Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20-Aug-2014 03:29

World's most stylish bookstores :: Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/23/travel/worlds-coolest-bookstores/index.html?eref�ition

9 pollution beaters :: Beijing may have to wait another 16 years before it will have safe, clean air, according to a report from the capital's environmental authority earlier this week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/03/world/asia/china-smog-inventions/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

10 things we didn't know about lighthouses :: In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we invited you to share your best lighthouse photos with CNN iReport. As dozens of images started pouring in, we were reminded of a near-universal fact: People love lighthouses. The beacons of light are popular travel destinations across the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/07/travel/lighthouse-facts-irpt/index.html?eref�ition

The brightest supermoon :: The second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/08/us/irpt-august-supermoon/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over? :: A survey by the Pew Research Center has asked experts to imagine the role of artificial intelligence in the workforce ten years from now.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28779146#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

World's first panda triplets :: Very few pandas are born each year, but even fewer of the fragile cubs stay alive.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/13/world/asia/panda-triplets-china/index.html?eref�ition

Japan's defense plans rile China :: Japan's new defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, with the Chinese government complaining that its Asian neighbor is using the "China threat" to justify a bigger defense budget.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/12/world/asia/japan-china-defense-analysis/index.html?eref�ition

Sino-theology and the pope :: Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/15/world/asia/china-christianity/index.html?eref�ition

Why are Iraq oil prices so stable? :: Usually, airstrikes, rebels seizing control of oil fields and refineries, plus a severe refugee crisis are a recipe for market panic. So why are Iraq oil prices so stable? CNN's John Defterios investigates.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/14/business/oil-iraq-defterios/index.html?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis :: Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28177841#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Rabbi: 'Strive for peace and pursue it' :: One rabbi says Hamas and Tel Aviv have repeatedly chosen conflict over negotiations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/15/opinion/mideast-rabbi-yehiel-grenimann/index.html?eref�ition

Ancient Indian sport gets a makeover :: Part wrestling, part school-yard tag, this Indian game is enjoying a resurgence thanks to corporate czars and Bollywood stars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/17/world/asia/india-kabaddi-league/index.html?eref�ition

5 ways to start a financial revolution :: The existing financial system is broken. Here's how to fix it.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/18/opinion/five-ways-financial-revolution/index.html?eref�ition

Mind-reading headband pours beer :: Behold the $300 headband that does everything from pour your beer, levitate your chair, and calm you down, simply by reading your brain waves.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/18/tech/can-this-brain-sensing-headband/index.html?eref�ition

Are these bright lights a UFO? :: Video and pictures posted online of bright lights over the skies of Houston have many wondering if they saw a UFO.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/16/pkg-tx-ufo-spotted.kprc.html?eref�ition

Who owns these cars? :: In what has become a summer tradition, wealthy Arabs travel to London with their expensive supercars.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/13/natpkg-super-cars-london.cnn.html?eref�ition

Celebs face ALS ice bucket :: From Justin Timberlake to Aaron Rodgers to Chris Christie, celebrities cool off for ALS research.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/08/13/orig-jag-celebrity-ice-bucket.cnn.html?eref�ition

Skaters turn Tehran into a half-pipe :: Skateboarding is growing in popularity in Iran and one entrepreneur is looking to capitalize by designing his own boards.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/18/world/meast/iran-skateboards-mme/index.html?eref�ition

Inside North Korea's 'silent church' :: They were once called the "Vatican's spies" -- and there's not a single priest in the country.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/18/world/asia/north-korea-catholic-church/index.html?eref�ition

Which foods are off Russian menus? :: Europe's deteriorating relationship with Russia has hit the region's growth, even before new food sanctions begin to bite.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/14/business/russia-eu-food-embargo/index.html?eref�ition

How unhealthy is two years indoors? :: Julian Assange says he will leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London "soon".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28834466#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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