International News from CNN

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.

Second bombing hits Russia

Another suspected suicide bombing struck Volgograd today, killing at least 14 people and highlighting Russia's security challenges as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics.

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