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.
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.
World's first panda triplets :: Very few pandas are born each year, but even fewer of the fragile cubs stay alive.
Japan's defense plans rile China :: Japan's new defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, with the Chinese government complaining that its Asian neighbor is using the "China threat" to justify a bigger defense budget.
Sino-theology and the pope :: Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.
VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets :: The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
Day in pictures: 29 August 2014 :: News images from around the world: 29 August
15 funniest travel books ever written :: We expect a lot from our travel writers.
Summer movies we loathed and loved :: Was it the end of the world at the summer box office?
Beslan atrocity,10 years after :: School atrocity showed the limits of Putin's power and, for many, his failings as a leader. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
What North Korea wants world to see :: Get a rare glimpse of a country that has deliberately locked itself away from the outside world.
What does 'perfect' wine taste like? :: Most people don't taste one "perfect" wine their whole lives; now you can taste 10 in one four-day tour.
Opinion: Why Hong Kong worries China :: China fears that democracy in Hong Kong could destabilize Communist Party rule in China.
Japan, India agree to speed up nuclear energy talks :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WTAkhKEMza0/story01.htm
Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Bd0c_71vF7c/story01.htm
Nifty surges past 8,000 to record high :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/hCKNuvgpIsE/story01.htm
Government urges court to leave some coal blocks with companies :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/eoFTjVHXo00/story01.htm
Militia parties at empty U.S. embassy :: Libyan militia members have turned the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli into a swim club.
British Wildlife Photography Awards :: Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards
Clashes resume in Pakistani capital, police fire teargas :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Vcsscw7MJyU/story01.htm
Japan and India vow to boost defence ties during summit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/qSeLBBoFE1M/story01.htm
INTERVIEW - Pakistan government considers decisive action against protesters :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LiDbWIjD0eA/story01.htm
Rick Perry takes back tweet :: Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent this disparaging tweet about District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg:
Why strategy on ISIS takes time :: Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says that developing an effective strategy against ISIS will be difficult and time-consuming.
What's on the 'Laptop of Doom'? :: A reporter who has viewed the contents of an ISIS laptop says it contains a manual for a bio-attack, propaganda & more.
Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/CHaYSOyP1CU/story01.htm
What can West do about Putin? :: Russia's tactics in Ukraine are difficult to pin down: The Kremlin categorically denies Russian troops are fighting alongside rebels there, or that the sophisticated weaponry being used against Ukrainian government forces is supplied by Moscow.
Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/71tUJUp7Cfk/story01.htm