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 Venice officials deny ban on wheeled suitcases

Venice officials deny ban on wheeled suitcases

Don't throw out your roller bag just yet. Officials in the Italian city of Venice are denying a reported ban on wheeled luggage, saying they won't impose large fines on tourists using them.
 Philae: The bouncing baby space probe that gave itself another chance

Philae: The bouncing baby space probe that gave itself another chance

It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned heaps of data ... and then quietly faded away.
Lawmaker 'Long Hair' among arrests after clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' among arrests after clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Bailiffs began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong's bustling Mong Kok district Tuesday, triggering scuffles, arrests and a stand-off with growing crowds of protesters.
British banker 'fit' to enter plea over brutal Hong Kong murders

British banker 'fit' to enter plea over brutal Hong Kong murders

A court in Hong Kong has ruled that a British banker charged with the grisly murder of two Indonesian women is psychologically fit to enter a plea on both counts.
Dropped beer bottle shatters glass walkway at London's Tower Bridge

Dropped beer bottle shatters glass walkway at London's Tower Bridge

 A scary view of London just got slightly scarier. At 138 feet above the city's River Thames, the view from the newly opened glass walkway at Tower Bridge was already enough to generate high anxiety.
People and dogs of Donetsk share desperate struggle to survive winter

People and dogs of Donetsk share desperate struggle to survive winter

 On the southern fringes of Donetsk, in the shadow of a huge steel plant, a cacophony of barking overwhelms the dull thud of artillery fire.
Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is fast approaching, and it appears no agreement will be reached in time.
Where will jihadis stripped of their passports go?

Where will jihadis stripped of their passports go?

Editor's note: Guy S. Goodwin Gill is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law.
 Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

Hours before deadline, no deal reached on Iran nuclear program

The clock is ticking down for a nuclear deal with Iran, and so far it looks like no agreement will be reached in time.

Baby found in storm drain; woman charged with attempted murder

The bicyclists were on a morning ride Sunday when they heard a shocking sound coming from somewhere below them: a baby crying.
Suicide bomber kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball game

Suicide bomber kills 45 at Afghanistan volleyball game

At least 45 people were killed and 60 others were wounded Sunday after a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the
World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

 (CNN) -- Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
Top local cop arrested in missing 43 Mexican students case

Top local cop arrested in missing 43 Mexican students case

A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.
Africa's best journalists: Risking their lives

Africa's best journalists: Risking their lives

 (CNN) -- Joseph Mathenge hadn't planned to be at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2013, when gunmen -- now associated with Islamist terror group Al Shabaab -- infiltrated the shopping center and started shooting en masse i
Quidditch is real, and it wants to go pro

Quidditch is real, and it wants to go pro

 (CNN) -- Place a tennis ball into a yellow sock and tuck it into the back of your pants. Now start running. Congratulations! You are a snitch. Don't get caught, or the game ends.