Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
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.
In pictures: Snowstorm hits US :: Snow storm in north-eastern US states
The year in pictures 2012 :: The pictures that made the headlines in 2012
Day in pictures: 28 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 28 December
Week in pictures: 22-28 December 2012 :: News photographs from around the world
Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
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.
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.
What's next for China in 2013 :: Attempting to forecast future events is a dangerous pastime.
Police indifference blamed for rapes :: The death of a young woman after a savage attack on an Indian bus has galvanized the nation to demand action.
Neighbors ring in 2013 25 hours apart :: Just 101 miles separate Samoa and American Samoa. But while the residents of one country will be among the first to ring in 2013, citizens of the other will have to wait another 24 hours to open the celebratory champagne.
Deadly blasts hit Iraqi cities :: At least 22 people have been killed - and many more injured - in a series of explosions across Iraq, officials say.
Dubai ports feed appetite for dates :: Dates have been an integral part of the culture and identity of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since ancient times.
Christmas where you live :: Christmas is synonymous with colorful decorations, festive markets and extravagant quantities of food.
Obama: My worst day as president :: President Obama says that the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting was the worst day of his presidency.
10 global new year's eats :: Americans who celebrate on New Year's Eve with a bottle of champagne, party hats and a kiss at midnight have an important lesson to learn from the rest of the world (and certain regions of this country): The arrival of the new year is meant for feasting.
Battery charged by walking :: Jim Clancy talks with a U.S. scientist who invented a battery that can be charged with physical motion.
Singapore cemetery as battleground :: Singapore's Bukit Brown stands at the heart of a heated debate over development, as graves face exhumation to make way for a new eight-lane highway.
Moscow plane crash caught on video :: A Russian airliner overshot the runway at a Moscow airport, killing four people, and the crash was caught on tape.
Gun buyback yields rocket launchers :: A gun buyback program turns up two rocket launchers. CNN's Kyung Lah looks at what this says about weapons in the U.S.