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  • Briton killed in suicide attack
    A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday. Many casualties were reported.
  • Crime novelist P.D. James dies
    P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," has died. She was 94.
  • Report: Kim Jong Un's sister promoted
    The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.
  • Report issued on India girls' hanging
    An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in northern India has concluded that they committed suicide and that there's no evidence of rape, sexual assault, or murder, according to a report released by India's Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.
  • Ebola bodies dumped in street
    Workers employed by Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to bury Ebola victims took drastic action this week in a dispute over pay, abandoning the bodies of 15 people in the street.
  • What if you're hurt shopping?
    One of the biggest holiday weeks is upon us. Thanksgiving is a favorite day for football fans, close-knit families, families who can't stand each other, and of course, amateur competitive eaters. But what's really interesting about Thanksgiving is the day after -- known as Black Friday. It may well be the most publicized -- and puzzling -- commercial day of the year.
  • Gang-rape report spurs UVA action
    The University of Virginia has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for handling rape and sexual assault cases.
  • Prolific singer, actress dies at 87
    Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's most prolific entertainers with a career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday in Beirut, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported.
  • The future of driving looks like this
    Students at the Art Center College of Design are designing the cars of tomorrow.
  • How hampsters spend Thanksgiving
    Tiny hamsters tackle Turkey Day dinner. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports gobble gobble became nibble nibble.
  • Trans fat may hurt your memory
    If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins. Trans fat may hurt your memory, study shows.
  • Fall TV: Who stays and who goes

  • HBO lawyers up, plans Scientology film
    HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things.
  • Missing model found after search
    After an hours-long search on Wednesday, former model and celebrated restaurateur B. Smith has been found.
  • Loneliness: 5 things you may not know
    Nearly everyone feels lonely at some point. The good news is, for many of us, it's a temporary condition, perhaps one caused by a life change: moving to a new location, for instance, or starting a new job.
  • Amazing catch inspires spoofs
    "Greatest catch ever" catches the eye of jokesters. Jeanne Moos reports wide receiver teamed up with God and Kardashian.
  • Strange case of the melting house
    In London, a life-size wax house is melting -- and another appears to float. Take a look.
  • Negative effects of low oil prices
    As oil prices drop, oil exporting countries look for ways to curb their spending policies. CNN's John Defterios report.
  • Root for oil prices to go back up?
    American drivers across the country are rejoicing at falling gasoline prices, but the world's oil producers are understandably less thrilled at the drop in revenues. That discontent could devolve into something more serious: instability, and even unrest.
  • World reserves, production
    Here's a look at crude oil reserves and production around the world.
  • Wilson's testimony changes little
    Darren Wilson's version of what happened when he confronted Michael Brown has expanded since he gave his first recorded interview to detectives, but the key parts have stayed largely the same.
  • Officer's legal fight isn't over yet
    Officer Darren Wilson's attorneys told CNN he is in talks to leave the Ferguson police and may give up being an officer altogether.
  • Photos: Arrests in NYC, LA

  • Arrests near Macy's parade
    Perhaps it was the biting cold or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer early Thursday than it has been the past two days.
  • Michael Brown's mom: 'No respect'
    Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.
  • NFLer's Ferguson essay goes viral
    New Orleans' Saints Benjamin Watson poured his thoughts about Ferguson on a Facebook post that went viral.
  • Who's 'professor' from autopsy?
    Shawn Parcells became an overnight media star in August when he assisted in an autopsy commissioned by Michael Brown's family. But an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn't the expert he seems to be.
  • Nancy Grace: Story doesn't add up
    HLN's Nancy Grace comments on Officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the way the evidence was presented on his case.
  • West: 'Age of Obama' has ended
    Hala Gorani speaks to Professor Cornel West about how the killing of Michael Brown shines a light on race in America.
  • Justice different for blacks?
    A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury had heard more than 70 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses before reaching its decision, which he said was supported by physical evidence.
  • Drone follows protesters on street
    iReporter Elliot Augustine used a drone to capture a Ferguson protest in Atlanta that ended with a scuffle with police.
  • UMass Amherst cuts ties with Cosby
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.
  • New Cosby accuser comes forward
    Jewel Allison alleges that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her 25 years ago. Susan Candiotti reports.
  • Tens of thousands without electricity
    Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones. A massive power outage is being blamed on a nor'easter.
  • Month in jail for soccer headbutt
    Brazilian-born striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linked to the footballer's role model status, according to one of the lawyers involved in the case.
  • Soccer legend admitted to hospital
    Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened.
  • Cricket star dies after blow to head
    Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.
  • Video: Boy shot just after cops came
    Surveillance video shows a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice no more than two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, police said Wednesday.
  • 911 calls, video detail shooting
    CNN's George Howell details the events that led to the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by Cleveland Police
  • Inmates die after binging on drugs
    At least 13 inmates at a Venezuela prison, all of whom were on hunger strike, have died, according to the Ministry for Public Power of Penitentiary Services.
  • Burned bodies found in Mexico
    Mexico's leader proposed a series of reforms Thursday that he hopes will help combat widespread crime and corruption.
  • Officer seizes homeless boy's flute
    In the busy streets, shoppers and workers rush by the homeless little boy with a flute -- some dropping change but most ignoring him. But he plays on knowing that each coin or note can help his family survive another day.
  • Obama 'puzzled' by turkey pardon
    President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."
  • Sasha, Malia roll eyes at dad
    The first daughters didn't appear amused by their dad's corny jokes at the annual turkey pardon.
  • Woman finds $100k in bag, returns it
    An assistant manager at a Burger King in San Jose, California, found an abandoned bag with around $100,000 in it.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • 5 moments we're thankful for
    These five stories renewed our faith in humanity, proved that nothing is impossible and made us smile.
  • Homeless man finds holiday family
    Neal Shytles got dozens of offers after posting a Facebook ad for a family to spend Thanksgiving with.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero
    Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Creed frontman: I'm 'penniless'
    Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.
  • Photos: National Dog Show 2014

  • 'Crazy' bikers swarm police, post video
    Bikers go wild while police give chase. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on recklessness that will give you road rage.
  • LaBeouf: Provocative or pointless?
    Leave it to Shia LaBeouf to give one of the strangest -- or most creative -- interviews of all time.
  • This trick leaves man dumbfounded
    A fire hydrant anchors itself to the sidewalk leaving a man dumfounded. Watch the "The Carbonaro Effect" Thursdays 10/9c on truTV.
  • Stray dog joins extreme race team
    A stray dog followed an extreme race team and made such an impact that they asked him to be a permanent team member.
  • Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

  • Cameron raves about 'Avatar' sequels
    James Cameron has one word to describe the "Avatar" sequels: "Bitchin'."
  • Fitness buff builds up disabled
    For the past 25 years, Ned Norton has provided free and low-cost strength training for people living with disabilities. "I never worry about what they can't do," Norton said. "I worry about what they can do."
  • Pop culture winners and losers
    As Thanksgiving approaches, CNN's Lisa France looks at some of this years pop culture turkeys and blessings.
  • 24 gift ideas for the pop culture fan

  • Why the Pilgrims were amazing
    I was stunned.
  • Ex-NFLer: First impressions matter
    Advice can be a tricky thing.
  • Travel photos you wish you'd taken
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
  • Jail offers wing for gay inmates
    Gay wing of Men's Central Jail embraces individuality, inmate says. KCBS has the story.
  • 11 surprising effects of climate change

  • Thousands without electricity
    Chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight. Cooking turkeys on the grill. Watching Netflix on phones. A massive power outage is being blamed on a nor'easter.
  • Opinion: Boycott Black Friday
    Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot."
  • Don't fall for these Black Friday deals
    Some retailers have the same deals this Black Friday that were offered last year. HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains.
  • How Macy's window is made
    New York's holiday windows are pretty fantastic. We take you behind the scenes at Macy's and show you how it's done.
  • Ferguson
    Perhaps it was the biting cold or maybe because it was Thanksgiving. But Ferguson was much calmer early Thursday than it has been the past two days.
  • Pele
    Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened.
  • Cleveland shooting
    A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, surveillance video that police released Wednesday shows.
  • Headbutt
    Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linked to the footballer's role model status, according to one of the lawyers involved in the case.
  • Phil Hughes
    Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.
  • Mexico students
    Mexico's leader proposed a series of reforms Thursday that he hopes will help combat widespread crime and corruption.
  • Scott Stapp
    Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.
  • 'Avatar'
    James Cameron has one word to describe the "Avatar" sequels: "Bitchin'."
  • Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

  • Sad reality for shelter dogs
    Tails wagging wildly, tongues panting heavily, ears -- soft as felt -- flapping around as if they were wings propelling them against gravity.
  • Radio helps Rwanda heal
    Romance. Suspense. Good versus evil. On the surface, Rwandan radio soap opera "Musekeweya," or "New Dawn," feels familiar. Like a Rwandan "Romeo and Juliet," it tells the story of lovers from two different villages at odds with each other.
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  • 8 things to know about Jamaica
    Beyond reggae and track icons, there are many fascinating facets of Jamaica that make this island of just three million people stand out.
  • Iran landmarks you've never heard of
    Wander off the beaten track to stay in a hotel carved from rock or an ancient aristocrat's home.
  • Anthony Bourdain's family mystery
    Bourdain seeks information in Paraguay about his great-great-great grandfather, who emigrated from France in the 1850s.
  • Explore an artist's 'Paradise'
    More than a dozen years after the death of folk artist Howard Finster, his inspired, ecclectic "Paradise Garden" is getting an update.
  • 8 ways to love Provincetown
    Provincetown is an oasis with the kind of light that inspires artists and writers, a town at the tip of Massachusetts' Cape Cod that celebrates the LGBT community.
  • Never a typical night for police
    Officer Jeanet Franklin works the shift from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Atlanta's airport, where there's never a dull moment.
  • A K-9 officer's duty
    TSA canine handler Quatian Allen and her companion officer, Zera, scratch and sniff their way to a secure airport.
  • Virgin Islands
    The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.
  • Ireland
    Kevin Kane's love affair with Ireland began in 2000, when he and his then-fiancee piggybacked on a trip with his brothers and their wives.
  • Nice, France
    Nice, France, draws celebrities and tourists from all over the world -- for good reason. Check out iReporters' snapshots to see why.
  • Otherworldly places
    We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
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  • Trips gone wrong

  • Beaches
    They're almost unbelievable. Impossible blues, electric greens, depths as clear as glass -- all bathed in blinding sunshine.
  • Dream trips
    Imagine kicking back on a private island in the Bahamas where the staff caters to your every whim.
  • Penguins
    Hankering to see some happy feet? Antarctica is far from your only option.
  • Summer trips
    We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
  • Paris
    As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.
  • Autumn color
    Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
  • London landmarks
    London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.
  • Morocco

  • 10 ways to survive holiday travel
    Once the turkey has been devoured and one grumpy relative has already sparked the debate on religion or politics, it's time to figure out how to leave. These travel tips will hopefully ease your way back home.
  • Travel photos we wish we'd taken
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
  • Fiji hotel offers mini-sub for guests
    Laucala Island resort in Fiji allows guests access to a James Bond-style mini-submarine as part of its resort fee.
  • 'Walking Dead' in Georgia
    Even a zombie apocalypse has a silver lining.
  • The geometry of everyday life
    Photographer shoots series of eerie symmetries captured from above
  • World's most spectacular fountains
    People never cease to find amazing ways to make water more incredible than it already is. Here are 15 examples.
  • Riding the 'Starry Night' bike path
    An artist in the Netherlands has created a brilliant tribute to Vincent van Gogh -- a bike path that glows in the dark.
  • Up Sri Lanka's holy mountain
    Joining the ranks of pilgrims tackling Adam's Peak rewards the hiker with a spiritual awakening, or at least stunning sunrise.
  • World's top 25 all-inclusive resorts
    Forget the incoming arctic blast. Whether you're traveling with a sweetie or the whole brood, it's time to book a warm-weather vacation. Here are some all-inclusive resorts designed to take the worry out of your travel planning.
  • Iran's most spectacular mosques
    Self-taught Iranian photographer gains rare access to shoot religious buildings as they've never been seen.
  • Give thanks: Nasty storm's behind us
    The silver lining for Thanksgiving Day: The storms are leaving and things should return to normal.
  • TSA seizes guns, crossbows
    Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely seize it, and you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.
  • 10 ways to survive holiday travel
    Forget the annual Thanksgiving debate over your mother's turkey-roasting method or your uncle's political sideswiping. With a storm threatening the East Coast during the busiest travel time of the year, travelers are starting to wonder whether they'll get to the dinner table on time.
  • Am I the jerk on your airplane?
    When people file past me during the boarding process, I try not to look up.
  • Travel photos we wish we'd taken
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
  • Give thanks: The nasty storm's behind us
    The silver lining for Thanksgiving Day: The storms are leaving and things should return to normal.
  • Am I the jerk on your airplane?
    I accept that I usually have to give up on my hope of no one sitting next to me on a plane. I just don't want to give up my precious, optimally chosen, designated seat.
  • TSA seizes guns, crossbows day before Thanksgiving
    Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely seize it, and you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.
  • The business exec's guide to San Francisco
    Tips to help you make the most of your San Francisco visit.
  • All you can eat: Going wild in Denmark's gastronomy paradise
    Nordic haute cuisine has skyrocketed in popularity. Luxurious Dragsholm Castle's foraging safaris get in at the ground level.
  • Japan as you've never seen it before
    Evocative, unusual and perhaps a little disquieting, Asako Narahashi's photos of Japan can inspire a variety of reactions.
  • Photos that defy perspective
    Forced perspective uses optical illusion to make objects appear closer or farther than the really are. The resulting pictures will blow your mind.
  • 7 of the world's most incredible lakeside lodges
    With incredible panoramas and luxe service, these lakefront stays will make you rethink your next beach vacation.
  • 14 ridiculous hotel amenities
    Private pools, flat-screen TVs, mega liquor bottles.
  • 8 irresistible indoor hotel pools
    When it comes to hotel pools, the indoor variety has long played second fiddle to their outdoor -- often rooftop -- counterparts. But these days, striking d├ęcor, luxury amenities and stunning settings mean many indoor swimming holes can now challenge even the most glamorous of outdoor pools.
  • Where are the world's best hotels?
    As the new year approaches, many travelers are looking for inspiration on where to head in 2015.
  • 9 great new U.S. beach hotels
    Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in.
  • World's top 25 all-inclusive resorts
    Forget the incoming arctic blast.
  • 11 unforgettable urban resorts
    You're in town for business and have a few hours between meetings.
  • World's splashiest hotel bathrooms
    Today's hotel bathrooms are more than the sum of their sinks and shower heads. They serve as ultimate sanctuaries, providing the comforts of home or transporting guests to another realm.
  • How to fly with the Thunderbirds
    You can't move. Breathing requires concentration. It feels like an elephant is on your lap -- just a few highlights from a flight on a Thunderbird F-16.
  • Nature's most spectacular shows
    Fireworks are fantastic and human endeavor has its place, but sometimes Mother Nature outshines any performance we can produce.
  • 10 record-setting natural wonders
    The natural wonders of the United States are beckoning to us as the country thaws out. Tallest, highest, hottest: Here are 10 record-setting sites.
  • A rail renaissance
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York.
  • Libraries are dying? Think again
    Temples to the printed word still draw devotees despite an increasingly digital world. Check out 27 fascinating libraries in honor of National Library Week.
  • Inside the wave: Aquatic pics
    Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder and elbow, endured concussions and nearly drowned several times.
  • Loving Chicago, despite it all
    Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
  • Picture perfect Northern lights
    iReporter Malcolm Park captures the beauty of the northern lights in time lapse over Ontario, Canada.
  • Travel Photo of the Day
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
  • 25 things we love about Berlin
    To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we asked readers to share their favorite things about the city.
  • The China that defies steroetypes
    Blond hair, blue eyes, yak meat. Author David Eimer explores the Chinese ethnic minorities that defy stereotypes.
  • And the world's 50 best bars are ...
    Sure, it's a great feeling when you randomly stumble on a fantastic new bar while you're out exploring a city.
  • Family trees: Journey into the past
    "This is the house?" my mom asks, turning around.
  • Delhi's must-try street eats
    With the sweltering summer bidding adieu and pleasant autumn temperatures setting in, now's the time to explore New Delhi.
  • 11 best ways to experience Hawaii
    Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
  • Scotland's most spectacular castles
    In the best fairy tales, there is always a castle: tall turrets, an intimidating moat and a breathtaking view. In Scotland, those imposing castles overlook deep lochs and tower over cities.
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