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CNN got rare access to one of the highest points of the Burj and learned this cleaning job is not for the faint of heart.
A South Korean church accepts unwanted newborns, allowing them to be placed anonymously in a "baby box."
The international pressure that ended apartheid should now be turned on countries holding nuclear weapons, writes Desmond Tutu.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning foreign same-sex couples -- as well as singles from countries where same-sex marriages are legal -- from adopting Russian children.
Archaeologists say they unearthed a rare find during a dig in Egypt: a sarcophagus that's 3,600 years old -- with a mummy still inside.
Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun says she doesn't regret taking topless photos that have triggered backlash at home in Lebanon.
Like most skiers in Sochi, Jacky Chamoun had hoped to cause a stir on the slopes rather than off them.
Mexico's Hubertus von Hohenlohe talks about being both the only Mexican and the oldest competitor at the Sochi Olympics.
The United States is hopeful it will be a big day on the ice and ski slope, luge fans get an added treat and the male figure skaters show off their short programs.
When fisherman Jawdat Ghurab spotted a dark shape underwater off the shores of Gaza last summer, he at first thought it was a body.
Reports of Jade Rabbit's demise may have been premature -- the Chinese lunar rover was reported inoperative but is still showing signs of life
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned the UK is experiencing its worst flooding in decades as rain and and unusually strong winds continue to batter parts of Western Europe.
The village of Datchet, just outside downtown London, struggles to keep up with rising floodwater. Jim Boulden reports.
Scientists are to sequence the entire genome of Richard III -- the King found buried beneath an English car parking lot like.
He didn't like carpets, he banned portraits and he walked in water rather than swim. His cinema room, to this day, is five degrees colder than the rest of the dacha. Welcome to the former holiday home of Joseph Stalin -- the Russian leader who helped make Sochi what it is today.
Groups of civilians in Syria were evacuating a besieged city Wednesday as opposition leaders unveiled a diplomatic road map they hope will lead their country out of a brutal civil war.
Attempts to purge Muslims from parts of the war-torn Central African Republic have prompted "a Muslim exodus of historic proportions," rights group Amnesty International warned Wednesday.
Years on the run as a suspected member of the feared "Pink Panthers" gang of international jewel thieves have ended for a Serbian man who's been arrested in a Madrid suburb, Spanish police said Wednesday.
A ventilator kept Robyn Benson breathing for six weeks so the baby growing inside her could survive. The brain-dead woman died Sunday, a day after doctors delivered her son.
A 3-year-old girl in Afghanistan has been diagnosed with the first case of polio in the country's capital in 13 years, the Afghan Health Ministry said.