Do we still need the telephone? :: The arrival of the telephone, not to mention the telegraph and the filing cabinet, transformed office life, says Lucy Kellaway.
In pictures: Coronation exhibition :: Queen's dresses and artefacts from 1953
In pictures: Inside the heart :: Winners of Reflections of Research competition
U.S. General says al Qaeda just surviving in Afghanistan :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Ub5S7D5TILo/story01.htm
In pictures: Elliott Erwitt :: The world as seen by Elliott Erwitt on his 85th birthday
Air India probing overheated oven on Dreamliner flight :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Rao36HUkMgs/story01.htm
Permit row halts world's tallest building :: The plan to raise what would be the world's tallest building in a dizzyingly fast time is in danger of not getting off the ground at all.
Italy police target Mafia near Rome :: Italian police arrest at least 50 people in major operations against Mafia crime gangs near Rome and in the far south.
Sutil reaches 100 F1 races still chasing first podium :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WZ1i0RNUrRs/story01.htm
Sea this: Inside $200m yacht hotel :: With land at a premium, an increasing number of developers are turning to floating hotels. Introducing Gibraltar's new $200m five-star yacht hotel.
Exam board seminars 'won't be axed' :: England's exams regulator rows back from a decision to ban exam board seminars for teachers because of coming exam changes.
Rupee hits five-week high, yields rise at bond auction :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/w5fR1p1-ti0/story01.htm
Living standards - going down and, er, up :: Are living standards going up or down?
Day in pictures: 26 July 2012 :: Twenty-four hours of news photos: 26 July
France says India fighter jet deal negotiations going well :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/5MdzjkdJV80/story01.htm
Banks shiver as UBS swallows $885 million U.S. fine :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DvVFMAiDC_I/story01.htm
Tim Westwood to leave Radio 1, 1Xtra :: The rap and hip-hop DJ will leave the BBC radio stations after nearly 20 years as part of schedule changes.
Detroit: The city that 'used to be' :: Heidi Ewing, filming her documentary about Detroit, found desperate people living on the margins, but also folks who are trying to make the city as vibrant as people say it used to be.
6 bad excuses for overeating :: Most every woman has a food angel and devil resting on either shoulder, one giving permission to indulge even as the other advises against it.
Wipro signals demand pick-up after profit rise :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LBhiJtktsPs/story01.htm
Pope addresses Brazil ::
Secret of Bolt's speed unveiled :: Scientists say a mathematical model explains how Usain Bolt can reach such an extraordinary record-breaking speed.
Is military chief Egypt's new hero? :: For many Egyptians armed forces chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a hero, despite fears about his past, and the fact chants of "down with military rule" once rang out across Cairo.
Watch police lead away driver :: The driver of the train is under police detention, Galicia police chief says. Karl Penhaul reports.
In pictures: The Korean War :: Images of the 1950-53 Korean War
Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial :: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to face trial on pimping charges, French prosecutors say.
Week in pictures: 20-26 July 2013 :: News photos from around the world
Rupert Grint to make West End debut :: Rupert Grint makes his stage and West End debut alongside Ben Whishaw in a revival of Jez Butterworth's Mojo.
Is Zimbabwe ready for elections? :: Zimbabwe has known only one leader in its entire 33-year history as an independent nation, and President Robert Mugabe hopes that doesn't change any time soon.
Police investigate topless Kate photos :: A photographer suspected of taking topless vacation pictures of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, last year was placed under formal investigation in June, a spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor said Friday.