Written by Oscar Holland, CNNWhen photographer David McMillan first visited the city of Pripyat in 1994, he expected his movements to be restricted. Just eight years prior, a reactor at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had exploded, forcing a region-wide evacuation and sending radioactive fallout billowing across...
(CNN) — A luxury superyacht owned by an Italian billionaire was lost at sea after it slipped from a cargo ship into the Mediterranean. My Song, a 40-meter (130-foot) Baltic 130 Custom sailing yacht, owned by the fashion heir Pier Luigi Loro Piana, was being transported between the...
Michael Rice came bottom of the kitsch song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his song "Bigger Than Us," but organizers heaped further humiliation on Britain after revising a number of scores.The changes pushed the UK further below the rest of the board -- wiping away nearly a...
Written by Hilary Whiteman, CNNPlane wings are traditionally strong, thick and sturdy but a team of researchers led by NASA has created a flexible wing that morphs as it flies.Measuring 14 feet or four meters wide, the new wing is constructed from thousands of units that fit together...
The players may have been thousands of miles away from home in Germany, but the scars from of the earthquake and tsunami that had devastated the northeastern corner of the country still lurked in their thoughts. On a bitterly cold day in March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake...
"I call on all citizens of Berlin and across Germany to wear the yarmulke (as the skullcap is known in Yiddish) next Saturday if there are new, intolerable attacks targeting Israel and Jews on the occasion of Al-Quds Day in Berlin," said Felix Klein in a statement."By doing...
At least four people were killed in the city of Darwin and several injured when a gunman opened fire with a pump-action shotgun late Tuesday night in several different locations, police said. A suspect was apprehended soon afterward, and has been identified as 45-year-old local Ben Hoffmann, according...
The company said Wednesday that it "has become clear that the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully."France, which owns 15% of Renault and is the company's largest shareholder, had previously indicated that it would support a merger if the...
(CNN) — Shrouded in thick rainforest and centuries of mystery, the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is one of the greatest overlooked sites of antiquity in the West.We've all heard of Machu Picchu, but the scale and preservation of Tikal, located in the lowland tropical forest of eastern...
Facing a weakening economy, and with trade tensions with the United States at an all-time high, experts say Xi is under pressure to deliver on the enormous power he's amassed since coming to power in late 2012.Tens of thousands of mostly young protestors took to the streets again...