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President meets 'old friend' in Beijing

[2013-04-16 07:40]

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad renewed his decades-long friendship with President Xi Jinping when they met in Beijing on Monday, for the fifth time.

Three dead in US marathon bomb

[2013-04-16 04:14]

At least two were dead, 100 injured in three explosions taking place near the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday afternoon, US media reported.
Obama: 'We will find out who did this'
Boston police: No known threat before blasts
Boston blasts to be handled as 'act of terror'

Smartphone users victims of scams

[2013-04-16 02:42]

Shoppers scanning matrix barcodes for discounts are getting more than they bargained for — malicious software.

Fixed-asset investment up 20.9%

[2013-04-16 00:58]

Urban fixed-asset investment fell in March but growth from the private sector was robust, indicating policies on boosting private investment have taken effect.

Maduro wins Venezuela's election

[2013-04-15 14:17]

Ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday with 51 percent of votes, the electoral authority said.

Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance

[2013-04-15 10:28]

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro opened a school in Havana in a rare public appearance since his retirement in 2006, the official Granma daily reported Thursday.

Weekly Photos: April 8 -14

[2013-04-15 10:16]

Weekly Photos: April 8 -14

Third anniversary of Yushu earthquake marked

[2013-04-15 08:20]

A gigantic thangka, or silk painting, is spread over a hillside during a Buddhist commemoration on Sunday marking the third anniversary of the magnitude-7.1 Yushu earthquake.

Alonso imperious in Shanghai win

[2013-04-15 08:02]

Raikkonen of Lotus and Mercedes' Hamilton hold on for second and third

Real work begins after fruitful talks

[2013-04-15 02:45]

Talks between Chinese leaders and United States Secretary of State John Kerry during his two-day visit to China were fruitful, said analysts, who called for full implementation of their agreements.

Beijing's 1st H7N9 patient came in contact with Tianjin chickens

[2013-04-15 02:05]

Beijing's first confirmed case of H7N9 - a 7-year-old girl from Shunyi district - came into contact with poultry shipped from Tianjin before being infected, authorities said.

Virus still not spread by people

[2013-04-15 01:42]

There is no evidence so far of sustained human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu virus, WHO representative to China said on Sunday.

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