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:
World's best honeymoon spot is ... :: Maldives tops a select list. But where would you spend your ideal honeymoon?
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.
In pictures: London lovers :: Rarely seen pictures on show at the Museum of London
Phone carriers' airwave bids raise debt concerns :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zLrdeueMvCs/story01.htm
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
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
Wildlife poaching: Jackie Chan's foe :: CNN's Max Foster talks to film star Jackie Chan about his quest to stamp out wildlife poaching.
Anger over new childcare ratios plan :: Plans to allow one member of staff to look after as many as 30 children in after-school clubs meet with strong objections from childcare organisations.
Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins :: The Silk Road 2, an anonymous marketplace for drugs, has allegedly been hacked resulting in the loss of bitcoins, valued at $2.7m.
Day in pictures: 14 February 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 14 February
Mystery statue :: Gaza construction worker finds statue of ancient Greek god Apollo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Military secrets :: For China, it's about what's not on display that matters.
Sandbags v flood boards :: Households have been rushing to protect their homes with sandbags, but are flood boards a better solution?
In pictures: World Press Photo Awards 2014 :: Winning pictures from this year's contest
AUDIO: Remarking exams is 'tactical move' :: Ofqual has accused schools of tactically appealing against exam results to try to boost students' grades.
Quest for snow in balmy Sochi :: CNN's Ian Lee takes us on a journey from the balmy coastline of Sochi to the mountains above on a hunt for Olympic snow.
Penguin warns of India's free speech curbs after withdrawing book :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-YTi6Mye7Yw/story01.htm
Valentine after Haiyan ::
See what it's like to live on Mars :: See what life in outer space could look like at The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station.
Cleaning the world's tallest building :: CNN's Jon Jensen looks at what it takes to keep Dubai's Burj Khalifa in top condition.
Lovers flock to St. Peter's for Valentine's meeting with pope :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/4RCU3utuAbs/story01.htm
Statue found in Gaza :: Gaza construction worker finds statue of ancient Greek god Apollo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.