Local authority debt 'out of control' :: A senior Chinese auditor has warned that local government debt is "out of control" and could spark a bigger financial crisis than the US housing market crash.
Budget woes delay climate reform :: Not long after the European parliament cast doubt on the future of the EU's key policy to confront global warming, José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, huddled with his climate commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, in the VIP lounge at Strasbourg airport.
Bird flu and food traditions :: China has one of the oldest food cultures in the world and, like that acme of Western food culture French cuisine, the food needs to be fresh.
Quake survivor relives horror :: It was early on Saturday when the residents of a small mountain town in the southern Chinese Province of Sichuan were shaken from their morning reverie by a powerful earthquake.
China bird flu cases now at 102 :: The number of bird flu cases in China jumped Sunday to 102, including 20 deaths, the World Health Organization announced.
Impact of climate change :: CNN meteorologist, Jenny Harrison discusses how climate change is disrupting weather patterns around the world.
In pictures: Olivier Awards 2013 :: Stars of the stage have gather in London
Is there really a north-south water taste divide? :: Every year a slew of US localities fight over who has the best-tasting water. In the UK, many regard their tap water as the best.
Eight dead in Pakistan bombing, including son of Afghan cleric :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/T68rWVKt9Tw/story01.htm
Will Dagestan see bombing backlash? :: Nic Robertson reports on the people of Dagestan, who worry its reputation is being hurt by Boston's bombing suspects.
Indian hedge funds dare where foreign investors fear :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Y6LE1syyfS0/story01.htm
Equality for Brazil's domestic workers :: After decades, Brazil's domestic workers have earned the same rights as the rest of the nation's salaried workers.
Brazil: Our answer to the vuvuzela :: Brazil unveils its answer to the South African vuvuzela -- the caxirola is to set to shake up the World Cup.
Hong Kong's love affair with big dogs :: China's obsession with Tibetan Mastiffs reaches Hong Kong via dog smugglers, raising concerns about keeping such large dogs in tiny flats.
Tracking terror :: It appears warning signs over the Boston Marathon bombing were missed, writes security analyst Peter Bergen.
Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghan president's office - NYT :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-Fqe2Vdn99k/story01.htm
Day in pictures: 29 April 2013 :: Twenty-four hours of news photos: 29 April
Royal hoax caller to testify at inquest into Jacintha Saldanha's death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/SeNDa-WmYKs/story01.htm
Sterlite smelter to stay shut until at least May 8 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/enaDEbGvHsY/story01.htm
Lawyers, public chant "hang him" as Bangladesh building owner led to court :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/AOLZv3xh7AU/story01.htm
In pictures: Dhaka rescue hopes fade :: Rescuers at collapsed factory in Dhaka
One hurt in self-inflicted shooting at Ohio high school :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/PQvnAjLz8u8/story01.htm
Google Now comes to iPhone, challenging Siri :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/abHdO4o6AGc/story01.htm
Italy's Letta launches government with call for growth :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JUg4af0KoGI/story01.htm
Inside Tsarnaevs' Chechen roots :: CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits Chechnya to explore how the war shaped the Tsarnaev brothers.
Alibaba pushes into social networking with Weibo investment :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/wKLvd2bkauY/story01.htm
Clothes factories: Tragedy in waiting? :: The sad fact behind the building collapse in Bangladesh in which hundreds died is that it isn't an isolated problem. The story will leave the headlines at the end of this week but on Monday hundreds of thousands of workers will return to factories that are frankly further tragedies waiting to happen, and will keep producing clothes for high street brands.
Killer whales shock couple on boat :: A couple vacationing in Mexico encountered a number of killer whales swimming alongside their boat during a trip.
Justices refuse Alabama's immigration law appeal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-Ch18yizxDo/story01.htm
Virgin Galactic closer to space tourism :: Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California.