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.
Bomber Kills 7 Officers in Russian Republic - New York Times :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGl1AAFtTvv8rNzEXKggX82PSoUDw&url=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/world/europe/bomber-kills-7-police-officers-in-russian-republic.html
Nasa's Mars rover zaps first rock :: Nasa's Curiosity rover deploys its laser instrument for the first time, hitting a small Martian rock with 30 short but powerful pulses of light.
UN observer mission in Syria ends :: The UN's observer mission in Syria formally comes to an end, days after it was decided to cancel it in response to mounting violence.
Mexican airport police removed :: Two months after three policemen were killed by rogue colleagues, all officers working at Mexico City's international are replaced.
Sudan: Plane crash kills officials :: A plane crash in Sudan kills 32 people, including four ministers and other top government officials, state media report.
Dems slam Ryan over Social Security privatization :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn't go well for the GOP when President George W. Bush pushed the idea in 2005....