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US vows action in Syria even without UN backing

[2013-08-29 06:35]

The US says it will take action against the Syrian government for alleged use of chemical weapons even without the backing of allies or the UN.
China calls for restraint on Syria
Britain to submit Syria resolution to UN
Russian FM warns against military solution

Li Na advances to 3rd round

[2013-08-29 06:14]

No. 5 seed Li Na from China moved into the last 32 at 2013 US Open after outscoring Sofia Arvidsson from Sweden 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.Li Na cleared of doping allegations Li Na breezes into US Open second round

Obama, marchers mark 50 yrs since King's speech

[2013-08-29 04:41]

Thousands of marchers gathered on Washington's national mall on Wednesday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago.

Singers' son pleads not guilty

[2013-08-29 01:45]

The teenage son of two well-known military singers pleaded not guilty to gang rape on Wednesday. Reporter's log: Rape case lawyers overstep the mark
Army singer's son gang rape trial begins

Rubber duck to float in Beijing

[2013-08-29 01:13]

After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, a giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be in Beijing from September to October, floating first at Beijing Garden Expo Park and then at the Summer Palace.

New York Times, Twitter hacked by Syrian group

[2013-08-28 14:49]

Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses.

Wozniacki survives battle with Chinese qualifier

[2013-08-28 10:17]

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reeled off five consecutive games to dig herself out of a hole on Tuesday and safely reach the second round of the US Open.

Five apps to help you 'breathe' in Beijing

[2013-08-28 09:55]

In order to help you better survive in the sometimes smoggy Beijing city, we recommend five applications that can keep you informed about the air quality through a smart phone.

Moscow air show opens with flight demonstrations

[2013-08-28 07:58]

The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market.

US preparing for probable strike on Syria

[2013-08-28 06:30]

The US and its allies were gearing up on Tuesday for a probable military strike against Syria that could happen within days as punishment for last week's chemical weapons attacks.

Putting money on full moon

[2013-08-28 01:37]

It is now possible to take out an insurance policy for the moon to appear at Mid-Autumn Festival that won’t cost the Earth.

Language list aims to pass on Chinese culture

[2013-08-28 01:29]

Citing tradition, a team of experts has urged the public to use standard Chinese characters despite the popularity of Internet buzzwords.

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