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Ritz-Carlton's $6,400-a-week luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail
Ritz-Carlton's highly-anticipated superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after its maiden voyage was originally scheduled to begin.

The Italian village with the 'elixir' of healthy life
It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents.

Virgin Boeing 747 to launch rocket into space
At the far southwestern tip of England, dangling into the Atlantic, the remote region of Cornwall rarely feels like the center of the world.

The hunt for the world's most elusive shipwrecks
In March 2022, the world let out a collective gasp when the remarkably preserved shipwreck of Ernest Shackleton's HMS Endurance was discovered almost two miles beneath the icy Antarctic seas.

This man built a plane for his family in his garden
It wasn't until he moved near to an airfield in the UK over a decade ago that mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan began to seriously consider learning to fly a plane.

Secrets from the world's toughest dining scene
Hong Kong is widely considered one of the most challenging cities in the world to operate a restaurant -- a roiling cauldron of changing tastes, cleaver-sharp competition and unsavory economics.

She asked a stranger for directions on vacation. Two weeks later they were engaged
Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa's Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would change her life.

The Italian town with a boozy secret
It's super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water -- and in many households across Sardinia it's still produced illegally.

Cappadocia: One of Turkey's most spectacular hiking destinations
A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient lava flows from three now extinct volcanoes, crisscrossing valleys studded with conical peribacı.

This Italian icon looks like you've never seen it before
For over 500 years, Michelangelo's sculpture of David in Florence has stood unchanged, the marble icon of masculinity, and one of the world's most famous works of art.

The European capital of cool that keeps getting cooler
Lisbon is in the midst of a renaissance. The latest European capital of cool's affordable rents, great nightlife and gorgeous streets -- which wind high into the hills from the River Tagus -- have seen younger travelers arrive in their droves in recent years, enjoying extended stays thanks to dedicated "digital nomad" visas.

Best Chinese food: 32 dishes every traveler should try
With one of the world's most diverse food scenes, China makes it nearly impossible to put together one single list that truly encompasses the "best" Chinese dishes.

Are you brave enough to sleep in the 'Ghostbusters' firehouse this Halloween?
There's something strange going on in this Oregon neighborhood.

Time Out picks the 'world's coolest' neighborhood for 2022
The top 10 includes the nightlife haven of Cais do Sodré in Lisbon and New York City's beloved Ridgewood, but which neighborhood took the top spot in Time Out's round-up?

Chiles are so important to this state, they made a law about them
For New Mexicans, chile isn't just a food, it's a way of life. Chiles are so important, New Mexico is only state to have an "official" question, "Red or green?"

All the restaurants Stanley Tucci visited in season two of 'Searching for Italy'
After watching the wanderlust-inducing "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you'll undoubtedly be hungry.

Animal sacrifices and pagan worship on the edge of Europe
An untouched and remote region in northeastern Georgia, Tusheti is a wild trekking paradise of mountains and ancient villages where pagan rites are still observed alongside Christian beliefs.

Bamboo vipers and many-banded kraits: Experiencing Hong Kong's snake safari
A fraction of a second after William Sargent's torch light catches the unmistakable glint of snake skin he roars into action, sliding on a protective glove and launching himself into the dense green jungle of northern Hong Kong.

Yayoi Kusama's yellow pumpkin sculpture is back on Naoshima Island, Japan
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's famous yellow pumpkin sculpture was reinstalled on October 4th on Naoshima island after it was swept into the sea and badly damaged during a typhoon last summer.

Giant roadside Cheeto attracts a crowd
A giant Cheeto with massive fingers coated in orange dust becomes a roadside attraction. CNN's Jeanne Moos eats her way through the story.

Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back
Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back after over two years of some of the world's toughest travel restrictions.

Asia Pacific set to lose title as the world's largest travel region
Asia Pacific is home to some of the world's most beloved travel destinations, from the natural beauty of Bali to the urban buzz of Singapore. These dreamy vacation hotspots -- teamed with the region's business power -- secured Asia Pacific the title of world's largest travel region for much of the past decade.

The world's best bars for 2022 have been revealed
Move over London. Step aside New York. There's a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona is home to Paradiso, the newly crowned world's best bar.

The rise of sleep tourism
Going on a vacation might seem like a rather unconventional way to try to improve your sleep habits.

The secrets of Turkey's historic capital of cool
At first glance Izmir looks very much like any other modern Turkish metropolis, densely populated with unimposing architecture.

FAA to announce rule allowing more rest for flight attendants
Federal aviation officials plan to announce Tuesday that flight attendants will soon get more mandated rest time between flights, two sources familiar with the announcement tell CNN.

The 'tombstone village' built by Korean refugees on a Japanese cemetery
At first glance, Ami-dong seems like an ordinary village within the South Korean city of Busan, with colorful houses and narrow alleys set against looming mountains.

20 best German foods
German food is rich, hearty and diverse. It's comfort eating with high-quality, often locally sourced ingredients.

Hong Kong is opening up to tourism -- but is it too late?
The city hopes the move will revive its status as an international business and travel hub, but the locals said the change may be too late.

Amid global crises, superyachts are selling more than ever. Here's why
The specter of global conflict lurks on the horizon. Energy prices are putting the squeeze on millions. Covid lingers. But at the yachting world's most glamorous event, it's business as usual.

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FTC sues to block Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, challenging one of the largest tech acquisitions in history.

Former employees suing Twitter speak out on Elon Musk's 'clumsy and inhumane' layoffs
A group of former Twitter employees who are suing the company spoke out Thursday, alleging that new owner Elon Musk's mass layoffs at the company have triggered multiple labor rights violations.

Pentagon awards multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle
The Defense Department has named Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle as the winners of a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract whose predecessor the Pentagon had to cancel amid Amazon's allegations that then-President Donald Trump had interfered in the award process.

Apple abandons controversial plan to check iOS devices and iCloud photos for child abuse imagery
Apple is abandoning its plans to launch a controversial tool that would check iPhones, iPads and iCloud photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) following backlash from critics who decried the feature's potential privacy implications.

This AI chatbot is dominating social media with its frighteningly good essays
Imagine if Siri could write you a college essay, or Alexa could spit out a movie review in the style of Shakespeare.

Apple sued by two women alleging their exes used AirTags to stalk them
Apple has been sued by two women who allege their previous romantic partners used the company's AirTag devices to track their whereabouts, potentially putting their safety at risk.

The mass unbanning of suspended Twitter users is underway
Thousands of previously banned Twitter users, including members of the far-right and users sharing blatant misinformation, have begun to have their accounts restored to the platform, according to an independent analysis.

Biden administration urges Supreme Court to narrow Big Tech's liability shield in pivotal Google case
The Biden administration has told the US Supreme Court that social media platforms ought to be potentially liable for recommendations made by their AI-driven content algorithms, weighing in against Google in a pivotal case on digital speech and content moderation.

Google to merge mapping service Waze with maps products teams
Google said on Thursday it will merge teams working on mapping service Waze and products like Google Maps, effective Dec. 9, in a bid to consolidate processes.

Former Theranos COO sentenced to nearly 13 years
Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, the former chief operating officer of failed blood testing startup Theranos, was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 13 years in prison for fraud. It marks an end to the stunning downfall of a high-flying Silicon Valley company that resulted in the rare convictions of two tech executives.

Apple plans to expand encryption of iCloud data
Apple on Wednesday said it plans to expand end-to-end encryption of iCloud data to include backups, photos, notes, chat histories and other services, in a move that could further protect user data but also add to tensions with law enforcement around the world.

Indiana Attorney General files lawsuits against TikTok
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on Wednesday announced he has filed two separate lawsuits against TikTok, which accuse the company of making false claims about the safety of user data, and age-appropriate content.

Microsoft says it has reached a 10-year deal to bring 'Call of Duty' to Nintendo
Fans of the popular first-person shooter game "Call of Duty" may soon have more options for where they can play it.

DC attorney general sues Amazon for allegedly misusing driver tips
Amazon faces a new lawsuit from the attorney general of Washington, D.C. that alleges the e-commerce giant used customer tips meant for delivery drivers to reduce what it owed in driver wages.

Meta avoids showdown over news content in US after journalism bargaining bill shelved
A threat by Facebook owner Meta to remove news content from its platforms appears to have been averted — for now — after US lawmakers omitted an antitrust bill it opposed from the text of an annual defense spending bill released late Tuesday evening.

Uber launching self-driving cars in Las Vegas
Ridehailing giant Uber is now offering Las Vegas riders the option on its app to hail a self-driving taxis developed by another company, according to a press release Wednesday. While the autonomous vehicles are currently only available for ride hailing in Las Vegas, there are plans to expand to Los Angeles "at a later date," according to the release.

Amazon's checkout page stopped working for some users
Thousands of customers looking to purchase an item on Amazon early Wednesday encountered an error message on the e-commerce site's checkout page, a rare issue for a platform that has become even more of a central shopping hub for countless households during the pandemic.

Wordle is the most-searched term on Google in 2022
Admit it: You've probably either Googled the answer for Wordle, or at the very least searched to play it. Turns out, you're not alone.

Apple now lets developers charge as much as $10,000 for an app
If you were worried about how much money you could blow on apps before, buckle up.

Microsoft could soon have its first union
Some 300 quality assurance workers at Microsoft-owned gaming studio ZeniMax are in the process of voting to form what would be the first union at the tech giant, organizers confirmed to CNN Business.