Questions amid leadership change :: Those who think the U.S. electoral college is a complicated system for choosing a leader should take a look at China right now.
Checkered report card for China's Hu :: When Hu Jintao steps down as leader of China's Communist Party this month, not everyone will view his record over the last 10 years favorably.
Next leader Xi keeps Iowa in heart :: The man destined to become leader of the world's most populous nation will sit in the halls of power in Beijing, but a part of him remains in the American heartland.
China's Hu warns of enemy within :: President Hu Jintao has said what so many others have been thinking: the Chinese Communist Party is under threat.
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SAP: No need for 'Grexit' plans :: German software maker SAP's boss says the company is not preparing for a "Grexit" because it expects the crisis-hit eurozone to hold itself together.
Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
Time for women in elite circle? :: A record number of American women will hold U.S. Senate seats after Tuesday's election. In China, there is speculation over whether a woman will also make history by ascending to its top political core.
Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
Pioneering plan to turn desert green :: In a region known for its towering skyscrapers, the erection of a modestly-sized greenhouse might not appear worthy of much attention.
Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
Street children found dead in bin :: Eight Chinese officials have been fired or suspended after five boys died in a rubbish bin after suffocating on fumes from charcoal they burned to stay warm, according to state-run media.
Burial at sea? Try a floating cemetery :: Yet another passenger ship could be about to anchor in Hong Kong's popular waters, but berths aboard this particular vessel will be more permanent.
Chinese flock to elite U.S. schools :: Jay Lin is the embodiment of the American dream -- and what is increasingly a Chinese dream.
When anger goes beyond despair :: For the last three years Greek society has suffered a prolonged period of economic and political crisis, which has been magnified by unprecedented austerity measures.
Could derelict airport save Greece? :: Greece is hoping a derelict airport on the outskirts of Athens -- one which has sparked a keen contest among international investors -- will help solve its debt woes.
EU budget talks end without deal :: A European Union summit aimed at setting the bloc's next seven-year budget broke up without a deal amid divisions over EU spending at a time of wide austerity.
Fiscal cliff looms as Congress returns :: With Congress returning this week, Athena Jones examines the prospects for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Stateless Rohingya starving to death :: The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority who live in constant fear of attack. CNN's Dan Rivers finds startling evidence of suffering.
Why carmakers back fuel cells :: As electric cars try to forge more than a just niche in the market, the auto industry is already looking to another form of clean technology that could overtake today's battery-powered vehicles.
Online appeal for cancer cure :: Salvatore Iaconesi uploaded his medical data as an open source project, inviting responses from around the world.
Why economic focus rushed East :: The speed at which the global economy has pivoted from the West to emerging economies like China is astounding, says author Niall Ferguson.
Why sea snails are dissolving :: A group of international scientists say they have discovered that the shells of sea snails are being severely eaten away by the rising acidity in an area of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.
How did welfare claimants come to be seen as scroungers? :: William Beveridge paved the way for the welfare state 70 years ago. But do people now think more in terms of "scroungers" than the "deserving"?
Day in pictures: 26 November 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 26 November