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Unusual new superyacht concept has a giant glass eye
The 110-meter vessel, named Zion, features a stunning glass dome that looks like a gigantic eye, or a "black hole." Serving as a viewing platform for those on board, it offers 360-degree views and stands out for miles.

30 of the best fried foods around the world
People have never been able to resist the crunchy craving of deep-fried food.

Japan is testing a return to tourism
The Japan Tourism Agency announced on Tuesday, May 17 that it would start allowing small group tours in May as part of a "test tourism" trial before the country fully reopens to foreign visitors.

Want to become Italian? The 007 of lost Italian documents may be able to help
If you have Italian ancestors in your family tree, it might be easier than you realize to get Italian citizenship. Francesco Curione, the 007 of Italian Records, helps track down documents to pave the way.

The German city with an incredible upside down railway
Suspension railways today seem like an anachronism -- a 19th-century vision of what the future of transport would look like. By the year 2022, surely we would all be commuting to work on upside down railways!

Revenge travel: How vacation vengeance became a thing
As more and more countries reopen their borders to eager tourists, a trendy new phrase has emerged on social media: revenge travel.

Spectacular world's longest suspension footbridge opens in Czech Republic
Walking from one mountain to another, suspended high above ground with only a vast valley yawning below, isn't for the fainthearted.

New Zealand, Japan and Samoa set to reopen to visitors
This week in travel news: the world's best hotels, greatest sandwiches and most spectacular railway journeys. Also, pilot emergencies in Florida and London and the latest countries to relax their entry restrictions.

Saudi man charged after Maserati driven down Rome's Spanish Steps
When in Rome, don't drive your fancy sports car down historic stairways.

The 'erotic' origins of Sicily's top pastry
Making a trip to Sicily without indulging in a delicious cannolo pastry is akin to visiting Naples without tucking into an authentic pizza. Practically unheard of.

All-Black group makes history by summiting Mount Everest
About 4,000 people have summited Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. And only eight of them have been Black.

'It was a big shock': New Texas BBQ joint takes #1 spot
Texas is famous for its BBQ with people traveling from all corners of the globe to try it. Find out which spot has claimed the title as best in the state and what people will endure to get a tray.

23 of the world's best sandwiches
Is there a food more humble yet universally adored than the sandwich?

New Zealand to fully reopen in July
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday, May 11, that the country will fully reopen its international borders from 11:59 p.m. on July 31, with cruise ships also welcome back to local ports on the same day.

German airline apologizes after a large number of Jewish people are denied boarding
A German airline is apologizing after a large number of Jewish passengers were denied boarding on a connecting flight at a Frankfurt airport earlier this month because, the airline says, a "limited" number of them did not follow mask rules and other crew instructions.

See moment passenger lands plane after pilot had medical emergency
A passenger with no flying experience safely landed a private plane at a Florida airport with the help of an air traffic controller after the pilot became incapacitated. The condition of the pilot is unknown at this time. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Mardin: Turkey's ancient treasure trove
Donkeys meander through narrow streets past doorways and through low arches, suddenly braying around corners at startled tourists while residents continue on their way, unperturbed.

Why Italy's 'king of chocolate' is so delicious
There's chocolate, and then there's gianduiotto chocolate. An ancestor of Nutella, the melt-in-the-mouth treat is as rare as it is tasty.

One euro home sell off has created a "Little America" in Italy
Sambuca in rural Sicily was among the first Italian towns to sell off old houses for next to nothing. Local officials say most of the buyers are from the US or elsewhere in North America.

Virgin flight turns back as pilot hadn't completed final flying test
A Virgin Atlantic flight heading to New York's JKF Airport turned back to London Heathrow after it emerged the first officer hadn't completed the airline's final flying test.

Brazil has a towering new statue of Jesus
The Cristo Protetor de Encantado statue overlooking the Brazilian town of Encantado is nearly five meters taller than Rio de Janeiro's famous "Christ the Protector" statue.

See how planes land on an ice runway
With shifting ice and the occasional penguin intruder, Antarctica can be a challenging place to build and maintain an airport. See how one tourism company manages their vital runway.

Stay in a sumptuous room inside the Moulin Rouge
Sitting atop one of the world's most famous nightclubs is a scarlet red windmill. And inside the windmill lies a secret room, hitherto unseen by the public.

A CNN story helped a former refugee find the mystery woman who gave her $100 on a plane decades ago
Tracy Peck was running errands Saturday when she got a series of texts and calls that shocked her -- first from her tennis coach, then from her best friend.

'Babysitting' the next generation of New Zealand's endangered sea lions
Like many teenagers, Hannah Yeardley, a 17-year-old living in Dunedin, New Zealand, babysits in her spare time. The only difference is that it's not children she's looking after, it's sea lion pups.

'Nomad' episode guide: Join Carlton McCoy on his search for authenticity around the world
In the new CNN Original Series "Nomad with Carlton McCoy," master sommelier McCoy is on the hunt for authenticity in destinations around the world. Whether it's along the banks of the Mississippi River or in the bustling city of Seoul, McCoy is exploring off the beaten path to find what truly makes each location special.

How an open letter turned an 'aesthetic catastrophe' into an award-winning Taiwan tourist train
Taiwan's first-ever gourmet dining train has just hit the tracks -- and this stunning creation is earning fast fans not just for its food, but for its appearance, too.

Qantas reveals details of record-breaking Project Sunrise flights
Qantas has taken an important step toward launching Project Sunrise, its long-dreamed-of goal to establish direct flights between Australia and the cities of New York and London.

Asia's 50 best bars for 2022 revealed
With pandemic travel restrictions easing in much of the region, the annual Asia's 50 Best Bars ceremony took place in front of a live audience for the first time since 2019 on Thursday evening.

Uncovering Turkey's hidden treasures
From a submerged city to tombs carved from rocks, Turkey is home to all manner of historic treasures.

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Following Buffalo shooting, 4chan shows how some platforms are accountable only to themselves
The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, has put a spotlight on 4chan, a largely unmoderated site that has been the breeding ground for several tragedies and controversies over the years and appears to have played a role in inspiring Saturday's attack.

New York files discrimination complaint against Amazon
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a complaint on Wednesday against Amazon, alleging that the e-commerce giant has failed to provide reasonable accommodations to warehouse workers who are pregnant or with disabilities under state human rights law.

China tries to make nice with Big Tech as economic challenges mount
China is trying once again to lift the spirits of its huge tech industry after a bruising regulatory offensive that has weakened some of its biggest businesses at a time of stalling economic growth.

Elon Musk's bumpy road to possibly owning Twitter: A timeline
A board seat accepted and then rejected. A stunning $44 billion takeover offer with uncertain financing. And a surprise early morning tweet putting the deal on hold, temporarily.

Twitter board says it will 'enforce the merger agreement' despite Elon Musk's latest move
Who wants to own Twitter? Maybe Elon Musk doesn't.

Apple delays plan for Bay Area workers to be in office three days a week
Apple notified corporate employees that it is delaying a requirement for most staffers to be in the office at least three days a week amid an increase in Covid-19 cases in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the company is based.

Elon Musk says Twitter deal can't happen until bot account dispute is resolved
Elon Musk escalated a public feud with Twitter's CEO early Tuesday, saying his acquisition of the social media company "cannot move forward" until he sees more information about the prevalence of spam accounts.

Twitch, a live-streaming giant, comes under scrutiny after Buffalo shooting
Twitch, the livestreaming giant popular among video gamers, has been thrust into the national spotlight after the suspect in the Buffalo grocery store mass shooting tried to broadcast the attack on the platform.

Social media platforms vowed to rein in extremism. Buffalo puts them to the test
In the wake of Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, Big Tech platforms scrambled to stop the spread of a video of the attack filmed by the suspect and a document allegedly also produced by him where he outlines his beliefs.

Tech platforms have struggled to address live shootings. New legislation could make it impossible
Tech platforms have struggled for years to stamp out videos of real-time massacres, such as those depicting the Christchurch shootings of 2019 and now a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, which police say was a racially motivated hate crime. But a new state law shows how the tech industry could soon be pressured to do less, not more, in how it polices even ultra-violent content.

Watch a space startup spin a projectile into the sky at more than 1,000 miles per hour
SpinLaunch, an ambitious startup that hopes to spin, rather than launch, satellites into orbit, released dizzying footage of a test flight that the company conducted out of New Mexico.

Buffalo massacre puts spotlight on hate-filled website
On Saturday afternoon, an anonymous user on the online forum 4chan wrote, "just 20 mins ago I just witnessed a mass shooting at a tops supermarket live on twitch with like 20 other viewers."

SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again
SpaceX has been on a tear in 2022, notching 18 rocket launches and two astronaut splashdowns in just the first 130 days of the year — an unprecedented pace for the company and the commercial launch industry.

Dissection by TikTok: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial posts are making accidental influencers out of some, targets out of others
TikTok posts about actor Johnny Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, have turned a stay-at-home mom based in Scotland into an accidental influencer. Or, perhaps more aptly, a DeppTok influencer.

Tech groups ask Supreme Court to put Texas social media censorship law on hold
Two prominent lobbying groups representing the tech industry's biggest companies are asking the US Supreme Court to step in and block a Texas law that lets the state's residents sue large social media platforms for alleged censorship, two days after a federal appeals court allowed the law to take effect.

Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold
Elon Musk said he is putting his bid to acquire Twitter on hold, weeks after agreeing to take the company private in a $44 billion deal.

If Elon Musk restores Trump's Twitter account, it could pave the way for other platforms to do the same
In the days following the January 6 Capitol riot, Twitter became the first major social media platform to permanently suspend then-President Donald Trump for violating its rules against inciting violence. It was a huge step and one that instantly put pressure on other big platforms to take action.

Texas has declared open season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with censorship law
Texas residents can now sue Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for allegedly censoring their content after a federal appeals court sided Wednesday with the state's law restricting how social media sites can moderate their platforms.

Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference
Google on Wednesday unveiled an expanded lineup of hardware products in the latest sign it remains committed to moving beyond its core advertising business and competing with the likes of Apple.

Airbnb unveils new way to book longer stays ahead of summer travel season
Airbnb on Wednesday announced new ways to search for and book homes on the platform in response to the rise of remote work and the number of customers choosing longer stays.