:19 EDT)

Al-Shabaab Terror leader's fate unclear
A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the group was killed, a Somali official says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:41:44 EDT)

Iraqi families storm parliament
The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad, demanding more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official tells CNN.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:32:39 EDT)

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