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Hamas says it abducted teens 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:52:29 EDT 
    A Hamas official admitted Friday that militants from his group abducted three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June, but the official said the kidnappers did not tell their leaders about the action.

Leaders 'didn't know' 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:03:09 EDT 
    Hamas leader admits to kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens. CNN's Ian Lee reports.

Hamas executes 18 'informants' 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:02:21 EDT 
    Hamas has exeucted 18 suspected informants for Israel in Gaza, according to Al Aqsa TV. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Travelers defy Hamas threat 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:15:37 EDT 
    Despite threats from Hamas, it's business as usual at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. CNN's John Vause reports.

Ebola: There's hope 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:51:30 EDT 

    What starts in winter and lasts 8 years? 
      Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56:42 EDT 
      It's largely devoid of human life, dark and viciously cold at times and frequently subject to dangerous levels of geological volatility -- the Arctic is surely the worst possible destination for an arts festival.

    Floating snowflake world's coolest hotel? 
      Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:11:53 EDT 
      The Krystall hotel will doubtless inspire a few gags about a frosty reception when it opens in December 2016, but once guests realize they're about to check in to a giant floating snowflake, it could just as easily melt hearts.

    The world's most beautiful clocks 
      Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:13:38 EDT 
      12 of the world's most beautiful clocks

    Sculptures as thin as a hair 
      Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:59:52 EDT 
      Most flowers start as seeds planted in soil, but Wim Noorduin, currently a post-doc researcher at Harvard, prefers to craft bouquets using Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate. The two chemicals are disolved in a glass beaker filled with water and as carbon dioxide seeps into the vessel it kickstarts a chemical reaction that creates a wonderland of micro-sculptures that are about the diameter of the human hair.

    Trieste, the city of fashion 
      Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:56:17 EDT 
      Nudging the border with Slovenia in Italy's far north-east, the mysteriously underrated city of Trieste is largely known for its stately, Habsburg-era architecture, exquisite coffee, and traditional regattas.

    World's most stylish bookstores 
      Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:02:43 EDT 
      Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.

    Mystique of abandoned palaces 
      Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:29 EDT 
      Patrycja Makowska likes to give enigmatic names to the extraordinarily beautiful photographs she shoots of crumbling palaces.

    Is architecture dead? Not in Venice 
      Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:30:18 EDT 
      Their stare is blank and unblinking; they just stand there rigid and dumb. Passers-by look on bemused as a child attempts to clamber up one of their backs. It's no harm, they are after all just a pair of concrete cows, painted white with cute little black spots.

    Becker: Reaction to job surprised me 
      Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:44:26 EDT 
      CNN's Don Riddell talks to Boris Becker about coaching Novak Djokovic and the reaction to the announcement.

    500 million-year-old fossils discovered 
      Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:01:51 EDT 
      A 500 million-year-old fossil site in Canada has researchers buzzing across North America. CBC reports
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