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.
Week in pictures: 18-24 January 2014 :: Top news photos from the past week
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.
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.
Do children's toys influence their career choices? :: A government minister says gender-specific toys harm girls' career opportunities. But how much do toys shape career prospects?
12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
In pictures: SnowCastle of Kemi :: The SnowCastle of Kemi in Finland
Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
Cost of war in world's newest nation :: As it tries to maintain a fragile ceasefire, South Sudan also needs to get its economy back on track. Here are the key issues that will affect its trade and investment in the future.
Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm - police :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/dmRUdrJPTic/story01.htm
Caterpillar tops estimate, sees gains in 2014; stock up :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5bv-f-XDkoY/story01.htm
7,000 years old, blue eyes, likes hunting :: Remains found in Spain have African skin color but blue eyes now associated with northern Europe.
Aam Aadmi Party to field dozens of candidates in general election :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YzCdVaLiDX4/story01.htm
Teen sets himself on fire in suburban Denver high school :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/7mHaEv3ByAo/story01.htm
NASA puts out call for commercial lunar landers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ymOo5eh_BPQ/story01.htm
Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring 'chaos' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Tkl8lQFEShM/story01.htm
Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DrdrIDU15zY/story01.htm
S&P 500 drops for a third day; Apple down after the bell :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Vgez55cgoCg/story01.htm
Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.