In bustling Hong Kong, a hectic financial hub that is one of the world's most densely populated areas, quiet has become a valuable commodity. It's even offered for sale in places like the Still House coffee shop.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks to lay the groundwork for trade deals after Britain leaves the EU. Xi used the meeting to win support for his "Belt and Road" initiative.
US stock markets went through more chaos on Thursday, with the latest losses only slightly behind the record-breaking Monday trimming as concerns mount over inflation and interest rate hikes.
Sound is a powerful device. It's used in war to disorientate the enemy, and in cities to hold back protesters or disperse "loitering" teenagers. Plus, it's "media friendly." So is sonic weaponry better than a gun?
Married, but childless - there can be hardly a greater disgrace for women in some Muslim countries. That’s how it is in Niger too: Women are expected to have children.
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