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 ::
Up to 1,000 feared dead in India floods :: Thousands of people are trapped after floods and landslides ravage the Himalayan region.
Day in pictures: 24 June 2013 :: Twenty-four hours of news photos: 24 June
In pictures: Berlin Fotofestival :: Annual photo festival in Berlin
The shutterbug awards :: Northern Ireland Press Photographers Association awards.
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.
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.
Convicted U.S. spy Christopher Boyce: 'Snowden is doomed' :: Sitting alone in a hotel room, unable to contact friends or family or even walk the teeming streets of Hong Kong without looking over his shoulder, there can be few who can claim to know the fear and isolation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is living through.
Assange: Obama's double rhetoric :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says statements made by the White House about surveillance programs can't be trusted.
Survivors recount horror :: Flooding survivors in Uttrakhashi, India, share with CNN's Mallika Kapur tales and video of destruction and survival.
Haze hangs over Singapore :: A persistent haze hanging over Singapore makes breathing difficult.
Assange urges support for Snowden :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggests President Obama is the real "traitor" for his failure to live up his promises. He calls for the world to "stand with" Snowden.
China's new superhero :: A look at how comic book legend Stan Lee has drawn inspiration from China and India for his superhero characters.
NSA leaker: U.S. hacks China :: CNN 'The Lead's' Jake Tapper discusses new allegations from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
How segregation got busted :: Gary May says the Voting Rights Act made Southern white politicians seek the support of a growing black electorate. If the Supreme Court weakens its protections, that progress could stall
Political gains to be made from Spending Review cuts? :: James Landale on the politics behind the Spending Review
Restroom win for transgender child :: A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.
The unbearable sadness of the valleys :: Many parts of the UK have suffered from the decline of heavy industry, but the Welsh valleys are a grim emblem of the despair that lack of work can create, writes Mark Easton for The Editors, a programme which sets out to ask challenging questions.
Stunning pictures: New UNESCO sites :: North Korea fortress, Japan's Mount Fuji among sites recognized for "outstanding universal value."