DPRK's rocket launch this month showed it has likely developed technology, long suspected in the West, to fire a warhead more than 10,000 kilometers.
The diplomatic wisdom of incoming US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to improve China-US relations.
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, matriarch of the Murdoch media empire and mother of Rupert Murdoch, was both an inspiration and outspoken critic of her family.
Three officials who approved and conducted a controversial test of genetically modified rice on schoolchildren in Hunan province have been sacked.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III named his foreign-affairs undersecretary, Erlinda Basilio, as the new ambassador to China.
The Ministry of Education has launched a recruitment campaign to seeks high-end talent to fill the top positions at three domestic universities.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting a baby, destined to be the country's future monarch.
The Red Cross Society of China will establish a nationwide system to encourage the volunteer spirit.
A project to cover the outskirts of Beijing with greenery to reduce pollution is about to end, despite delays caused by snowfall in November.
Russia urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday to rethink its plan to launch a rocket later this month.
A law forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets came into effect in Australia in an effort to strip any glamor from smoking.
The sight of poorly fed bears being forced to dance on the streets of India is a thing of the past as a campaign to wipe out the practice has finally borne fruit.