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BBC News - Home Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:54:45 GMT

CNN.com - Top Stories 
  • Lava oozes closer, Guard moves in The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.
  • Israeli police kill rabbi shooting suspect Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City closed Thursday "to prevent disturbances."
  • Terror leaders likely survived strikes The U.S. intelligence community now believes two key terrorist operatives targeted by the United States in the opening night of attacks in Syria are still alive and could be actively plotting, multiple officials tell CNN.
  • That missing fan just went for a walk A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.
  • NASA warning follows explosion Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.
  • Raw video shows rocket explode An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded during its launch.
  • Why Kim Jong Un went missing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a lawmaker told CNN.
  • High-tech cheating scam exposed Thousands of Chinese students are caught using high-tech cheating gear in the national exam to become licensed pharmacists.
  • The most wanted men in America  As the hunt for Eric Frein drags on, CNN's Alexandra Field looks at some of the most notorious manhunts in history.
  • Suspect named in national park graffiti It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.
  • The gray market for iPhones It's Wednesday afternoon and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores.
  • How Kutcher picked odd baby name Ashton Kutcher talks about fatherhood and the clever way he came up with his daughter's name.
  • A white president in Africa When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.
  • Is soda as harmful as smoking? As Halloween approaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates a new study comparing the effects of drinking soda to smoking.
  • Fall beers worth the brouhaha There are great beers that get overlooked on these cool autumn nights because they are not pumpkin-flavored.
  • Mike Tyson: 'Don Lemon full of s**t' "CNN Tonight's" Don Lemon catches flack from Mike Tyson during an interview about his new television series and book.
  • 'Harry Potter' star's amazing rap Daniel Radcliffe rapped Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
  • Music video shot with drone CNN takes you behind the scenes of OK Go's latest music video shot in Japan with a drone camera.
  • Epic phone prank stumps customer The hit show "The Carbonaro Effect" airs Thursdays at 10pm ET on TruTV.
  • Internet loses mind over Magic Leap Meet Magic Leap the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world.
  • 'Treated like cattle' Jana was 19 and in her final year of high school. She dreamed of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August and her world collapsed.
  • Kurdish women are fierce force Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies.
  • Ex-U.S. soldier on the front lines  A small town in Wisconsin is a far cry from the civil war-ravaged fields of northern Syria.
  • Want women's attention? Try this If you are a woman, you've likely experienced the creepy, disrespectful and sometimes scary way some men treat you as you walk down the street -- lewd looks, unwanted comments, compliments about your body, elongated necks craning to see your backside, catcalls, even being followed.
  • The most hopeless causes in sports? Do the hopeless causes have hope? If so, how much?
  • Pope pushes back at creationists  Heidi Schlumpf says Francis isn't the first pope to say the Big Bang and evolution are compatible with Catholicism, but he has set the record straight for those who think Catholics share protestant evangelicals' anti-science stance
  • How to help teachers Time magazine has clearly kicked up a hornet's nest with its downright insulting cover headlined "Rotten Apples," and coupled with the blurb, "It's nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that."
  • Bush had it, Obama doesn't  The period since September 11, 2001, will never be described by any historian as a golden age of U.S. foreign policy. I know. I have just written a history on it, and it's not pretty.
  • Ebola nurse goes bike riding Is it fear or facts?
  • Kaci Hickox's wild ride Maine nurse Kaci Hickox defies a voluntary quarantine until her Ebola incubation period has passed.
  • One job, two lives What did you do this weekend?This seemingly innocuous question from a co-worker makes Sam uncomfortable and anxious. He lies or avoids answering the question altogether. Sam is gay, and in the closet. Like many in the LGBT community, he fears that if his sexuality is revealed, his job might be at risk.
  • 'House of Cards' actress dies  It's a sad time for the cast and crew of "House of Cards."
  • Senator's jokes caught on tape South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.
  • Gov. Christie to heckler: Shut up At a press conference remembering Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie grew angry at an unruly heckler.
  • The tension between Obama, Netanyahu Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.
  • Korean officials shot over TV? According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.
  • Comedian, rap mogul arrested Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a photographer's camera last month.
  • Woman in catcall video: 'Not unique'  What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into online death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.
  • In Iowa, 2016 is already here The Iowa caucuses are 16 months away, but judging from way potential presidential candidates are visiting this state, you'd think it was next week.
  • Travel in congressional style On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.
  • 'Unusual' Russian flights over Europe An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials.
  • 5 reasons Ferguson chief is in hot water The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has problems. Here's five reasons why.
  • Burglars dig tunnel, loot bank  Robbers cleaned out a bank in India and their plan may have been inspired by Bollywood fiction. Mallika Kapur explains.
  • Scientists link 60 genes to autism Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in causing autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in the medical journal Nature.
  • Students: Dump Maher from graduation The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.
  • Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is exploring in a new memoir.
  • Mammoth fossil uncovered in Idaho  A rare mammoth skull with a tusk was found in an Idaho riverbank. CNN Affiliate KPVI has the story.
  • New clue in Amelia Earhart mystery? Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.
  • Who has most extravagant palace? Turkey's President Erdogan is to unveil a new $350 million palace. But which leader has the best?
  • This Cowboys fan is about to be attacked A Dallas Cowboys fan catches attack on camera. KTVT has the story.
  • Waiting for the 'right time' to die Brittany Maynard says she will end her life before terminal brain cancer kills her -- but not just yet. She hasn't decided when to end her life, but she's determined to make the decision.
  • WWII wreckage raised from lake The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.
  • Ferrari making just 6 'invite-only' super cars Ferrari is making six "invite-only" super cars that are available only to the most elite car lovers. CNNMoney's Alanna Petroff reports.
  • Giant becomes Series legend The Kansas City Royals seemingly had karma on their side, but the baseball gods and the San Francisco Giants had a different plan in the deciding game of the World Series.
  • Pop star sings as wife gives birth CNN's Lisa France explains why Robbie Williams is either the best or worst husband on the planet.
  • Tiny mouth wins Small World honors The true test of patience is peering for hours into a microscope waiting for a rotifer to open its mouth so you can snap a quick photo.
  • Muhammad Ali: 'Will they remember me?' Muhammad Ali's oldest daughter, shares special moments about her father with CNN's Jason Carroll.
  • Taylor Swift is doing what? Taylor Swift will be welcoming you to New York for the next year as its official ambassador, but many of the city's residents are already wishing the megastar had stayed home in Nashville. We have our own nominees for that most prestigious of posts.
  • Jackman has third cancer treatment Hopefully the third time's the charm. The actor recently had another basal cell carcinoma removed.
  • Student's incredible shots win $10,000 A student had 30 seconds to hit four shots, including a half-court shot, to win $10,000 in tuition at Bryan College.
  • The diseases lurking in the sewers An ambitious project will test sewage for hidden diseases circulating in cities, detecting illnesses people don't even know they have.
  • Look at me! 24 selfies of the week 
  • 16 photos that defy perspective Did she really kiss the Great Sphinx of Egypt? Forced perspective uses optical illusion to make objects appear closer or farther than the really are. The resulting pictures will blow your mind.
  • Lion's bump stumps her zookeepers Does that lion have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure.
  • The car that rebuilds itself From the single, centrally-positioned seat to the crash-proof frame, this Formula One-like car is an alluring piece of kit. It would make any driver stand out in a traffic jam, and it's completely road legal.
  • Terrifying cliff dive caught on video A diver in Negril, Jamaica, takes a high-cliff dive with a GoPro camera to capture this breathtaking video.
  • Ellsberg: He's a hero Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.
  • Women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women as part of Shariah law. One teen describes in chilling detail how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.
  • Giants pitcher becomes a World Series legend The Kansas City Royals seemingly had karma on their side, but the baseball gods and the San Francisco Giants had a different plan in the deciding game of the World Series.
  • Waiting for the 'right time' to die Brittany Maynard says she will end her life before terminal brain cancer kills her -- but not just yet. She hasn't decided when to end her life, but she's determined to make the decision.
  • Safety in question after high school players' deaths It was a heartbreaking week for three families, football teams and communities. Three players from three different states -- Alabama, North Carolina and New York -- died last week. And while investigations are underway in each case, it is believed the deaths may have been related to football.
  • Doctor: NFLer who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.
  • ISIS Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies.
  • Ebola Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to treat those with the deadly disease. Now, she's in the middle of a different fight -- this time, in Maine.
  • Lindsey Graham South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.
  • Hawaii volcano The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.
  • Russian flights An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.
  • Amelia Earhart Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.
  • Broncos fan A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.
  • Hugh Jackman Hopefully, the third time's the charm.
  • The week in 37 photos 
  • Look at me! 17 selfies of the week 
  • What a shot! 35 sports photos 

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