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Questions for elves... 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:54:33 EST 
    'The Hobbit' elves, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace sit down with CNN.


Who runs ISIS? 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:44:30 EST 
    Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.


Twins reunited on Facebook 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:41:15 EST 
    Twin sisters Anais Bordier and Sam Futerman were separated at birth 25 years ago and reunites through social media.


Surf's up ... in Alaska 
  Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:42:12 EST 
    Alaska's Turnagain Arm water is cold but good surfers can ride the bore for miles.


They take Christmas to a new level 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:26:17 EST 
    A California music teacher's insanely elaborate "Star Wars" themed Christmas lights show is dazzling the Internet with its lightsabers and some 100,000 lights choreographed to songs from the movies.


Extreme hikers go the distance 
  Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:20:36 EST 
    They had been in Nepal for a week trying to reach Thorong La Pass, 17,769 feet above sea level, when they were caught in a snowstorm, unable to make it to the nearest village.


#MyDressMyChoice: Kenyans rally 
  Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:09:26 EST 
    Kenyans took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to send a message to men: Stop attacking women because of the way they dress.


Perspective-defying photos 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:14:43 EDT 
    It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza.


I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:24:35 EDT 
    I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11.


China assures care for boy with HIV 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:28:45 EST 
    The Chinese government has pledged to protect an eight-year-old boy with HIV, who was shunned by his entire village in the southwestern province of Sichuan, state media reported.


China dictates when you can sing anthem 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:16:24 EST 
    Don't whisper, applaud or talk on the phone when the anthem is playing. China sets new rules.


Burqa ban in Chinese city 
  Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:18:08 EST 
    Legislators in the capital of China's restive far-western Xinjiang province passed a law Wednesday to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported Thursday, highlighting the government's continued campaign against religious extremism.


What LA can teach Beijing 
  Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:16:11 EST 
    For years China has been the envy of the world, hailed as the great 'economic miracle' thanks to its sustained double-digit growth.


Security csar Zhou arrested 
  Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:37:21 EST 
    China's former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reports.


The downfall of Zhou Yongkang 
  Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:36:31 EST 
    At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agencies, court systems and prosecution offices across China -- and the domestic security czar wasn't shy in deploying his vast assets to crush dissent and unrest in the name of "preserving social stability."
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