Facebook has revealed that it received between 9000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.
Nelson Mandela's legacy looms large, but many fear it is being squandered, writes Nastasya Tay.
As far as denials of burning hot stories go, the first one to come out of Tony Blair's office was not that prudent.
Richard Branson is the entrepreneurial action man with a plan to put ordinary, albeit wealthy, people into space. Jane Cadzow spends some time in his orbit.
For Eritreans, fleeing one of the world's harshest dictatorships is not impossible. Evading capture by human traffickers and brutal Bedouin gangs is the hard part. By Ruth Pollard.
As America marks the six-month anniversary of the massacre of 20 children and six adults in the hamlet of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control advocates have noted that another milestone has been reached - more Americans have died by the gun since then than the total number of US troops killed in Iraq.
A mist-covered mountain in Cambodia gives up its treasure, writes Lindsay Murdoch.
Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, had been living as a married couple until a few weeks ago.
There was as much shrugging as shock over Washington's latest leak.
Washington: US lawmakers have set out to puncture the claimed altruism of the man whose disclosure of top-secret surveillance programs have caused a storm in Washington, portraying him as a Beijing partisan in continuing US-China cyber wars.