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Dubai blasts old firework record

Dubai city organizers pulled off a world record for the world's biggest firework display. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Kim praises North Korea execution

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday said the recent purge of his uncle and former protector brought greater unity within the secretive, nuclear-armed state.

Taiwan's giant rubber duck bursts

A giant yellow duck on display at Taiwan's Keelung Port is finding little to be happy about this New Year's Day.

Peace talks planned in South Sudan

CNN's Hala Gorani speaks with the UN's Hilde Johnson about the negotiations that may begin to bring peace to South Sudan.

Spirits strong among passengers on ship stuck in Antarctic ice

It may not be comparable to Gilligan's Island, but the plight of the 74 members of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, aboard a research ship stuck in ice for more than a week at the bottom of the world, appeared anything but grim as 2014 approached.

LGBT in Uganda seek acceptance

Malcolm has an intense gaze. He speaks haltingly, at times pausing, haunted by the memories of the past.

Pope Francis: Fashion icon?

CNN's Max Foster speaks to fashion expert Henry Conway about why Pope Francis was put on Esquire's "Best Dressed" list.

Released prisoner starts new life

Once a prisoner in Israel, Issmat Mansour now teaches Hebrew to Palestinian students after his controversial release.

South Sudan on edge

CNN's Arwa Damon looks at the barriers to peace in south Sudan.

South Sudan: Rebels, army forces clash

East African nations had set a deadline of today for the two sides fighting in South Sudan to talk. Instead, they battled in the key town of Bor, undermining efforts to bring more than two weeks of violence to an end.

Schumacher shows some improvement, doctors say

Former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, who suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident, is showing a "slight improvement" in his condition, doctors in France said Tuesday.

Russian police detain dozens after attacks

Russian police have detained dozens of people in an anti-terrorism operation in Volgograd, the southern city where two suspected suicide bombings killed more than 30 people this week.

Gallery: 20 years in Africa

Three years to wait for a photo? Africa photographer David Gulden explains how he gets the shots that last.