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.
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
7,000 years old, blue eyes, likes hunting :: Remains found in Spain have African skin color but blue eyes now associated with northern Europe.
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.
Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.