World's most stylish bookstores :: Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.
9 pollution beaters :: Beijing may have to wait another 16 years before it will have safe, clean air, according to a report from the capital's environmental authority earlier this week.
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 ::
Thousands at Bristol Balloon Fiesta :: Hot air balloons take part in Bristol's annual event
Day in pictures: 8 August 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 8 August
10 things we didn't know about lighthouses :: In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we invited you to share your best lighthouse photos with CNN iReport. As dozens of images started pouring in, we were reminded of a near-universal fact: People love lighthouses. The beacons of light are popular travel destinations across the world.
The brightest supermoon :: The second installment of this summer's season of supermoons is happening Sunday.
'We're in orbit!' Stunning pics :: After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun.
Week in pictures: 2-8 August 2014 :: Some of the best news, sport and entertainment images
Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules :: Follow these nutrition guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.
How Korea made itself cool :: Jeff Yang says the machine of Korean pop culture is as sleekly designed and marketed as any Samsung gadget.
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 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.
In pictures: India's e-waste village :: Leading hub for dismantling electronic waste in India
Will a Pakistani-Indian kiss be censored? :: Will Pakistan censor this actress's kiss?
Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma :: What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
Colorado's birth control success :: Controversial Colorado programme offers free birth control to teens
VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids :: How the art of illusion is helping disabled children
Erdogan's presidential win starts race for new Turkish government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/nw_4GK_BeYg/story01.htm
Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/QGsEtybC4yg/story01.htm
Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-DK0Ft1R6rE/story01.htm
The unstoppable march of the upward inflection? :: The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?
Would sinking ships hit GDP? :: Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?
Soundings From The Estuary :: Revealing the beauty of the Thames Estuary
End of the road for Studio Ghibli? :: Without legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, the animation studio faces an uncertain future.
Erdogan hails new era for Turkey :: Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails a new era for Turkey and urges unity after winning the country's first direct presidential election.
VIDEO: India lack of toilets 'huge problem' :: Yogita Limaye finds out why the lack of toilets in India is a critical problem and one that is hard to solve.