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.
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.
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
Stocks slip on Fed official's rate hike call; sterling up :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/giabWFtxw8U/story01.htm
White House sends $60 billion war-funding request to Congress :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-i54aFOdc8c/story01.htm
Obama shares an (atypical) 'day in life' of Minnesota woman :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/hsIa6YmlN44/story01.htm
Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers :: The online retailer Amazon is accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers in the latest round of contract negotiations.
Phil Collins donates his Alamo collection to spot of its genesis :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6U3mQOTx31c/story01.htm
The long, dark walk to the toilet :: How Indian women manage without toilets
Is tech saving the music industry? :: Is audio streaming saving the music industry?
The story of a 60-year-old hijacking :: The little-known story of one of the world's earliest hijackings
USA progresses as Germany wins :: Mission accomplished -- Team USA books its place in the last 16 after escaping from one of the tournament's toughest groups.
VIDEO: Google demonstrates Android Auto :: Andrew Brenner, product manager for Android Auto, demonstrates to Richard Taylor how he can use apps in a car.
Suarez banned for bite :: The Uruguayan striker is hit with a ban for biting an opponent that means he cannot play again -- or even watch a game live -- at the World Cup and extends beyond the tournament.
Iraq helicopter crashes in airborne commando assault on Tikrit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ARHomgeTtx4/story01.htm
Leukaemia clue in breast cancer :: Leukaemia research may lead to new drugs for difficult to treat breast cancers, say scientists.
Quiz of the week's news :: What bizarre innovation has Bolivia brought to the clock?
Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/nDQYhAzd154/story01.htm
A mother's agony over jihadist son :: A mother is grief-stricken her teenage son ran away to join Islamist rebels in Syria. CNN's Atika Shubert reports
UPDATE 3-Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/nQdYweBS6HM/story01.htm
Germany, U.S and Algeria advance, Suarez banned :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/wRMmcyfucCg/story01.htm
VIDEO: End of an era? Mississippi fife and drum :: Fife and drum music was a big part of rural Mississippi life until the 1970s. Sharde Turner is the granddaughter of one of Mississippi's most famous fife players, and is now one of the last keeping the tradition alive.
Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WtDeeQlMcC4/story01.htm
Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/i0pPA5A8oDc/story01.htm
VIDEO: Powerchairs: A 'moving' story :: After his daughter needed an electric wheelchair at 18 months old, David Everard invented one to give her the independence she desired. More than over 30 years later, young children are still benefiting from his machines.
Dust and desperation as Pakistanis flee :: As hundreds of thousands flee a military offensive, refugees ask why they were given no warning.
Land mines: Remnants of war :: She stands tall, two makeshift wooden crutches propping up her one-legged body in the same fields that took so much from her. She stares into the sun with a stern face, hardened by years of loss.