Ukraine today is a scene for political unrest, but almost a century ago it was the setting for one of the greatest films of all time – "Battleship Potemkin," the 1925 silent movie masterwork by Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein.
Click above to hear why "Battleship Potemkin" was more than propaganda.
Pompeii, destroyed by a volcanic eruption nearly 2,000 years ago, is again facing destruction - by floods.
CNN's Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, has the story.
Maria von Trapp, last survivor of the seven siblings portrayed in The Sound of Music, died last week at the age of 99.
Christiane Amanpour remembers von Trapp in the video above.
By Lucky Gold, CNN
Those anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela who say it's time for a change have a little more daylight to air their grievances, thanks to the late President Hugo Chavez.
Back in 2007, he set all the clocks forward, changing Venezuela's time zone to the half-hour – that's 30 minutes ahead of what he called the "imperialist" time keepers, presumably referring to the U.S.
And at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where athletes race against the clock and one another, timing is everything.
Russians take pride in knowing that Sochi time is only one of nine different time zones that stretch across their vast country, from Moscow to Vladivostok.
A special, extended version of Christiane Amanpour's interview with leading paleaontologist Chris Stringer at London's Natural History Museum from our program earlier in the week.
Imagine that the epic story of human existence in Britain just got half a million years older!
Yes, footprints recently found along the East Coast now dates it back 900,000 years, instead of 450,000 years as previously thought.
Hippos roamed in Trafalgar Square, lions and rhinos stalked the countryside, often when humans were driven out by dramatic climate change in the 10 ice ages that have swept this land.
A timely and eye-opening new exhibition opens later this week at London's Natural History Museum, and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour got a special preview with leading paleontologist Chris Stringer, who curated the exhibit.
Journalists worldwide are demanding the release of Al Jazeera staff detained in Egypt for over a month with the campaign #FreeAJStaff.
The White House has also urged Egypt to release imprisoned journalists and academics. "These figures, regardless of affiliation, should be protected and permitted to do their jobs freely in Egypt," White House spokesman told reporters today.
It's a story we have been covering for weeks, and we will continue to do so.
By Christiane Amanpour and Lucky Gold, CNN
In his state of the union address on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of diplomatic pressure that has forced Syria to surrender its stockpile of chemical weapons.
Now imagine a world where dictatorship, terror and fear – and 95% of those chemical weapons – remain in place.
The United Nations-backed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and charged with locating and destroying those caches of sarin and mustard gas – now says "only a small portion" of the stockpile has been shipped out; perhaps only 5%
As cargo ships wait to transport these weapons to their eventual destruction, the Assad regime is dragging its feet and failing to deliver. It is now eight weeks behind schedule.
By Lucky Gold, CNN
In an arena that has long been a bastion of privilege and pedigree, participants can sniff a new whiff of freedom.
Imagine a world where democracy is literally going to the dogs.
In New York next month, the legendary Westminster Kennel Club will be hosting its 138th annual dog show – part beauty contest, part cut-throat competition – to determine America's top dog.
It's the canine crown jewel, famously parodied in the classic comedy film Best in Show.