Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December 2013 :: Photos from around the world
Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
In pictures: The Art of Building 2013 :: Shortlisted entries for this year's competition
Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
VIDEO: 'He's not going to know who I am' :: Viv Galley, whose husband Bill has advanced Alzheimer's disease, had told the BBC her story.
Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are considering Lords' amendments to the Financial Services Bill.
Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
A Bitcoin trip to space? :: Maggie Lake speaks to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about why he's decided to accept Bitcoin for space travel.
China 'to ease one-child policy' :: After months of hints, China announced Friday it will relax its decades-long one-child policy and abolish labor camps in an effort to improve human rights, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
In pictures: Prayers for Mandela :: Mandela is remembered in church services
US: China map 'creates risk of incident' :: The United States warned Saturday that China's military claim to airspace over a disputed island chain creates the risk of "misunderstanding and miscalculation."
World's most exquisite libraries :: Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries
50 years since youth revolution :: Fifty years ago this month, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy numbed the world.
Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
VIDEO: A peek at the future of video chat :: Researchers at Microsoft are working on a "magic window" to allow interactions on video calls to be more natural than ever.
'Sound of Music' actress dies :: Actress Eleanor Parker, nominated for three Oscars and known for her "Sound of Music" role, died Monday at 91, her family said.
China 'regrets' S. Korean air zone :: China has expressed "regret" over South Korea's decision to expand its air defense zone to include an area claimed by both countries, the country's official Xinhua news agency has reported.
Kennedy meets Nagasaki survivors :: Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, visited Nagasaki on Tuesday, one of two Japanese cities on which the United States dropped atomic bombs during the final days of World War II.
Future for Ukraine: EU or Russia? :: It feels like a rerun of the Orange Revolution. Similar to late 2004 when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest what they saw as a fraudulent presidential election, mass demonstrations have been taking place ever since the government in Kiev suspended an association and trade agreement with the European Union some days ago.
Nuclear threat far greater than Iran :: Ira Helfand says there are some 17,000 existing nuclear warheads, an existential threat that is ignored, even though a limited nuclear war would be devastating, unleashing a global famine and chaos
Are airships key to Arctic travel? :: Could airships finally open up Arctic for development?
Is prudential tinkering our salvation? :: Will tinkering save the UK economy?
342 takes to film this movie scene :: New behind-the-scenes footage of director Charlie Chaplin in 1931 classic "City Lights," reveals he put co-star through 342 excruciating takes.