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Rebekah Brooks starts defense in UK phone hacking trial

Rebekah Brooks starts defense in UK phone hacking trial

Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News International, took to the stand for the first time Thursday in her trial on accusations that she was part of a conspiracy to intercept the voice mails of high-profile figures in Britain.
Is Paris still cool? Hell yeah! (But not for the reasons you think)

Is Paris still cool? Hell yeah! (But not for the reasons you think)

(CNN) -- So New York thinks it's the most stylish city on the planet? Sure, the Big Apple was named top dog in the latest rankings of fashion capitals around the world, pushing Paris into second place, and London into third.
After 25 die, protesters prepare to stand their ground in Ukraine

After 25 die, protesters prepare to stand their ground in Ukraine

They've given up their ground before -- voluntarily, as a political concession. But that seems to be over.
Official: At least 4 killed in southern Beirut explosion

Official: At least 4 killed in southern Beirut explosion

At least four civilians were killed in two blasts in southern Lebanon, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour told reporters Wednesday. Two additional bodies may or may not be those of suicide bombers.
Crew member accused of attacking cruise passenger, trying to push her overboard

Crew member accused of attacking cruise passenger, trying to push her overboard

The fight started because of an alleged slight -- and ended with a crew member being accused of attempted murder.
After 25 die, protesters prepare to stand their ground in Ukraine

After 25 die, protesters prepare to stand their ground in Ukraine

They've given up their ground before -- voluntarily, as a political concession. But that seems to be over.
"Come and vacation in Sochi ... please!"

"Come and vacation in Sochi ... please!"

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- "Olympic Village train station!" I say into the smartphone, which is running my voice through a translation app. I give the device back to the taxi driver.
5 things to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday

5 things to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday

(CNN) -- The weather forecast is the most watched item in the athletes village, snowboard cross is like NASCAR on the white stuff and the Dutch seem likely for another podium sweep in speed skating. Women's alpine skiing
Jump shot: A Sochi photography masterclass

Jump shot: A Sochi photography masterclass

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- "This one is for you," says Yana Romanova, the photo manager at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center.
"Come and vacation in Sochi ... please!"

"Come and vacation in Sochi ... please!"

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- "Olympic Village train station!" I say into the smartphone, which is running my voice through a translation app. I give the device back to the taxi driver.
"The winds of change are massive!" Tech innovator calls African diaspora to come back and make a difference

"The winds of change are massive!" Tech innovator calls African diaspora to come back and make a difference

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- What do the Apollo space missions, laser eye surgery and sustainable cocoa have in common?
All of the trapped miners rescued from South Africa mine

All of the trapped miners rescued from South Africa mine

Six miners who refused to come out of an illegal gold mine in South Africa have been rescued, rescuers from ER24 emergency medical service told CNN on Tuesday.
4 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in Bangkok

4 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in Bangkok

Thailand's bitter political crisis intensified Tuesday as four people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police, and the country's anti-corruption commission filed charges against the Prime Minister.
Ukrainian protesters set fire to ruling party's headquarters

Ukrainian protesters set fire to ruling party's headquarters

Ukrainian protesters set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Party of Regions in Kiev on Tuesday as the capital deals with its first wave of violence in more two weeks.
Some South African miners freed; others refuse to come out for fear of arrest

Some South African miners freed; others refuse to come out for fear of arrest

Nineteen miners have been freed after being trapped since Saturday in an illegal gold mine in South Africa.