Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
Scenes from the field ::
Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
End of an era as humiliated England ponder future :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/frgUwVFiloI/story01.htm
Australia hails 'unlikely heroes' for complete Ashes win :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WdkMhuuLA7g/story01.htm
Eusebio hailed as football legend :: Football world pays tribute to 1966 top scorer Eusebio.
One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5qTfZl8NG4Y/story01.htm
African migrants: 'We need asylum' :: Thousands of African migrants in Israel call for a labor strike.
Crop circle wasn't by aliens, it was... :: Sorry, dear readers, but the crop circle discovered last week etched in a farmer's barley field in Chualar, California, was not created by aliens.
Afghanistan says 88 prisoners to be freed, despite U.S. concern :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zMe9MdZjrYk/story01.htm
In pictures: US 'big freeze' :: Arctic chill brings freezing weather
Rodman leaves for North Korea for basketball on leader Kim's birthday :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/oD1GDkPWBDk/story01.htm
India: Epic battle for largest democracy :: Here's what to expect in the epic battle for world's largest democracy.
VIDEO: India launches cryogenic rocket :: India has successfully launched a 1,982-kg communications satellite using an indigenous cryogenically-powered rocket - after recent failed attempts.
Japan's Abe wants to explain shrine visit to China, Korea :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/nVcv8R5cm7A/story01.htm
'Brilliant Cube' lights up Seoul :: A spectacular project blending art and technology is Seoul's newest and brightest landmark.
Health kick: 20 top 'wellness' retreats :: Wellness is the buzzword for people seeking a healthy getaway -- places that give you a medical overhaul while you sun yourself and swim.
North Korean execution by dog story likely came from satire :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/H3sHV5Mptyk/story01.htm
Time for tennis bad boy to grow up? :: As a teen sensation, Bernard Tomic had the tennis world at his feet -- but he's in danger of blowing it unless he starts taking responsibility for his career, says Australian great Pat Rafter.