Britain's first black community :: The reign of Elizabeth I saw the beginning of Britain's first black community. It's a fascinating story for modern Britons, writes Michael Wood.
Self-help books aren't all bunk :: "Life is difficult," said the first line of the first self-help book I ever held in my hands.
British Open's stylish 'King' :: At the age of 82 the work ethic still burns bright in Arnold Palmer, the man who inspired a generation to take up golf.
Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Amid instability, why travel? :: A terrorist explosion in Bulgaria. Tourist kidnappings in Egypt. Sometimes violent demonstrations in Greece. A coup in Mali. Deadly drug wars in Mexico. Olympic security failures in England.
Vast African water source found :: A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.
U.S. should think twice on Syria :: Syria becomes a greater emergency with each day, but the U.S. should remember its experience in Lebanon -- and the national security doctrine of Caspar Weinberger -- before getting directly involved, Kiron K. Skinner writes.
Sir Alastair Burnet dies at 84 :: Veteran newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet, best known for fronting ITV's News At Ten, dies aged 84.
UK public borrowing rises in June :: The government borrowed more than expected in June, leading some analysts to question whether it will meet its deficit reduction target this year.
CNN Explains: The Tour de France :: CNN's Patrick Snell breaks down everything you need to know to understand the Tour de France.
Fighting to save Congo's gorillas :: CNN's David McKenzie reports on orphaned gorillas being raised amid Congo's chaos.
South Africa's message to U.S. :: South Africans step up to CNN's Open Mic and deliver their messages to the U.S. and its presidential candidates.
Botswana sparkles in diamond deal :: Deep inside Jwaneng, the world's richest diamond mine in southern Botswana, Tshepo Kgomokhumo drives his massive truck through piles of rocks forming a lunar-like landscape.
Microsoft fixes 'big boobs' gaffe :: Microsoft has swiftly moved to fix an embarrassing gaffe which saw a developer label a chunk of code "big boobs"
Separate siblings 'for own good' :: The government's adoption adviser says brothers and sisters should sometimes be split up for their own good.
Day in pictures: 20 July 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 July 2012
Coe promises 'safe, secure Games' :: London 2012 chairman Lord Coe promises a "safe and secure" Games, a week before the opening ceremony, following days of focus on security staff problems.
Can women really 'have it all'? ::
Europe nears gene therapy first :: Europe is on the cusp of approving a gene therapy for the first time.
Batman Paris premiere cancelled :: The Paris premiere of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has been cancelled following a shooting at a midnight screening in the US.
WORST U.S. MASS SHOOTINGS :: A heavily armed gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday, July 20, killing at least 12 and wounding 38. Police arrested a suspect in theater's parking lot.
Ex-Chad leader 'must be tried' :: The International Court of Justice rules that Senegal must immediately try former Chad leader Hissene Habre on charges of killing opponents, or otherwise extradite him to Belgium.
Cagefighter 'cures' radical terrorists :: British cagefighter Usman Raja trains convicted terrorists in violent sport to turn them away from radical beliefs.
How to take great sports pictures :: As the countdown to the Olympics begins, join our sports photography masterclass to improve your pictures.
Playing world's great golf courses :: Hailed as the "world's greatest golf course" by its owner before it had even opened, Trump International Links has a lot to live up to.
Week in pictures: 13-20 July 2012 :: Photos from around the world: 13-20 July 2012
Artists' 'man vs nature' debate :: Forget the extreme environmental campaigns involving chaining oneself to an oil refinery or egging local politicians. The next big thing of environmental campaigning? Aesthetics.
Spain bank deal gives no respite :: Spain's stock market suffers its biggest one-day fall in two years and yields rise despite eurozone finance ministers approving a bank bailout.
Child support 'loss for 100,000' :: Government analysis suggests 100,000 families will lose child support in a planned shake-up of the system.
In pictures: US cinema shooting :: 14 people killed in US city of Denver