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      VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:41:16 GMT
      In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
      VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT
      America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
      VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:10:47 GMT
      All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
      VIDEO: Moment Isis blew up Iraq shrine
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:33:37 GMT
      Social media footage has emerged purporting to show the Sunni Islamist group Isis blowing up a shrine in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
      VIDEO: Hamas leader: 'Bloodshed should end'
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:46:29 GMT
      The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.
      VIDEO: Left behind in 'dead' Ukraine city
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:10:55 GMT
      The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
      VIDEO: The toughest cop on Wall Street
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:55 GMT
      Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.
      VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:22 GMT
      The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
      VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:34:24 GMT
      A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.
      VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:18 GMT
      Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
      VIDEO: 'You can hear the bombs and missiles'
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:08:39 GMT
      More than 800 people have died in the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East, and despite calls for a ceasefire, the fighting continues.
      VIDEO: No sleep for family in new Gaza
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:42 GMT
      The BBC's Yolande Knell visits a family in Gaza struggling to maintain their day-to-day lives as the conflict between Hamas and Israel rages.
      VIDEO: Mark Hamill on new Star Wars
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:31 GMT
      Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.
      VIDEO: West Bank Gaza protests turn deadly
      Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:54:52 GMT
      At least two Palestinians have been killed during a West Bank march protesting against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
      VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 crash investigation
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:01:00 GMT
      MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.
      VIDEO: Pope meets Sudan 'apostasy' woman
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:33:24 GMT
      Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.
      VIDEO: 'Little faith' in CAR ceasefire
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:06:31 GMT
      Fighting has continued in the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between the rival armed groups.
      VIDEO: Ghanaians protest poor economy
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:54:28 GMT
      Thousands of Ghanaians took to the streets on Thursday across the country, in protest against what they call the government's mismanagement of the economy.
      VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader admits Russia links
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:47:27 GMT
      The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.
      VIDEO: China meat 'months' past expiry date
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:21:50 GMT
      China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
      VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:53:58 GMT
      The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
      VIDEO: Gaza UN shelter hit, 'killing 13'
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:41 GMT
      At least 13 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.
      VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:01 GMT
      Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
      VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:24:26 GMT
      Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.
      VIDEO: Ukraine village 'shelled by forces'
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:07:53 GMT
      Natalia Antelava gains access to a village where one woman apparently died, and another was badly injured, when it was allegedly shelled by Ukrainian Grad rockets.
      VIDEO: Thousands mourn Israeli soldier
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:24 GMT
      More funerals for Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict with Palestinians have been held as air strikes continue to target Gaza.
      VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:58 GMT
      Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood
      VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:12:08 GMT
      Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
      VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:40:08 GMT
      Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.
      VIDEO: Rescue mission to reach Gaza wounded
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:02:25 GMT
      Lyse Doucet reports from Gaza on a rescue mission to evacuate wounded civilians from Khan Younis and Shejaiya.
      VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:23:15 GMT
      Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv
      VIDEO: Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:44:41 GMT
      The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
      VIDEO: The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:11:29 GMT
      As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
      VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:58 GMT
      Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.
      VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:13:21 GMT
      Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
      VIDEO: Norway: 20-hour Ramadan fast ‘tough’
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:16:17 GMT
      In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
      VIDEO: Rodriguez hugs fan who invades pitch
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:59:53 GMT
      Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
      VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:32 GMT
      A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
      VIDEO: Drones overhead on streets of Gaza
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:32 GMT
      The United Nations says about 102,000 displaced people are now using shelters across Gaza as the Israeli offensive continues. Those who have stayed are adjusting to the sounds and sights of conflict, as Yolande Knell reports from Gaza.
      VIDEO: Joko Widodo wins Indonesia election
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:53:37 GMT
      Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.


      Entertainment News

      Happy 45th birthday J-Lo!
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:20 EDT
      It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.

      Cosplay at Comic-Con
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:20:55 EDT
      The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).

      'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 on the charts
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:48:41 EDT
      It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One with his album "Mandatory Fun."

      Pratt: the next Harrison Ford?
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:12:56 EDT
      Chris Pratt: the next Harrison Ford? Plus Dwayne Johnson HAD to be Hercules, and Colin Firth gets overwhelmed!

      Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund kids'
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:45 EDT
      Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.

      'Buffy' cast: Where are they now?
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:02:30 EDT

      Shia LaBeouf appears in court
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:14 EDT
      Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."

      'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:58:47 EDT
      "Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.

      Portia de Rossi joins season 4 of 'Scandal'
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:55:57 EDT
      When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who'd just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia's own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?

      Pratt: the next Harrison Ford?
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:12:56 EDT
      Chris Pratt: the next Harrison Ford? Plus Dwayne Johnson HAD to be Hercules, and Colin Firth gets overwhelmed!

      Oldman's 'Dracula' sex coffin
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:20 EDT
      To help Gary prepare for his starring role, Francis Ford Coppola sent over a casket for him to really inhabit the role.

      'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:18:05 EDT
      CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.

      Comic-con: Ben Affleck's 'Batman' makes an appearance
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:51:08 EDT
      Attendees at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con have gotten up close and personal with Ben Affleck's Batman.

      Darth Car unveiled at Comic-Con
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:43:02 EDT
      Mattel unveiled the special-edition "Darth Car," which heralds the toymaker's partnership with the "Star Wars" franchise.

      Happy 45th birthday J-Lo!
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:20 EDT
      It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.

      Cosplay at Comic-Con
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:20:55 EDT
      The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).

      'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 on the charts
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:48:41 EDT
      It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One with his album "Mandatory Fun."

      Kid Rock subpoenaed for sex toy
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:15:24 EDT
      It's nothing to "whoop whoop" about: The ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against horrorcore hip-hop act Insane Clown Posse just got a lot more disgusting, and it involves a glass sex toy reportedly owned by Kid Rock. Attorneys for the group's former publicist, Andrea Pellegrini, have subpoenaed the rocker to produce the item as court evidence, Detroit Free Press reports.

      Eddie Vedder explains anti-war stance
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:12:49 EDT
      Eddie Vedder has a message for his critics: Imagine. He sang John Lennon song in response to criticism over anti-war views.

      Ray J charged with battery
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:00 EDT
      Ray J Norwood has been charged with four misdemeanors in a case in which he's accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks, smashing a police car window and spitting on a cop.

      Destiny's Child singer arrested
      Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:07:28 EDT
      Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny's Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday.

      Police to Bieber: Tone down the parties
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:55:43 EDT
      Beverly Hills police want Justin Bieber to "take the bull by the horns" and tone down his house parties.

      Kanye in GQ: 9 things we learned
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:20 EDT
      It looks like Kanye West's new wife is rubbing off on him.

      Adam Levine's a married man
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:41 EDT
      Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victoria's Secret variety, that is.

      Tim McGraw 'swats' fan to save pants
      Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:24:20 EDT
      Tim McGraw "instinctively swatted" at a fan who refused to let go of his leg during the finale of an Atlanta concert last week, a rep said.

      Animals prove we can all be friends
      Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:58:07 EDT
      Funny or Die searched the internet for the cutest animal friendships. For more go to funnyordie.com.

      George Takei hosts first gay 'Bachelor'
      Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:09:01 EDT
      Coming this summer, "The Bachelor" welcomes its first gay contestant. For more go to funnyordie.com.

      Wolf Blitzer sings Duran Duran
      Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:27:25 EDT
      CNN's Wolf Blitzer gets autotuned to Duran Duran's 'Hungry Like the Wolf.' For more go to funnyordie.com.

      Why can't you stop watching Netflix?
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:12:56 EDT
      Netflix knows you well.

      Every 'Simpsons' episode is going online
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:11 EDT
      Every single episode of "The Simpsons" is going online, fully searchable.

      'Facts of Life' stars reunite in TV movie
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:36:20 EDT
      On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.

      'Saturday Night Live': Two more ousted
      Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:26:24 EDT
      And two more bite the dust: A source confirms to EW that "Saturday Night Live" has elected not to renew the contracts of Noël Wells and John Milhiser, both of whom joined the sketch show last fall as featured players. Deadline first reported the news.

      ABC fall premiere dates announced
      Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:32:26 EDT
      You want to know when "Scandal" and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" return?

      Nickelodeon cancels 'Sam & Cat'
      Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:50:57 EDT
      Nickelodeon has canceled "Sam & Cat," with last Saturday's episode serving as its series finale. The show lasted one season.

      Hollywood's highest-paid actor
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:48 EDT
      Robert Downey Jr. is once again the most highly paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.

      Dwayne Johnson may play a superhero
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:53:22 EDT
      Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe.

      GLAAD: Movies not representing LGBT
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:49:44 EDT
      Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.

      Great movies, but bad music
      Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:03 EDT
      We had joy. We had fun. We had loathing.

      Monty Python says goodbye
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:25:43 EDT
      Python has always been equal parts deadpan and silly, highbrow and low, and the "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" show -- which concluded Sunday at London's O2 Arena and was simulcast all over the world -- highlighted those distinctions.

      'Star Wars: Episode VII': See the X-wing
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:59:08 EDT
      J.J. Abrams has given "Star Wars" fans something new to geek out about, and better yet, it's for a good cause.

      Colbert 'Late Show' staying in New York
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:54:51 EDT
      The host of CBS' "Late Show" may be changing, but the location is staying the same. Colbert version is staying in New York.

      Maisie Williams goes 'Game of Thrones' on British airline
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:46 EDT
      Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," got into a row on Twitter with British Airways.

      More 'Iron Man'? Sounds good to Robert Downey Jr.
      Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:56:58 EDT
      Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.

      'Downton Abbey': When you'll see Season 5
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:56:00 EDT
      After the New Year, it'll be "Downton Abbey" season.

      Casey Kasem's body flown to Canada
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:56:08 EDT
      Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

      Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund kids'
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:56:23 EDT
      Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't want his children to become "trust fund kids" so he left his fortune to his girlfriend, a court document said.

      Where are 'Bachelor' couples?
      Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:58:08 EDT

      Happy 25th birthday Daniel Radcliffe!
      Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:57:13 EDT

      50 celebs turning 50
      Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:23:58 EDT

      Look who's expecting
      Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:59:43 EDT

      'Will & Grace' cast: Where are they now?
      Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:32:11 EDT

      Sarah Michelle Gellar's juicy new 'job'
      Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:15:38 EDT