Portuguese flee crisis to old colony :: The eurozone crisis has forced many Portuguese to migrate to the former colony of Mozambique in search of jobs and economic prosperity.
A 'sound' idea to reduce poverty :: It's a new idea which could resonate with communities across the developing world -- a biomass stove which also generates electricity using sound waves.
Queen of the chessboard :: At 15, Judit Polgar was competing -- and winning -- in the highly masculine world of top-level chess. She has since beaten nine world champions and is the only female ranked in the World Chess Federation's Top 100. But, she says, after the birth of her first child, things fell apart.
Most awkward proposal ever? :: Bradley Thompson asked fellow Republican National Convention worker Laura Bowman to marry him.
Why was 34,969 Count von Count's magic number? :: It's R.I.P. to Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's resident number expert Count von Count. The Count loved all numbers, but 34,969 in particular. Why?
Should children be able to buy Fifty Shades of Grey? :: Fifty Shades of Grey's success highlights the lack of age restrictions on books. Why are books not treated like films or television?
Does supervolcano threaten Earth? :: Under Yellowstone National Park's geysers and springs is a geological time bomb, according to experts.
Opinion: Barclays' boss clever choice :: The best time to be taking over as chief executive of a bank is when all the bad news is out in public.
Clint Eastwood: We own this country :: Clint Eastwood says it's time for a businessman president and revs up the RNC crowd by reciting a classic line.
Quiz: Negotiating office politics ::
Arab attacks trouble Israelis :: Two attacks carried out against Palestinians in recent days, one in Jerusalem and the other on the West Bank, have prompted some uncomfortable questions in Israel about racism toward Arabs.
Paralympians fulfill dream, 28 years on :: For U.S. paralympians Pam Fontaine and Tara Profitt, competing in London is the climax of a remarkable journey.
Day in pictures: 31 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 31 August 2012
China leads in Paralympic medals :: China leads the medal count on a record-breaking first day at the Paralympics. See the best photos.
Did Gu Kailai use a body double? :: Netizens in China are in a frenzy over rumors that a body double stood in for Gu Kailai during her murder trial.
What happened to China's Bo Xilai? :: His wife may have been convicted of murder two weeks ago but whatever happened to China's Bo Xilai?
Footless footballer to meet Messi :: Brazilian Gabriel Muniz is a footless football player who challenges social norms. Don Riddell reports.
In pictures: Wheelchair basketball in Afghanistan :: Wheelchair basketball in Afghanistan
Clint Eastwood and the empty chair :: It was described as "Romney's Night," but were Hollywood actor-director Clint Eastwood and his chair the real stars?
Week in pictures: 25-31 August 2012 :: News photographs from the past week
Why miners face murder charge :: Nick Dawes of the Mail and Guardian explains how protesting miners could be charged with their colleagues' murder.
World's shortest people meet :: The world's shortest man and woman meet during the making of the Guinness Book of World Records 2013 edition.
Rwandan athletes unite through sport :: The Rwandan sitting volleyball team is made up largely of amputees from the 1994 conflict. Now soldiers who once fought against each other are playing on the same side in the London Paralympic Games.
Syria's grim cycle of violence :: CNN has obtained an extraordinary account of life in Daraya, a besieged suburb of Damascus, and other parts of the Syrian capital over the past two weeks.
Are Syrian forces targeting civilians? :: Human Rights Watch claims Syrian government forces are deliberately striking unarmed people. Warning: Graphic content
JG Ballard and the magic of memory :: How did JG Ballard's early life influence his fiction?
Gaze-controlled smart TV unveiled :: Haier and Tobii team up to show off Gaze TV, a television set which users control by staring at buttons on its screen.
Westerwelle: Crisis is in confidence :: The real crisis confronting the eurozone is regaining market confidence, not the euro, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Friday.
Madagascar's bid to save majestic trees :: With their unique shape and imposing stature, the majestic baobab trees have been an icon of Madagascar's landscape for centuries, unmovable symbols of the tropical island's luscious scenery.
Why Monaco is playground of rich :: Want to experience nirvana? Just head to Monaco.