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Fire on express train in India kills at least 26

[2013-12-29 10:30]

A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said.

Times Square visitors purge bad memories

[2013-12-29 02:50]

Hoping to forget the heart-breaks and hard memories of 2013, people lined up in New York's Times Square on Saturday to discard physical reminders of unpleasant experiences with the help of industrial shredding machines.

'Chunyun' train tickets up for sale

[2013-12-28 13:37]

Passengers buy tickets from an automatic ticket machine in Haiqiu railway station, South China's Hainan province, on Dec 28, 2013. Tickets for Spring Festival travel peak, or Chunyun, a 40-day period around the Spring Festival, went on sale on Saturday.

Ice storm leaves many without power in US, Canada

[2013-12-28 08:04]

Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked to restore power to more than half a million homes that were left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, which has been linked to 27 deaths.

Abe's war shrine visit sparks protest

[2013-12-28 05:20]

Outrage from Asian neighbors and world powers continued to grow on Friday over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a shrine that honors 14 of Japan's World War II Class A war criminals among the country's war dead.

Year-end horse-ride parade California

[2013-12-27 08:47]

Year-end festivity of horse-ride parade in San Jose, California.

Pick your new year sunrise

[2013-12-27 08:09]

Top one: Hawaii, Oahu, Transpacific winner "Chance" sailboat on ocean near Diamond Head.[Photo/]

LeBron James is AP's Male Athlete of the Year

[2013-12-27 07:54]

LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history.

Memorial a big draw on Mao's birthday

[2013-12-27 02:06]

Thousands of people visited the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall in Beijing on Thursday to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mao's birth.

China's urbanization rate to hit 60% by 2018

[2013-12-27 01:18]

China's urbanization rate is expected to hit 60 percent by 2018 at the current rate of urbanization, according to a blue book released on Thursday by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Oly champion resumes training after scandal

[2013-12-27 00:59]

Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang arrived at a natatorium in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan in southwest China, on Thursday afternoon to resume altitude training on the plateau.

Private clinics take on new role

[2013-12-27 00:07]

Beijing is embracing primary healthcare outside traditional structures, as local governments in Chaoyang and Haidian districts introduce private hospitals and clinics to services long provided by community health centers.

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