Execution survivor to be hanged again :: For now, Alireza M. is a lucky man. But, like life itself, that may not last.
VIDEO: Google profits boost share price :: Google's shares jump to an all-time high boosted by stronger than expected earnings in the July-to-September quarter.
The drugs derived from deadly poisons :: The deadliest poisons are often central to the most important medicines, as Michael Mosley explains.
In pictures: Australia bushfires :: More than 60 bushfires in New South Wales
Exclusive - India gears up to launch interest rate futures - sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/udxPYfCcta8/story01.htm
Big asteroid buzzes past Earth :: One of the most dangerous asteroids on record made a near pass by Earth last month.
Inferno in Australia ::
Republicans got what they wanted :: With no time left on the clock, members of Congress finally reached a deal that would reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling.
India probe into Wal-Mart investment moves to RBI - sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/fRywAUdWP54/story01.htm
Major piracy site to be shut down :: IsoHunt, a major website that indexed illegal files, is to close and pay $110m (£68m) to a US movie industry body.
Day in pictures: 18 October 2013 :: 24 hours of news photographs: 18 October
Human remains in NY teens' bags? :: Two teen girls were detained Thursday at a Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan after possible human remains were found in one of their bags, an NYPD spokesman told CNN.
L&T net profit rises 7 pct, beats analyst estimates :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/uc605Ew6ka4/story01.htm
Pakistan polio outbreak puts global eradication at risk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/URQ0m8Xg-ss/story01.htm
Will machines ever be able to think? :: Will computers ever be able to think?
Week in pictures: 12-18 October 2013 :: News photos from around the world
Reliance, BP promise $8-10 bln for work on D6 gas block :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Glyhfd2XsZQ/story01.htm
'Electronic blood' computer tested :: A new brain-inspired computing device powered via a liquid instead of through wires has been demonstrated at IBM's Zurich laboratory.
Saudis reject Security Council seat, angry over Mideast inaction :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/VE6g_GiEdL4/story01.htm
Taliban attack breaks months of quiet in Kabul :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XNweEpf3QO0/story01.htm
Newly discovered asteroid missed Earth but will return in 2032 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ccgQFLTuI_Q/story01.htm
Anger grows over aid delays among cyclone survivors :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/8KmudADah6w/story01.htm
A new phone concept? :: What if you could buy a smartphone that would last you for the rest of your life?
'Last Supper' sets Asian art record :: An oil painting by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $23.3 million at an auction in Hong Kong - a record price for Asian contemporary art.
The secrets of making money :: De La Rue head of design Alan Newman gives a look at what goes into the design and creation of a new banknote.
Monster truck kills spectators :: A "monster truck" spun out of control and mowed down spectators at an event in Mexico, killing at least eight people.
Wingsuit flier final flight :: Hungarian wingsuit flier Victor Kovats glides to his death in Zhangjiajie, China, when his parachute apparently fails.
China hits out at NASA :: China has hit out at NASA for its decision to ban Chinese scholars from an upcoming scientific conference in California, calling it "discriminatory."
Subeconomy of fake Beats :: Three weeks ago, hip-hop star Andre Young -- better known as Dr. Dre -- made news as his Beats Electronics line, a maker of premium headphones, was valued at more than $1 billion thanks to an investment from the Carlyle Group.
Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/mjFIfPgeSkM/story01.htm