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13 Dec 2013 : US technology giant Apple has removed an anti-censorship application from its Chinese app store on orders from Beijing, the software's developers said Friday.
13 Dec 2013 : Hundreds of South Africans pushed their way past a police cordon in a bid to see Nelson Mandela's body Friday, in the final moments of his lying in state.
12 Dec 2013 : Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime caper "American Hustle" won most nominations for the Golden Globes with seven nods each on Thursday, as Hollywood's awards season heats up.
12 Dec 2013 : Bundesliga teams have once again kept the German flag flying in Europe with all four sides progressing to the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time.
12 Dec 2013 : An electrifying opening ceremony at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar has boosted faith that the nation is on the rise, quelling fears its "coming out" party at the event's opening ceremony would fall flat.
12 Dec 2013 : Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has struck up a friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, will visit the reclusive state next week to train its basketball team, sponsors said Thursday.
12 Dec 2013 : The annual "kanji" Chinese character of the year in Japan went to "ring" Thursday, after Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, often referred to in local print media as "five rings."
12 Dec 2013 : A dozen filthy, neglected children, some with deformities or disabilities due to generations of inbreeding, have been found on a rural Australian settlement in an incest case that has shocked the nation.
12 Dec 2013 : A transsexual man, who was born a woman, has been recognised by Japan's top court as the legal father of his wife's child, in a national first.
12 Dec 2013 : India's government said Thursday it would look at ways to swiftly reverse a shock ruling which reinstated a ban on gay sex, accusing the Supreme Court of dragging the country back to the 19th century.
12 Dec 2013 : Indonesian police warned Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.
12 Dec 2013 : Police on Thursday arrested a Nigerian man on charges of possessing illicit drugs after a raid on a Sukhumvit hotel, and further investigation found he had entered Thailand using one of the 300 visa stickers lost from the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur.