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.
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.
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.
A beacon for peace, ready for war :: Belfast's Carl Frampton and his mentor Barry McGuigan
VIDEO: 'Oldest' model on staying young :: Model on 50 years of collaborating with fashion photographer
Can science fiction save the world? :: Are films like The Hunger Games bad for our future?
NATO shakes up Russia strategy over Ukraine crisis :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/lrXlM0ocLVE/story01.htm
Al Qaeda announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/7ReUk-AWkQ4/story01.htm
In pictures: Illegal logging in Peru :: How illegal loggers in Peru bend the rules
Pakistan protesters set up camp :: Protesters have set up a tent city outside Pakistani parliament and demand change. CNN's Saima Mohsin reports.
U.N. says $600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UkrCdoT-zLQ/story01.htm
VIDEO: Carswell: Tories are 'out-of-touch' :: Douglas Carswell has said the Conservative party is run by "out-of-touch elites", as he campaigns for UKIP in the Clacton by-election
Extra lessons helping richest pupils :: Children from wealthier families gain a "substantial advantage" from private tuition and extra-curricular activities, say researchers.
VIDEO: Hollande ex 'took pills' over split :: Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of French President Francois Hollande, says Mr Hollande 'dislikes the poor'.
Toronto Film Festival 2014: British films set to screen :: British films showcased at this year's Toronto Film Festival
In Pics: Fashion photographer Horst :: Career of fashion photographer Horst P Hors
Why Muslims must challenge ISIS :: With every ISIS video the group gets publicity it wants, argues analyst Charlie Cooper. Muslim and non-Muslim alike should condemn the atrocities but deny them a platform.