The world's best national parks :: From biking hundreds of miles in Patagonia to trekking across Myanmar, iReporter Anne Dirkse has set foot on all seven continents, and she's done it all on her own. The travel writer and photographer from Loveland, Colorado, spends months out of the year uncovering hidden gems in other countries, and says some of her favorite places to visit are national parks.
In pictures: Refugee stories :: Photographers talk about their work on World Refugee Day
Why CIA toyed with bin Laden doll :: It's an unconventional weapon in the war on terror: a devil-faced doll to frighten Afghan children.
In pictures: James Lavelle's Meltdown festival :: Music and visual art at London's Southbank
Rare albino whale spotted :: A rare white whale named "Migaloo" was spotted Tuesday swimming off the coast of Australia.
Chile supporters break barrier :: 85 Chile soccer fans were arrested after breaking through a barrier in Brazil.
Man rides horse to World Cup :: Filipe Masetti Leite spent two years riding on horseback from Canada to get to the World Cup in Brazil.
Silicon Valley's satellite revolution :: Startups are taking on space. Two firms have figured out how to photograph the Earth -- quicker, faster and cheaper
Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls remain captives, despite international help - CBC.ca :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNH0kF9XDMS6PqhHZS4AScWmpwwKnQ&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778542780460&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/kidnapped-nigerian-schoolgirls-remain-captives-despite-international-help-1.2685717
Stocks slip on Fed official's rate hike call; sterling up :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/giabWFtxw8U/story01.htm
Algeria makes World Cup history :: Belgium set a date with the U.S. in the last 16 of the World Cup, while underdogs Algeria celebrate a historic first.
MH370 crew 'likely unresponsive' :: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean on autopilot with an unresponsive crew, Australian authorities say.
Kerry: Russia Must Act 'In the Next Hours' - Voice of America :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNGCgJYe4El9gxs0T2J-0VxuQZiTHg&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778540289505&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://www.voanews.com/content/kerry-russia-must-act-in-the-next-hours-on-ukraine/1945264.html
Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers :: The online retailer Amazon is accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers in the latest round of contract negotiations.
Unlikely alliance fights ISIS :: As the threat from ISIS escalates, Iraqi's Shia Mahdi army is willing to align themselves with unlikely allies.
Iraqi Shiites pushing for al-Maliki's removal :: BAGHDAD (AP) -- Prominent Shiite leaders pushed Thursday for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as parliament prepared to start work next week on putting together a new government, under intense U.S. pressure to rapidly form a united front against an unrelenting Sunni insurgent onslaught....
World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia :: Algeria come from behind to draw with Russia and earn a place in the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.
Iraq helicopter crashes in airborne commando assault on Tikrit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ARHomgeTtx4/story01.htm
Mourning millions: EU leaders mark WWI centennial :: BRUSSELS (AP) -- At a site where their countrymen once slaughtered each other with machine guns, artillery and poison gas, the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and other European nations commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I and vowed Thursday to preserve peace on the continent....
Iraqi parliament to convene July 1; insurgents battle toward key gas field - Washington Post :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNG95IBLigvp8umgiOimVvqZpG3bRg&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778542305540&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iraqi-parliament-to-convene-july-1-maliki-seeks-unity-in-face-of-militants/2014/06/26/a9a65d19-8ddc-441d-8e36-d2faccf6571e_story.html
Israel identifies teen kidnap suspects :: The Israel Security Agency released the identities of two suspects in the kidnapping of three teenage boys from Jewish settlements in the West Bank two weeks ago.
Ebola outbreak: Drastic action needed :: The World Health Organization says "drastic action is needed" to stop the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. It has sent teams of experts to help locals deal with the epidemic and WHO plans to meet next week to discuss how to contain it.
Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says - Firstpost :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNEdY0DRCL6zLwU_EKDmX9bJKyqDNQ&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778542056621&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://www.firstpost.com/world/malaysia-jet-most-likely-on-autopilot-when-it-crashed-australia-says-1590865.html
Savile's 'reign of abuse' - front pages :: Several papers lead on the report detailing the extent of DJ Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients on NHS premises, while others focus on the energy market.
Meriam Ibrahim and the Persecution of Christians - Wall Street Journal :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNGR2Zb_a_wlgEafqPKxU1E49qvV4A&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778542449143&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://online.wsj.com/articles/charlotte-allen-meriam-ibrahim-and-the-persecution-of-christians-1403822908?mod%3DWSJ_LatestHeadlines
Israel names two in hunt for teens :: Israel names two suspects in the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers believed abducted in the West Bank earlier this month.
FAA, developers clash over tall buildings :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of potentially thousands buildings near airports around the country - a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers, local officials and members of Congress who say it will hurt property values....
Hospital inquiry reveals extent of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes - ABC Online :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNGXYdfib3NlhabPFguLiJVbEia7FA&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR778543362682&ei=vaesU_iqOKeoyQP5oYHQDQ&url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-27/hospital-inquiry-reveals-extent-of-jimmy-saviles/5554024
RUC 'could have prevented murder' :: The Police Ombudsman says the murder of a police officer 37 years ago could have been prevented by senior commanders within the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
BRAZIL BEAT: Katsouranis back, fans not happy :: FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) -- Veteran Greece midfielder Costas Katsouranis is available to play for his country in Sunday's knockout round match against Costa Rica after sitting out a game because of a red card, but fans are hoping he stays on the bench....