Asia-Pacific

Americas

  • US spaceship test flight failure kills at least one

    A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the company said.

  • Across Americas over the week (Oct 24-30)

    Florence Fang, chairwoman of the Florence Fang Family Foundation and curator of WWII Pacifi c War Memorial Hall in California, gives a "big check" to James T. Whitehead Jr(right), chairman of the Flying Tiger Historical Organization, at a reception honoring the Flying Tigers and WWII veterans at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on Oct 24.

  • Internet debate explodes over Apple's Tim Cook

    China's social media has been dominated with discussions of Apple CEO's announcement that he is gay, with the term being used more than 24 million times by Friday afternoon.

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

Talks on Ukraine gas reaches agreement

The European Union (EU) on Thursday said that trilateral talks on Ukraine gas issue has reached an agreement.

4 killed in plane crash in Kansas

At least four people died after a small plane crashed into a building near an airport in midwestern US State of Kansas on Thursday, US media reported.

Canadian PM to attend APEC

The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to China in November was reconfirmed after speculation that it might be canceled after recent violence in Canada.

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Apple CEO the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

Middle East

Africa

Kaleidoscope

Mum-to-be 'mermaids'

Stunning and ethereal underwater shoots of expectant mums-to-be wearing the bump by Florida-based photographer Adam Opris.

'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition in Sydney attracts visitors
Annual pumpkin exhibition held in Germany