Algerian army's final rescue operation in the gas field of Tiguentourine freed four foreign hostages on Saturday, a security source told Xinhua.
23 hostages, 32 militants killed
Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with visiting Special Envoy of the Chinese government Fu Ying here Saturday.
The number of vehicles on Beijing's roads could be cut on days when the city suffers from heavy air pollution, according to a new regulation released for comments.
A growing Chinese middle class is not only good for China, but for the world, said Dalton McGuinty, premier of Canada's Ontario province.
The air quality in Beijing Municipality fell to dangerous levels Saturday after only a few days of blue skies.
China's business confidence in the fourth quarter rebounded for the first time in a year, showing that the economy is re-gearing for growth.
Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was watched by some 3.2 million Americans, the second highest audience for her struggling channel OWN, the US cable channel said on Friday.
At least 12 hostages were killed during Algerian forces' rescue operation at a gas field facility in the southern province of Illizi, APS news agency reported Friday.
More than half of China's major cities saw a rise in home prices in December, on both a yearly and monthly basis, according to official figures.
US Commerce Department announced that it was launching countervailing duty investigations on frozen warmwater shrimp from China and other 6 countries.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit the United States in the third week of February, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.