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ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media Sat, 30 Aug '14 | 11:59 AM ET
A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.

With the Scottish referendum looming, the question of what happens to North Sea oil and gas reserves remains a key part of the debate.

Malaysia Airline passenger jet parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The majority investor in Malaysia Airlines said on Friday it planned to cut its workforce by 30 percent, or 6,000 workers, in an effort to make the group profitable by 2017.

Samsung has launched its Gear S smartwatch just days ahead of Apple's expected iWatch launch, as the wearable market continues to heat up.

Apple to hold event Sept. 9, iPhone 6 expected Thu, 28 Aug '14 | 1:44 PM ET
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

Apple announced Thursday that it is hosting a special event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, 2014.

Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 6:27 PM ET
South Korean singer Psy

As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

Twitter's 'number two' head honcho told CNBC he was not concerned about the number of its users who were choosing not to 'tweet.'

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball in a match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during a Rogers Cup Toronto semi-final match in Toronto, Canada.

Babolat's Play, a smart racket that tracks a tennis player's performance, may take the tennis tech battle to a whole new level.

As renting becomes more common, a number of companies have cropped up with the aim of disrupting the market. Here are some of them.

Hard to remember passwords may soon be a thing of the past, as researchers across the world work to make the future password-less.

How investors are betting on golf’s decline Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 8:46 AM ET

Investors have been banking on a decline in the popularity of golf, with stocks that have exposure to the sport seeing an increase in short interest.

HSBC's chief global economist Stephen King takes the ice bucket challenge and nominates a colleague and two former members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee.

Is Jack Daniel's on the rocks in Russia? Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 8:41 AM ET

The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.

Annual tomato fight in Spain     Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 1:40 PM ET

A look at the annual tomato battle in Bunol, Spain, with CNBC's Sue Herrera.

In India, the big salaries are back Tue, 26 Aug '14 | 6:44 PM ET

After a lull in years, India’s labor market is enjoying a burst of activity, a new government, a booming stock market and improved business sentiment.

Royal tweets: Why this Duke took to Twitter Wed, 27 Aug '14 | 1:20 AM ET
Britain's Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (L), Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (R) and Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge (2-R) take part in a procession to St George's Chapel

When the second son of Queen Elizabeth II took to Twitter, he became the first Royal family member to set up a profile in his own name.

Traffic congestion in Delhi, India.

From pollution and congestion to crime and bad attitudes, a list of the world's worst cities for travel and why they might stay that way.

Balmy Singapore contends with rising protests Mon, 25 Aug '14 | 6:53 PM ET
A man holds up a placard during the 'Return Our CPF' protest at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park in Singapore.

Singapore is synonymous with efficiency and order but rising discontent raises questions about social stability in the tightly controlled city-state.

Dollar stores find fans in Asian penny pinchers Tue, 26 Aug '14 | 12:56 AM ET

Dollar stores enjoy popularity during lean times but shoppers are proving that these bargain stores have a place regardless of economic cycles.

First came the Ice Bucket Challenge, and now there's the Rice Bucket Challenge – India's twist on the fundraising campaign that has taken the internet by storm.

Helping millennials learn the benefits of compounding can be personally rewarding—and will help you establish a future client base.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L), actor Bryan Cranston and winner of the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award for 'The Big Bang Theory' Jim Parsons on stage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014.

The industry on Monday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and long-time television actors.

Lining London's famous street of tailors – Savile Row - are businesses looking to tap the growing appetite for luxury suits in China.

Superman comic fetches record-smashing $3.2M Mon, 25 Aug '14 | 2:45 AM ET

A rare copy of Action Comics #1 in near perfect condition, sold for $3.2 million on eBay Sunday, making it the most expensive comic in the world.

Electric cars: Amsterdam's next icon? Mon, 25 Aug '14 | 2:08 AM ET

Amsterdam is synonymous with three things: canals, coffee shops and cycling. Could electric transport become the city's next icon?

How the SpaceX economy can make you money Mon, 25 Aug '14 | 8:00 AM ET

Spaceflight remains a dream for most stargazers, but everyone can buy a portfolio of stocks to invest in space travel of the future.

Will.i.am has been a judge on The Voice (U.K.) for two series.

How pop star and front man of The Black Eyed Peas struck up an unlikely friendship with the British royal family.

Burger King in merger talks with Tim Hortons Sun, 24 Aug '14 | 9:28 PM ET

Burger King is in talks to combine with Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

Is this the world’s most innovative city? Fri, 22 Aug '14 | 1:16 AM ET

Tokyo is a spellbinding city. Here we take a look at eight innovative companies from the city that have shaped the world we live in.

This tech company beat Google for best culture Fri, 22 Aug '14 | 7:04 AM ET
Inside the Google offices in Berlin, Germany.

Which tech firm actually has the best culture according to its employees? The answer might surprise you.