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Occupy founders advise Hong Kong protesters to retreat as support dips

Occupy founders advise Hong Kong protesters to retreat as support dips

The originators of the Occupy Central movement suggest protesters should go home, as a new poll shows support for the movement flagging.
 Starving, seething and scared: Eastern Ukraine's residents struggle to survive

Starving, seething and scared: Eastern Ukraine's residents struggle to survive

Yuri Poznychenko has lived in the village of Stepanovka, close to Ukraine's border with Russia, all his life.
Madeleine McCann mystery: Police want to question British man living in Portugal

Madeleine McCann mystery: Police want to question British man living in Portugal

British police want to question Robert Murat, a British man living in Portugal, in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann at a Portuguese resort in 2007, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

Mumbai Terror Attacks Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, which took place November 26-29.
India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

 NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.
 Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack

Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack

Jerusalem ramped up security after two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked a synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshipers and a policeman.
Majestic Victoria Falls: 'Zimbabwe's goldmine' draws back thrill-seekers

Majestic Victoria Falls: 'Zimbabwe's goldmine' draws back thrill-seekers

Spray from Victoria Falls hits the faces of tourists and locals as they look down at Africa's most famous waterfall. The water acts as a wake-up call, but this spectacular sight is no dream.
Best cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Disney

Best cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Disney

 (CNN) -- Wash your hands, slap on some hand sanitizer and put the latest norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship out of your mind.
 Doctor's death marks second U.S. Ebola fatality

Doctor's death marks second U.S. Ebola fatality

A doctor who spent time treating Ebola patients in West Africa died from the virus Monday in Nebraska. The death of Dr.
 Japan to dissolve parliament, hold snap elections after news of recession

Japan to dissolve parliament, hold snap elections after news of recession

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for snap parliamentary elections for next month, following news that the country had slipped into a recession.
Thai police identify Americans accused of trying to ship infant body parts

Thai police identify Americans accused of trying to ship infant body parts

Two Americans stole adult and infant body parts from a museum inside a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas, Thai police say.
Who's who in the Hong Kong protests?

Who's who in the Hong Kong protests?

Protesters have occupied major districts in Hong Kong to demand full universal suffrage for the city, a culmination of decades of frustration among the city's democracy activists.
This is one in a series of Fast Facts offered from the CNN Library giving a more in-depth look at a person or topic in the news.

This is one in a series of Fast Facts offered from the CNN Library giving a more in-depth look at a person or topic in the news.

 (CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Pope Francis, the current pope and first non-European pontiff of the modern era. Personal: Birth date: December 17, 1936 Birth place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Halliburton buys rival in mega deal

Halliburton buys rival in mega deal

As recently as Friday, merger talks between Halliburton and Baker Hughes weren't going well. But now, we have a deal. Halliburton said Monday it will spend $34.6 billion to acquire Baker Hughes.
U2's Bono injured in Central Park fall, band's website says

U2's Bono injured in Central Park fall, band's website says

U2 front man Bono injured his arm in a Central Park cycling accident and now needs surgery, a statement on the band's official website said Sunday.