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Meet the risktakers in Hong Kong

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:31am
For now, the Hong Kong demonstrations still have a largely festive atmosphere. But underneath runs a gamut of feelings -- optimism and fear, confusion and exhaustion, determination and frustration.
Categories: International News

See ISIS shell Syrian city

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:24am
ISIS fighters are attacking the Syrian city of Kobani near the Turkey-Syria border. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Categories: International News

Weather stops recovery of bodies from volcano

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:00am
The search for bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan was suspended Thursday as weather conditions deteriorated.
Categories: International News

Once-massive Aral Sea dries up

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:50am
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.
Categories: International News

Whoops! Banksy graffiti scrubbed

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:38am
What do you do if a potentially valuable Banksy graffiti work appears on one of your buildings? If you're the local council in the English seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, the answer is: remove it fast.
Categories: International News

Astonishing photo-realistic portraits

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:17am
The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. When portraiture looks this realistic, it can be hard to accept that what you see is just paint on a canvas, or ink scratches on a page.
Categories: International News

Heartwarming dog rescue

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:04am
A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.
Categories: International News

3 soldiers killed in latest suicide attack on Afghan troops' vehicles

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:02am
Three Afghan soldiers were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle -- the third such attack in the last 24 hours.
Categories: International News

Mexico nabs top drug lord

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:39am
Troops closed in on one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords Wednesday, nabbing him at a seafood restaurant in a popular tourist destination.
Categories: International News

North Korea gets ready to launch larger rockets at space center

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:37am
New images of North Korea's main satellite launch site show that an upgrade allowing for larger rockets has been completed, raising the possibility of a fresh launch within the year, a new report says.
Categories: International News

Wildlife declines by half in 40 years

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:20am
An alarming report by leading wildlife experts claims the global loss of species is even worse than previously thought.
Categories: International News

How to paint a portrait in 54 seconds

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:23am
In a series of 9 gorgeous time-lapse vines, world-renowned portrait artist Jonathon Yeo gives a master-class on how to paint like a pro.
Categories: International News

Wonder Woman, Jesus and Obama via for votes in Brazil

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:35am
Forget kissing babies, to win office in Brazil you may have to leap a building in a single bound.
Categories: International News

India's human waste removers

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:32am
I normally don't dwell on what I am going to wear before I go on a shoot. It's usually something presentable, comfortable and preferably in a bright "TV" color that makes my cameraman Rajesh happy.
Categories: International News

Hong Kong protests: What's next?

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:29am
The massive street rallies that have swept Hong Kong since the weekend present a major dilemma for China's leadership and the city's own government.
Categories: International News

Australian aircraft support action vs. ISIS

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:36pm
Who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria?
Categories: International News

Iran postpones execution of woman who killed her alleged rapist

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:06pm
The hanging of an Iranian woman, convicted of murder in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against her rapist, has been delayed for 10 days, according to Amnesty International.
Categories: International News

10 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:31am
A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country's Donetsk region said.
Categories: International News

Tear gas brings Hong Kongers together

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:31am
When police used tear gas on unarmed Hong Kong students, they unwittingly created a massive movement.
Categories: International News

Dark art from golf's glamour girl

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:28am
Her artwork is dark, bold and often sombre, with black figures and sinister skulls splattered across the canvasses.
Categories: International News
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