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.
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.
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.
'Lucky money' goes online :: A growing number of Chinese are keeping their cash in their wallets this Lunar New Year as the traditional exchange of red packets of money is moving from the physical world into the digital space.
Plush toy or protest symbol? :: Hong Kongers are howling in disappointment as their potent -- if unlikely -- symbol of protest once again goes missing from the city's shelves.
Party expels 'bulldozer' mayor :: China's ruling Communist Party has expelled the former mayor of Nanjing for bribery and abuse of power, describing him as "morally corrupt."
A polar cub's first snow :: A polar bear cub, the lone survivor of its litter, experiences snow for the first time at the Toronto Zoo.
Royal Olympian's 'strip tease' :: German prince & Mexican ski racer Hubertus von Hohenlohe shows CNN his Olympic outfit.
Oxfam: $110 trillion owned by top 1% :: CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Oxfam International's Winnie Byanima about a new report on global income inequality.
In pictures: Philip Seymour Hoffman :: The late Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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.
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.
Twitter reports $645m loss for 2013 :: Microblogging site Twitter reports a net loss of $645m (£396m) for 2013, just three months after its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.
Beckham launches plan to build soccer franchise in Miami :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/trSnSChjHcU/story01.htm
Gilead to license hepatitis C drug to lower-cost manufacturers in India :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/qGoHqOfyL7w/story01.htm
Broadchurch picks up more TV honours :: ITV crime drama Broadchurch wins best drama at the Broadcast Awards, where Channel 4's Gogglebox was another double winner.
VIDEO: One family's experience of FGM :: As the UK government announces hospitals are required to log information on patients who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), three generations of one family scarred by the practice have spoken out.
Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl victory parade draws some 700,000 fans :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HoDRNdzbfpk/story01.htm
Hoffman cause of death undetermined, 4 charged for drugs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/sbXmimWpG30/story01.htm
U.S. warns airports over possible bomb ingredients in toothpaste tubes :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/WAe8lvdqyls/story01.htm
Hurley denial and storm photos - front pages :: Actress Liz Hurley's denial of an affair with ex-US President Bill Clinton leads many papers, which print dramatic images of the storms battering the UK.
US sleepwalker statue rouses ire :: A lifelike sculpture of a nearly-nude man walking in snow draws a decidedly mixed reaction from students at a Massachusetts college.
Copa del Rey set for Real-Barca final :: Barcelona and Real Madrid are on course to meet in the Copa del Rey final for only the second time in 24 years after the great rivals cruised in the opening legs of their semifinals.
'I played basketball for Gaddafi' :: 'I played basketball for Gaddafi - and almost lost my life'
The Nazi murder law that still exists :: The Nazi law on murder that still causes injustice in Germany