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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.


Becky Anderson hosts the first edition of Connect the World from Abu Dhabi
April 7th, 2014
12:23 PM ET

For those of you who caught the inaugural show, I hope you'll agree we had a successful launch Sunday for Connect the World with Becky Anderson from Abu Dhabi.  For those of you who didn't, can I suggest setting a digital diary "alert" weekdays at 7p local!

Onwards. . . With the first show in the bag, I'm mindful that the editorial narrative for our MidEast prime-time show must continue to provide this region with the best of the international news agenda – using CNN's incredible asset base of reporters around the world – with a focus, as news befits, on the stories that resonate here – in all their glory.

To that end, your input as viewers of the show and as consumers of the incredibly successful cnn.com/Arabic is absolutely crucial.  You are part of "our" Global Conversation and I appeal to you ALL to get involved via the cnn.com site, on Twitter, on Instagram and on Facebook as we build our rundowns to reflect the news, views and opinion across the region.

And just so that you know: having been born and brought up with the vagaries of the British weather, I'm still getting used to waking up to blue skies and genuine smiles in the UAE!  Believe me, this is ONE challenge that aim getting used to incredibly quickly!!


Disappearing app

March 27th, 2014
02:19 PM ET

Social networks can keep you up to date on your friends' every move – where they are, what they're eating, and what games they're playing.

If you find it all a bit overwhelming and prefer to maintain a low profile, a new app called Cloak aims to do the opposite. It's more like an anti-social network – designed to help you avoid friends, colleagues or exes, using data from Instagram and Foursquare.

Putting it to the test, CNN's Tech Correspondent Samuel Burke took to the streets of London, to discover how effectively Cloak could help him disappear.

Text: New app helps you avoid your friends, exes

Filed under:  Social Media • Technology

Resilient spirit of the Kenyan people

September 25th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

The devastating attacks at Westgate Mall in Nairobi last weekend will no doubt have a lasting affect on Kenyans and people around the world.

In the wake of such an atrocity, Kenyans have come together to heal, and emerge from their grief stronger than before.


Filed under:  Africa • CNN iReport • Social Media • Video

Miss America: I expected the outrage

September 20th, 2013
03:16 PM ET

She was just crowned the most beautiful woman in America, but the racist backlash that followed her win has inspired Nina Davuluri to speak out. In this interview, Becky speaks with Miss America 2014 about how she handled the hateful comments, and her future plans.

Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Entertainment • Exclusive • Social Media • Video

Last day in space jam

May 14th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

After 146 days in space Commander Chris Hadfield and crew are back on earth. For his last day in space the Canadian astronaut sang David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in zero gravity and posted the video on YouTube, but he had already been something of a social media star...

Filed under:  General • Social Media • Video