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Australia's new government sworn in

[2013-09-18 15:48]

Tony Abbott and his new cabinet have been sworn in by the Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Government House in Canberra on Wednesday, making him Australia's 28th prime minister.

Occupy Wall Street marks its second anniversary

[2013-09-18 13:08]

Two years after getting its start in a downtown Manhattan park, Occupy Wall Street, the populist movement protesting economic inequality, marked its second anniversary on Tuesday with a protest near the New York Stock Exchange and a planned march near the United Nations.

Learning China through its food

[2013-09-18 11:36]

On Monday, a new Confucius Institute devoted to the Chinese food and beverage culture got cooking at the University of California-Davis in partnership with Jiangnan University in China.

Music underwater

[2013-09-18 10:50]

An aquatic center in Tianjin formed the "ocean band" ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival to attract visitors. However, given the limited conditions.

Shipwrecked Concordia lift upright

[2013-09-18 10:45]

Wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner is lift upright after an unprecedented salvage operation that lasted around 19 hours off the Italian Tuscan island of Giglio, on Sept 17, 2013.

All's fare as apps take road to upgrades

[2013-09-18 00:33]

The story of a tourist shunned in July by more than 20 taxi drivers in Xi'an has aroused heated debate. The phenomenon is not uncommon in most cities.
Time to share in the US

New-energy vehicle policy shifts gears

[2013-09-17 23:30]

China adjusted its subsidy program for new-energy vehicles on Tuesday, with the scope and depth of the policy narrowing.

Shipwrecked Concordia declared vertical off Italy

[2013-09-17 13:16]

Engineers have declared the crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship completely upright after a 19-hour operation to pull it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany.

'Amazing Shanghai' on display in Big Apple

[2013-09-17 11:10]

Shanghai has been called the "New York of the East". This week, the New York of the East has set up temporary residence at New York's iconic Rockefeller Center.

Toddler-death defendant says he meant no harm

[2013-09-17 01:20]

A man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl in Beijing after arguing with her mother has told a court he was heavily intoxicated at the time and did not mean to harm the child.

Thirteen dead in US Navy Yard shooting

[2013-09-17 00:38]

A shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday has left 13 people dead, including the gunman, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said.
Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Aaron Alexis No evidence of second shooter One suspect dead Obama condemns shooting

Exporters to face more trade friction

[2013-09-17 00:25]

Chinese exporters will continue to face increasing trade frictions in the second half of 2013 and in 2014 amid escalating trade protectionism moves and an uncertain economic recovery.

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