He's unlikely to break a world record or even win a medal but New Zealand's Blake Skjellerup is likely to generate plenty of headlines if he gets to February's Winter Olympics.
CNN's Paula Newton explores the Chapel of St. Kinga, which three Polish miners took 67 years to carve from salt.
For Poland's National Ballet, the present no longer means reveling in the fleet-footed legends of past stage glories. Instead, the focus is on creating a program as international and challenging as that of any major company on the planet.
Chad Pregracke, an Illinois man who has dedicated his life to cleaning the Mississippi River and other U.S. waterways, was named the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year on Tuesday night.
Indonesia's President sent a series of angry tweets to Australia's Prime Minister over allegations of spying on him.
A breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program could be on the horizon -- even though Western allies are splintered on the terms.
Industry insiders say "made-in-China" can become a fashion force to be reckoned with
Noodle chefs beware, a noodle making robot is coming for your job. CNN's David McKenzie has the story of the Noodlebot.
Bad weather is keeping Britain's Prince Harry and a team of UK veterans stranded in South Africa, their take-off point to Antarctica where they will race U.S. and Commonwealth teams on a trek to the South Pole.
It's easy to guess what Malala Yousafzai would do with roughly $67,000. Spend it to educate children, particularly girls in her native Pakistan, she has said in the past.
It was cold cash -- and a little soggy.
At least 26 people were killed and 86 others were injured in Baghdad on Wednesday in a wave of bombings striking mostly Shiite areas across Iraqi capital, police told CNN.
A car bomb exploded Wednesday in Egypt's restive Sinai region, killing 10 soldiers and injuring 31 others who were on their way to the capital on leave.
Prince Harry is raising money for "Walking With The Wounded" by traveling to the South Pole. Max Foster reports.
The TV show of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was canceled Tuesday, just one day after it debuted.
Afghanistan's President talked Tuesday with the top U.S. diplomat about a possible new security agreement between the two nations, one that could lead to American troops in the war-scarred country well past next year.
U.S. drug agents in Thailand took custody of five men wanted in the United States on allegations of being part of a drug ring that sought to traffic in North Korean methamphetamine and other drugs, CNN has learned.
At least one person has died and up to 40 people are feared trapped after the roof of a shopping mall collapsed in eastern South Africa, the country's national news agency reports.
Al-Shabaab militants killed at least 12 people Tuesday in a car bombing and assault on a police station shared by African Union peacekeepers in a key Somali commercial hub, authorities said.
French police have released a second photo of the man suspected of shooting a photographer at the daily newspaper Liberation Monday, as their manhunt continues.