Research 'raises male pill hope' :: Scientists believe they are a step closer in the difficult journey towards developing a male contraceptive pill, after successful studies in mice.
Boy's head lodged in guardrail :: Firefighters rescue a boy whose head was stuck in a guardrail hole in southwest China.
Who are China's next leaders? :: After much speculation, it is now official: The Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene its 18th Party Congress in Beijing during the "latter half of this year," a party official announced this week without giving specific dates.
Man weeps after euthanasia denied :: Do people have the right to die? We look at the case in support of assisted suicide.
The case against assisted suicide :: Disability rights activist John Kelly explains the case against assisted suicide.
What does Gu trial say about China? :: Gu Kailai's one-day trial was a spectacle for the public's benefit; few doubt her sentence is predetermined, writes law professor and China watcher Donald Clarke.
The Premier League footballer hatred vortex :: The achievements of Team GB at the Olympics have led to a wave of criticism of footballers. They've been lambasted for being overpaid, arrogant underachievers. But why do some people hate footballers so much?
Why is Ayn Rand so popular? :: What is it about Ayn Rand and her most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, that so grips the American imagination?
Nature puts on stunning show :: Here are 10 stunning entries from the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography, showing nature up close.
Media circus at Assange hide-out :: Outside a modest redbrick block behind the Harrods department store in west London, a media circus is taking place.
Rich list shows Asia's power :: Asia is set to have the world's wealthiest residents, with city-state Singapore heading the rich list.
Seized: 20,000 fakes from China :: Customs agents in Los Angeles seized 20,457 pairs of fake Christian Louboutin shoes shipped from China, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes :: Solving problems in the style of Sherlock Holmes
'Secret Footballer' on Premiership life :: Wealth, fame, the adulation of thousands and constant media attention. The life of a footballer in one of Europe's top leagues is far removed from that of the average man on the street.
Lagos leisure: Salsa and go-karts :: CNN's Vladimir Duthiers investigates what to do in your free time in Lagos.
Obama makes tax offer to Romney :: The Obama campaign says if Mitt Romney releases five years of tax returns, they will drop the issue - an offer rejected by the Republican candidate.
Videogame players, the next Olympians? :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Q0IMYcpwY9Q/net-us-media-esports-videogames-idUSBRE87G0Q220120817
Tech giant names paid influencers :: Oracle reveals financial ties to a blogger and professor, but Google names no-one after a judge raised concerns about coverage of a recent trial.
Mexico arrests 'Guzman associate' :: The Mexican army says it has arrested Hermilo N, alias The Duck, a man accused of bribing officials on behalf of top drugs fugitive 'Shorty' Guzman.
'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
In pictures: Olympic Games closing ceremony :: Best of British closing ceremony
Day in pictures: 13 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 August 2012
Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
Cereal bar healthy image 'a myth' :: The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a myth, according to a study that found many contain high levels of fat and sugar.