Simon Cowell lashes out over "Voice," "X Factor" showdown :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/p99kvLjzsCY/entertainment-us-xfactor-idUSBRE8851CK20120906
Should lunch breaks be mandatory? :: Should people be forced to take long lunch breaks?
Quiz of the week's news :: What was Putin's latest macho-man wildlife encounter?
Yosemite extends hantavirus warning; death toll rises :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/0dLR2TTbqLs/us-usa-hantavirus-yosemite-idUSBRE8841GH20120906
Children 'lack cancer knowledge' :: Many children are not aware of the causes of cancer and some even believe it is contagious, suggest the results of a charity's poll.
Ofqual 'breached own exam rules' :: A report claims Ofqual breached its own rules in allowing controversial changes to the way English GCSEs were graded this summer.
Children 'read less than in 2005' :: Children are reading less as their lives become more crowded with other activities, new research suggests.
The Wright way to film Karenina? :: Keira's Karenina could be a commercial gamble
The perils of blind athletics :: How do blind people learn to run in a straight line?
Joan Bakewell on older drinkers :: Joan Bakewell investigates her generation's habits
Divided loyalty: MP or minister? :: Should government ministers give up being local MPs?
Colombia rejects Farc truce call :: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejects calls by Farc rebels for a ceasefire once scheduled peace talks begin with the government.
VIDEO: Monastic life on the Isle of Wight :: A Benedictine monastery on the Isle of Wight is offering young men a taste of the monastic life in place of work experience or a gap year.
Five killer lines :: Nights one and two, we pulled for you the best of the best lines from the DNC speeches. While night three didn't disappoint, it did surprise. Do you agree with our picks? What did we miss?
Saving the 'Hong' of Hong Kong :: Tangled thickets and thirsty mosquitoes safeguard the secret of Koon Wing Chan. Less than two kilometers from the mainland Chinese border, in a quiet shadowy grove by a local village, sits a rare 200-year-old wild incense tree.
How Clinton ad-libs winning speech :: Twenty years ago, I was standing next to a teleprompter operator in the cavernous Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. Presidential candidate Bill Clinton was addressing the Detroit Economic Club, and I was guiding the teleprompter operator through his prepared text.
VIDEO: Arctic ice link to poor UK summers :: Alan Thorpe of the European Weather Centre explains the link between melting ice in the Arctic and the UK's poor summer.
Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed :: BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
Petrol firms discussing price rises - IOC head :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/JmRcobFhPAc/india-ioc-petrol-idINDEE88604720120907
Govt has no immediate plan to raise fuel prices: Reddy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Wh0vIE_zFCs/india-lpg-diesel-kerosene-idINDEE88604120120907
Assessing speech :: John Avlon says President Obama is a great orator, but not always a great communicator, and we saw that in effect again in Charlotte
U.S. congressman confirms high-level U.S.-Israel spat over Iran :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/yviiFX1Lbfs/us-usa-israel-iran-idUSBRE8851DK20120907
China hopefuls jockey for power :: Divining what is going in China's opaque political world is like reading tea leaves: it may be interesting but it's ultimately a futile exercise.
Stewart on Dems' diversity :: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" laughed at the display of diversity at the Democratic National Convention.
Vladimir Putin on Group Sex & More Sex Talk by World Leaders - Daily Beast :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNF1Qzs0ZO4bRpsRhyoJARhU72ek1A&url=http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/07/vladimir-putin-on-group-sex-more-sex-talk-by-world-leaders.html
Cash-strapped IPL franchise Deccan Chargers up for sale :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-uA8-sCscNA/cricket-india-ipl-hyderabad-idINDEE88607020120907
Forsyth listed as record breaker :: Veteran showman Sir Bruce Forsyth is granted an entry in the latest Guinness book of World Records, for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer.
One Direction win three MTV VMAs :: The former X Factor boy band win three awards, while Rihanna gets the trophy for video of the year.
Botnet 'controller' jailed in US :: A US hacker, who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers, is jailed for 30 months.
VIDEO: Earthquakes hit south-west China :: A series of earthquakes has hit south-west China, leaving at least 50 people dead and 150 injured, state-run media say.