Make schools safe for girls everywhere :: Tuesday was a tragic day for girls everywhere. In Pakistan, 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school on a bus. Although she was targeted specifically because she spoke out against the Taliban's suppression of women's education rights, her story serves as a reminder of the obstacles that girls face in trying to obtain schooling.
'F' student now laureate :: Anderson Cooper gives examples that prove bad report cards don't mean a thing.
Election tests FB friends :: Steve Reeder says it's no secret among his Facebook friends: He's a Republican.
Lagarde vs. Rehn: Needed debate, or dangerous split? :: Big divisions are appearing among the key players responsible for the eurozone's tough austerity program.
IMF: Risks to global stability rise :: Falling market confidence has led to money fleeing peripheral eurozone nations such as Spain and mounting pressure on banks, raising the risks of a credit crunch and recession, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released Wednesday at meetings in Tokyo.
Schäuble and Lagarde clash over austerity :: High-level splits over the handling of the eurozone crisis burst into the open on Thursday when Germany's finance minister rebuked the head of the International Monetary Fund after she warned that EU leaders should ease demands for tighter austerity in peripheral economies.
'Cowards' target teen blogger :: By trying to kill a bright and admired young girl, the Taliban have revealed their cowardice and reawakened Pakistani people to their threat, writes columnist Frida Ghitis.
Sports bar Biden vs. seminar Ryan :: Vice President Joe Biden met his challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan, Thursday night in Danville, Kentucky, for the vice presidential debate. CNN contributors and analysts offered these assessments of the evening:
Panel chosen for SPOTY shortlist :: Three former BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees are on an expert panel that will determine the 2012 shortlist.
In pictures: Yemen's Southern Movement :: Pull of secessionism in Yemen
Watch men fly off cliff in China :: Watch the finals of the first Wingsuit Flying World Championship as well as a dangerous failed attempt at BASE jumping.
Soprano: Singers are athletes :: Anita Hartig, a 29-year-old Romanian opera singer, who has just debuted at La Scala, talks about her rise to fame and the demands of the profession.
Boris urges city-wide school body :: London mayor Boris Johnson calls for a city-wide body to deal with education in the capital.
'Binders' :: Before Tuesday night's debate, polls showed Mitt Romney had gained ground with women voters.
Doctors facing new era of checks :: Five-yearly revalidation of doctors' skills will start from December, heralding the biggest shake-up in medical regulation for more than 150 years.
Romney challenged on 'binders' remark :: Mitt Romney is being challenged about the details of hiring women to top positions as he stated in the debate.
Rolling Stones mark 50 years :: The Rolling Stones walk the red carpet in London ahead of a new movie and 50th anniversary gigs. Neil Curry reports.
Scotland leads separatists push :: Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, is fond of saying that when the United Nations was first formed in 1945, it had just 50 members. Today, he adds, that figure has risen to almost 200. It's a nice line, although in reality the emergence of a new nation remains relatively rare.
Drunk workers 'harm Afghan relations' :: The amateur video shows men, shirtless and seeming dangerously drunk, rolling on the ground or staggering near a counter top covered with booze bottles. Another part of the video shows a man babbling incoherently with a syringe nearby.
Elephant crushes Australian zookeeper :: A female zookeeper was seriously injured Friday after being "pinned" to a post by a young male Asian elephant during a routine training session at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
VIDEO: Mass memory test record attempt :: Thousands of students will attempt to set a new world record for the highest number of people taking part in an experiement on Friday.
Subway aims to add 150 restaurants in India by 2014 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/PgLbO9MhyMw/subway-india-idINDEE89I03Z20121019
In pictures: Newsweek front covers :: The front covers of Newsweek magazine
Trauma of Swazi sex workers :: More than half of young people in Swaziland are out of work driving ever more people into prostitution to make ends meet. But an increase in sex work threatens to further compound the country's HIV/AIDs epidemic.
Asian literary prize dumped by Man :: The Man Asian Literary Prize announced Thursday it was seeking a new sponsor, after losing the support of the Man Group -- the same company that funds the prestigious Man Booker Prizes.
S Africa gold miners 'end strike' :: Nearly all the 15,000 South African gold miners who faced dismissal for going on an illegal strike report for duty, their company says.
Islamists destroy tombs in Timbuktu :: Al Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Mali destroyed historic and religious landmarks in Timbuktu on Thursday, claiming the relics are idolatrous, residents told CNN.
Sharapova: Why I moved to U.S. :: Tennis star Maria Sharapova talks to CNN's Alex Zolbert about the ups and down of her career.
Deadly blast rocks Yemen military base :: At least 12 Yemeni troops were killed and more than a dozen injured when suspected al-Qaeda militants attacked a heavily guarded government military base in southern Yemen Friday, security officials said.
Berlusconi denies 'Ruby' sex ties :: Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells his trial in Milan that he never had "intimate" ties with an underage prostitute he faces charges about.