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.
In pictures: World Press Photo awards :: Syria dominates World Press Photo awards
Getting teary over Les Miserables :: Oscar-nominated Les Miserables has joined the pantheon of movies that make people cry. But what things make people blub in the cinema?
Hospital food schemes 'wasted money' :: The government has wasted more than £54m on "failed" schemes to improve hospital food, a Campaign for Better Hospital Food report says.
Hope over anti-resistance flu drug :: A new type of flu drug that can stop resistant strains in their tracks shows promise, say US researchers.
Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Top maths pupils 'don't keep up' :: The ablest primary pupils in England almost match those in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths but fall back by the time they are 16, a study suggests.
Chavez 'breathing problems persist' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems following his return from Cuba where he was treated for cancer, officials say.
4 ways 4G will change your life :: With so many advancements in mobile phone technology, it's easy to dismiss most as insignificant. A mega-megapixel camera, a brighter screen and better apps are all good, but they're hardly going to redefine your world.
Govt had warned of bombs that killed 16 in Hyderabad :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/lCNlSQ0UzVQ/hyderabad-bomb-blast-dilsukh-nagar-idINDEE91L03G20130222
Day in pictures: 22 February 2013 :: News photos over 24 hours: 22 February
How to turn big cat into movie star :: For the past 49 years French animal trainer, Thierry Le Portier, 63, has been a calm handler of wild felines. Growing up he had originally wanted to be a gym teacher, but after catching a glimpse of a lion tamer during a trip to the zoo in Marseille, Le Portier decided to give up his hobbies -- rugby and judo -- to spend every free afternoon watching the tamer at work.
Pashmina goats perishing in heavy snow on Indian frontier :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0RlGLx4Vw2c/india-pashmina-goats-idINDEE91L0B020130222
Siberia permafrost thaw warning :: Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5C could see permafrost thaw over a large area of Siberia.
China acknowledges 'cancer villages' :: China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.
Damien Hirst skull gets red nose :: Damien Hirst creates and signs 50 limited edition prints featuring his diamond-encrusted skull wearing a glittery red nose, to raise funds for Comic Relief.
Black jockeys: U.S. sport pioneers :: The godfathers of black American sport weren't stereotypical towering, muscle-bound men found on basketball courts or in boxing rings.
Photographer 'sick of capturing death' :: Peter Magubane was jailed for photographing brutality in apartheid South Africa. Now, he wants to put the bloodshed behind him.
Pope's Twitter to close as he leaves :: At the same time as Pope Benedict XVI leaves office on February 28, his Twitter presence as @Pontifex will also come to an end, according to Vatican Radio.
Apple patent hints at smart watch :: Proof that Apple has been exploring the idea of a smart watch are confirmed by a patent filed by the company.
Your weird 'sleep text' messages :: If you have a smartphone, you may have felt the embarrassment of sending a private message to the wrong person or having autocorrect fail you at just the wrong time.
Why innovators lead Africa :: Tech innovators can solve Africa's social problems, but they're wasting time on unrealistic dreams, says Marieme Jamme.
Would you ditch work friends? :: When starting a new job it is only natural to bond with people who share a similar background with you. But don't get too comfortable: sticking with your own kind can be a hindrance later in one's career, a new study suggests.
Roobarb animator dies aged 91 :: Animator of much-loved cartoons Roobarb and Henry's Cat, Bob Godfrey, has died aged 91, his family confirms.
Who'll pay for a Pixel? :: Who is Google's new product aimed at, asks Rory Cellan-Jones
When Muhammad Ali came to town :: In making a film about boxing great Muhammad Ali's unlikely visit to a UK town, filmmaker Tina Gharavi discovered the stories of the Yemeni community's elders.
Week in pictures: 16-22 February :: News photos from around the world for 16-22 February
Sleep texting :: If you have a smartphone, you may have felt the embarrassment of sending a private message to the wrong person or having autocorrect fail you at just the wrong time.
Anti-bunga bunga poll? :: He won't claim to be the Jesus Christ of politics, or praise Barack Obama's "tan." No, the man set to win Italy's election couldn't be less like Silvio Berlusconi.
Desert snow :: It's snow joke as desert gets a dusting