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Pregnant woman killed by dogs while walking in French forest during hunt

A pregnant woman was killed by dogs in a forest in France as a hunt took place nearby, investigators have said.

Prince Andrew steps back from public duties

Prince Andrew has said that the Queen has given him permission to step back from public duties "for the foreseeable future" following a firestorm of criticism over an interview about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

India's 'living bridges' get stronger as they grow

They're not the world's tallest or longest bridges, but a string of humble river crossings sculpted from tree roots in India are engineering marvels that contain lessons for modern architects.

Protesters attempt to flee Hong Kong university

Police have called on protesters to resign after they occupied the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills 16

At least 16 civilians were killed when rockets struck an internally displaced persons camp, in the village of Qah in Syria's Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets.

Son of German former president stabbed to death

The son of Germany's ex-president Richard von Weizsäcker was stabbed to death while giving a lecture in Berlin on Tuesday night, local police have confirmed.

China is taking more steps to boost its slowing economy

China's central bank is further loosening its purse strings as the country grapples with a slumping economy and a prolonged trade war with the United States.

Alibaba on track to raise $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing

Alibaba put a price on its highly anticipated Hong Kong stock market debut on Wednesday, the world's biggest share sale of the year so far.

Aston Martin unveils its first SUV

Aston Martin unveiled its first SUV Tuesday in Los Angeles and at a simultaneous event in Beijing. The British sports car company joins a long list of brands, including Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, for which an SUV would have once been unthinkable, but is now a reality.

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Inside a supermodel's stunning Florida home

It's not every day you get to look inside a supermodel's luxury home. But Elle Macpherson has offered a rare glimpse of her chic Florida house by opening her doors to Architectural Digest.

Dora Maar is no longer Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'

"I must dwell apart in the desert," the artist and surrealist photographer Dora Maar once said. "I want to create an aura of mystery about my work. People must long to see it.

What these rare 19th-century photos reveal

Even in its grainy, black-and-white nascence nearly 200 years ago, it was clear that photography would be a game-changing invention.

The hotel built 32 years ago (but never opened)

In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.

The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.

Portraits shine light on Tahiti's 'third gender'

On the Polynesian island of Tahiti, there is said to be something akin to a sixth sense -- one that belongs to neither men nor women. Instead, it is the sole domain of the "mahu," a community recognized as being outside the traditional male-female divide.

Best trips for 2020, according to National Geographic

Where will you be expanding your horizons in 2020?

How pod planes could change travel forever

Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?

Europe's most beautiful winter city

Budapest is fast becoming one of Europe's leading travel destinations, especially in winter when Hungary's capital city truly comes to life.

What we learned from the world's longest flight

It feels like the world just got that bit smaller. A flight operated by Australian airline Qantas has just made the record-breaking trip from London to Sydney nonstop, spending 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air and opening up the possibility of scheduled direct flights between some of the farthest corners of the planet.

The world's most beautiful places

The world's a spectacular place, full of hidden and overt beauty in every corner. But beauty's also subjective. It'd be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world, but we believe this list is a good start to plan your travels.

Good Samaritans scrambled under a subway train to save a 5-year-old girl

A 45-year-old man holding his 5-year-old daughter was killed when witnesses say he jumped in front of a subway train in New York City on Monday.

A college student worked at a Texas hotel for 32 hours alone during a flood. Guests say he's a hero

When Satchel Smith's father dropped him off for his shift at Homewood Suites in Beaumont, Texas, he expected the day to be like any other: He'd start at 3 p.m. and leave around 11 p.m. that night.

Neighbors complete three weeks' worth of harvesting in a day for farmer diagnosed with cancer

When stage 4 cancer stood in the way of farmer Larry Yockey reaping his wheat harvest for the first time in 50 years, dozens of his fellow farmers stepped up to save his crop.