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
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 :: A report from the EFRA Committee on food security is being presented to MPs.
American always, Scottish forever :: Eight thousand miles away from heather, peat and misty glens
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.
In pictures: Glastonbury festival :: Revellers get down and dirty at the festival
Day in pictures: 30 June 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 June 2014
In pictures: Rolf Harris :: Images from the career of veteran entertainer
The chai wallahs of India :: Making the brew that India can't live without
Suarez Barcelona talks 'productive' :: Liverpool hold "productive" talks with Barcelona over the proposed sale of striker Luis Suarez but no deal is finalised.
Suicidal Pistorius? :: Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and is a suicide risk, the doctors who spent a month evaluating his mental health concluded.
VIDEO: Taking a body to a burial at sea :: BBC Newsnight is given rare access to a burial at sea and undertaker John Lister explains how the process works.
Storm Arthur threatens 4 July plans :: US government forecasters issue a hurricane warning along the east coast, as Tropical Storm Arthur threatens to soak Fourth of July celebrations.
Lawyer for Libyan militant says evidence lacking :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the Justice Department builds its case against him....
Hostess abducted by North Korea :: As diplomats in Beijing discuss reopening the investigation into a string of unsolved kidnappings of Japanese citizens by North Korea, the families of those abducted anxiously wait and hope.
Should gay men and lesbians be bracketed together? :: What does this set of initials actually mean?
Hurricane fears for July 4th holiday :: If you're planning on traveling over the Fourth of July to the East Coast, watch out for Arthur.
VIDEO: Shia militia: 'We are thirsty to fight' :: The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has offered an amnesty to militants willing to "return to their senses" and abandon the Isis-led insurgency.
South Sudan in pictures: Threat of famine :: Images reveal impact of war, including boy born in Nile marshes
Millions at risk in South Sudan :: Some four million people in South Sudan are likely to face critical food shortages next month, British aid agencies warn.