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Saudi King Abdullah's legacy: 5 things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> The late Saudi monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud assumed the throne in 2005, but had effectively been running the kingdom since his half-brother King Fahd's stroke a decade earlier.<p>His two decades at the helm of one of the West's key strategic allies in the Muslim world left an …

Saudi Arabia

Jewish outrage as ship named after SS war criminal arrives in Europe

Leaders of Jewish communities and Holocaust memorial groups in Britain and the Netherlands have reacted with rage and despair at the arrival in Rotterdam of the world’s biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, named after a Dutch officer in the Waffen-SS.<p>The vice-president of the Board of Deputies of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Students who survived Mexico’s night of bloody horror accuse army and police

Two who escaped death in the attack on students in Guerrero last September testify to the murderous role of state forces<p>Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the oldest of five children from a poor <i>campesino</i> family. But his grittiness shows through as he recounts the terrible night his …

Mexico

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

President Barack Obama to meet, pay respects to new Saudi King

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman, and pay his respects to the family of the late King Abdullah, the White House said Saturday.<p>Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to …

Middle East

Greece’s new anti-austerity government set on collision course with Brussels

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras heads coalition of left and right parties with mandate to take on country’s paymasters<p>Greek radicals sought on Monday to redraw the political map of Europe, forming a coalition government of left and right, united only by their desire to defy the European financial …

Europe

Japan ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS.<p>The militants appear to have killed one of the two Japanese hostages they have been holding. And they're apparently demanding the release of a …

Islam

Esurance (with Walter White!)

From the sexiest cheeseburger you've ever seen, to a flashback of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel trying to decode the Internet, here is a look at this year's Super Bowl ads.<p><b>Super Bowl advertisements</b> have always sold at a premium on the promise of reaching a worldwide, captive audience. Captive, in …

Advertising

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History

Russian spies used tickets and hats to try to hide New York activities, FBI says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.<p>They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.<p>The reason for the puzzling behavior, according to a federal …

Surveillance

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Digital Art

Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger Raif Badawi

King said to have stepped in amid flogging clamour as second round of 50 lashes delayed on health grounds<p>• A look at the writings of Raif Badawi<p>The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says King Abdullah has referred his case to …

Human Rights

Source: Belgium terror cell has links to ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspected Islamist terrorists who had a shootout with police on Thursday in Verviers, Belgium, have ties to ISIS-linked cells in other European countries, a senior Belgian counterterrorism source told CNN on Friday.<p>The two suspects who died in the shootout are believed to have fought …

Terrorism

Artist Virtually 'Paints' Ancient Drawings Onto Modern Homes Around The World

Muralists need a lot of things that aren't easy to come by: money, connections, and a wall for starters. Polish artist Maria Umievskaya realized she could approximate the reach of a public artist without any of these resources, using only the internet. Her virtual series juxtaposes clean modern …

Art

Paris attackers may have links with Spanish terrorist cell

Police are investigating whether the gunmen who killed 17 people in Paris last week had links with a terrorist cell in Spain.<p>One of the three Islamic fundamentalists involved in the bloody rampage, Amedy Coulibaly, was reported to have spent three days in Madrid over the new year. He was …

Terrorism

Skeletons, decayed bodies surface in India's holiest river

<b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> Up to 80 bodies, mostly decomposed skeletons, surfaced in the Ganges, which is India's holiest river after its water level went down on Tuesday, authorities said.<p>Some of the corpses were half-burnt, and many just skeletal remains, said Saumya Agarwal, the chief of the …

India

Delhi woman who said she was raped by Uber driver to sue company in US

A woman who says she was raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi plans to sue the smartphone taxi service for negligence in the US courts. The unidentified woman has instructed Douglas Wigdor, one of New York’s most high-profile litigators, to represent her.<p>Wigdor said he was examining the …

India

A History of the Most Coveted Accessories

<i>Spread the word and let your voice be heard: A new era of the It bag is upon us! In the name of democracy—and of course, fashion—we're holding an election to name the #ItBag2015. Meet the 10 powerful and chic purses campaigning to revolutionize your look this year and, vote for which one you think</i> …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Pictures of the Week 1.15.15

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

Feast your eyes on great works of art recreated with food

Some foods look too good to eat, and some foods look good enough to put in a museum.<p>Russian food photographer Tatiana Shkondina uses food to recreate …

Art

How Target botched a $7-billion rollout

Target Corp.'s first foray outside of its U.S. home market has ended in disaster.<p>The Minneapolis-based discount retailer, known to fashionistas as Tar-zhay, said on Thursday it will leave this country after having launched its first stores here nearly two years ago and invested an overall …

Saudi blogger faces next 50 lashes as government ignores global protests

Wife of Raif Badawi says he may not be able to withstand more punishment as second installment of 1,000-lash sentence nears<p>A look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes<p>Raif Badawi, the Saudi liberal convicted of publishing a blog, has been told he will again be …

Middle East

'V' Is for Very

The rise of the shortest possible abbreviation and what it means for the future of English<p>Over lunch one day, a co-worker grumbled about something being "v. annoying."<p>It took a second for me to understand what the quick, consonant blip pre-adjective was, and when my brain processed it, I realized …

Why Facebook parenting can backfire

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just about every day on Facebook, I see posts by parents asking for advice related to their children. Granted, many of my friends are parents, but I imagine you see similar posts when you log on as well.<p>And pretty much every time I read one, I wonder about the pluses and minuses of a world …

Parenting

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

Google Maps update brings much needed navigation sharing

It’s our favorite app update day of the week, what most of us call, Google’s Android app update Wednesday. It may have been a quiet one, but this Maps update is one that we are pretty excited about.<p>Google Maps for Android is rolling out version 9.3, look for the update on device, or head on over …

Android News