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.
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.
'Hidden' photos reveal library build :: 'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
A community's tales :: Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 25 July
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014 :: News photos from around the world
Why neon lights are dying :: A few years ago, Brian Daniel was driving around Los Angeles when he spotted a neon sign for a random storage facility. The red stick figures carrying yellow boxes glowed from the mundane building. It was like it was screaming out to him.
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.
Skyscrapers that clean the air :: Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won't have to wait long -- two will soon be built in China.
Why does China struggle with football? :: With a population of 1.3 billion, you'd think that there would be 11 people in China who are good enough to put up a fight on the football pitch.
Top TV anchor detained :: In the latest twist of a widening anti-corruption campaign, Chinese authorities have detained a popular and controversial television anchor with the national broadcaster, state media reported.
How China's iconic dress survived :: It's perhaps the most iconic scene in the most iconic Hong Kong movie of all time.
The hands-on world of digital art :: A new generation of creatives are taking code to a more colorful realm, using digital media to push the boundaries of art.
Is architecture dead? Not in Venice :: Their stare is blank and unblinking; they just stand there rigid and dumb. Passers-by look on bemused as a child attempts to clamber up one of their backs. It's no harm, they are after all just a pair of concrete cows, painted white with cute little black spots.
Would you pay $4M for unmade bed? :: The next time your child refuses to make his or her bed, don't despair. You may have an artist on your hands.
Origami: When maths and art collide :: When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.
Summer of supermoons :: The first of this season's summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.
Will protest shape HK's future? :: Tam Chi Tat has driven his bright red taxi for 20 years. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he calls himself not Chinese but a "Hong Konger." The distinction is very important to him.
20 China travel tips :: Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers.
World's largest aquatic insect :: The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.
Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FvdUieNM24I/story01.htm
MH17 crash: The 298 who perished :: The 298 men, women and children who perished
Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over "blasphemous" Facebook post :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/fHibb0ytEO8/story01.htm
South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RPbFDqAVE2U/story01.htm
Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/amiY_WXgOhQ/story01.htm
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YGzGFfscVKA/story01.htm
Woman branded witch, stripped and paraded naked :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Ix6JvToTt0U/story01.htm
'Armageddon' fight to restore Endeavour :: Only 10 were ever built, and most fell into woeful disrepair. But they found a savior in Elizabeth Meyer, who made it her life's work to restore some of the most majestic boats to grace the world's oceans.