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World's top 20 museums

A woman with a mysterious smile is one of the most magnetic draws at the world's most popular museum.

Defense lawyers: Crew barely escaped stricken ferry

The lawyer for the first mate of the ill-fated Sewol ferry told an emotionally-charged court his client left the sinking ship because he thought the coast guard would be able to rescue the passengers.

Where does ISIS get its money?

ISIS is now being called the world's richest terrorist group. Randi Kaye reports on who is funding them.

World Cup is more than football

CNN's Fred Pleitgen travels to Japiri, Brazil, home to the country's first public program to teach golf to poor kids.

ISIS continues Iraq advance

As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving more firepower and manpower into the region to prepare for whatever U.S. President Barack Obama orders.

UK to reopen embassy in Tehran

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced plans Tuesday for the United Kingdom to reopen its embassy in Tehran, Iran, closed since an attack by protesters in 2011 prompted a dramatic breakdown in relations.

Life in favelas during World Cup

The World Cup has brought little economic improvement to Rio de Janeiro's poorest slums. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

China executes 13 convicted of terrorism

China executed 13 people Monday who were indicted on terrorism charges related to attacks on public places in Xinjiang province in recent months, according to China's Xinhua news agency.

Undisclosed FBI questions 'could slow Guantanamo trials'

Lawyers for prisoners charged in the September 11 attacks say the FBI has questioned more members of the Guantanamo Bay detainees' defense team than were previously disclosed, attorneys for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others said.

Girls key to Africa's future

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that African governments must ensure that spending on education is prioritized.

Kurdish fighters hold back ISIS

Kurdish fighters, known as the Peshmerga, appear to be the only force in Iraq holding ISIS at bay. Arwa Damon reports.

Gunmen attack Kenyan town

Kenya's interior minister is reporting a brutal attack in the coastal town of Mpeketoni. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports

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