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'Paper architect' wins top prize

Shigeru Ban, the 57-year-old winner of this year's Pritzker Prize -- arguably the world's most prestigious architecture award -- is the Rumpelstiltskin of building design.

Seoul unveils 'spaceship' landmark

In yet another display of the city's commitment to 24-hour culture, Seoul is unveiling its biggest nighttime attraction yet in the neon-studded, wildly trendy shopping district of Dongdaemun.

Damages over Hollande affair report

The publisher of a French tabloid has to pay a French actress 15,000 euros ($20,645) for photographs of her and President Francois Hollande that it said proved the two were having an affair.

Turkey officials block YouTube

Turkey has made the "administrative decision" to block access to YouTube, the semiofficial news agency Anadolu reported Thursday.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko to run for president

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko declared her intention to run for the Ukrainian presidency during a news conference in Kiev Thursday.

Alternative education on rise in China

Private schools that employ humanistic pedagogy for young children are becoming popular in China. A look at the factors behind the boom and potential pitfalls.

China treads carefully amid anger, grief of MH370 relatives

Over the past few days, the families of the 154 Chinese passengers who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been oscillating between grief and visceral anger as the search for the plane carrying their loved ones continues.

Report: Executions rise in 2013, China tops the list

Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, at odds with a steady decline in the use of the death penalty around the world over the last two decades.