China's private education love affair
In China it's known as gaokao -- the college entrance exams -- and for most young people it dictates the course of a life.

Indian cousins 'hanged themselves'
Police conclude two cousins thought to have been gang raped and murdered climbed a mango tree and killed themselves -- claims their relatives say are "all about caste."

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5 things to know about Christmas trees
First Lady Michelle Obama, second from right, joined by her daughters Sasha Obama, left, and Malia Obama, waves to the press after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington, Friday. This year's White House ...
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Business saved by protesters
Peaceful Ferguson protesters band together to guard a local restaurant from looters. Sara Sidner has more.

Photos: Chris Pratt, Anna Faris and Their Little Man Celebrate Thanksgiving
Meet the next generation of stars.

Ex-UK minister loses libel case over police 'pleb' row
LONDON (Reuters) - A former minister in Prime Minister David Cameron's government lost a libel case on Thursday over a newspaper article which said he had insultingly referred to police as "plebs".

Most chickens sold in UK stores have traces of food bug - watchdog
LONDON (Reuters) - Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the problem.

Nightclubs for literature?
It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.