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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.

Trolley explodes near busy market

An explosion hit a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, Russia, as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics.

World's most spectacular Xmas lights

Some people like Christmas. Some people love Christmas. And some people are so overcome by their love for the holiday season they decorate homes, gardens, even their vehicles in decorations so spectacular you have to worry about their energy bills.

Your lavish New Year's Eve parties

Throw confetti! Drop balloons! Give someone a snog! What better way to welcome the new year than with a party, some good food or a burning boat?

Could NSA spying stop a new 9/11?

Peter Bergen says the failure to stop 9/11 wasn't due to a lack of intelligence data but to a policy failure by the Bush administration

White Army persuaded to retreat in South Sudan

Government officials have convinced an ethnic militia loyal to former south Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar to retreat from Bor, Rachel Nyedak Paul, the deputy information minister in Juba, told CNN on Monday.

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