Asia-Pacific

Americas

  • Study abroad programs weighed

    American student Brennan Murray completely reframed his view of China after his experience in Shanghai last year.

  • Income inequality a battle for China, US and the world

    Income inequality was a major topic at this year's annual World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. That problem seems to be as acute in the world's two largest economies of the United States and China as in other parts of the world...

  • US Justice Department spies on millions of cars

    The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Europe

Premier Li visits Germany, Russia, Italy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization(FAO) headquarters from Oct 9 to 15.

2014 Beijing-Tokyo Forum

Malaysian airliner crashes in Ukraine

A bite of diplomacy

Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.

AirAsia crash report won't include black box data

A preliminary report into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders.

EP leaders react to Syriza victory

EP President Martin Schulz gave a guarded welcome to the swearing in of Alexis Tsipras as Greek new prime minister, calling it an "historic victory for his party."

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.

Middle East

  • Bullets hit flydubai passenger jet at Baghdad airport

    Bullets hit a passenger jet operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport, the company and officials said on Tuesday.

  • Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

    Kurdish fighters backed by intense US-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.

  • 17 killed in protests on Egypt uprising anniversary

    At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Africa

Kaleidoscope

Yearend Review 2014 -Best of Animals

Yearend Review 2014 -Best of Animals

Mickey and math?
Kids' underwater fun