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.
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.
5 things to know about Eid al-Adha :: Five things to know about Eid al-Adha:
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.
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.
In pictures: Hollywood unseen :: Archive pictures from the golden age of cinema
China and multiculturalism :: Can China learn to live with multiculturalism?
Pick your celebrity president :: Who would you put in the White House?
Is U.S. still leader of free world? :: There was a time, not very long ago, when it seemed as if each of the world's major problems and every potential solution pivoted around the United States. The president of the United States was referred to as the leader of the free world, and the term was not used with irony or mockery.
Spanish budget cuts revealed :: Spain will create a new fiscal authority to oversee the new spending cuts, tax increases and structural adjustments included in a new budget presented Thursday.
Anger in Athens over austerity :: Elinda Labropoulou reports on the 24-hour work stoppage to protest austerity measures in Greece.
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.
'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.
Young Greeks struggle to find jobs :: Georgia Pandermi is looking for her first job without luck. She's not alone. The latest Greek employment data shows that more than half of people under 25 are out of work.
Death and taxes in Italy :: Six months ago, an Italian bricklayer behind on his taxes wrote a note to his wife of 27 years, then doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire outside a bologna tax office. Giuseppe Campaniello died nine days later.
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.