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For the family of a mysterious castaway, the hard wait is nearly over

For the family of a mysterious castaway, the hard wait is nearly over

 She talks to the pictures as if they could make her voice travel thousands of miles and reach her son's ears.
Sochi 2014: Why does the Winter Olympics matter?

Sochi 2014: Why does the Winter Olympics matter?

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- Why does Sochi 2014 matter? It's a question worth asking given we're thick into the action of the 22nd Winter Games.
What you didn't see in Sochi

What you didn't see in Sochi

Nobody looks to Olympic opening ceremonies for historical exactitude. Yet the brutal denialism of the opening spectacle at the 2014 Sochi Games should anger and sadden every viewer -- and Russian viewers most of all.
Source: U.S. debating targeted killing of American terror suspect overseas

Source: U.S. debating targeted killing of American terror suspect overseas

The Obama administration is in high-level discussions about staging an operation to kill an American citizen involved with al Qaeda and suspected of plotting attacks against the United States, a senior U.S. official tells CNN.
Bomb kills two civilian contractors in Afghanistan, ISAF says

Bomb kills two civilian contractors in Afghanistan, ISAF says

Two civilian contractors working with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force were killed in a vehicle-bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, ISAF said.
New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva

New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva

Syria's warring sides begin a new round of peace talks Monday, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from the besieged city of Homs.
Kenneth Bae worried about his health in North Korean camp

Kenneth Bae worried about his health in North Korean camp

Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American being held in North Korea, says he is worried about his health after authorities moved him back into a labor camp following a stay in a hospital.
Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe, feeds body to lions

Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe, feeds body to lions

An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures from animal lovers.
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

(CNN) -- The 22nd Winter Olympic Games opened in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears to be among the most expensive Olympics ever:
Sochi 2014 begins with teams, classical music and a flying girl

Sochi 2014 begins with teams, classical music and a flying girl

(CNN) -- With lights, floats and flying, Russia kicked off the opening ceremony in Sochi as the world turns its attention to the costliest Olympic Games in history.
5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Saturday

5 things to watch at the Winter Games on Saturday

(CNN) -- Armchair Olympic fans, be warned. It's week one of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and there are a mind-blowing number of events to try to follow.
Official: Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, passenger wants to land in Sochi

Official: Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, passenger wants to land in Sochi

A Pegasus Airlines plane landed at an Istanbul airport Friday after a passenger "said that there was a bomb on board" and wanted the plane to land in Sochi, Russia, the site of the Winter Olympics, said officials with Turkey's Tra
All eyes on Russia as Sochi opening ceremony marks start of Winter Olympics

All eyes on Russia as Sochi opening ceremony marks start of Winter Olympics

Russia kicks off the opening ceremony on Friday in Sochi as the world turns its attention to the costliest Olympic Games in history.
Sochi Olympics: 10 defining moments

Sochi Olympics: 10 defining moments

Let the Games begin. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different countries are ready to descend on Sochi as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Russia.
Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games

Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games

U.S. authorities are working with Russia and other countries to try to disrupt possible threats related to the Sochi Olympics, in addition to the toothpaste tube terror concern, a U.S. intelligence source said.