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The mysterious world of 'lightbombing': Dazzling art illuminates the streets

The mysterious world of 'lightbombing': Dazzling art illuminates the streets

It's 4 o'clock in the morning. Most of Birmingham, the second most populated city in England, is fast asleep. But like a thief in the dead of night, a solitary figure slips through the city's deserted streets.
Thousands to say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Thousands to say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Thousands are gathering in Riyadh on Friday to say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a cautious reformer who succeeded in securing broader freedoms in the conservative kingdom but fell short in gaining greater
Fate of Japanese hostages unknown as ISIS deadline apparently passes

Fate of Japanese hostages unknown as ISIS deadline apparently passes

The fate of two Japanese men whom ISIS kidnapped and threatened to execute was unknown Friday as the 72-hour deadline that the militant group set apparently came and went.
AirAsia flight climbed quickly, then stalled before crash, reports say

AirAsia flight climbed quickly, then stalled before crash, reports say

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed rapidly before it crashed, a top Indonesian official said Tuesday, according to The Jakarta Post.
Air Force UFO files land on internet

Air Force UFO files land on internet

It's enough to make Mulder and Scully seethe with envy. Nearly 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO investigations and sightings are now available online.
The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis

The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis

 (CNN) -- In politics, they call it going "off message." In acting, they call it going "off script." In the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, it has become business as usual.
The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis

The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis

In politics, they call it going "off message." In acting, they call it going "off script." In the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, it has become business as usual.
Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms

Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms

Building and programing a robot from scratch may sound like an impossible task to most primary school students, but one man is changing that mind-set for a generation of Ugandans.
Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons 'defend the freedom of religion'

Charlie Hebdo editor says Mohammed cartoons 'defend the freedom of religion'

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed "defend the freedom of religion," the magazine's top surviving editor, Gerard Biard, said in a television interview on Sunday.
The Pope is wrong on religious speech

The Pope is wrong on religious speech

 (CNN) -- The popular Pope Francis is taking some hits himself after some lighthearted comments that included a pretend punch to a colleague.
Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Soldiers stood guard outside the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday, as Belgium joined France in deploying its military alongside police to counter the threat of potential terror attacks.
7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Switzerland's decision to remove its currency peg on the franc is expected to wreak havoc on certain industries -- and unlucky individuals.