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.
VIDEO: School to fine parents for lateness :: Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes plans to fine parents of pupils who are constantly late.
In pictures: Cairo explosions :: Blast which apparently targeted Egypt's police force
Week in pictures: 18-24 January 2014 :: Some of the best news photos from the past week
The driverless car :: The driverless car may promise an accident-free motoring future, but Adam Gopnik raises a few moral caveats from the backseat.
Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the European Union (Approvals) Bill at third reading.
Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Lm24lucyc0w/story01.htm
Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting, motive unclear :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mXMYe-Y_GEw/story01.htm
'Awful' bowling made Swann quit Ashes :: Graeme Swann says his retirement midway through England's Ashes tour was the "most sobering decision" of his life.
'SNL' spoofs Sochi Olympics :: 'SNL' mocks Russia's anti-gay laws with a skit about USA's plan B for the Sochi Olympics - a heterosexual skating team.
Music therapy 'helps cancer young' :: Producing music videos can help teenagers and young people cope better with cancer treatment, a study in Cancer journal suggests.
McCartney, Starr to accept Grammys :: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will accept the Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award, 50 years after landing in the U.S.
Brazil probes police unrest shooting :: Authorities in Brazil launch an inquiry into the weekend shooting by police of a man following a protest in Sao Paulo against this year's World Cup.
VIDEO: Why historic visit matters to Myanmar :: The World Bank has pledged $2bn (£1.2bn) in development aid to Burma for projects including energy supply and healthcare. Jonah Fisher reports.
Police name gunman in Maryland mall shooting; motive still unclear :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/seO8_rOQL5g/story01.htm
The role of public showers in hard times :: Why public showers are key for France's financially distressed
At least 21 dead after tourist boat capsizes off Andaman Islands :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/PVyhid1VeHY/story01.htm
Do children's toys influence their career choices? :: How children's toys shape their careers as grown-ups
Google, Samsung announce global patent agreement :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/cTaR9esnUWc/story01.htm
Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/K_-R3Nj1xbg/story01.htm
The original South American handbook :: A handbook for British traders that remains quite true, 90 years on