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'Snow whisperer' speaks on Sochi

CNN's Ivan Watson talks to the man he calls the Snow Whisperer about whether there will be enough snow for the Olympics.

French president's alleged lover nominated for acting award

French actress Julie Gayet, the woman at the center of an alleged love affair with French President Francois Hollande, has received a best supporting actress nomination from the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, the academy said Friday.

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend stopped near Italian border

Italian authorities stopped Raffaele Sollecito -- convicted with ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox of the murder of Meredith Kercher -- near the border with Austria and Slovenia, Italian police told CNN on Friday.

Crisis puts Ukraine at risk: Military

Ukraine's military forces urged the President on Friday to act to restore stability, saying that a further escalation of the political unrest in the country threatens its territorial integrity.

Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again

An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night.

Report: Russia IDs 2 in connection with Volgograd bombing

Russian police have identified two alleged suicide bombers believed to be responsible for the deadly Volgograd bombings and detained another two suspected accomplices, anti-terrorism officials said Thursday, according to Russian state news agency, Ria Novosti.

Thousands of Syrian homes demolished: Report

Thousands of Syrians have seen their homes or other premises razed as part of a collective punishment by authorities against residents of opposition strongholds, a report by Human Rights Watch says.

3-year-old killed in suspected hit

"In all my years investigating organized crime murders, none has been as horrific as this one," lead prosecutor Franco Giacomantonio says of the killing of Nicola "Coco" Campolongo.

Sochi worker tells of brutal rape

CNN's Nic Robertson speaks to one man who says he was beaten and raped after complaining about poor working conditions

Amanda Knox retrial verdict: Six things to know

U.S. student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are waiting -- once again -- for a verdict from an Italian court in the murder case of British student Meredith Kercher.

Even 'office cat' knew about U.K. hacking: Ex-journalist

Even "the office cat" knew about phone hacking at News of the World, a former journalist at the tabloid insisted in court Wednesday, testifying that his phone hacking skills were the main reason former Editor Andy Coulson hired him.