A man in a wheelchair who has detonated an explosive in Beijing airport, hurt himself and sent smoke billowing through parts of the airport.
From fashion in New York to the Chinese New Year in Beijing, we showcase some of the best photographs shot around the globe this week.
Elders keep a tight rein on the country's leaders because they have to guard their place in history as well as their families' financial interests.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is now under US protection in Beijing after fleeing from house arrest, a US-based rights group said on Saturday.
SA's newest star Branden Grace has drawn comparisons with some of golf's legends after sealing his third European Tour win already this year.
Soaring purchases of gold bullion and the rising jewellery sales are helping China become the world's biggest market for gold.
Taiwan's fraud cases fell 26% in 2010 from the previous year after the island joined hands with China to fight crime, the government said.
Russia's doomed probe for Mars spirals ever closer to the Earth before it plunges back into the atmosphere in a fiery end.
International collectors have spawned a ruthless industry that cares little for a precious history.
Taiwan's presidential election candidates kicked off campaigns with a televised debate before the poll that will decide Taiwan's relations with China.
The Beijing city government has said that it will give users of micro blogs three months to register with their real names or face legal consequences.
Outspoken Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei said on Thursday he was "very happy to be free" on bail after more than two months in police custody.
The US has promised it was not seeking to halt China's rise, but nevertheless said human rights and economic reforms would serve Beijing's interests.
China's state media on Monday dismissed a weekend web campaign for Middle East-style protests as "performance art", while also urging public patience.
A Chinese group awarded its own "peace prize" on Thursday, just a day before the Nobel Committee was set to honour jailed China dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Authorities in central China are searching for a batch of dairy products containing high levels of melamine, the chemical that killed six babies in 20
Michael Jones writes about the world's factory capital, Beijing.
China observed a day of national mourning on Wednesday for victims of its killer quake, with newspaper front pages bathed in black.
China threatened to impose sanctions on US arms firms and cut cooperation with Washington unless it cancels a $6,4-billion arms sale to Taiwan.