CNN: Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.
BBC: Nokia has unveiled its first phablets - extra-large phones - as well as its first tablet computer.
AP: Nearly 15% of Americans aged 16 to 24 are neither in school nor working.
Reuters: President Barack Obama declared himself frustrated with the malfunctioning website that is central to his signature healthcare law.
BBC: Gay couples in New Jersey have been exchanging vows on the day the US state became the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex marriages.
Independent: A perfectly preserved 1.8 million-year-old skull of an ape-like man was discovered, which could re-write the early history of human evolution.
The Atlantic: A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.
BBC: Google shares have topped $1,000 for the first time after the company reported better-than-expected earnings.
Reuters: The air we breath is officially classified as carcinogenic to humans now, says the World Health Organization.
Reuters: The administration poured tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s.
CNN.com: It's getting harder to remain faceless online. Even far-out measures of data encryption are under attack.
New York Times: Senate leaders have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
NationalGeographic.com: War and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of about a half-million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011.