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Six historical adventure books to get you hookedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 10:56:00

August is here and for many of us, so are the summer holidays. Whether you're relaxing in the country, lounging on a beach, or enjoying a city break, a good book can make all the difference.

Iraq harnesses technology to protect ancient treasuresupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 11:17:00

Known to many as the "cradle of civilization," Iraq is a treasure trove of important archaeological sites including Babylon, Ur and Nimrud.

Iraq tourism hangs in balance at Babylonupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 10:54:00

The words "tourism" and "Iraq" don't often get used in the same sentence these days, but if a new project to help preserve the historic ruins of Babylon pays off, archaeologists and officials say the country could soon be back on the international travel map.

The call of Babylon: Why some travelers are braving Iraqupdated: Fri May 21 2010 10:19:00

International airlines are once again landing in Iraq, the conflict-wracked home to some of the ancient wonders of the world.

Iraq's ancient city of Hillaupdated: Fri May 21 2010 10:19:00

Iraqi archaeologists have unearthed an ancient village in the city of Hilla. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Iraqi films emerge from the chaos of warupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 14:04:00

Mohamed Al-Daradji has cut something of a lonely figure in Iraqi cinema over the past seven years.

U.S. troops accused of damaging Babylon's ancient wonderupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 03:22:00

The U.S. military did major damage to the site of one of the wonders of the ancient world while converting it into a base, the United Nations said in a new report.

Giant shark washes ashoreupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 00:16:00

A 15-foot basking shark washed ashore in between Gilgo and Cedar beaches in the town of Babylon, New York.

Green roofs cool cities, combat climate change, say Germansupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 10:37:00

If your neighbor mentions their green roof you might think they have a moss problem. Maybe they are simply referring to the color. But you're unlikely to think that they have just had a mini ecosystem installed.

Obama gives Germany the 'feel good' factorupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 12:12:00

An entertainer chanted the James Brown lyrics: "I feel good, I knew that I would," outside Berlin's Babylon theater, the venue for the Obama Election party organized by the Democrats abroad.

Part of Iraq 'Triangle of Death' back in Iraqi controlupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 16:14:00

Coalition troops formally handed over control of Iraq's Babil province to the Iraqi government on Thursday. Changeling Writer J. Michael Straczynskiupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 16:00:00

The multitalented, multitasking screenwriter behind Clint Eastwood's new film also created the influential sci-fi series Babylon 5 and writes, in his spare time, for Marvel Comics Changeling: True Crime from Clint and Angelinaupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 11:00:00

In this complex story of kidnapping and corruption, Angelina Jolie looms a bit too large

Should your office be a 'no politics' zone? updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 09:18:00

At her previous job, Samantha Smith, was the lone conservative in a 10-person office -- something her more liberal co-workers were happy to tease her about after she shared her views on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and the Iraq war. Resurrecting the Baghdad Museumupdated: Wed May 07 2008 13:15:00

The looting of the institution was one of the great tragedies of the war. But very slowly, pieces are returning. And in the shadows, there are hints of glory

Stockholm on $250 a dayupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 13:40:00

Stockholm has a reputation for being one of Europe's most expensive cities. T+L hits the streets of the fashionable capital and proves otherwise. How Hitler Would Have Rebuilt Berlin updated: Mon Mar 24 2008 13:35:00

A new exhibit shows the plans that Hitler, along with his trusted architect Albert Speer, had made to turn Berlin into a capital for the new Germania

U.S. troops turn to faith amid realities of warupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 09:24:00

In the waning sunlight hour of a chilly winter afternoon, a chorus of Hebrew prayer rises from a small, fluorescent lit room on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Reconciling war with faithupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 09:24:00

Muslim, Christian and Jewish-American troops say religion helps them cope with war. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Keeping the faithupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 05:09:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen on the first ever Iraqi Cardinal and his battle to keep Christianity alive in Iraq.

Fortune: TV's next heroupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 10:13:00

In the 1980s and 1990s, U.S. television executives mined stand-up comedy for show concepts. More recently, they've turned to European reality shows (Big Brother, Pop Idol) to fill their schedules. Could comic books be the next source of inspiration?

Review: 'Babel' tough to handleupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 08:38:00

The current vogue for movies splintered into a social cross-section goes global with "Babel," the third in a trilogy of triptychs from writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Istanbul's sultry grooveupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 11:13:00

On Saturday evenings, all of Istanbul seems to stroll along Istiklal Caddesi, a pedestrian avenue in the Beyoglu district. Couples, packs of young men, and extended families share the sidewalks with lottery ticket vendors, men roasting corncobs on street carts and café singers belting pop tunes.

Iraq's suffering captured on canvasupdated: Tue May 09 2006 10:22:00

How do you capture a nation's suffering and pain in a single expression? This has been Iraqi artist Suad Al Attar's mission since the beginning of the first Gulf War in 1991.

Review: 'Prince of Persia' sequel deliciously darkupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 12:03:00

After the critical and commercial success of "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time'' and "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within,'' it's no surprise Ubisoft Montreal didn't mess with the formula for its third action-adventure epic in as many years: "Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.''

EW review: 'Alexander' still doesn't workupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 12:45:00

Behold Oliver Stone, the eighth wonder of DVD: a filmmaker who turns out a director's cut of "Alexander" shorter than his original theatrical version.

CNNMoney: The best books for armchair millionairesupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 13:26:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: I'm ready to get my financial act together and start investing and I want to find the best book to get me going. What do you recommend?

FSB: More of that Old-Time Religionupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

You can't blame Lance Ledbetter, the 28-year-old founder of Atlanta's tiny Dust-to-Digital label, for underestimating how many people would purchase his company's first release, Goodbye, Babylon. A...

'Babylon 5' actor diesupdated: Tue May 25 2004 08:28:00

Richard Biggs, who played Dr. Stephen Franklin on "Babylon 5" and also had a long run on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," died Saturday. He was 44, according to the actor's Web site.

Fortune: We're Worth Our Weight in Pentium Chips We're producing less stuff than we used to, but it's worth a lot updated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

Have you noticed people getting by with less stuff than they used to? Acting less materialistic? Invoking that stern Yankee adage, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"?

Fortune: AIRLINE BABYLON T&Eupdated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

Ali, the front-desk clerk at the Robert Treat Travelodge Hotel, is evasive when FORTUNE asks him which floor the flight attendants are staying on. "Oh," he says, "I can't give out that information....

Fortune: Our friends in the swamps, why words leave the language, the slot-machine cartel, and other matters. REGULATION BY THE SEAupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

We keep looking for something to happen in the great American casino industry, and it never happens, even though economic theory tells us it must happen. Baffling, eh? And definitely requiring an e...

Fortune: An Eye on the Rainbow, Greed in Babylon, Swooning on the Tube, and Other Matters. Garlic Tycoonupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

We spent some time recently with a doctoral dissertation called The Nur-Sin Archive, which is more fun to read than the average thesis and also bears a more interesting message. Produced by Laurenc...

Fortune: An Eye on the Rainbow, Greed in Babylon, Swooning on the Tube, and Other Matters. The Brokaw Questionupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

Hey, what ever happened to Tom Brokaw? How can the arguably most handsome of the network anchorpersons suddenly be in a ''ratings swoon'' (the New York Times's succinct summary)? What would cause T...

Fortune: An Eye on the Rainbow, Greed in Babylon, Swooning on the Tube, and Other Matters. Only in American (cont'd)updated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

BOSTON -- A federal employee fired for refusing to wear a coat and tie for an identification photograph says he'll appeal . . . Roger Arnold . . . said he has not worn a coat and tie at work since ...

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