Around the World

How does an airliner just disappear in 2014?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has left people wondering, what happened?

Solar lamps light rural villages across the globe

Solar lamps help rural villages

Experts believe time zones could be bad for health

Editor's note: Ralitsa Vassileva is an anchor on CNN International. She is based in Atlanta but regularly crosses time zones.

China will use drones to clean up pollution

  China declared a "war on pollution" this week, and is now fortifying its arsenal with a new weapon: smog-clearing drones.

Russia's troop movements have World on edge

Much of the world is on edge today as Russia comes down hard on Ukraine. Thousands of Russian troops are already in the country and now Moscow is considering legislation that will make part of Ukraine, Russian territory.

Weird places to find a McDonald's

 As McDonald's opens its first restaurant in Vietnam, take a look at some of the big breakthroughs the fast food chain has made in the past -- from its first outlet in the Soviet Union, through the Kosher Mac and MacMaharaja, to the br

Latin American castaway survives 13 months in Pacific Ocean

A man who says he was lost at sea for more than a year is back on dry land. He says he drifted from Mexico to the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific. That’s some 9,000 kilometers.

Which country has the cheapest Big Mac?

Burgers aren't just for eating. They can also tell you a lot about the economy.

Uganda teen starts business with $14, creates empire

Award-winning entrepreneur Andrew Mupuya was just 16 years old when he decided to take on the world.

Used Jeep sells for $90K in Cuba

For more than half a century, Cubans have kept old American-made cars in running condition. Now Havana has relaxed restrictions on the import of autos from the u-s and elsewhere.