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?
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.
Day in pictures: 17 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photoss: 17 August 2012
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 :: The fictional detective retains his grip on our imaginations, even in an age when we have lost faith in the power of reason to solve problems, says philosopher John Gray.
Rover panorama: Begin exploring Mars :: See Mars from Nasa's robot explorer
'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.
Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
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.
'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.
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.
Mexican airport police removed :: Two months after three policemen were killed by rogue colleagues, all officers working at Mexico City's international are replaced.
Asia gets its fastest data cable :: A new high-speed undersea data cable, Asia Submarine-cable Express, opens to traffic in Asia potentially aiding financial traders.
Assange berates United States from Ecuador Embassy balcony :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/SBYd-k7Jj-c/us-wikileaks-assange-idUSBRE87I01X20120819
Mars can wait, but oceans can't :: While space travel still gets a lot of attention, not enough attention has been accorded to a major new expedition to the deepest point in the ocean, some 7 miles deep -- the recent journey by James Cameron, on behalf of National Geographic.
Call to limit China's UK nuclear stake :: Chinese companies competing for one of the UK's biggest nuclear projects are unlikely to end up with a majority stake in any winning consortium in an attempt to allay concerns about Beijing gaining control of the Horizon reactor programme.
Libya bombs blamed on Gaddafi men :: Libyan forces arrest 32 members of a "pro-Gaddafi cell" over the twin car bombings that killed two people in Tripoli on Sunday, officials say.
Clashes expose communal divide as elections loom :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGhpe1auy5I/india-assam-bangalore-northeast-idINDEE87J00720120820
Infections among homeless could fuel wider epidemics - study :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WKSCUI2-rhI/health-homeless-infections-idINDEE87J00A20120820
Brigadier's 'waves of black grief' :: The brigadier who heard the news no Army parent wants to hear