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 ::
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
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.
Would sinking ships hit GDP? :: Would the sinking of an expensive ship mean a big hit for GDP?
Soundings From The Estuary :: Photographer Frank Watson's exploration of the Thames Estuary
End of the road for Studio Ghibli? :: Without legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, the animation studio faces an uncertain future.
China convicts corporate investigators :: An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported.
Is S. Korea coolest place on earth? :: For many years, I had a pretty good working definition of cool: It was the thing that I was not.
AUDIO: Why I changed my birth certificate :: The first donor-conceived person in Britain to have the man named as her father legally removed from her birth certificate is supporting a campaign to overhaul the way births are registered in the UK.
Yazidi survivor :: Which is worse: Running for your life, or seeing others' lives end without food or drink? This is the dilemma for minority Yazidis who fled ISIS militants in northern Iraq.
Photos: This season's second 'supermoon' :: Views of the "supermoon" from around the globe.
Mideast spiraling into war, terror :: It's a region of crises next door.
AUDIO: Government accused over fracking survey :: A Green Party MP has accused the government of having "something to hide" after the publication of a partly redacted analysis of the potential effects of fracking for shale gas.
In pictures: Darfur refugees then and now :: Then and now photos show Darfur refugees putting down roots
Festival that uses 7000 BC as backdrop :: Home to a fascinating history, Byblos is believed to have been the first Phoenician city and can be dated as far back as 7000 BC. But these days Byblyos (or Jbeil as it is more commonly known in Arabic) dances to a very different tune with it's annual music festival.
Need to escape? Look at space view :: Take a one minute escape into space through the eyes of NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.
The world's most beautiful clocks :: 12 of the world's most beautiful clocks
Fancy a bike rim coffee table? :: Ojey's Designs Limited is a Kenyan startup specializing in making contemporary furniture from old bicycle parts.
Would you try the 'death simulator'? :: One Chinese company lets you experience death -- without dying -- with this morbid simulator.
$67m superyacht hotel: Worth it? :: Say hello to London's swank new superyacht hotel. But at $1.6k a night, is it worth it?