Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
NASA: Early Mars was habitable :: NASA rovers find two spots that that may have been habitable in Mars' early years.
8 hotels that changed the industry :: En-suite bathrooms? Not till 1910. Minibars? Not till 1974. And other hospitality firsts.
Lifting Hong Kong's ivory 'burden' :: A large stash of contraband elephant ivory has become a "burden" and "security risk" for Hong Kong, say officials who plan to destroy the stockpile following similar moves by China and the U.S.
Leader needed to help Syria's refugees :: The president of the World Bank has called for a concerted global effort to help Syria's refugees, saying the international community has failed to formulate an adequate response.
In India, Abe hopes to conclude Japan's first defence sale in 40 years :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GSAFsNzyohQ/story01.htm
The world's ugliest monuments :: Thin line between artistic statement and hideous howlers.
Queen's Baton Relay - Africa :: African leg of the Queen's Baton Relay
VIDEO: School to fine parents for lateness :: Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes plans to fine parents of pupils who are constantly late.
Peres: Hezbollah is 'main killer' in Syria :: Israel's President points finger at Iran over the carnage in Syria.
Syrian Christians fear Islamist rebels :: Syria's Christians are fearful. Accused of being pro-regime, they say they have seen attacks on their towns and killings by Islamist rebels.
India to grow 5.4 percent in fiscal year 2014/2015 - Reuters Poll :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-JNvHUuV9lw/story01.htm
Thai court opens way for poll delay, political deadlock :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/qCdBW3BRwRM/story01.htm
Here's what to do about your anxiety :: Dr. Charles Raison, CNN's mental health expert, addresses two questions from readers on anxiety.
South Sudan looters steal food to feed 220,000 for a month - UN :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Y68FAvXBKkw/story01.htm
In pictures: Cairo explosions :: Blast which apparently targeted Egypt's police force
IAEA: Long way to go on Iran accord :: The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog says the interim deal with Iran is an important step forward, but that there is still "a long way to go".
London basements: Pools, gyms, golf :: When you can't build up there's only one solution -- build down. At least that's the theory in some of London's wealthiest neighborhoods where residents are installing the likes of swimming pools, golf simulators and cinema rooms in luxury basement extensions.
An iPhone bigger than your face? :: As various smart devices have gotten bigger than the iPhone, a new rumor says the Apple product may get bigger too.
Iglesias: Crash ended soccer dream :: Before the interview for Talk Asia, all I knew about Julio Iglesias was that he sings love songs -- and that the ladies seem to love him.
Can this wearable tech save Intel? :: Meet the woman behind Intel's bold new strategy to move the company away from PCs and into wearable tech software.
Supreme Court orders probe after tribal rape outcry :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/rp-JvnFFyhk/story01.htm
Prayers amid protests ::
Day in pictures: 24 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 24 January
Mobile phones sparking revolutions :: Africa's mobile phone adoption curve has been impressive.
VIDEO: Deselection call over Muhammad cartoon :: A Liberal Democrat candidate who tweeted a cartoon featuring Jesus and Muhammad receives death threats and faces calls to be deselected from contesting the 2015 general election.
Google patents taxi-and-eat ad tech :: Technology giant Google patents a way of linking online ads to free or discounted transport to restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.
Suicide bomber kills four in Cairo, two more blasts follow :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XQlWVNt_oFk/story01.htm
Nadal brings Federer crashing back to earth :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LXija37qf68/story01.htm