The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
Bloody end to Philippines hostage drama: Hong Kong urged its residents to cut short or cancel planned trips to the Philippines on Tuesday in the aftermath of a bloodbath that left at least eight dead on a Manila tour bus.
Young female pitcher grabs the spotlight: A young baseball phenom has received one of the sport's highest honors - recognition from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for pitching not one, but two perfect games.
Town wonders: Why did two boys have to die?: The owner of a motel in Orangeburg, South Carolina said Shaquan Duley appeared "nervous" when she asked for a room last week. Police say Duley would end upÂ suffocating her two boys inside a room in that motel.
Toddler walks 2 blocks to save her dad: Alesaundra Tafoya's parents have been teaching their daughter about safety in their Northern California community. They weren't, however, expecting 3-year-old Alesaundra to call upon those lessons when one of them needed help.
Trapped Chilean miners: 'We are fine': The 33 miners trapped inside a mine in Chile survived for more than 17 days by sharing small amounts of tuna and mackerel that were in a shelter, along with water, President Sebastian Pinera told CNN en EspaÃ±ol on Monday.