Why I dread Chinese New Year :: For me, Chinese New Year used to be fun.
Will radar-rattling turn to conflict? :: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week condemned China's "unnecessary escalation" of tensions between the two nations over disputed islets known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.
Will Year of Snake bring you fortune? :: If were born in the year of the Rooster, here's something to crow about: You are in for a "ss-super" 2013. Likewise, it's going to be a strong year if you're a Dog or an Ox.
China bans television ads for bling :: China has banned advertisements for luxury products on its official state radio and television channels. The move is an apparent attempt to douse growing social frustration in the wealth gap between the country's rich and poor -- and to stop corruption conducted through luxury gift-giving.
China's great migration from 'Hukou Hell' :: At this very moment, in a major Chinese city, a worker is boarding a train home.
Week in pictures: 2-8 February 2013 :: News photos from around the world
Hong Kong's mounting food waste :: Nestled among the granite peaks of eastern Hong Kong a new, man-made mountain is emerging.
Authorities post $1 million reward for ex-Los Angeles policeman :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/61XZ-PJpvmo/us-usa-california-cop-idUSBRE9160SM20130210
VIDEO: Can eating less help you live longer? :: Eat less and live longer is the simple mantra put forward by followers of calorie-restricted diets. But does it work?
In pictures: The massacre at Oradour :: French village devastated by Nazi massacre in 1944
What beats Grammy? Immortality :: Memo to Carly Rae Jepsen, Frank Ocean, Hunter Hayes, Mumford & Sons, Miguel, the Alabama Shakes and all the other young singers and bands who are nominated for Sunday night's Grammy Awards:
World's largest captive croc dies :: Lolong, a six metre-long saltwater crocodile weighing over 1,000kg, dies in an eco-park in the Philippines.
Bush email hacking a wake up call :: When news broke that six e-mail accounts belonging to members of the Bush family were hacked and some of the contents posted online, reactions ranged from being offended to amusement.
Ruling Tunisia party to quit government :: Members of the president's party in Tunisia will quit the coalition government, the state-run news agency TAP reported Sunday.
Ambani on the future of energy :: Fareed Zakaria speaks with Mukesh Ambani on the future of energy
Don't try to be sexy at the Grammys :: "Be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered." "Thong type costumes are problematic." "Avoid sheer see-through clothing."
Manhunt recalls D.C. sniper case :: For those who worked the Beltway sniper case in Washington a little more than a decade ago, the manhunt for a highly trained gunman suspected of targeting cops and their families in Southern California has some startling similarities and clear differences as well.
How Egypt's women fight back :: Ian Lee reports from Cairo on orchestrated attacks against women protesters, and how they're fighting back.
S. Africa gang rape echoes India :: The gang rape of a teenager is being called South Africa's "New Delhi" moment. Robyn Curnow reports.
It's Carnival and party time in Rio :: Shasta Darlington takes a look at the parties for Carnaval in Rio.
Facebook users taking 'vacations' :: Sarah Lacy, Mario Armstrong and Howard Kurtz discuss a Pew survey that found 61% of Facebook users take extended breaks.
Sochi Games highlight ambition :: Russia will host the Winter Olympics for the first time next February at Sochi - it's a project that Vladimir Putin hopes will transform an ailing region.
Racism in Lebanon :: Lebanon prides itself on its image as a melting pot on the Mediterranean: an ancient bastion of civilization boasting a diverse tapestry of cultures and creeds.
Abusive relationships :: This week, as the Senate decides whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Valentine's Day approaches, it's worth noting that most domestic violence victims don't ask for roses, chocolate or federal funding. Instead, we have one simple wish: We want the abuse to end.
Stars show skin, but adhere to Grammy dress code :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HFkCpsfJ3WA/entertainment-us-grammys-dresscode-idUSBRE91A03520130211
VIDEO: Japan's incredible shrinking building :: A company in Japan has come up with a new way of demolishing high-rise buildings in densely built-up areas, as an alternative to using wrecking balls or explosives.
CEO turns wildlife photographer :: What started as a hobby is now a mission for photographer Brian Hampton, CEO-turned-wildlife photographer.
In pictures: Grammy Awards 2013 :: Images from the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
VIDEO: $1m reward for fugitive LAPD officer :: Authorities in Los Angeles have offered a $1m (£630,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive ex-policeman suspected of three murders.
Allahabad stampede kills 36 Kumbh Mela pilgrims :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/QpWKsUEsVU8/kumbh-mela-stampede-allahabad-update-idINDEE91907I20130211