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Sochi 2014 confidential: Take a tour of Olympic Village

-- Amid security anxieties, indignation over Russian politics, the furore over unfinished media accommodation and astronomic costs, one key component of the Winter Olympics has been all but forgotten: the thousands of athletes streaming into So

Ecuador's spectacular Andean train rises again

A blast from the steam whistle on a cherry-red locomotive sends a gathering of locals on a platform scuttling with delight in the town of Durán, Ecuador.

Sochi: Athletes, fans set for Russia's Winter Olympics spectacle

After all the consternation over security, the controversy over gay rights, and the ridicule over poor preparations, the Sochi Games are here.

Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics.

Sochi Olympic hotels report construction delays

Four days before the opening of the Winter Games, some of the hotels being built for the Olympics are reporting construction delays that could affect the tens of thousands of visitors expected to descend on the region.

Harrowing search for ancestors at Cape Coast Castle

Duwon Steven Clark is standing on the white rock patio, just to the right of the now-silent cannons of Ghana's Cape Coast Castle, trying to get himself around a memory he never had.

Harrowing search for ancestors at Cape Coast Castle

Duwon Steven Clark is standing on the white rock patio, just to the right of the now-silent cannons of Ghana's Cape Coast Castle, trying to get himself around a memory he never had.

MLK, the reluctant civil rights leader

On the holiday that celebrates the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., many will remember his sacrifices for the civil rights movement, and serve others in his memory.

Israel holds state memorial ceremony for Ariel Sharon

International leaders and top Israeli officials attended a state memorial ceremony Monday for Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died last week.

VIDEO: Teen hailed as hero after dying while stopping suicide bomber outside of school

A teen in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero for sacrificing his life to stop a suicide bomber outside his school. The tragedy happened Monday in the Hangu District.