Bernanke's speech on Aug 26 sparked more speculation about whether US will launch another round of quantitative easing.
There has been widespread anger among the public in recent years over the numerous service charges imposed by Chinese banks.
Though Muammar Gadhafi's whereabouts remain unknown, it is almost impossible for him to regain power in Libya.
The issue of food safety is very important to China, particularly in rural areas that lack control and supervision.
Workers try to cut through an iron slab after a fire broke out at Dudhsagar dairy in Mehsana district of the western Indian state of Gujarat September 3, 2011.
Soft power of ideas and legitimacy is essential for winning the hearts and minds of the mainstream Muslim populations from whom Al-Qaida would like to recruit.
China's rapid development has caused worries among some in the West that Beijing will go to war in the future to pursue hegemony.
Is micro-blogging good or bad? Is there need to rein it in? Experts are divided in their opinions.
On Aug 24, Moody's, one of the three credit ratings giants, cut Japan's credit rating by one notch to Aa3, and said the outlook remains "stable."
In an apparent attempt to show goodwill, Philippine President Benigno Aquino is to visit his ancestors' hometown in East China's Fujian province today.