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
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.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are taking part in a debate on regulation of the sale of puppies and kittens.
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.
A beacon for peace, ready for war :: Belfast's Carl Frampton and his mentor Barry McGuigan
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.
VIDEO: 'Oldest' model on staying young :: Model on 50 years of collaborating with fashion photographer
Can science fiction save the world? :: Can more optimistic science fiction actually save the world?
NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/lrXlM0ocLVE/story01.htm
Nato plans for conflict of the future :: Ukraine is the defining issue for the alliance as it meets in Wales
Finns on Russian border wary of Nato :: Could closer Nato ties harm border links with Russia?
Al Qaeda announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/7ReUk-AWkQ4/story01.htm
Blast fishing destroying Tanzania's marine habitats :: Blast fishing leaves Tanzania's coral reefs in rubble
In pictures: Illegal logging in Peru :: How illegal loggers in Peru bend the rules