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Is this a spaceship or super mall? 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:46:38 EDT 
    On a man-made island in the Middle East, the world's newest super mall sits empty -- for now.

Would Scottish 'yes' be just the start? 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:15:00 EDT 
    Next week, the people of Scotland will vote on whether to seek independence from the United Kingdom, creating the world's newest country in the process. Recent polls suggest that this is by no means just a pipe dream of the Scottish nationalists, with the "Yes" campaign actually leading in one survey. But the results will be being watched far from Britain's shores; this is a decision that has potentially far-reaching consequences, especially within Europe.

5 ways to think yourself well 
  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:24:35 EDT 
    There wasn't anything that could bring singer Pharrell Williams down in his hit song "Happy." Turns out he was on to to something.

When you're the only white person 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:13:03 EDT 
    What happens when the racial script is flipped and whites live in a black world?

iPod Classic finally meets its end 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:20:07 EDT 
    Kristie Lu Stout says goodbye to the gadget that sparked Apple's "iCraze".

The secret to beach tennis success 
  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:48:06 EDT 
    Beach volleyball played on sun-kissed Brazilian sand conjures up many images in the mind. But beach tennis? What's that all about?

Can this gang of four take down a PM? 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:44 EDT 
    Have New Zealanders been misled over spying? Accusations fly in explosive election campaign.

'House of Cards' in New Zealand 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:16:44 EDT 
    New Zealand politics, concedes Bryce Edwards, one of the country's leading commentators on the subject, "can tend to be on the bland side compared with other countries."

Dotcom: NZ at crossroads 
  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:57 EDT 
    The approaching election represents a crossroads for New Zealand.

Inside al Qaeda for the CIA 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:19:44 EDT 
    For years, Morten Storm moved between two worlds. A radical Islamist turned double agent is lifting the lid on some of the world's best-kept secrets.

'We have to defend our church' 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:17:39 EDT 
    In Wenzhou, called the "Jerusalem of China," authorities have demolished churches.

Report blocked in China 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:24:06 EDT 
    The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.

Police attack Christians 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:23:55 EDT 
    Church leaders in eastern China say that they are facing the worst persecution in decades. CNN's David McKenzie explains.

Scenes from the field 
  Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:12:27 EST 

      Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:31:34 EDT 
      The beheading of a British aid worker by ISIS has intensified fears for other Western hostages being held by the jihadist group. How can their governments get them out?
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