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Crowdfunding helps Jamaicans

Thanks to some very generous people, the Jamaican bobsled team is headed to the winter Olympics. Don Riddell reports.

Ex-gardener transforms school

It's early in the morning on a sunny mid-January day and Khensani primary school is buzzing once again. Cheers and laughter fill the schoolyard as groups of arriving pupils line up in rows under a big red kiosk. After a long summer break, it's back to school time -- and rules need repeating.

All eyes on Russia for Olympic opening

Ready or not, Russia kicks off the Opening Ceremony on Friday as the world turns its attention to Sochi for the costliest Olympic Games in history.

Australian authorities destroy $630 million worth of heroin

The Australian navy destroyed nearly 353 kilograms (780 pounds) of heroin Friday, two days after intercepting the drugs on a smuggling vessel off the coast of Tanzania, the Australian Department of Defense said.

Pentagon: Military dog seized by Taliban isn't ours

The Pentagon says a military dog seized by the Taliban in Afghanistan doesn't belong to U.S. forces, contrary to the Taliban's claim, but rather belongs to an ally force, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday.