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22 Dec 2013 : US President Barack Obama warned South Sudan's rebel forces against a military coup after four American servicemen were wounded in an attack on their aircraft in the increasingly unstable country.
22 Dec 2013 : Britain, the United States and Libya issued a joint call for justice over the Lockerbie bombing as services were held to mark the 25th anniversary of the attack, which claimed 270 lives.
20 Dec 2013 : After the Chinese village of Wukan rose up against its communist leaders, protest organiser Yang Semao was voted into office to reclaim the residents' stolen land -- only to find it frustratingly unachievable.
20 Dec 2013 : The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind.
20 Dec 2013 : Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's revelations about the scale of American eavesdropping have succeeded in triggering a fierce debate which could ultimately lead to limits on National Security Agency spying, experts say.
20 Dec 2013 : A group of Pakistani Olympic hockey greats protested in front of parliament in a desperate bid to revive the former world-beating country's struggling fortunes.
20 Dec 2013 : North Korea has threatened a "merciless" strike against the South after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty on the anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, officials said Friday.
20 Dec 2013 : An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.
20 Dec 2013 : The Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT) on Friday cancelled a planned rally against the prime minister at the Army Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road.
20 Dec 2013 : European leaders have put the economic crisis behind them by agreeing a landmark bank deal, but stumbled on deeper economic reforms and defence policy, highlighting the tough road to greater EU integration.
20 Dec 2013 : A US jury found in favor of veteran actor Ryan O'Neal in a dispute over an Andy Warhol painting of his ex-lover Farrah Fawcett, saying it rightfully belonged to him.
20 Dec 2013 : Former Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal is aiming to fill a void in his trophy cabinet by leading Europe to victory in this week's Royal Trophy against an Asian team led by Y.E. Yang.