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Abe speech helps secure 2020 Games for Tokyo

[2013-09-08 06:22]

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the IOC. Factbox on TokyoDisbelief in Madrid as bid rejectedTurks left looking for answers after fifth Games rejection

Luxury car show in Vancouver

[2013-09-07 15:45]

A visitor watches a super car at the 4th, annual luxury and super car show in Vancouver, Canada, Sept 6, 2013.

DPRK top leader meets visiting Rodman

[2013-09-07 13:41]

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) watched a basketball match together with visiting retired NBA star Dennis Keith Rodman, and held "cordial" talks during dinner.

NASA launching robotic explorer to moon

[2013-09-07 10:45]

An unmanned rocket is scheduled to blast off late Friday night (11:27 pm EDT) from Virginia's Eastern Shore with a robotic explorer that will study the lunar atmosphere and dust.

Li Na fails to reach US Open final

[2013-09-07 09:11]

World number six Li Na of China failed to advance to her second Grand Slam final in the season after losing to No 1 seed Serena Williams of the United States 6-0, 6-3 in the US Open here on Friday.

New York Fashion Week kicks off

[2013-09-07 07:08]

models present creations during the Project Runway Spring 2014 collection show at New York Fashion Week September 6, 2013

Xi, Obama discuss Asia-Pacific

[2013-09-07 01:21]

Beijing asked Washington to maintain an objective and fair attitude and press countries to make tangible moves to safeguard peace in the Asia-Pacific.
Xi hails progress in China-US ties
Xi calls for worldwide free trade

Artist imbues modern cityscapes with ancient flavor

[2013-09-07 00:49]

Landscapes, mountains and rivers are classical themes of Chinese paintings, but Xu Xi, 73, has spent the latter half of his career painting urban scenes.

Lunar luxuries

[2013-09-07 00:38]

Every year, when the moon shines brightest, a seasonal pastry makes its rounds as a delectable tidbit and a gift for family, friends and clients.

Obama, Putin meet for G20 at St petersburg

[2013-09-06 15:07]

Russia's President Vladimir Putin welcomes US President Barack Obama before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St Petersburg, September 5, 2013.

Top 10 countries for plastic surgery

[2013-09-06 13:58]

Nowadays, more people over the world go under the knife in an attempt to improve their looks or size.

Holder Murray stunned by Wawrinka

[2013-09-06 11:25]

Andy Murray's US Open title defence ended with barely a whimper as he crashed to a 6-4 6-3 6-2 defeat in the quarterfinals to ninth-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka on Thursday.

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