Sochi confidential: Tour the village :: Thousands of athletes are pouring into Sochi ahead of Saturday's opening ceremony. So how are they adjusting to life in the Olympic village? CNN tours their homes.
650-mph freefall from space :: GoPro has released harrowing footage of Felix Baumgartner's world record 24-mile Red Bull Stratos jump.
'Judge Sochi after the Games' :: Becky Anderson speaks to former IOC Marketing Director Michael Payne about the details of organizing the Olympics.
10 reasons to love Winter Games :: If the Winter Olympics leave you cold, then we are here to help.
Can Mancuso take Sochi by storm? :: While U.S. sports fans were coming to terms with the news that glamor girl Lindsey Vonn would miss the Winter Olympics, the woman who could again prove to be the nation's skiing sweetheart was relaxing on a beach.
How many liters of beet soup? :: The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears to be among the most expensive Olympics ever:
Philippines' best beaches and islands :: The best of the atolls 7,000 islands.
Graves of empire tell of India's troubled past :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/OZ_wtJ7VdBg/story01.htm
World Bank probes Tata tea project over worker abuse :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0r7D_ovdmGo/story01.htm
Finance minister seen walking budget tightrope :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/aDijawxD3xk/story01.htm
Nepal to reduce fees to climb Mount Everest :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/w896CW88Q6A/story01.htm
Cocoa-nomics :: CNN investigates slavery in the chocolate industry in Ivory Coast where many workers are children -- but also where pressure on international chocolate firms is beginning to show.
Ishant's career-best haul gives India upper hand :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Y3gDHae2G8s/story01.htm
Hohenlohe :: "The Russians have a PR problem, that's the way I see it. The facilities and the weather are great here but they have real trouble telling their story." If experience counts for anything Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the oldest athlete in Sochi, should know what he's talking about.
C.A.R.: 'People cheered lynching' :: Horrific images show the results of ethnic cleansing in Central African Republic, say rights group.
Virtual Bagel, Virtual Cat - who 'likes' you? :: Why there are still plenty of questions over 'likers'
In pictures: London lovers :: Rarely seen pictures on show at the Museum of London
VIDEO: PM: 'Flood rumours are not true' :: Prime Minister David Cameron has told the BBC that a "massive national effort" is under way as stormy weathers returns to the UK.
Phone carriers' airwave bids raise debt concerns :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zLrdeueMvCs/story01.htm
Hollywood's new star unveils life journey :: Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has become a new critics' darling after her breakout role in last year's hit movie "12 Years A Slave."
Russians: World's best hotel guests? :: Russians don't always have the best reputation abroad, but as their numbers (and bank accounts) grow, the travel industry is starting to welcome then with open arms.
U.S. snowstorm in 60 seconds :: Watch the latest winter snow storm move up the East Coast leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
AUDIO: UK fashion 'worth £26bn each year' :: Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, discusses the business aspect to London Fashion Week.
Indonesia volcano erupts; 76,000 evacuated, most of Java's airports shut :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/oE-7cA4Args/story01.htm
Pistorius talks of sorrow a year after Steenkamp shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/fu2RhL7HBsY/story01.htm
The colors you'll be wearing in 2014 :: From pastels to jewel tones, New York Fashion Week is packed with color. See some of the runway's most vibrant looks.
State Bank of India vows to tackle bad loans after Q3 profit miss :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/3t1frmsoFcg/story01.htm
Most charismatic competitor at Sochi :: "The Russians have a PR problem, that's the way I see it. The facilities and the weather are great here but they have real trouble telling their story." If experience counts for anything Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the oldest athlete in Sochi, should know what he's talking about.
How cricket was Americanized :: "Sehwag, go back to Ranji!" The jingoistic crowd was screaming when the portly batsman Virender Sehwag was dismissed in the game between the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) semi-final game in 2008.
AUDIO: Quitting smoking 'relieves stress' :: Quitting smoking can relieve stress, according to a new study.