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.
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.
Nature puts on stunning show :: Here are 10 stunning entries from the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography, showing nature up close.
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.
'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
'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.
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.
Clashes expose communal divide as elections loom :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/nGhpe1auy5I/india-assam-bangalore-northeast-idINDEE87J00720120820
Bo Xilai casts long shadow over Gu Kailai case :: With Gu Kailai jailed is the case wrapped up?
Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
BOA in private schools sport plea :: All independent schools should share their sports facilities with state schools, the outgoing chairman of the British Olympic Association says.
Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
Cancer in over 65s 'to treble' :: Cancer will become a fact of life for many people over the age of 65, according to researchers and a cancer charity.
Flies learn sexed-up mates' smell :: Researchers discover how sexually rejected fruit flies learn to spot more receptive females: through the females' smell.