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The Wall That Defined Scotland's Past And The Vote On Its Future
The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall two millennia ago that kept the Scottish out. On Sept. 18, the Scots hold an independence vote to decide if they want to separate from Britain.
Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope
The 10-year-old watching cartoons reportedly became annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, so he took a knife and sliced through the worker's rappelling apparatus.
Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
The Spectacle Of The Beheading: A Grisly Act With A Long History
Videos and other images of beheadings have appeared with increasing frequency in recent weeks. Dawn Perlmutter, director of the Symbol Intelligence Group, discusses the symbolism of this grim ritual.
Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)
Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port
In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This
In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."
Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care
Policymakers worldwide have been calling for countries to get rid of institutions for orphans and abandoned children. A study out of Duke University offers a different perspective.
Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir
There's no such thing as plain vanilla ? at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter
Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses
The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.
A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla
The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat
The warning was raised to "severe," the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron said Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.
Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services
News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.
Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge
Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
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The week in 36 photos
Look at me! 21 selfies of the week
Inside 'hermit kingdom' of N. Korea
CNN's Will Ripley goes inside the "Hermit Kingdom" for an international wrestling festival.
What it's like reporting in Gaza
"If you're not scared, there's probably something wrong with you." Producer Jon Jensen reflects on his Gaza assignment.
Boot camp helps kick Net addiction
CNN's David McKenzie visits a school in China devoted to helping children kick their addiction to the Internet.
Who's your hero? Nominate them
They're your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues, your parents.
Soccer fans as an army for good
More than any single soccer player, the fans have taken center stage during the World Cup.
Taking autistic kids to ball game
For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.
A bodybuilder with a big heart
Ned Norton was working as a fitness trainer for Olympic athletes and bodybuilders when a young man with a spinal cord injury asked him for help.
Helping grieving kids heal
At just 7 years old, Kyron Chase is facing the unimaginable: His father was murdered.
From amputee to adventurer
As a teenager, Alli Morgan lived for sports. She was a cyclist and a climber, and she played on her high school's softball and field hockey teams.
New Guinea volcano erupts
A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.
A rare glimpse inside North Korea
CNN's Will Ripley travels to North Korea, visiting an international wrestling festival and a slide-filled water park, said to be a pet project of secretive young leader Kim Jong Un.
New clue about MH370
Flight MH370 may have turned south earlier than originally thought. Rene Marsh reports.
Watch landmark Cold War series
The struggle between communism and capitalism defined the second half of the 20th Century. The Cold War pitted east against west, pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
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