News Corp executive James Murdoch has acknowledged that he could have done more to get to grips with the phone hacking scandal.
Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died aged 48, a family spokesman said on Saturday.
Xie Jinbiao, a one-time teenage terror, is now a prominent post-1980s Chinese businessman who runs what is considered the only panda-themed toy and souvenir store in London.
In recent years, crisis came one after another, from financial crisis to sovereign debt crisis.
Following are the world's top 10 science and technology achievements in 2011 unveiled Tuesday, as chosen by academicians with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering:
Whitney Houston, regarded as one of the world's best singers, died on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 48, on the eve of the Grammy Awards, the music industry's biggest honors.
Romney edged out Rick Santorum, a conservative former Pennsylvania senator, by only eight votes in Iowa's caucuses, the first presidential nominating contest of 2012.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who will have cancer surgery next week, called for moderation from unions and big business on Wednesday in her first appearance since her illness was made public.
A high school student in central India was recognized as the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood.
Online travel adviser Cheapflights (cheapflights.com) has come up with this top 10 list of Christmas markets. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has arrived at a prison in central Israel to begin serving his seven-year rape sentence.
The top US aviation safety official resigned on Tuesday over a drunken driving charge, leaving the Obama administration without a seasoned leader to oversee key legislative and policy initiatives.