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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.

Has your flight been affected by the ash cloud?

May 24th, 2011
11:20 AM ET

Volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption is expected to reach London's Heathrow airport - the world's busiest international air travel hub - around lunchtime on Tuesday.

A further 252 flights to and from Scotland and Northern Ireland were canceled on Tuesday, according to Eurocontrol, the continent's air traffic control organization. 

The ash cloud is forecast to cover all of British airspace by 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Britain's weather agency, the Met Office, said Tuesday.

There are also concerns that the ash cloud could affect parts of Scandinavia later in the day.

We want to know if your flight has been affected by the ash cloud - has your trip been cancelled, postponed, delayed? Are you stranded?

Please let us know below and one of our CNN producers will get in touch with you.

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Connecting Voices: Your reactions to global stories

November 24th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

At CNN, we want to bring you the stories from around the world that really matter, but we also want to hear from you to gain a global perspective on the big headlines.

As part of a new initiative we're calling "Connecting Voices" we want to get reactions from you, the viewer, on the big news stories of the day.

From global politics, sports, travel, entertainment and all things in between - we want to hear from you.

If you want to be part of our "Connecting Voices" panel of viewers, please let us know below and we'll get in touch.

To kick things off, here are some segments which recently aired on CNN.

In a story that captured the globe, we wanted to find out what you thought about the FIFA World Cup being awarded to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

Here's what you had to say.

Next up, we spoke to viewers on four different continents about how they felt with the announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton had chosen a wedding day.

Here's what people in Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia had to say.

Finally, we spoke to two people who live in South Korea and asked them to share with us their opinions of how they are dealing with the political and military crisis with North Korea.

Here are two very different perspectives on the same story.

So if you're interested in sharing your views with CNN, be sure to let us know below and we'll be in touch.

Thursday and Friday's Connector: The cast of 'Harry Potter'

November 5th, 2010
07:18 PM ET

We want to Skype with you about what the 'Harry Potter' series means to you. Has it meant an escape from your world? Has it changed you in any way? Has it brought magic into your life? Tell us about your Potter journey by leaving a comment (below here) and we'll get in touch with you to come on our program.

It’s the movie legions of Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for. Well, part one of it anyway.

The first instalment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" opens Friday, November 19, with part two following in July 2011.

The film will arrive amid more fanfare and higher expectations than any in the franchise so far. And the tone will be as dark as the book itself. No friendly Hogwarts school as a backdrop. No more games of quidditch. No angst-ridden budding teenage romances (you can watch the "Twilight" series for that).

This time it’s war. A struggle-to-the-death contest of good versus evil as Harry fights with the help of friends Hermione and Ron to rid the world of Lord Voldemort. Meanwhile, the man described as the most powerful dark wizard of all time has his own agenda: he wants to possess death.

I told you this was dark.

By the way, this would be a good time for a bit of disclosure. “Harry Potter” is put out by Warner Bros., which like CNN, is a unit of Time Warner.

Anyway, the bottom line is that there is no escaping this magical world.

Hundreds of millions of "Harry Potter" books have been sold in dozens of languages around the world.

The first six films have grossed $5.4 billion according to the Guinness Book of Records, making it the most successful film franchise ever.

Tourists from around the world enjoy the new Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

There was even a transatlantic court case pitting author J.K. Rowling against a man who wanted to turn his very popular fan Web site into a book.

Through it all, we have watched the actors that played the characters at the heart of the novels grow up while learning of life, love and magic spells.

CNN's Becky Anderson spoke to members of the cast and we'll be bringing you all the interviews on Thursday and Friday in a two-day special edition of Connector of the Day

Tune in on Thursday November 11 and Friday November 12 at 2200 CET, 2100 London or 1600 New York time to watch us put your questions to the cast of "Harry Potter."


Future Connector – Agyness Deyn

November 5th, 2010
10:32 AM ET
Agyness Deyn has been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.
Agyness Deyn has been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.

(CNN) – Born Laura Hollins, the English model changed her name to Agyness Deyn in a bid to sound more exotic and to further her modeling career.

It seems to have worked. After being discovered as a teenager, Deyn has gone on to grace the covers of a number of major fashion magazines.

Vogue - which regularly features Deyn as cover girl - called her one of the top models of the new millennium.

At 27, Deyn has headed up high-profile haute couture campaigns - most memorably, Ma Dame for Jean Paul Gaultier. She’s also been the face of Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Burberry.

Deyn has also turned her hand to acting - playing the role of Aphrodite in Clash of the Titans released this year.

This is your chance to ask Deyn your questions. What is it like to be a full-time model? Which designers are the most fun to work with? What does she make of the the apparent trend for younger, thinner models? Is the modeling world a healthy environment to work in?

Send in your questions and don't forget to tell us where you're writing from.

Do we need tougher cyber bullying laws?

September 30th, 2010
12:02 PM ET

A Rutgers University student who apparently committed suicide was the unknowing target of an internet broadcast showing him in a sexual encounter with another man, according to New Jersey authorities in the United States.

Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off a bridge.
Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off a bridge.

Two other Rutgers students have been charged with invasion of privacy after they allegedly placed a camera in 18-year-old Tyler Clementi's dorm room without his knowledge and then broadcast Clementi's sexual encounter, according to the Middlesex County prosecutor's office.

Dharun Ravi, 18, of Plainsboro, New Jersey, and Molly Wei, 18, of Princeton, New Jersey, are each charged with two counts of invasion of privacy for the September 19 broadcast, according to the prosecutor's office.

Two more counts of invasion of privacy were leveled against Ravi for an attempt to videotape another encounter involving Clementi on September 21, the prosecutor's office said.

Ravi also allegedly posted on his Twitter profile that he was preparing to broadcast the secret encounter on the internet on a second occasion.

"Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it's happening again," he allegedly wrote on his Twitter page.

The tragic death raises new questions over whether this incident should be prosecuted as an invasion of privacy or whether it is a case of cyber bullying.

We want to know what you think?

Was this simply a dramatic invasion of privacy? Was this a case of cyber bullying because it involved social media tools like iChat, Twitter and Facebook?

What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

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