What LA can teach Beijing :: For years China has been the envy of the world, hailed as the great 'economic miracle' thanks to its sustained double-digit growth.
Burqa ban in Chinese city :: Legislators in the capital of China's restive far-western Xinjiang province passed a law Wednesday to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported Thursday, highlighting the government's continued campaign against religious extremism.
Day in pictures: 12 December 2014 :: News images from around the world: 12 December
Picture power: Royal tour :: PA photographer Jonathan Brady on US tour
Week in pictures: 6-12 December 2014 :: News photos from around the world
A 'Cereal Killer' idea :: If you miss cereal from your childhood, you can now order up memories at London's Cereal Killer Cafe. Jim Boulden reports.
Lowriders of Brazil :: CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at the lowrider car culture in Brazil.
Questions for elves... :: 'The Hobbit' elves, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace sit down with CNN.
Vote: Your inspiring women of 2014 :: Malala? Lupita Nyong'o? Who do you think deserves an accolade?
Twins reunited on Facebook :: Twin sisters Anais Bordier and Sam Futerman were separated at birth 25 years ago and reunites through social media.
Surf's up ... in Alaska :: Alaska's Turnagain Arm water is cold but good surfers can ride the bore for miles.
Who runs ISIS? :: Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.
Extreme hikers go the distance :: They had been in Nepal for a week trying to reach Thorong La Pass, 17,769 feet above sea level, when they were caught in a snowstorm, unable to make it to the nearest village.
Do dogs go to heaven? Ask the Pope :: Heidi Schlumpf says erroneous reports that the Pope said animals can get in too went viral on the internet, but turned out to be false. Pope's can't just change the rules like that.
VIDEO: Inside the town where Islamic State lost :: The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer
Shift workers 'sicker and fatter' :: People working shifts in England have higher rates of obesity and long-term health problems than those doing normal hours, according to a major study.
China charms Hong Kong's law enforcers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-wbDx4kJeYw/story01.htm
Can the umbrella be improved? :: Seven ways people have tried to reinvent the umbrella
Victims of a craze for cosmetic surgery :: Bitter regrets in one of the world's cosmetic surgery capitals
'When dad hurts mum' :: Telling learning-disabled about violence, without words
The unlikely love affair between two countries :: Who's pouring millions of dollars into a failed state?
How the Taliban groom child suicide bombers :: How the Taliban turns children into suicide bombers
The hidden lives of those who care :: The hidden lives of full-time carers
Provincial Russia feels economic squeeze :: Provincial Russians face hardship - but Putin escapes blame
OPEC chief defends policy, says group to try to ride out price fall :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vdJ8DKrQzbc/story01.htm
Polls give Abe election victory :: Exit polls point to a landslide win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's parliamentary elections.
Terror law reform signals fundamental shift :: Should ministers be able to ban British citizens from coming home, asks Dominic Casciani?
Biblical epic 'Exodus' leads U.S.-Canada box office :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kkBC93mHd7A/story01.htm
Seahawks tighten NFC West, eliminate 49ers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/9ONLKM7cfmI/story01.htm
Jolie has chickenpox, to miss premiere :: Angelina Jolie delivered a special message to fans in a video posted to YouTube: She's got chickenpox.