The world's best national parks :: From biking hundreds of miles in Patagonia to trekking across Myanmar, iReporter Anne Dirkse has set foot on all seven continents, and she's done it all on her own. The travel writer and photographer from Loveland, Colorado, spends months out of the year uncovering hidden gems in other countries, and says some of her favorite places to visit are national parks.
In pictures: Refugee stories :: Photographers talk about their work on World Refugee Day
Why CIA toyed with bin Laden doll :: It's an unconventional weapon in the war on terror: a devil-faced doll to frighten Afghan children.
In pictures: James Lavelle's Meltdown festival :: Music and visual art at London's Southbank
Rare albino whale spotted :: A rare white whale named "Migaloo" was spotted Tuesday swimming off the coast of Australia.
Chile supporters break barrier :: 85 Chile soccer fans were arrested after breaking through a barrier in Brazil.
Man rides horse to World Cup :: Filipe Masetti Leite spent two years riding on horseback from Canada to get to the World Cup in Brazil.
Silicon Valley's satellite revolution :: Startups are taking on space. Two firms have figured out how to photograph the Earth -- quicker, faster and cheaper
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BRAZIL BEAT: Havaianas with other countries' flags :: SAO PAULO (AP) -- Nothing says Brazil quite like Havaianas....
Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers :: The online retailer Amazon wants UK publishers to agree to terms that would allow it to consolidate its power as a bookseller.
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Are old cellphones a new fad? :: Vintage phones are back in style. Would you trade your smart phone in for fashion? CNN's Max Foster reports.
Go inside Brazil's war on drugs :: Brazil cracks down on drug gangs in time for the World Cup, but is it enough? CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Rise of 'cult' Eastern Lightning :: The group was approaching fellow diners at a McDonald's restaurant in an eastern Chinese city on a recent Wednesday night, asking for their cellphone numbers, when one woman refused.
You're never too young to be CEO :: Lily Warren was just 8 years old when she decided to start her own business with her younger sisters.
UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites :: Did your last vacation include a visit to a masterpiece of human creative genius? Or to an area of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance?
Messi denies Iran :: It was looking like another shock result. Then up stepped Lionel Messi.
Klose ties Ronaldo :: He's 36 and still doing flips. And equaling the World Cup scoring record.
Jolie visits refugees in Thailand :: Angelina Jolie celebrates World Refugee Day with Myanmar refugees in Thailand.
Conlon, wrongly imprisoned, dies :: Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly imprisoned for the IRA Guildford pub bombing in England in 1974, died Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was 60.
'We're running out of places to screw up' :: Scott Anderson says the crises in Iraq and Syria are laying bare a phenomenon that has been under way for some time -- and that the Middle East's border will never be the same again.
ISIS redraws map of Middle East :: ISIS appears to be making good on its threats to dismantle the borders of the Middle East. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
World Cup: 5 things to know today :: Will Cristiano Ronaldo play in Portugal's crunch match with the USA? Get the latest here.
Architecture dead? :: Most new buildings look the same, argues one architect. Here's what we can do about it.
Sonar sticks let blind people see :: "On the streets the sidewalks are cluttered with street vendors, animals, streetlights and other obstacles which make them uncomfortable even for sighted people," explains Professor Meenakshi Balakrishnan, a computer engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, in Delhi.
The worst working hours in sports :: Are these the worst working hours in world sport?
Are these London's best thinkers? :: Entrepreneurs gathering for London's inaugural Technology Week have set the city's east end abuzz.
Five hot tech companies to watch :: London's inaugural Technology Week is underway, as the United Kingdom's capital promotes its tech stars and shows it can compete with Silicon Valley. Here are five companies to watch, as they pitch to make it big.
Under the sea, in photos :: CNN invited underwater photography enthusiasts to share their best photos and stories from their travels under the sea.