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A Colourful Collection of Images from The Holi Festival

Holi is a spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. It’s a wonderful festival for …

New York City’s Largest Photography Event is Totally Free

Don’t miss this year’s Photoville, a 60-exhibition event set on the scenic Brooklyn waterfront.<p>Photoville, New York City’s largest photographic …

New York City

Obama wins critical backing on Iran deal, virtually ensuring survival in Congress

The Obama administration now appears to have enough support in Congress to stave off Republican efforts to reject the president's controversial Iran nuclear deal, after a retiring Maryland Democratic senator came out Wednesday morning in favor of the pact.<p>Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her …

Sanders declares he's fit for the White House

Bernie Sanders, who would be the oldest person ever elected president if he wins in 2016, said Sunday he’s fit and ready for office.<p>“Why don’t you follow me around this week to New Hampshire, where we’re doing seven separate events, and understand that, thank God, I am blessed with very good …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders: Obamacare not enough

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.<p>Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.<p>"We need to …

Middle-class

Candidate Donald Trump talks immigration, gay marriage and ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Presidential candidate Donald Trump touched on a wide range of issues in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," including his continued support for traditional marriage, immigration issues with Mexico and his desire to bring outsourced jobs back to the …

Donald Trump

Trump: It'll cost me 'peanuts' to run for president

The cost of running for president? “Peanuts,” says Donald Trump.<p>“I’m in it to win it. I gave up a lot. I gave up hundreds of millions in deals, you know, things that I do. In all fairness, I don’t want it to sound trivial — NBC renewed ‘The Apprentice’ because we had a great season last season, and …

Donald Trump

15 Reasons You Won't Forget a Trip to the Galapagos Islands

<i>Where else in the world can you frolic with sea lions, creep up on hulking giant tortoises and witness the salty snort of a marine iguana?</i><p>As the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, scientific history was made on the Galapagos Islands. Today these protected islands are a haven for …

Galapagos

Celebrating Zoos and Aquariums on Endangered Species Day

Changing Planet<p>WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) commemorates Endangered Species Day today at all five of our wildlife parks in New York City. It is an opportunity to recognize that we are all stewards of this planet and that the fragile balance of the Earth’s biodiversity is in our hands. Many …

I Heart My National Park: Denali

Wildlife biologist <b>Patricia Owen</b> has worked at <b>Denali National Park</b> for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all …

Caribbean Islands You Probably Haven't Been To

By Chelsea Stuart<p>Chances are that if you've been lucky enough to vacation in the Caribbean, you've probably hit up hot spots like Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. While there is nothing wrong with these popular tourist destinations, there is a whole slew of islands--the region is made up of more …

Caribbean

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Al-Qaeda

What happened at Gallipoli?

In a military disaster 100 years ago, about 58,000 allied soldiers died. What was the plan, exactly what went wrong, and what is Gallipoli’s legacy?<p>What happened?<p>In a military disaster 100 years ago, about 58,000 allied soldiers – including 29,000 British and Irish soldiers and 11,000 Australians …

War

South Africa's Durban city rallies against xenophobia

<b>Up to 5,000 people have taken part in a rally against xenophobia in South Africa's coastal city of Durban following attacks on foreigners.</b><p>President Jacob Zuma condemned the violence, which have claimed at least five lives, as "shocking", and called for calm to be restored.<p>The Zulu king has been …

South Africa

Best Theme Parks Attractions To See In 2015

<i>Knott's Berry Farm's Voyage to the Iron Reef (Courtesy IAAPA)</i><p>If you thought roller coasters couldn't get more thrilling, this year's new launches prove designers had some extra tricks up their sleeves to create mind-blowing attractions. Combining cutting edge technology, spectacular graphics and …

Walt Disney Company

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

JFK May Finally Have a Hotel Developer Ready to Take Over Iconic TWA Terminal

A group led by hotel company MCR Development LLC is in talks with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to revamp the former Trans World …

Tourism

Sky gardens: 10 of world's best high-rise, rooftop green spaces | CNN Travel

CNN

Air strikes hit military targets in Yemen capital

ADEN (Reuters) - Pakistan’s parliament voted on Friday not to join the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, dashing Riyadh’s hopes for powerful support from outside of the region in its fight to halt Iranian-allied Houthi rebels.<p>Saudi Arabia had asked fellow Sunni-majority Pakistan to provide …

Middle East

Barack Obama fights back against Israeli critics of Iran nuclear deal

US president says framework is ‘once-in-lifetime’ chance to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapon and pledges to support Israel’s defences<p>Barack Obama has answered continuing Israeli criticism of the framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, telling the New York Times the deal is a …

South Asia

America's 10 Most Scenic National Parks

Towering mountains, deep canyons, dry deserts, wide meadows, craggy coasts, dense forests -- an immensely varied natural world covers the United States. This collection of 10 of the most scenic American national parks captures this variety at its most extreme. It moves from desert to glacier to …

National Parks

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

There's a Place in the Utah Desert Where People Pretend to Live on Mars

Outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and a full pack of oxygen, three astronauts push open the foot-thick door and step outside onto the rusty red …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

100-Year-Olds Moms Share Insights On What It Means to Be a Mother

This Mother’s Day, why not take some advice from three women who’ve been moms for a very, very long time?<p>In honor of the 100th anniversary of the …

Parenting

Nigeria's Boko Haram: Who Are They and What Do They Want?

What drives Nigerian militants to kidnap schoolgirls?<p>Outrage over the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls continued to intensify Wednesday as relatives and supporters of the girls planned a protest in the capital, Abuja. The kidnapping has drawn global attention to the Nigerian insurgent …

Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

Born of war, Mother's Day grew to horrify its own mother, whose fight to fix the holiday "cost her everything, financially and physically."<p><b>As Mother's Day turns 100 this year, it's known mostly as a time for brunches, gifts, cards, and general outpourings of love and appreciation.</b><p>But the holiday …

The Words "Boko Haram" Have Become Nigeria's National Synonym for Fear

One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them."<p>Learning yesterday that American officials have been dispatched to Nigeria to aid in the search for a group of kidnapped schoolgirls, I was reminded of a revealing interview I conducted, or tried to conduct, in Abuja, the Nigerian …