Saving China's finless porpoise :: Professor Kou Zhangbing conducts a health check. He tenderly calls the patient over with a tap of his hand, checks tongue and teeth for injuries, eyes for mood, and skin for scratches. As a treat, he hands out a salted fish.
Astronaut gives space lesson :: In a further sign that China is edging ahead as the world's dominant space power, Wang Yaping -- the second Chinese woman in space -- gave a physics lesson to school children from zero gravity.
Beijing's microbrewery boom :: Beijing duck, steamed dumplings or a glass of green tea: these are the culinary offerings most associated with China. But beer?
Week in pictures: 15-21 June 2013 :: Photos from around the world this week
In pictures: Yoko Ono's Meltdown :: Annual event of music and the visual arts
Photos: Life of Nelson Mandela ::
Why are the French feeling so gloomy? :: World Affairs Editor John Simpson examines why the opinion polls show the French are particularly gloomy, compared with other Europeans?
Up to 1,000 feared dead in India floods :: Thousands of people are trapped after floods and landslides ravage the Himalayan region.
Iran Rial Gains 15% Since Rohani Win on Optimism for Thaw - Bloomberg :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNFPzVBaxJvIvC4MhE4Lp4PpKxkcHQ&url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-24/iran-rial-gains-15-since-hassan-rohani-s-election-last-week.html
Which woman should go on a banknote next? :: Since it was announced that Bank of England banknotes would soon only feature famous men, a campaign has been gathering steam.
Day in pictures: 24 June 2013 :: Twenty-four hours of news photos: 24 June
In pictures: Berlin Fotofestival :: Annual photo festival in Berlin
Appeals court upholds conviction of Rajaratnam :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/2q2oP4n_Zww/story01.htm
The shutterbug awards :: Northern Ireland Press Photographers Association awards.
Italy court finds Berlusconi guilty on sex charges :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XD5G_IO9mHk/story01.htm
NY restaurant: No tipping allowed :: Felicia Taylor visits a New York restaurant that's banned tipping and wonders if this no-tipping trend will catch on.
U.S. hopes to get Taliban peace talks 'back on track' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/vSRHJnBsFgw/story01.htm
Eight soldiers killed in Kashmir, attacks escalate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/OkiMLWbD1WY/story01.htm
Sharapova returns to business after Williams row :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/qqJ3IL0UV7w/story01.htm
"Himalayan tsunami" deaths rise to 680, many displaced :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sTpTrVImbEM/story01.htm
Nadal suffers recurring Wimbledon nightmare :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_QQNVk99RR8/story01.htm
Behind Snowden's Hong Kong exit: fear and persuasion :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/P5iC7d2H7TU/story01.htm
Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Zf5jH9WbsMQ/story01.htm
Police 'detain journalist Du Bin' :: A Chinese journalist, whose work exposed alleged human rights abuses of the government, has been detained by secret police in Beijing, said a close friend and human rights groups.
Up in the sky, look: It's Supermoon! :: The heavens will deliver a rare treat to moonstruck romantics and werewolves Sunday who rise before the sun.
In pictures: Indonesia fires :: Forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island
North West, and other unique baby names ::
In pictures: 'Supermoon' lights up night sky :: A bigger and brighter moon
Is this ugliest dog in the world? :: Each year, loving dog owners submit their canines for the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. On Friday night, a new champion was announced.
A look inside tech companies' offices :: Google is well known for its elaborate campuses, offering employees extensive food choices, free haircuts, subsidized massages and plenty of ping pong.