Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19b

2014-02-20 09:42:27

It helps Facebook tap teens who will eschew the mainstream social networks and prefer WhatsApp and rivals such as Line and WeChat, which have exploded in size as mobile messaging takes off.

US-based cruise line launches China season

2014-02-19 16:26:22

A US-based cruise line has announced the opening of its first China season, signifying a bold move into the Chinese market.

US soldier who killed Iraqi family dies

2014-02-19 10:56:46

A former US Army soldier sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing of her parents and sister, was found hanged in his cell

US tears down Army base site

2014-02-19 10:14:42

The US military has demolished the building at a Texas base where a former Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage in 2009.

Telescope capable of measuring galaxy

2014-02-19 10:07:55

US astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to precisely measure the rotation rate of a neighboring galaxy for the first time, US space agency NASA said Tuesday.

First US bitcoin ATMs to open soon

2014-02-18 15:21:37

Robocoin said on Tuesday that later this month it will install the first automated teller machines in the United States that let users buy and sell bitcoin.

Obama bemoans growing older

2014-02-18 10:25:59

Like most Americans of a certain age, President Barack Obama is starting to complain about the aches and pains of getting older.

Beijing calls on Tokyo to return plutonium to US

2014-02-18 01:38:07

China voiced "serious concern" on Monday over Japan’s possession of weapons-grade nuclear materials, urging Tokyo to return the plutonium.

Envoy begins four-day visit to DPRK

2014-02-18 01:38:07

Beijing announced a senior diplomat's visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday, as Pyongyang and Seoul both demand regional stability and better bilateral relations.

Number of test-tube babies in US hits record

2014-02-17 14:01:28

More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since 1980s.

Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay law

2014-02-17 13:45:33

US President Barack Obama warned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate US relations with Uganda.

Venezuela expels 3 US consular officials

2014-02-17 11:33:29

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro orders the expulsion of three US consular officials who he said had been conspiring against his government.