World News Behind the Scenes: 9/17/2012

VIDEO: Suzanne Murray discusses the first birth of a panda there since 2005.

From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, h ere's a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.

It's a Panda… Mei Xiang, the giant female panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., gave birth to a panda cub on Sunday at about 10:46 p.m., according to the zoo. Adele, Bond Girl? When "Skyfall," the new James Bond film, hits theaters on Nov. 9 the voice chosen to carry the opening credits will be Adele's. According to Total Film, Adele has recorded the theme song for the movie. It will be her first release since her album "21? came out in early 2011. Touchdown! A Russian-made Soyuz capsule carrying an American and two Russians lands successfully in Kazakhstan. The three men had spent 123 days on the International SpaceStation.

Image Credit: Carla Cioffi/NASA

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