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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

The challenges of connecting continents

October 30th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

Amazing engineering feats have made it possible to travel from London to Beijing by train alone thanks to the first intercontinental train tunnel, the Marmaray, in Turkey.

Becky speaks with the Director of Arup Bill Gross about the challenges of building underground tunnels such as the Marmaray.

Watch: Tunnel in Turkey links Europe and Asia

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Filed under:  Asia • Europe • Technology • Video

Tunnel in Turkey links Europe and Asia

October 30th, 2013
01:17 PM ET

Turkey has long been referred to as the bridge between Europe and Asia.

As the country opens a new underwater railway tunnel that connects the two continents it looks as though it may actually become one.

Read: Turkey's Marmaray project: An ambitious plan to link Europe and Asia

CNN's John Defterios has the story of Turkey's ambitious Marmaray project.

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Bolshoi Ballet acid attack trial begins

October 30th, 2013
12:57 PM ET

The trial begins for the three men accused of the acid attack on Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Read: Bolshoi Ballet star denies masterminding acid attack on Sergei Filin

CNN's Phil Black gives you latest on the trial that has rocked Russia's most prominent cultural institution.

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Rolling Stone: Lou Reed preceded alt-rock

October 29th, 2013
12:07 PM ET

The late Lou Reed was revered as a musical genius that transformed rock in New York and across the globe.

Since his death tributes have been pouring in from musical icons around the world, from David Bowie to Cyndi Lauper.

Becky Anderson speaks with Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard about Lou Reed's influence on the New York rock scene.

Reporter: Germans disappointed by spying

October 29th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

The spying scandal has left German confidence in the U.S. "shaken" after a recent report by German newspaper 'Der Spiegel'.

Read: German interior minister: Confidence in U.S. is 'shaken'

Becky speaks with Holger Stark, Senior Correspondent of Der Spiegel, about how it broke the news of U.S. spying allegations.

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