Tuesday, July 29, 2014

29-Jul-2014 14:01

China first for Tour de France :: Chinese fans will have a new reason to cheer when the 101st Tour de France kicks off on Saturday: 26-year-old Ji Cheng will become the first rider from China to compete for competitive cycling's highest honor.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/04/world/asia/first-chinese-cyclist-tour-de-france/index.html?eref�ition

Did Xi snub North Korea? :: When President Xi Jinping arrives in Seoul this week, the Chinese leader will have passed over North Korea in favor of its arch rival.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/world/asia/south-korea-xi-visit/index.html?eref�ition

Japan's toilet exhibition :: Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/03/sot-japan-tokyo-toilet-museum.cnn.html?eref�ition

Tattoo art business boom :: Don't call them parlors, they are tattoo art studios and are no longer in decline. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/06/20/pkg-boulden-uk-tattoo-business-boom.cnn.html?eref�ition

This 3-D printed robot talks :: Intel's Futurist introduces the world to "Jimmy," a walking, talking social robot.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2014/07/03/jimmy-robot-intel-orig-ms.cnn.html?eref�ition

Rent a World Cup buddy :: CNN's Isa Soares discovers that for a price, you can now rent a friend to enjoy the sights of Brazil with.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/03/wc-pkg-soares-rent-a-friend.cnn.html?eref�ition

A tour of Rio's favelas :: There's lots for World Cup fans to do in Brazil, including tours of Rio's famous slums, or "favelas." Isa Soares reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/07/02/soares-pkg-world-cup-tours-favelas.cnn.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/index.html?eref�ition

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.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/12/travel/worlds-national-parks-irpt/index.html?eref�ition

Rare albino whale spotted :: A rare white whale named "Migaloo" was spotted Tuesday swimming off the coast of Australia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/06/19/pkg-albino-whale-australia.seven-network.html?eref�ition

'Hidden' photos reveal library build :: 'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-28466238#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A community's tales :: Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28325015#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 25 July 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 25 July
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28481264#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28481262#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why neon lights are dying :: A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/25/travel/neon-signs-dying-irpt/index.html?eref�ition

People power in the PRC :: He saw it first-hand on a reporting trip in Guizhou province -- scores of village children going to school hungry.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/26/world/asia/china-civil-society/index.html?eref�ition

Skyscrapers that clean the air :: Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/10/business/skyscrapers-that-clean-the-air/index.html?eref�ition

Why does China struggle with football? :: With a population of 1.3 billion, you'd think that there would be 11 people in China who are good enough to put up a fight on the football pitch.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/07/sport/football/china-football-development/index.html?eref�ition

Top TV anchor detained :: In the latest twist of a widening anti-corruption campaign, Chinese authorities have detained a popular and controversial television anchor with the national broadcaster, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/13/world/asia/china-tv-anchor-detained/index.html?eref�ition

How China's iconic dress survived :: It's perhaps the most iconic scene in the most iconic Hong Kong movie of all time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/26/travel/cheongsam-exhibition-hk/index.html?eref�ition

The hands-on world of digital art :: A new generation of creatives are taking code to a more colorful realm, using digital media to push the boundaries of art.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/07/world/europe/digital-revolution/index.html?eref�ition

Is architecture dead? Not in Venice :: Their stare is blank and unblinking; they just stand there rigid and dumb. Passers-by look on bemused as a child attempts to clamber up one of their backs. It's no harm, they are after all just a pair of concrete cows, painted white with cute little black spots.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/travel/venice-architecture-biennale-rem-koolhaas/index.html?eref�ition

Would you pay $4M for unmade bed? :: The next time your child refuses to make his or her bed, don't despair. You may have an artist on your hands.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/01/us/unmade-bed-art/index.html?eref�ition

Origami: When maths and art collide :: When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/30/world/astonishing-origami-exhibit/index.html?eref�ition

Summer of supermoons :: The first of this season's summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/13/us/july-summer-supermoon-irpt/index.html?eref�ition

New 'Wonder Woman' and other heroines ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/25/showbiz/lucy-women-of-sci-fi/index.html?eref�ition

Getting stuck on things or in things :: The London Fire Brigade releases figures on children getting stuck.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28467439#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/1AkVMhkpA_0/story01.htm

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/phDfXj4WEI8/story01.htm

Battling Cook and Ballance put England in control :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ULD63gGtk98/story01.htm

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