CNN.com - Top Stories http://edition.cnn.com/index.html?eref=edition CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. en-US Copyright 2014 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:05:13 EDT 10 CNN.com - Top Stories http://edition.cnn.com/index.html?eref=edition http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/img/1.0/logo/cnn.logo.rss.gif 144 33 CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Lesotho PM alleges army coup attempthttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/lesotho-coup/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/lesotho-coup/index.html?eref=editionAfter an apparent attempted military coup on Saturday, the people of the African nation of Lesotho are doing their best to return to every day life.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:21:29 EDT U.S. lawmakers demand ISIS strategyhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/meast/isis-iraq-syria/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/meast/isis-iraq-syria/index.html?eref=editionResidents celebrate as Iraqi and volunteer forces enter Amerli, breaking a two-month siege of the town by militants from terror group ISIS.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:43:54 EDT Prison in Somalia attacked; 12 deadhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/somalia-bombing/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/somalia-bombing/index.html?eref=editionIslamist rebels attacked a prison in Somalia on Sunday and were fought off by security guards, who killed eight of the rebels, Somali Security Ministry spokesman Mohamed Yusuf told CNN. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:48:23 EDT Missing cancer boy's parents arrestedhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/uk-brain-cancer-boy-found/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/uk-brain-cancer-boy-found/index.html?eref=editionThe parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been arrested, police said. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:07:28 EDT Elvis Presley's last two jets for salehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/showbiz/elvis-presley-jets-for-sale/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/showbiz/elvis-presley-jets-for-sale/index.html?eref=editionElvis Presley's last two jets, the "Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II," are for sale.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:57:10 EDT Why strategy on ISIS takes timehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/opinion/hertling-syria-isis-strategy-will-take-time/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/opinion/hertling-syria-isis-strategy-will-take-time/index.html?eref=editionRetired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says that developing an effective strategy against ISIS will be difficult and time-consuming.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:19:29 EDT What can West do about Putin?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/chance-analysis-russia-ukraine/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/chance-analysis-russia-ukraine/index.html?eref=editionRussia's tactics in Ukraine are difficult to pin down: The Kremlin categorically denies Russian troops are fighting alongside rebels there, or that the sophisticated weaponry being used against Ukrainian government forces is supplied by Moscow. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:30:33 EDT Are atheists 'unelectable' in U.S.?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/moreno-atheists-unelectable-congress/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/moreno-atheists-unelectable-congress/index.html?eref=editionThis fall, for the first time in U.S. history, an openly atheist candidate is running for Congress. James Woods is fighting an uphill battle as a Democrat seeking to represent the very Republican 5th Congressional District in Arizona. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:53:14 EDT The man who hunted bin Ladenhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/30/opinion/bergen-mcraven-special-forces-influence/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/30/opinion/bergen-mcraven-special-forces-influence/index.html?eref=editionOn Thursday in Tampa, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a change of command ceremony during which Adm. William "Bill" McRaven handed over the reins of Special Operations Command to his successor, Gen. Joseph Votel. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:32:12 EDT Shinzo Abe scores historic own goalhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/opinion/japan-abe-war-criminals-kingston/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/opinion/japan-abe-war-criminals-kingston/index.html?eref=editionHere at an international gathering of Japan specialists currently underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the actions of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in honoring his country's war criminals have come in for sharp criticism.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:33:10 EDT NATO to create new unit to deter 'Russian aggression'http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html?eref=editionNATO is expected to create a high-readiness unit backed up with special forces to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine, the NATO Secretary General says.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:11:23 EDT Ukraine troops dejected, tiredhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/ukraine-scene/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/ukraine-scene/index.html?eref=editionA few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:01:19 EDT Ukraine: 'Point of no return' loomshttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/08/31/nr-ukraine-point-of-no-return.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/08/31/nr-ukraine-point-of-no-return.cnn.html?eref=editionThe conflict in Ukraine is ratcheting up as Russian troops enter the country by the thousands.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:08:35 EDT Alleged bomb plot foiled in Manilahttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/philippines-manila-airport/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/philippines-manila-airport/index.html?eref=editionFour men have been arrested after allegedly trying to detonate a bomb at Manila's international airport Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:15:27 EDT Kenneth Bae sends message to U.S.http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.html?eref=editionThree Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions Monday in an exclusive interview with CNN's Will Ripley. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:44:56 EDT Race to rescue U.N. officials in Syriahttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/meast/syria-crisis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/meast/syria-crisis/index.html?eref=editionOfficials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:51:01 EDT Pakistan denies PM has resignedhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.html?eref=editionProtesters demanding the resignation of the Pakistani Prime Minister engaged in running battles with police near government offices in the capital Monday.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:12:12 EDT China: No open elections in HKhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/hong-kong-elections/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/hong-kong-elections/index.html?eref=editionA commentary in a state-run Chinese newspaper dismisses Hong Kong democracy advocates as a "paper tiger."Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:54:50 EDT China: Man kills 3, jumps off buildinghttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/china-school-attack/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/china-school-attack/index.html?eref=editionA man killed three people at a primary school in central China on Monday and then committed suicide by jumping off a building, state media reported.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:04:14 EDT Thai PM names military-heavy cabinethttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/thailand-cabinet-named-military/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/thailand-cabinet-named-military/index.html?eref=editionThailand's military leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has unveiled a new interim cabinet in which key ministries will be run by senior military figures.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:06:42 EDT J-Law targeted in nude photo scandalhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/jennifer-lawrence-photos/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/jennifer-lawrence-photos/index.html?eref=editionIn a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:25:35 EDT Merciless Marquez closes in on titlehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/motorsport/motogp-merciless-marquez-back-to-winning-ways/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/motorsport/motogp-merciless-marquez-back-to-winning-ways/index.html?eref=editionIf an unexpected fourth place at the Czech MotoGP two weeks ago had given Marc Marquez's rivals cause for hope, Sunday at Britain's Silverstone served as a reminder that his talents run deep.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:41:57 EDT Changes afoot at F1's Ferrari?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/motorsport/f1-mattiacci-ferrari-brawn/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/motorsport/f1-mattiacci-ferrari-brawn/index.html?eref=editionFerrari would welcome back Ross Brawn to help turn around the famous Formula One team's flagging fortunes.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:28:03 EDT Stewart's return to NASCAR cut shorthttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/us/tony-stewart-return/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/us/tony-stewart-return/index.html?eref=editionWhat started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:55:08 EDT Football: Where's Hernandez going?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.html?eref=editionMexico striker Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan from Manchester United, the Spanish soccer giant announced Monday, the last day before the European transfer window closes. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:19:56 EDT U.N. to probe alleged ISIS abuseshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/meast/iraq-crisis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/meast/iraq-crisis/index.html?eref=editionThe United Nations Human Rights Council said Monday they will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes allegedly committed by ISIS.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:13:10 EDT UK PM calls for new terror lawhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/isis-uk-threat-level/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/isis-uk-threat-level/index.html?eref=editionBritish Prime Minister David Cameron wants police to have the power to seize passports of those suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:12:23 EDT Bid to fight homegrown terrorhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/wbt-intvw-santos-foster-terror-plan.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/wbt-intvw-santos-foster-terror-plan.cnn.html?eref=editionNina dos Santos interviews Max Foster on the UK's plan to fight homegrown terrorism.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:02:42 EDT Iraqi forces recapture Amerlihttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/ns-intvw-stout-coren-amerli.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/ns-intvw-stout-coren-amerli.cnn.html?eref=editionCNN's Anna Coren reports on the Iraqi military recapture of Amerli townfrom ISIS.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:02:49 EDT Does Britain have a jihadi problem?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/europe/isis-britain-jihadi-problem/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/europe/isis-britain-jihadi-problem/index.html?eref=edition"Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:28 EDT Muslims fear witch-hunthttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/pkg-penhaul-uk-fighting-extremism.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/09/01/pkg-penhaul-uk-fighting-extremism.cnn.html?eref=editionWorshipers fear that all Muslims could be targeted in the hunt for British jihadis linked to ISIS.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:01:52 EDT 'Throat of fire'http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref=editionMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:40:34 EDT What starts in winter and lasts 8 years?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/13/travel/arctic-festival/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/13/travel/arctic-festival/index.html?eref=editionIt's largely devoid of human life, dark and viciously cold at times and frequently subject to dangerous levels of geological volatility -- the Arctic is surely the worst possible destination for an arts festival.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56:42 EDT Floating snowflake world's coolest hotel?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/travel/snowflake-hotel/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/travel/snowflake-hotel/index.html?eref=editionThe Krystall hotel will doubtless inspire a few gags about a frosty reception when it opens in December 2016, but once guests realize they're about to check in to a giant floating snowflake, it could just as easily melt hearts.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:11:53 EDT The world's most beautiful clockshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/11/travel/gallery/beautiful-clocks/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/11/travel/gallery/beautiful-clocks/index.html?eref=edition12 of the world's most beautiful clocksThu, 14 Aug 2014 08:13:38 EDT Sculptures as thin as a hairhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/these-arent-flowers/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/these-arent-flowers/index.html?eref=editionMost flowers start as seeds planted in soil, but Wim Noorduin, currently a post-doc researcher at Harvard, prefers to craft bouquets using Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate. The two chemicals are disolved in a glass beaker filled with water and as carbon dioxide seeps into the vessel it kickstarts a chemical reaction that creates a wonderland of micro-sculptures that are about the diameter of the human hair.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:59:52 EDT Trieste, the city of fashionhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/19/world/europe/international-talent-support-trieste/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/19/world/europe/international-talent-support-trieste/index.html?eref=editionNudging the border with Slovenia in Italy's far north-east, the mysteriously underrated city of Trieste is largely known for its stately, Habsburg-era architecture, exquisite coffee, and traditional regattas.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:56:17 EDT World's most stylish bookstores http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/23/travel/worlds-coolest-bookstores/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/23/travel/worlds-coolest-bookstores/index.html?eref=editionSomeday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:02:43 EDT Mystique of abandoned palaces http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/27/travel/poland-secret-ruins-photos/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/27/travel/poland-secret-ruins-photos/index.html?eref=editionPatrycja Makowska likes to give enigmatic names to the extraordinarily beautiful photographs she shoots of crumbling palaces.Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:29 EDT Is architecture dead? Not in Venicehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/travel/venice-architecture-biennale-rem-koolhaas/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/16/travel/venice-architecture-biennale-rem-koolhaas/index.html?eref=editionTheir 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. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:30:18 EDT NK detainee: Situation 'desperate'http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.html?eref=editionThree Americans held in North Korea tell CNN of their conditions and appeal for help.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:08:14 EDT Joan Rivers' condition 'serious'http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/showbiz/joan-rivers-condition/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/showbiz/joan-rivers-condition/index.html?eref=editionThe latest statement from Joan Rivers' daughter gave no new information about the comedian's condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:13:20 EDT 75 years since WWII beganhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/gallery/world-war-ii-timeline/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/gallery/world-war-ii-timeline/index.html?eref=editionSeptember 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. In 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium soon came under German control, and when France fell less than a year later, Britain was the only nation left in Western Europe to oppose Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Click through for key photos from the war.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:25:32 EDT Why Wozniacki is thriving againhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/tennis/us-open-caroline-wozniacki-tennis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/tennis/us-open-caroline-wozniacki-tennis/index.html?eref=editionCaroline Wozniacki has had her critics in the past. A defensive game and not landing a grand slam title while she was ranked No. 1 provided fodder for her detractors. But now everyone is rooting for the Dane, who was dumped by fiance Rory McIlroy this year. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:10 EDT Brits: 'EU sucks' over vacuum banhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/business/eu-vacuum-cleaners-ban/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/business/eu-vacuum-cleaners-ban/index.html?eref=editionThe EU police are not about to take your vacuum cleaner away from you. So, stop worrying. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:55:09 EDT Which movie won box office battle?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/movies/guardians-of-the-galaxy-box-office/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/movies/guardians-of-the-galaxy-box-office/index.html?eref=editionThe Star-Lord is officially the star of the box office.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:39:06 EDT Train your brain to eat better foodhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/health/train-brain-eat-better/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/health/train-brain-eat-better/index.html?eref=editionFollowing a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:41:07 EDT J-Law targeted in nude photo scandalhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/jennifer-lawrence-photos/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/showbiz/jennifer-lawrence-photos/index.html?eref=editionIn a major breach of privacy, a hacker leaked a series of pictures allegedly showing Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities in the nude. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:25:35 EDT Great old buildings: Restore or destroy? http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/battersea-power-station/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/battersea-power-station/index.html?eref=editionA London landmark that has graced an album cover is due for a major makeover.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:07:56 EDT Rick Perry takes back tweethttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/politics/perry-tweet-deleted/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/politics/perry-tweet-deleted/index.html?eref=editionTexas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent this disparaging tweet about District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:40 EDT 'Unique' race attracts beach lovershttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/laytown-races-beach-horse-racing/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/laytown-races-beach-horse-racing/index.html?eref=editionThe going is always soft and the only permanent building is a toilet block. It's the antithesis to the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot ... welcome to Laytown Racecourse.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:18:28 EDT What's on the 'Laptop of Doom'?http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/08/30/ac-laptop-of-doom.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/08/30/ac-laptop-of-doom.cnn.html?eref=editionA reporter who has viewed the contents of an ISIS laptop says it contains a manual for a bio-attack, propaganda & more.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:27:35 EDT Militia parties at empty U.S. embassyhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/libya---u-s---embassy/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/africa/libya---u-s---embassy/index.html?eref=editionLibyan militia members have turned the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli into a swim club.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:13:59 EDT In a room with a million cockroacheshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/travel/china-cockroach-farming-food/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/travel/china-cockroach-farming-food/index.html?eref=editionI've eaten some unusual things on the road.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:02:59 EDT Beslan atrocity,10 years afterhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/02/05/pkg-walsh-russia-sochi-return-to-beslan.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/02/05/pkg-walsh-russia-sochi-return-to-beslan.cnn.html?eref=editionSchool atrocity showed the limits of Putin's power and, for many, his failings as a leader. Nick Paton Walsh reports.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:31:19 EDT Opinion: Why Hong Kong worries Chinahttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/china-hong-kong-democracy/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/opinion/china-hong-kong-democracy/index.html?eref=editionChina fears that democracy in Hong Kong could destabilize Communist Party rule in China. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:03:20 EDT 15 funniest travel books ever writtenhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/travel/funny-travel-books/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/travel/funny-travel-books/index.html?eref=editionWe expect a lot from our travel writers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:52:47 EDT Is this paradise with a conscience?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/travel/nihiwatu-hotel-indonesia/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/travel/nihiwatu-hotel-indonesia/index.html?eref=editionA resort on remote Sumba has one of the world's best surf breaks, but that's only the start of the superlatives.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:55:54 EDT Summer movies we loathed and lovedhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/showbiz/movies/summer-movies-winners-losers/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/showbiz/movies/summer-movies-winners-losers/index.html?eref=editionWas it the end of the world at the summer box office?Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:30:08 EDT What does 'perfect' wine taste like?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/travel/napa-valley-experience/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/travel/napa-valley-experience/index.html?eref=editionMost people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:28:17 EDT The world's first 'unstealable' bikehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/tech/gallery/unstealable-bike-bicycle-theft/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/tech/gallery/unstealable-bike-bicycle-theft/index.html?eref=editionMove along, bicycle thieves: if you want to steal it, you have to break it.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:13:41 EDT What North Korea wants world to seehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-wrestling/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-wrestling/index.html?eref=editionGet a rare glimpse of a country that has deliberately locked itself away from the outside world.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:03:10 EDT CNN tours Kim Jong Un's waterparkhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/29/sot-ripley-inside-north-korea.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/29/sot-ripley-inside-north-korea.cnn.html?eref=editionCNN's Will Ripley is given a rare look inside North Korea and tours Kim Jong Un's pet project, a waterpark.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:04:17 EDT Pro wrestling in the 'Hermit Kingdom'http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/31/ripley-north-korea-wrestlers.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/31/ripley-north-korea-wrestlers.cnn.html?eref=editionCNN's Will Ripley gets a rare look at a North Korean pro-wrestling event.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:05:13 EDT SUV runs over boy, but then ...http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/25/pkg-stevens-china-boy-survives-being-hit-by-car.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/25/pkg-stevens-china-boy-survives-being-hit-by-car.cnn.html?eref=editionSurveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:11 EDT Is 'immortal' jellyfish key to life?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/28/world/asia/can-immortal-jellyfish-unlock-everlasting-life/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/28/world/asia/can-immortal-jellyfish-unlock-everlasting-life/index.html?eref=editionIn Japan, scientists investigate whether a mysterious jellyfish could help prevent the aging process.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:15:52 EDT Panda faked pregnancy for bunshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/asia/china-panda-pregnancy/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/asia/china-panda-pregnancy/index.html?eref=editionA giant panda slated to be the star of the first-ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:04:57 EDT ISIS 'selling Yazidi women' as slaveshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/30/world/meast/isis-iraq-syria/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/30/world/meast/isis-iraq-syria/index.html?eref=editionU.S. forces drop aid for surrounded Iraqi town and carry out airstrikes on ISIS targets to protect against "imminent massacre", Pentagon says. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:01:11 EDT Libyans 'paying price' for Mideast dividehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/opinion/libya-strikes-hellyer/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/opinion/libya-strikes-hellyer/index.html?eref=editionA New York Times article has reported that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have launched airstrikes in Libya against militias, without coordinating with their ally, the United States of America. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:46:40 EDT She's planning for space catastrophehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/26/world/guardian-of-the-galaxy/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/26/world/guardian-of-the-galaxy/index.html?eref=editionNelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission: to convince the world of the dangers posed by asteroid strikes.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:16:33 EDT 19 truly special vacationshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/travel/best-experiences-world/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/travel/best-experiences-world/index.html?eref=editionScrap all those other bucket lists and start saving.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:45:44 EDT Can Erdogan save Turkey's economy?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/business/mme-turkish-economy-erdogan/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/business/mme-turkish-economy-erdogan/index.html?eref=editionRecep Tayyip Erdogan was officially sworn in as Turkey's new president Thursday after comfortably winning the country's first direct vote to decide its head of state earlier this month. The appointment could see the 60-year-old former semi-professional football player remain at the top of Turkish politics for at least another decade. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:26:23 EDT Drone's eye view of earthquake damagehttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/25/orig-drones-eye-view-of-earthquake-damage-npr.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/25/orig-drones-eye-view-of-earthquake-damage-npr.cnn.html?eref=editionSee a drone's eye view of the aftermath of the 6.0 Napa earthquake.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:28:39 EDT Where are the top stars going?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.html?eref=editionClubs are running out of time to tempt the best footballers.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:33:40 EDT Ukrainian troops demoralized, tiredhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/ukraine-scene/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/europe/ukraine-scene/index.html?eref=editionUkrainian troops appear dejected and tell a CNN crew of the horrors they've endured.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:20:40 EDT Scenes from the fieldhttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/index.html?eref=editionFri, 06 Dec 2013 03:12:27 EST Russia accusedhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html?eref=editionUkrainian military officials accuse Russia of attacking their airfields as the battle for control of the eastern part of the country intensifies.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:49:08 EDT NK detaineeshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/north-korea-ripley-americans-interviewed/index.html?eref=editionThree Americans held in North Korea tell CNN of their conditions and appeal for help.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:52:25 EDT Hong Kong democracyhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/hong-kong-elections/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/hong-kong-elections/index.html?eref=editionIt's a decision thousands of protesters feared.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:46:28 EDT Stars on the movehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/01/sport/football/football-transfer-deadline-day-hernandez-falcao-man-utd/index.html?eref=editionClubs are running out of time to tempt the best footballers.Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:41 EDT Stun-gunned for art?http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/27/erin-pkg-moos-stun-gun-photo-shoot.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/27/erin-pkg-moos-stun-gun-photo-shoot.cnn.html?eref=editionThis is what "ouch" looks like. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on stunning portraits taken while getting stun-gunned.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:08:33 EDT Escobar's hitman freedhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/27/pkg-romo-john-jairo-velasquez-released.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/27/pkg-romo-john-jairo-velasquez-released.cnn.html?eref=editionJohn Jairo Velasquez, who was drug lord Pablo Escobar's hit man, has been released from prison. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:09:11 EDT Who owns these cars?http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/13/natpkg-super-cars-london.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/13/natpkg-super-cars-london.cnn.html?eref=editionIn what has become a summer tradition, wealthy Arabs travel to London with their expensive supercars.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:05:49 EDT Are these bright lights a UFO?http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/16/pkg-tx-ufo-spotted.kprc.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/08/16/pkg-tx-ufo-spotted.kprc.html?eref=editionVideo and pictures posted online of bright lights over the skies of Houston have many wondering if they saw a UFO. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:05:19 EDT Finding the perfect burgerhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/18/pkg-boulden-uk-london-best-burgers-app.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/18/pkg-boulden-uk-london-best-burgers-app.cnn.html?eref=editionAmerican burger joints have sprung up all over London, but how to know which ones are best? Jim Boulden investigates.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:09:33 EDT Japan's cross-dressing iconhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/17/pkg-ripley-japan-inspirational-cross-dresser.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/17/pkg-ripley-japan-inspirational-cross-dresser.cnn.html?eref=editionA cross-dressing Japanese man is challenging social norms, encouraging young people to be themselves.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:08:35 EDT Tattoo art business boomhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/06/20/pkg-boulden-uk-tattoo-business-boom.cnn.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/06/20/pkg-boulden-uk-tattoo-business-boom.cnn.html?eref=editionDon't call them parlors, they are tattoo art studios and are no longer in decline. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:14:18 EDT Put a bird on ithttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/14/travel/irpt-bird-watching-spots/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/14/travel/irpt-bird-watching-spots/index.html?eref=editionWho among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:09:34 EDT The brightest supermoon http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/08/us/irpt-august-supermoon/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/08/us/irpt-august-supermoon/index.html?eref=editionThe second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:05:21 EDT 10 things we didn't know about lighthouseshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/07/travel/lighthouse-facts-irpt/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/07/travel/lighthouse-facts-irpt/index.html?eref=editionIn 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.Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:53:00 EDT Gaza crisis brings 9/11 flashbackshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/30/opinion/palestinian-american-west-bank-irpt/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/30/opinion/palestinian-american-west-bank-irpt/index.html?eref=editionI am an American, and I love my country, but I also love my heritage.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:38:56 EDT Bomb blasts and wedding bellshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/03/living/israel-border-wedding-irpt/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/03/living/israel-border-wedding-irpt/index.html?eref=editionShe has been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:26:42 EDT Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/asia/china-us-spy-flights/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/asia/china-us-spy-flights/index.html?eref=editionChina has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, rejecting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:33 EDT Xi Jinping echoes 'paramount leader'http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/asia/jaime-florcruz-china-xi-jinping-deng-xiaoping/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/29/world/asia/jaime-florcruz-china-xi-jinping-deng-xiaoping/index.html?eref=editionThe 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic reform.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:28:30 EDT What's wrong with winning?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/asia/china-sport-mentality-stout/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/asia/china-sport-mentality-stout/index.html?eref=editionOff-camera, I'm getting parenting advice from China's first athlete to win gold in any sport at the Winter Olympics.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:59 EDT China executes attack 'masterminds'http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/24/world/asia/china-tiananmen-executions/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/24/world/asia/china-tiananmen-executions/index.html?eref=editionChina has executed eight people convicted of terrorism, including three for their roles in an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:18:09 EDT Keeping traditions alivehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/24/travel/nanjing-handicrafts/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/24/travel/nanjing-handicrafts/index.html?eref=editionWith more than 6,000 years of history, China's ancient capital of Nanjing has been the birthplace of many of the country's most intriguing traditional arts. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:19:14 EDT China slams 'aggressive jet' claimhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/22/world/asia/us-china-air-encounter/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/22/world/asia/us-china-air-encounter/index.html?eref=editionA Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:19:04 EDT Parched residents dig wells http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/22/world/asia/china-wells-water-shortage/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/22/world/asia/china-wells-water-shortage/index.html?eref=editionAt first glance, it seems like a lot of roadside construction is taking place in this residential neighborhood west of Beijing's Tsinghua University.Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:18:36 EDT Sino-theology and the popehttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/15/world/asia/china-christianity/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/15/world/asia/china-christianity/index.html?eref=editionDetentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:06:48 EDT World's first panda tripletshttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/13/world/asia/panda-triplets-china/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/13/world/asia/panda-triplets-china/index.html?eref=editionVery few pandas are born each year, but even fewer of the fragile cubs stay alive.Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:03:58 EDT Japan's defense plans rile Chinahttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/12/world/asia/japan-china-defense-analysis/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/12/world/asia/japan-china-defense-analysis/index.html?eref=editionJapan'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.Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:05:52 EDT Did couple steal state secrets?http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/china-canada-secrets/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/china-canada-secrets/index.html?eref=editionA Canadian couple living in a city close to China's border with North Korea are under investigation for the suspected theft of state secrets, state media said Tuesday.Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:30:29 EDT