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Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson dies aged 28

Tragedy has struck ahead of the 2014 Paralympic Games with the death of Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson following a heart attack.

Sochi 2014: 'I did it for Dad' says U.S. OIympic hero Joss Christensen

Joss Christensen led a U.S. clean sweep in freestyle skiing slopestyle at the Sochi Winter Olympics Thursday before paying an emotional tribute to his late father.

Venezuela anti-government protests turn deadly; 3 killed

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Venezuela, leaving three people shot to death and nearly two dozen injured, authorities said.

Air New Zealand's new swimsuit safety video: Fun or offensive?

Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety video, released Tuesday, is already another viral hit but is encountering some turbulence over its use of several bikini-clad Sports Illustrated models. View the video here

Floods hit homes in England as wild weather batters Europe

Like a modern-day King Canute, Sam Notaro is determined not to let rising waters flood his home. He lives in Moorland village in Somerset, southwest England, which has been hit hard by weeks of flooding.

International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban

The International Olympic Committee has reinstated India, allowing its athletes to once again compete under their country's flag after a ban of more than a year.

Sochi 2014: Why does the Winter Olympics matter?

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- Why does Sochi 2014 matter? It's a question worth asking given we're thick into the action of the 22nd Winter Games.

What you didn't see in Sochi

Nobody looks to Olympic opening ceremonies for historical exactitude. Yet the brutal denialism of the opening spectacle at the 2014 Sochi Games should anger and sadden every viewer -- and Russian viewers most of all.

Five favorite moments from the first weekend of the Sochi Olympics

The first weekend of the Winter Olympics brought us moments of humor and technical problems from the Opening Ceremony, a skater's reaction that went viral and the sparkling debut of a sport where "stoked" and "dude" are

New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva

Syria's warring sides began a new round of peace talks Monday, days after a first session managed little beyond a pledge to evacuate civilians from the besieged city of Homs.