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:
AUDIO: Remarking exams is 'tactical move' :: Ofqual has accused schools of tactically appealing against exam results to try to boost students' grades.
Statue found in Gaza :: Gaza construction worker finds statue of ancient Greek god Apollo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Could you live on mars? :: See what life in outer space could look like at The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station.
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.
World Cup 2014 gets security boost :: Brazilian authorities announce a security boost of around 70,000 officers to prevent disruption during the football World Cup starting in June.
Flooding kills nearly 70 in Burundi :: At least 69 people, including children, have been killed in the central Africa nation of Burundi because of torrential rains, an aid group said Thursday.
9 great cameras for travelers :: Underwater, over mountains, by the beach -- whatever your trip, there's a camera that'll capture it best.
What happens to a house when the water drains away? :: About 6,500 homes have been flooded in the UK since December. But what happens to a house when the flood water recedes?
World risks era of slow growth, high unemployment - OECD :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zVceYG3uZJw/story01.htm
24 beach photos that'll make you drool :: They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
Are black armbands too political? :: The International Olympic Committee says it discourages mixing politics with the Games -- as in Ukrainian athletes wanting to memorialize those killed in Kiev. History shows otherwise, Amy Bass says
What's WhatsApp? A messages service that spans borders, devices :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/80YZPl4vNJ4/story01.htm
China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HD4ic3mYBv4/story01.htm
Japanese cuisine -- which region is best? :: Interactive map showcases food and tells back story of cuisine from 10 major Japanese destinations.
Venezuela protesters, troops clash, death toll at six :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/icbXt5T2oFc/story01.htm
F1 boss backs Putin on gay rights :: Russian president Vladimir Putin finds himself an unlikely ally: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
U.S. leads pushback against emerging market angst at G20 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/QmfkyThad2c/story01.htm
VIDEO: Clumsy bank thief's bad day gets worse :: A thief in the US dropped his stolen cash on the floor, then fell over while being chased on foot by police because his getaway car had flat tyres.
For WhatsApp, keeping things simple is both a draw and a handicap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HRDr4CjvxKo/story01.htm
Report: 27% of flight attendants harassed :: New survey details the lewd and crude of in-flight employment.
RBI will need to keep raising policy interest rate - IMF :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Y3imzSuvWjs/story01.htm
For WhatsApp, keeping things simple is both a draw and a handicap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-Zso1SoYjKY/story01.htm
Iran boosts military support in Syria to bolster Assad :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/KJf_ibVdZfI/story01.htm
9 tips for better Instagram photos :: CNN's Jethro Mullen has nearly 800,000 Instagram followers. Here's how he does it.