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: 22-28 June 2013 :: Some of the best news photos from around the world
VIDEO: 'Carpets of seaweed' grown for fuel :: Scientists are farming seaweed close to the small western island of Kerrera as part of international project to make seaweed-based biofuel.
NYC tourist helicopter down in river :: A sightseeing ride in the skies over New York City turned into a whole different kind of adventure on Sunday when the helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hudson River.
Nokia agrees to buy Siemens' stake in NSN joint venture: Bloomberg :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/PgRSniziVYk/story01.htm
Millions flood Egypt's streets to demand Mursi quit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CRwq-ZlgaeE/story01.htm
Supreme Court justice denies bid to stop California gay marriages :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/a0uVRO0HghM/story01.htm
Assad's forces battle to tighten control of central Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/H0N5AbMPVSU/story01.htm
Kerry optimistic after Mideast talks :: Secretary of State John Kerry ended four days of shuttle diplomacy Sunday without an agreement to revive Mideast peace talks but said significant progress had been made and that he would return to the region soon.
Why China loves to build copycat towns :: China is well known its cheap rip-offs, but this "copycat culture" extends to architecture too - with whole towns sometimes replicated.
U.S. pledges $7B for African electricity :: U.S. President Barack Obama pledges $7 billion to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.
PRECIOUS-Gold inches up after volatile week; data eyed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ERLAjltqE98/story01.htm
Gay pride parades draw huge crowds after marriage rulings :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/hf0C5QbGdbE/story01.htm
Party outweighs protest after Brazil Confederations Cup victory :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ZdCZX8B8-Ew/story01.htm
Chile's Bachelet in primary comeback :: Chilean ex-President Michelle Bachelet secures a place in November's presidential election by winning a primary for her left-wing opposition bloc.
Cirque du Soleil performer dies during Las Vegas show :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/bjd6Qnmw7hM/story01.htm
Cirque du Soleil performer dies during Las Vegas show :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/b0npu2vsdNI/story01.htm
In pictures: Life in Baltistan :: Life in the remote region of Baltistan
Obama urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/9vA_QZB0r70/story01.htm
Blast in Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 28 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/tPoShNk9iL8/story01.htm
Pennsylvania lawmakers pass budget but not pension reform :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/v8w44Cq0YUk/story01.htm
Mining titans, movie moguls: Macau's junket operators branch out :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EjU37MgaANo/story01.htm
Brazil's World Cup promise undeniable after win :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/JjElOQJO2pg/story01.htm
Amid protests, Brazil takes Cup :: Hosts Brazil win the troubled Confederations Cup with a 3-0 defeat of world champions Spain.
How to pretend you're Canadian :: Flag-jacking isn't enough. Here's some advice on how Americans can fake being Canadian.
'Enter the Dragon' actor Jim Kelly dies :: Jim Kelly, who parlayed his martial arts skills into a successful but brief career in action movies, has died. He was 67.
Fireworks as Croatia joins the EU :: Croatia formally became the newest member of the European Union on Monday, marking an end to a 10-year campaign for a Balkan state that emerged from the ruins of a bloody civil war.
Jessica Simpson names baby boy... :: It's a boy!