Wednesday, February 19, 2014

19-Feb-2014 09:42

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.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/06/sport/sochi-2014-olympic-village/index.html?eref�ition

650-mph freefall from space :: GoPro has released harrowing footage of Felix Baumgartner's world record 24-mile Red Bull Stratos jump.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/02/03/stratos-gopro-red-bull-orig.gopro.html?eref�ition

'Judge Sochi after the Games' :: Becky Anderson speaks to former IOC Marketing Director Michael Payne about the details of organizing the Olympics.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/02/05/ctw-russia-sochi-details-michael-payne-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 reasons to love Winter Games :: If the Winter Olympics leave you cold, then we are here to help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/06/sport/sochi-reasons-to-love-winter-olympics/index.html?eref�ition

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.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/28/sport/julia-mancuso-lindsey-vonn-skiing/index.html?eref�ition

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:
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/08/world/europe/russia-sochi-numbers/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: World Press Photo Awards 2014 :: Winning pictures from this year's contest
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26193380#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Remarking exams is 'tactical move' :: Ofqual has accused schools of tactically appealing against exam results to try to boost students' grades.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26188767#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Statue found in Gaza :: Gaza construction worker finds statue of ancient Greek god Apollo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/02/14/pkg-robertson-apollo-gaza.cnn.html?eref�ition

Could you live on mars? :: See what life in outer space could look like at The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/living/2014/02/11/nat-pkg-orig-evc-mars-mission-utah-desert.cnn.html?eref�ition

A bike ride with a view :: Pro mountain biker Kelly McGarry takes us to New Zealand's Queenstown Bike Park which is 790 meters above sea level.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2014/02/13/spc-cnngo-new-zealand-pro-mountain-biker.cnn.html?eref�ition

Apps go to the dogs :: New app being shown at the Westminster Dog Show helps find lost pooches, as Samuel Burke explains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2014/02/12/pkg-burke-lost-dog-app.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Sochi Olympics Day 7 :: Action from the 2014 Winter Olympics
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26194114#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 8-14 February 2014 :: Some of the best news pictures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26186476#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Lucky money' goes online :: A growing number of Chinese are keeping their cash in their wallets this Lunar New Year as the traditional exchange of red packets of money is moving from the physical world into the digital space.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/business/online-lai-see-lucky-money/index.html?eref�ition

Plush toy or protest symbol? :: Hong Kongers are howling in disappointment as their potent -- if unlikely -- symbol of protest once again goes missing from the city's shelves.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/31/world/asia/ikea-lufsig-hk-restock/index.html?eref�ition

Party expels 'bulldozer' mayor :: China's ruling Communist Party has expelled the former mayor of Nanjing for bribery and abuse of power, describing him as "morally corrupt."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/world/asia/china-mayor-explusion/index.html?eref�ition

Will China shake the world again? :: Will China shake the world again?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26225205#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is this YouTube's new secret weapon? :: YouTube has a new boss and she has a "healthy disregard for the impossible" -- according to Google CEO Larry Page.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/business/five-things-you-didnt-know-wojcicki/index.html?eref�ition

Watch New York's subway 'strippers' :: Introducing "WAFFLE," a group of teens taking their fancy footwork -- and pole dancing skills -- to New York's subway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/showbiz/dancing-in-the-aisles-acrobats/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 17 February 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 17 February
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-26225457#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Losing a fortune... and winning it back :: Henrik Stenson's accountant must be grinning from ear to ear after last year's incredible winning streak. But the world no. 3 isn't getting carried away.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/sport/golf/golf-stenson-20-million-stanford-losses/index.html?eref�ition

China cracks down on sex industry :: Hong Kong police plan to step up efforts against vice operations in the city following a massive crackdown on prostitution last week across the Chinese border, where police in Dongguan raided 2000 establishments and detained more than 900 people.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/asia/hong-kong-china-prostitution-crackdown/index.html?eref�ition

Hepburn and Bardot: Intimate portraits :: Celebrated photographer Terry O'Neill looks back on 50 years of celebrity
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/gallery/sinatra-hepburn-curtis-and-co-laid-bare/index.html?eref�ition

Will Venezuela abandon Chavismo? :: David Frum says most of the pillars of the regime erected by Hugo Chavez are gone.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/opinion/frum-venezuela-chavismo-in-trouble/index.html?eref�ition

How teen model is painting fashion red :: Natalie Westling, 17, is embarking on a global fashion career, but she'd sometimes rather be skateboarding.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/living/natalie-westling-redhead-model-fashion-week/index.html?eref�ition

Will Venezuela abandon Chavismo? :: David Frum says most of the pillars of the regime erected by Hugo Chavez are gone.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/opinion/frum-venezuela-chavismo-in-trouble/index.html?eref�ition

'Snake salvation' star killed by snakebite :: A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/16/us/snake-salvation-pastor-bite/index.html?eref�ition

Sochi 2014: Day-by-day guide and TV schedule :: The Britons, the medals, the highlights - everything you need to know about every day of the Winter Olympics
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-olympics/25763228

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

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