China first for Tour de France :: Chinese fans will have a new reason to cheer when the 101st Tour de France kicks off on Saturday: 26-year-old Ji Cheng will become the first rider from China to compete for competitive cycling's highest honor.
Did Xi snub North Korea? :: When President Xi Jinping arrives in Seoul this week, the Chinese leader will have passed over North Korea in favor of its arch rival.
Japan's toilet exhibition :: Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed.
Tattoo art business boom :: Don't call them parlors, they are tattoo art studios and are no longer in decline. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
This 3-D printed robot talks :: Intel's Futurist introduces the world to "Jimmy," a walking, talking social robot.
Rent a World Cup buddy :: CNN's Isa Soares discovers that for a price, you can now rent a friend to enjoy the sights of Brazil with.
A tour of Rio's favelas :: There's lots for World Cup fans to do in Brazil, including tours of Rio's famous slums, or "favelas." Isa Soares reports.
Scenes from the field ::
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.
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.
In pictures: Liverpool Biennial 2014 :: Derelict union office becomes art gallery in Liverpool
Tour de France and the selfie :: Riders complain as fans try to get close to Tour de France
Day in pictures: 7 July 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 7 July
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 :: Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is making a statement on industrial action.
A year in the life of Whitstable :: A year in the life of the seaside town
In pictures: Iraq shrines destroyed :: Muslim holy sites being destroyed by extremists in northern Iraq
In pictures: Jousting at Linlithgow Palace :: Medieval jousting and combat skills
Bomb blasts and wedding bells :: She has been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember.
VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up :: Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.
Anger mounts as Germany unearths second U.S. spy suspect :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/OUVi0yfqIyk/story01.htm
Google Glass controlled by brainwave :: A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.
What's in a name? :: Would Google have made it as BackRub?
VIDEO: Gove criticises 'damaging' strike :: Michael Gove criticises what he calls "an ideologically motivated minority" of NUT members for a planned walkout by teachers on Thursday.
VIDEO: Why Boyhood took 12 years to film :: Richard Linklater's latest film Boyhood, is a coming-of-age story shot over a 12 year period with the same group of actors.
Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/StZREyy1QPQ/story01.htm
VIDEO: Jazz on the lake and more arts stories :: The Montreux Festival gets going, intricate Chinese engraving on eggshells and more from the world of arts.
10 World Cup stars' tattoos decoded :: Nine World Cup players' tattoos decoded, and one who refuses