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See world's largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Vietnam | CNN Travel

Away from the city lights of the West, the night sky promises a dazzling celestial show

When I was a kid, summers meant evenings outside, falling asleep while watching stars parade westward over my family’s corn and cotton fields in Northern California. My star atlas sat by my sleeping bag, its spine ragged <b></b>from constant use, its pages sloughing off by the score.<p>Only gathering clouds …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Polarmond's cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into one

Finding camping gear that’s lightweight, waterproof, and warm can be hard, especially since sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents are often sold …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

Adventure Photo of the Week

The Only 3 Knots a Hunter Needs to Know

The worth of a securely tied knot is undervalued in these modern times of zip ties and superglue. I know this is blasphemy, but duct tape can't …

Incredible Designer Suites at the Ice Hotel

This is literally the coolest hotel ever.<p>Every year, 50,000 plus visitors flock to ICEHOTEL, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern …

East Ukraine summit looks unlikely to happen as violence spikes in region

A planned meeting between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine aimed at finally putting an end to the war in east Ukraine appeared uncertain on Sunday, as violence in the region spiked.<p>A spokesman for German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said she was not ready to travel to Kazakhstan for …

Ukraine's parliament approves 2015 budget

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s parliament backed a budget for 2015 on Monday that it had been under pressure to approve to secure the next tranche of financial aid under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package, the Interfax news agency reported.<p>Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Ukraine and Rebels Begin Exchanging Hundreds of Prisoners

Kiev and pro-Russian separatists began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war on Friday, a state security service source said, part of a 12-point peace plan. The agreement to swap 125 Ukrainian servicemen for 225 rebels followed peace talks between envoys of Ukraine, Russia, the separatists …

Space Images 2014: The Best, Most Creative And Most Amazing Pictures of The Year

It's been an amazing year for space. Yes, in a sense they all are, celestial cosmology being the extraordinarily ace thing that it is. But still. …

Paracord Sword Handle Wrap

<b>Paracord Sword Handle Wrap</b>.<p>time to get this on my tomahawk…

Learn to Throw Knives Like a Pro

Knife throwing is fun, and even useful in some cases, but it's also pretty dangerous—and it's not a skill you just pick up a knife and "know." …

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VSSL Outdoor Utility Tubes

VSSLs (say "vessel") are cylinders stashed with smaller cylinders stashed with everything you might need to survive and present yourself as …

Can The World's Lightest Down Jacket Stand Up To Backcountry Abuse?

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket is the lightest fully featured down jacket in the world at 7 oz. It's incredibly warm and packs …

Mobile Beds: The 6 Best Sleeping Pads

A night out under the prairie stars is the perfect way to reconnect with the roots of men of old. The truth about men of old, however, was that their …

Obama: Putin ‘does not have good cards’ in Ukraine conflict

By David Nakamura<p>, Reporter<p>President Obama on Thursday urged Congress not to pursue new economic sanctions on Russia, saying the move would risk putting the United States out of step with Europe in its response to Moscow's intervention in Ukraine.<p>In speaking to the White House Export Council, Obama …

Putin expresses hope for permanent Ukraine ceasefire

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes a permanent ceasefire will soon be agreed in Ukraine, after talks in Moscow with French counterpart Francois Hollande.</b><p>Mr Hollande is the first Western leader to visit Russia since the start of the Ukraine crisis earlier this year.<p>A ceasefire was …

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G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin left …

Russia calls for end to sanctions as EU targets Ukraine separatists

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia urged the European Union on Saturday to lift sanctions against Moscow and promised to waive its food embargo, but a top EU official rejected such a move as the bloc imposed fresh measures on Ukrainian rebels.<p>Russian President Vladmir Putin (L) speaks with Finance …

Ukraine violence flares as ceasefire crumbles

Gunfire crackles and flames scar battlefields in eastern Ukraine -- signs, officials warn, of a crumbling ceasefire in the volatile region.<p>And there's new fear that the long simmering battle may be about to explode to a deadly new level.<p>Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander …

Putin and Obama may hold informal talk next week

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama may hold informal discussions when they travel to the Asia-Pacific region …

Ukraine crisis: Tanks 'cross border' from Russia

<b>A column of 32 tanks and 30 trucks has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia, the Ukrainian government says.</b><p>The trucks were carrying ammunition and fighters, said a military spokesman, but the BBC cannot confirm his report.<p>A fragile ceasefire has been in place since 5 September, although …

Pro-Russian Rebels Vote for Leaders in Ukraine's Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian rebels voted to set up a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, aiming to take the war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West, as shelling continued across the territory. The United States and European Union have denounced the vote as …

Watch Dogs Wii U: Patrolling the Mean Streets of Chicago - IGN Video

IGN's Jose Otero and Brian Altano sit down to play the Wii U version of Ubisoft's open world game.