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Behind Sochi's rise

CNN's Ivan Watson explores Sochi's rise from a Black sea resort to the host of the 2014 Winter Games.

No, PC wasn't used to draw these

Rafael Araujo's illustrations are bewilderingly complex - so complex that you might assume the artist uses a computer to render the exacting angles and three-dimensional illusions. And true, if you were to recreate his intricate mathematical illustrations using software, it probably wouldn't take you long at all. But the craziest part of all is that Araujo doesn't use modern technology to create his intricately drawn Calculations series - unless, of course, you count a ruler and protractor.

New round of Syria peace talks begin

Syria's warring sides began a new round of peace talks Monday, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from the besieged city of Homs.

Baby box for unwanted newborns

A South Korean church accepts unwanted newborns, allowing them to be placed anonymously in a "baby box."

Third death at World Cup stadium

It was supposed to be part of the magic of taking the World Cup to Brazil, that a city deep in the heart of the legendary Amazonian rainforest would be hosting matches.

American adventurer missing in Mexico

Harry Devert's motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America is somewhat reminiscent of "The Motorcycle Diaries," which recount the South American travels of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara on an old motorbike in search of his insurgent spirit.

Bobsledder punches hole in door

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn is the Olympics' version of the Incredible Hulk. Or something like that.

Castaway 'was a bit off'

The mysterious castaway who turned up in the Marshall Islands after saying he spent 13 months at sea has been moved to an undisclosed location to avoid the media, sources familiar with his care told CNN on Saturday.

Zoo puts down healthy giraffe

An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures.