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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.

Scotland's rocky relationship with England

November 28th, 2013
02:29 PM ET

An independent Scotland would retain Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, keep the pound sterling currency, and remain within the European Union, according to a policy document presented by Scotland's devolved government Tuesday.

The release of the draft plan - known as a white paper - comes ahead of next year's referendum on independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The September 18 2014 referendum will allow Scots a straight yes-or-no vote on staying in the union.

If they vote yes, the country's first independent election would be held on May 5, 2016, according to the white paper.

From independence to union, to devolution. Becky  looks at Scotland's history and how we got here.

Film shows JFK's death from unseen angles

November 20th, 2013
01:47 PM ET

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22nd 1963.

Read: JFK assassination a collective memory for American children

In his new film Parkland, screenwriter and director Peter Landesman aims "to tell the story that has never been told" of the moments leading up to and immediately following the assassination of JFK. "It's a tale we thought we knew everything about and really knew nothing", he told Becky.

The characters in the movie are the individuals who were intimately involved in that dramatic episode of United States history, but who are mostly unheard of: the doctor who tried to save the President's life, the photographer who caught the moment on his camera and the brother of the man accused of killing him.

Landesman says he wanted to re-tell the story that he believes belongs to everyone. "The assassination happened to us, he's our President...it's our story."

Parkland releases in cinemas in the UK on Friday 22nd November.

Rare Roman eagle found under London

October 31st, 2013
09:38 AM ET

Artifacts from the original Londinium buried under our streets turn up all the time but rarely does something as exciting as an ancient Roman statue get unearthed intact.

Becky Anderson looks at what is believed to be a rare Roman eagle statue that has been buried in London for centuries.

Shaking up evolutionary models

October 22nd, 2013
01:21 PM ET

The discovery of a skull that is almost 2 million years old in Georgia is changing what we think of our ancient ancestors.

Becky Anderson talks to professor of Evolutionary Anatomy Fred Spoor about the skull discovery and what it means in journey to discover the truth behind our past.

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Roman skulls unearthed in London

October 3rd, 2013
03:29 PM ET

We've all heard of skulls and crossbones but what about skulls and Crossrails?

While digging for the new Crossrail rail link, near London's Liverpool street, workers were surprised to find they had unearthed 20 human skulls.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin sheds light on the remarkable story of Roman artifacts found under London.


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