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File photo: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden drives at the 18th hole in the dark lit by the clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews during the second round of the 2007 Ricoh Womens British Open Championship.

The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.

Amazon unveils new Kindle tablets and e-readers Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 11:53 PM ET
Amazon's tablet called the Kindle Fire on display.

The annual busy season for tech gadgets moves to Amazon, which announced a whopping seven new Kindle devices. NBC News reports.

Scotland’s independence vote has piqued the hopes of other separatist groups in Europe. Click ahead to learn which regions may try to imitate Scotland.

Chinese women drive diamond sales to record high Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 11:31 PM ET
A customer browses jewelry inside a Lukfook Jewellery store, operated by Luk Fook Holdings International Ltd., in Macau, China, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

Chinese women helped drive global diamond jewelry sales up 3 percent to a record high of $79 billion in 2013, according to De Beers.

Apple will announce new iPads in October: Report Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 11:44 AM ET
A customer inspects a fourth-generation iPad at an Apple store in San Francisco.

Apple is planning to announce two new iPads and release its next Mac operating system on Oct. 21, The Daily Dot reports.

World's billionaire population at record high Wed, 17 Sep '14 | 1:18 AM ET

The world economy is going through a rough patch, yet the world's billionaire population is at an all-time high.

Is Asia the best place for women in finance? Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 6:30 PM ET

Asia might be the place to be for females working in finance, an industry infamous for its grueling hours and male-dominated management culture.

Orivaru island, Maldives.

A tropical island in the Indian Ocean will go on sale on Wednesday, allowing punters to buy a piece of paradise for around $14 million.

London's exploding sidewalks are due to Britain's notoriously rainy weather, a boss of one of the capital's cable companies has said.

Chinese tycoon orders 30 Rolls Royces Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 3:54 PM ET
One of the Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms as ordered by Stephen Hung.

Stephen Hung, a luxury hotel entrepreneur, ordered 30 Rolls-Royces—the largest single order ever of Rolls-Royces, according to the company.

Researchers are turning something we all produce – urine – into clean electricity, or 'urine-tricity'. How?

Chinese shoe company's CEO, COO, cash go missing Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 11:19 AM ET
Ultrasonic shoe company showroom.

A Germany-based Chinese shoe company says the CEO and COO have gone missing—and so has the company's cash.

This is Alibaba's 'Achilles heel'   Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 6:39 PM ET
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. IPO

Alibaba is a major player in China's e-commerce space but many brands complain that the firm is also a titan in the country's counterfeit trade. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

China's race to turn trash to cash Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 6:31 PM ET
Chinese Greenpeace activists set up an E-waste sculpture.

China's junk buyers have transformed the electronic garbage of wealthy countries into small fortunes for years, often tainting rivers with toxic.

The Ray and Maria Stata Center ion the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

U.S. and U.K. universities remain tops, with Boston's MIT leading the way, according to widely followed global rankings out Tuesday.

Cellphone only sidewalk tested out in China Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 3:25 AM ET

It's a hindrance most city dwellers face regularly – pedestrians are so glued to their phones they inevitably end up bumping into others.

Apple lets users delete free U2 album Tue, 16 Sep '14 | 3:19 AM ET

After receiving numerous complaints, Apple has made it easier for users to delete the U2 album it had given to iTunes subscribers.

Dangerous waters: Meet the new face of piracy Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 6:15 AM ET
Indonesian pirates push a boat out of a mangrove swamp where they hide before planning pirate attacks and ambushes on the Strait of Malacca.

Piracy is exploding in the world’s most heavily trafficked commercial waterway, and organized crime is the force behind it.

Topshop London Fashion Week interactive window

Designers at London Fashion Week are leading the digital revolution using social media to feed consumers' appetite for fast fashion.


Brazilian designer Aline Darc Piculo dos Santos won an award for her lingerie concept that illuminates when touched.

Formula E: The future of motor racing?   Mon, 15 Sep '14 | 12:24 AM ET

CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports from the first electric car race, which kicked off in Beijing over the weekend.

Jobless youth in China: Crisis in the making Sun, 14 Sep '14 | 6:36 PM ET
A group of jobseekers rush to put in their applications as thousands of unemployed Chinese graduates flock to a job fair in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

Even though we can hear the time bomb of youth unemployment ticking, few governments have ambition or courage to tackle the problem.

Urban Outfitters fake blood stains, Urban Outfitters Kent State

A red, blood-spattered sweatshirt emblazoned with Kent State University's name is up for sale on Urban Outfitters' website.

A ferocious hurricane slammed an upscale Mexican resort early Monday with 125 mph winds and six months’ rain in just one hour.

Model Cara Delevingne says its "unbelievable" being the face of Topshop, while Philip Green, founder of Arcadia, discusses their working relationship.

Pope warns 'piecemeal' World War III has begun Sat, 13 Sep '14 | 7:06 AM ET
Pope Francis leads the canonisation mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are to be declared saints

Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War.

Apple Watch

Emoticons may have just been the beginning. The loving messages of the future could be much more intimate — and much stranger.

China creates 40,000 new millionaires Fri, 12 Sep '14 | 11:18 AM ET
A Prada store in Beijing.

China created 40,000 new millionaires last year, a growth rate only about half of that in 2010 and 2011.

Young Chinese students that have just received their graduation diplomas from the Australian National University in Canberra, facing their backs to the camera.

The perception of the price and quality of Australian education is deteriorating, according to an HSBC report published Wednesday.

Premium Brazilian real

Recent weakness across emerging market currencies has sparked worried that the asset class could be set for a further pain, some analysts told CNBC.