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.
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
Uyghur scholar denied food :: A prominent Uyghur scholar arrested by Chinese authorities for "separatist activities" has maintained his innocence from jail as his lawyer was allowed to meet him for the first time in months.
People power in the PRC :: He saw it first-hand on a reporting trip in Guizhou province -- scores of village children going to school hungry.
Day in pictures: 27 June 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 June 2014
Week in pictures: 21-27 June 2014 :: News photos from around the world
A love affair with soccer, in pictures :: The World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event, according to FIFA. It seems the world (yes, even the U.S.) has a love affair with soccer that runs deep and transcends cultural differences.
10 things we didn't know last week :: Early risers are more unethical at night, and more nuggets from the week's news.
Are old cellphones a new fad? :: Vintage phones are back in style. Would you trade your smart phone in for fashion? CNN's Max Foster reports.
Go inside Brazil's war on drugs :: Brazil cracks down on drug gangs in time for the World Cup, but is it enough? CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
You're never too young to be CEO :: Lily Warren was just 8 years old when she decided to start her own business with her younger sisters.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are putting questions to Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and his ministerial team.
American always, Scottish forever :: Eight thousand miles away from heather, peat and misty glens
Amy Adams gives up seat for soldier :: Actress Amy Adams gave up her seat on an airline for a soldier. HLN's Lynn Berry has more.
Fired nanny agrees to move out :: A California family's nanny nightmare may be nearing an end.
Black market for kidneys thrive here :: Organ traffickers trick villagers into operations that leave them sick or dying.
VIDEO: Survey on aspirations of black children :: A survey carried out for CBBC's Newsround suggests that one in five black children feel that their skin colour would negatively affect their job prospects more than any other ethnic group.
Historical dramas heat up TV ::
Pakistan army begins ground offensive in North Waziristan capital :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/SX5SPk3Kol4/story01.htm
Pharrell, Minaj lead BET award winners, Richie honored :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/tyAjdW0QNFk/story01.htm
As caliphate declared, battle continues in Iraq :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/905wV3meTQg/story01.htm
In pictures: Glastonbury festival :: Revellers get down and dirty at the festival
VIDEO: Doctors debate total smoking ban :: The British Medical Association and pro-smoking group Forest debate a bid to ban smoking for anyone born after 2000.
She owned it ::
Murdered activist 'feared for her life' :: Salwa Bugaighis' family feared something would happen to her if she returned to Benghazi. Jomana Karadsheh reports.
Boeing delivers 747 number 1,500 :: Latest model of aircraft affectionately known as the Queen of the Skies gets the red ribbon treatment, but jumbo jets are facing tough times
Day in pictures: 30 June 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 June 2014