In pictures: Beirut blast :: Car-bomb explosion in Lebanon's capital
Skeleton of French man found in bed after 15 years :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qp73q1nKU_o/us-france-skeleton-idUSBRE89I0YS20121019
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.
The formula for Scottishness :: Scotland is due to vote on independence, but 800,000 Scots living elsewhere in the UK will be excluded. So what is Scottishness all about?
Rarest dog genetically vulnerable :: Populations of the world's rarest dog, the Ethiopian wolf, are genetically fragmenting, scientists have found.
Who, what, why: What's it like to be imprisoned in the Vatican? :: Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict's former butler, begins an 18-month prison sentence today inside the Vatican walls, after being found guilty of stealing sensitive documents from the Pope's desk. What's it like being a prisoner there?
Day in pictures: 26 October 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 26 October
Teacher training tests toughened :: Entry tests for teacher trainees in England are being made more rigorous to raise the quality of teachers in the classroom, the government says.
Apple puts Samsung notice on site :: Apple has published a statement which admits that Samsung has not infringed its designs, after losing an intellectual property court case in the UK.
Saving the 'unknown Malalas' :: In war zones around the world, students, teachers and schools are regularly coming under attack. These are the world's unrecognized Malalas, and action is needed at the top levels, a Human Rights Watch researcher writes.
How to shoot Halloween pics :: Taking photographs means drawing with light, even at times like Halloween when it's all about the dark. Spooky shadows and glowing pumpkins can be a challenge, but most smartphones and compact cameras will let you capture Halloween night a treat, if you develop a few simple tricks.
Boxer enters political ring :: Boxing champion Vitali Klitschko hopes he and his party become major factors in Ukrainian politics. Phil Black reports.
GCSE legal challenge launched :: A group of head teachers and councils has launched legal action against the exam regulator Ofqual and two exam boards over June's English GCSE exam.
Malala's family joy :: There were tears of joy when shot activist Malala Yousufzai's family was reunited for the first time since she was flown to the UK for treatment.
Messages for Malala :: Hundreds of social media messages from around the world were received by CNN for Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teen activist attacked last week by the Taliban in retaliation to her outspoken efforts to educate girls.
Is U.S. still 'leader of the free world'? :: The president of the United States was once referred to as the leader of the free world, says Frida Ghitis. But does America still matter that much to other countries?
5 things to know about Eid al-Adha :: Five things to know about Eid al-Adha:
Does Kenya still love Obama? :: Memories of his father may be fading in Kenya -- but from the clubs to the teeming barrios for which Nairobi is notorious, Barack Obama remains a much-loved figure.
Week in pictures: 20-26 October 2012 :: News photos from around the world
Cool Obama vs. square Romney :: "Beware the fury of the patient man." -- John Dryden
Third party could harm candidates :: Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode have no chance of winning the November 6 presidential election, but the two "third-party" candidates could have an impact on who does.
Obama: Still Kenya's favorite son? :: No one at the Railway Golf Club in the heart of Nairobi quite remembers if Barack Obama, Sr., the father of the 44th U.S. president, ever played here when he was a high-flying civil servant in the 1960s . Perhaps he played up the road at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, the oldest of the city's six golf establishments, someone suggests.
Republicans' Senate hopes dim :: Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished.
Anglo American chief to step down :: Cynthia Carroll is to step down as chief executive of mining firm Anglo American following shareholder pressure, leaving just two women running FTSE 100 firms.
King: 'It's all about northern Virginia' :: Retiree Robert Stevens says he often turns off the television when the attack ads appear, and he hangs up the phone when it's a presidential campaign calling.
Facebook claimant in fraud charge :: A New York businessman is charged with trying to defraud Facebook by claiming a 50% stake in the multi-billion dollar social media firm.
Can the U.S. host a soccer showpiece? :: South American soccer officials hope to take their showpiece tournament to the United States in 2016 for a centenary celebration that could have big benefits for all concerned, but this week's announcement appears to be somewhat premature.
In pictures: Hollywood unseen :: Archive pictures from the golden age of cinema
China and multiculturalism :: Can China learn to live with multiculturalism?