Huge whales meet surfers :: Australian surfers are treated to an amazing display by visiting whales at Bondi Beach.
Italy's cheese bank :: CNN's Isa Soares explores how the parmesan cheese producers of Reggio Emilia are getting access to bank funding in Italy
Zoo substitutes dog for lion :: A young boy called out a zoo in China for substituting some of the zoo's animals. CNN's Paula Newton explains.
Russia's Anti-Gay legislation :: CNN asked Muscovites what they think of the controversy surrounding Russia's anti-gay legislation.
Flush and forget :: Ayeshya Durgahee investigates how airplanes toilets are cleaned.
Huge whales share waves with surfers :: Australian surfers are treated to an amazing display by visiting whales at Bondi Beach.
Are we sharing too much online? :: Dean Obeidallah says social media, once about sharing fun things, has evolved to host thoughts about things people would once only discuss in private.
Euro recession over ... or is it? :: Spring is in the air. That's the feeling in Brussels and Berlin. The latest economic numbers issued by the European Commission seem to indicate that the eurozone has slowly crawled out of the recession.
'Marikana massacre:' Unresolved dispute :: Marikana lies on South Africa's platinum belt, where the world's richest deposits of the metal are located. Together with Russia, South Africa produces 90% of the world's platinum demand. The people of Marikana know the land is mineral rich, and last year they demanded a taste of that wealth.
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In pictures: Egypt's 'day of rage' :: Twenty-four hours of violence in Egypt
Twins 'stolen' from hospital rescued :: Police in China have rescued twin baby girls allegedly sold by a maternity doctor, bringing the number of infants recovered from the suspected trafficking ring to three, state media reported.
HK makes $5M ivory bust :: In one of the biggest busts of its kind in Hong Kong, customs authorities this week seized more than 1,100 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five leopard pelts. The haul, found in a container shipped from Nigeria, is valued at more than $5.3 million.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: The home secretary urges MPs to support an opt out of all EU police and justice measures.
Exploring LA's forgotten stairways :: Los Angeles was not always a city of cars, it once had an enviable public transport system. And to connect its hillside homes with the tram network, developers built dozens of stone staircases.
How does a polyamorous relationship between four people work? :: Imagine one house, with four people, but three couples. How does it work?
Win returns Nadal to No.2 world ranking :: Rafael Nadal completed his preparations for the U.S. Open by claiming the title in Cincinnati for the first time with a hard-fought 7-6 7-6 win over home hope John Isner Sunday.
Bo Xilai to face trial this week :: The trial of Bo Xilai, a former darling of the all-powerful Communist Party, will begin Thursday, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said.
Bo Xilai: Show trial or serious test? :: Chinese authorities have ended the waiting game over when political pariah Bo Xilai will face court over corruption charges.
Hyperloop vs. world's fastest trains :: Just how fast would the Hyperloop transportation system envisioned by entrepreneur Elon Musk have to be? Try more than twice as fast as the fastest commercial train in the world.
'Space stations' to transform Riyadh :: Can car-loving Saudis be convinced to step out of their air-conditioned comfort and take public transport?
25 great skyscrapers :: China may have just topped out on its new tallest building -- the 632-meter Shanghai Tower -- but if plans underway in Changsha come to fruition, that building will hold the title until only April 2014 when the country's 838-meter Sky City is completed.
Emirates aims for high flyers :: For those that love the luxury of first class air travel but loathe the imposition of having to share it with others, Emirates thinks it has the aircraft for you.
Google Street View inside A380 :: Not content with climbing Mount Fuji or scaling the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Google Street View team has once again stretched the limits of their brief, this time with a full tour inside an Emirates Airbus A380.
Bolt claims third gold in Moscow :: Usain Bolt rounded off the world championships Sunday by claiming his third gold in Moscow as he anchored Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x100m relay.
Fracking: How does it work? :: Hydraulic fracturing to tap energy reserves has split public opinion and led to protests. But what is it?
Europe's greatest museum treasures :: Stakes have been raised in the museum world with the reopening after 10 years of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Enough old masters were dusted down and rehung during the renovation to get a room of Russian oligarchs panting.
Hyperloop: Not the only novel travel plan :: With his Hyperloop plan, Elon Musk isn't the only entrepreneur proposing new ways to travel.
Can Oscar Pistorius get a fair trial? :: Judging by the ferocity with which Gerrie Nel pursued a case of "planned and premeditated" murder against Oscar Pistorius at his bail hearing, it would not be unreasonable to assume the state had a strong case. From the outset, however, the veracity of the state's case appeared to dwindle.
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