As market panic melted $1.5 trillion off the value of Chinese shares in two days, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party had its attention elsewhere.
The dust-covered 9/11 survivor whose haunting image became an emblem of the tragedy has died after a yearlong battle with stomach cancer.
Catherine Armitage It doesn't get much sadder than this. Today Brittany Pilkington is in jail coming to terms with an indictment for killing her three sons which carries the death penalty while across town mourners are viewing her last surviving son, three-month-old Noah, before his burial.
Catherine Armitage "The odds are not good" - Michael Riley Jr is fighting for his life against a brain-eating ameoba which swam up his nose during a lake swim with his team mates.
Emily Rauhala Chinese authorities recently placed rabbits, chickens and pigeons at the site of the massive, chemical-fueled explosions that rocked Tianjin, according to state media reports.
Lindsay Murdoch The legacy of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew will be tested when Singaporeans go the polls on September 11.
'You're the love of my life, my boyfriend. You are my heart. I'd never leave you.' But her text messages were far from supportive.
Philip Wen When Chinese shares first started their free-fall in mid-June, vapourising $US3.5 trillion in the space of a month, the hope was that the impact on global markets could be limited. Now, there are global concerns that the once high-flying Chinese economy instead poses a threat.
Hundreds of redheads have gathered in Ireland to celebrate their flamed locks and everything to do with them.
Chris Zappone For Australia, it's the unthinkable that must be thought about: a future when China and the US go to war, Indonesia becomes a failed state, and the sea lanes are cut off by Beijing's powerful navy.