Wednesday, February 19, 2014

19-Feb-2014 21:54

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

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

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

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

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

In pictures: Bafta honours stars :: Famous faces at the film awards
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26219406#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's Lunar New Year TV gala :: Thought the 111 million people tuning into the Super Bowl was a lot?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/asia/lunar-new-year-super-bowl/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs discuss a report on cancer priorities for the National Health Service.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-26170806

11 things to know about Lunar New Year :: It's that time again: Lunar New Year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/27/travel/11-things-lny/index.html?eref�ition

H7N9 bird flu cases spike :: When Mr He, a 39-year-old furniture factory owner came down with flu symptoms late last year, he wasn't worried.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/28/health/h7n9-bird-flu-china/index.html?eref�ition

Asia chases China's tourist dollar :: The Lunar New Year gallops ever closer and with it the world's largest human migration.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/28/travel/asia-china-tourists/index.html?eref�ition

Virgin Galactic bars Chinese :: Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, has barred Chinese nationals from applying for spots on its first commercial flights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/29/travel/virgin-galactic-chinese/index.html?eref�ition

The truth about Chinese New Year :: I thought I could drink.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/29/travel/cny-baijiu/index.html?eref�ition

CNN joins the great trek home :: Zhou Xia walks briskly and with a certain purpose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/29/world/asia/china-new-year-migration-mckenzie/index.html?eref�ition

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality :: More and more people believe that gay sexuality is hereditary - but how does this idea fit with natural selection?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26089486#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean? :: Decoding the mystery of the pavement markings left by British contractors.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25915468#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Baby hatches' rolled out :: The number of China's so-called "baby hatches" -- places where mothers can leave newborn babies anonymously -- is set to increase as the government tries to protect more of the country's abandoned infants.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/17/world/asia/china-baby-hatch/index.html?eref�ition

Gigi Chao shakes up Hong Kong :: What's life like when your father is a billionaire, your mother is an actress, and your sexuality becomes an international headline?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/11/world/asia/gigi-chao-interview-hong-kong/index.html?eref�ition

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