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.
British Wildlife Photography Awards :: Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards
Day in pictures: 1 September 2014 :: News images from around the world: 1 September
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.
Are these bright lights a UFO? :: Video and pictures posted online of bright lights over the skies of Houston have many wondering if they saw a UFO.
Who owns these cars? :: In what has become a summer tradition, wealthy Arabs travel to London with their expensive supercars.
What starts in winter and lasts 8 years? :: It's largely devoid of human life, dark and viciously cold at times and frequently subject to dangerous levels of geological volatility -- the Arctic is surely the worst possible destination for an arts festival.
Richard Attenborough career in pictures :: British actor and director's illustrious career
Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S. :: China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, rejecting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.
What's wrong with winning? :: Off-camera, I'm getting parenting advice from China's first athlete to win gold in any sport at the Winter Olympics.
Xi Jinping echoes 'paramount leader' :: The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic reform.
In pictures: India's coal miners :: Coal miners a work in eastern India
Bomb blasts and wedding bells :: She has been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember.
Polish family attacked in hate crime :: A Polish couple and their five children living in County Londonderry say they are being harassed out of their home because of their nationality.
Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West :: TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear they will be Moscow's next target. Standing on Russia's doorstep, Obama declared "this is a moment of testing" for the Western alliance to stand up to the Kremlin....
A beacon for peace, ready for war :: Belfast's Carl Frampton and his mentor Barry McGuigan
Botham calls for IPL to be scrapped :: Sir Ian Botham says the Indian Premier League is "changing the priorities" of world cricket and "shouldn't be there at all".
VIDEO: Obama's support for Baltic states :: President Obama has urged members of the Nato alliance to send an unmistakable message backing Ukraine, in the face of what he called "brazen aggression" by Russia.
Man freed from death row: I forgive :: Henry McCollum and Leon Brown walked out of prison free men Wednesday after DNA evidence implicated someone else in the rape and murder of a North Carolina child some 30 years ago.
VIDEO: Roman jewellery found beneath shop :: Roman jewellery has been discovered during excavations at an Essex department store.
CBI forecasts UK growth slowdown :: The CBI business lobby group says it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year as the impact of improved business and consumer confidence starts to ease.
Banksy artwork bid for listed status :: A Banksy mural on the wall of a Cheltenham house could be listed under a bid being submitted to the council.
Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda in S Asia :: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announces the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the flag of jihad" across South Asia.
VIDEO: 'Oldest' model on staying young :: Model Carmen Dell'Orefice talks to BBC News about her 50-years collaborating with the fashion photographer Horst P Horst