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Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones?
Hurricane Odile flogs tourists with rain in Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile flogs tourists with rain in Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.
British man, woman found dead on Thai beach

British man, woman found dead on Thai beach

A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday.
Pro-Russian Rebels release captive Ukrainian troops

Pro-Russian Rebels release captive Ukrainian troops

Pro-Russian rebels released dozens of captive Ukrainian troops Sunday as part of a ceasefire deal. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a Twitter post that 73 troops were released in Donetsk.
How many more Western captives is ISIS holding?

How many more Western captives is ISIS holding?

The beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS has intensified fears for other Western hostages being held by the jihadist group.
Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

(CNN) -- Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit.
Big solar storm hitting Earth

Big solar storm hitting Earth

(CNN) -- Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.
Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

(CNN) -- Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit.
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws from race

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws from race

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from a re-election bid, according to CNN news partner CBC. The controversial mayor was hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor.

Democratic candidates finding distance from Obama on ISIS

In the face of several tough upcoming Senate races, many Democratic candidates have found a multitude of ways to separate themselves from the President's most recent speech on ISIS.

The ISIS debate

Congress is weighing in on President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" the ISIS militant army.
Rhinos on a plane: Life-saving mission across borders

Rhinos on a plane: Life-saving mission across borders

It's been a bad year for the African rhino, particularly for those that call South Africa home.

Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts

- Here's a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter currently on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Personal: Birth date: November 22, 1986

'Broad coalition' of nations will help fight ISIS, John Kerry says in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- In Baghdad on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed that the U.S. and a "broad coalition" of nations would help Iraq fight ISIS militants.
Asia consumers shun McDonald's after food scare

Asia consumers shun McDonald's after food scare

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- A collapse in McDonald's sales in Asia sparked by a food scare will take a bite out of company profits this quarter.