US approves 1 trillion spending bill for 2014

2014-01-16 13:57:47

US House of Representatives approved the 1 trillion US dollars spending bill Wednesday, which would keep the federal government open through 2014 fiscal year.

Asiana firefighters saw victim alive

2014-01-16 11:15:18

Firefighters responding to a crash-landed Asiana Airlines plane were warned about the presence of a teenage passenger who was later fatally struck by an emergency vehicle.

New Mexico school shooting 'premeditated'

2014-01-16 10:55:53

Investigators said Wednesday a 12-year-old boy planned the shooting rampage that injured two students at a middle school in the US state of New Mexico, local media reported.

Bolivia starts planning G77+China summit

2014-01-16 10:43:38

Bolivian President Evo Morales met with top central and local officials Wednesday to begin coordinating plans to host the G77+China summit in the eastern city of Santa Cruz on June 14-15.

1st exoplanet found around sun-like star

2014-01-16 10:41:16

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a star much like the Sun, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), located in Chile's northern desert.

New video surfaces of US prisoner from Afghan war

2014-01-16 10:17:44

A new video has surfaced showing Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier captured by militants while stationed in Afghanistan more than four years ago.

Woman indicted for threatening to kill Obama

2014-01-16 10:17:21

A Houston woman, who wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama in which she threatened to kill him, was indicted by a federal grand jury, US media reported Wednesday.

Doctor guilty in Michael Jackson death

2014-01-16 09:50:53

A California appellate court refused on Wednesday to overturn the conviction of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star.

US lawmakers question S. Sudan aid

2014-01-16 09:48:52

US lawmakers expressed deep frustration on Wednesday over the wave of violence in South Sudan, questioning whether it made sense for Washington to continue sending hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the fledgling democracy.

Venezuela, Portugal ink cooperation accords

2014-01-16 09:21:01

Venezuela and Portugal on Wednesday signed a series of cooperation agreements worth more than $2 billion, as part of efforts to broaden bilateral ties in new economic and trade areas.

Year of the Horse stamp issued

2014-01-16 08:37:43

As the Chinese calendar will soon move from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse, the United States Postal Service (USPS) today issued a "Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Horse (Forever)" commemorative stamp.

IMF faults Congress' budget

2014-01-16 08:29:48

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief and US government officials and experts voiced disappointment over a US Congressional spending bill.