The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is finally caught, a senior official says.
Dr Shattuck-Hufnagel, an American psychologist, discusses what makes tongue twisters so difficult.
Australia and South Korea agreed on a free trade deal in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries.
England fight back after an ominous Australian start as the first day of the second Test ends with the hosts on 273-5.
Brutal, striking detail and audio of Vietnam war
Dozens of starving horses are rescued from a breeding farm in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after they were abandoned by the farm's owner.
US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".
Personal safety and growing fears about corruption and unemployment dominate the concerns of most Afghans, according to a survey published by the Asia Foundation, which helps to shape international policy on Afghanistan.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
Ukraine's three previous post-Soviet presidents have given their support to mass anti-government protesters.
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke appeals to dissenting Brazilians to get behind next summer's World Cup.
Around one million workers in Greece are going unpaid - some for almost two years.
Two months after one of the worst boat disasters off the shores of Europe in living memory, the families of many of the victims are still waiting to be allowed to give them a proper burial.
Striking police officers in Argentina's second largest city are to be given a pay rise, after a wave of looting and robberies spread across Cordoba.
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.