US launches Spanish healthcare website

2013-12-10 08:31:18

The US government has debuted the Spanish-language version of the healthcare website that will help Latinos to shop and sign up for new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

Obama, Bush embark for Mandela memorial

2013-12-10 00:05:05

US President Barack Obama embarked on a trip with George W. Bush, leading a US contingent to attend a memorial service for Mandela in South Africa.

Storm in Brazil kills 8

2013-12-09 10:19:34

At least eight people died and eight others were missing in a storm in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia.

Ice storm causes blackouts, delays in US

2013-12-08 13:17:09

Freezing weather gripped parts of the United States on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas coping in the cold without power after a winter storm made roads impassable and caused severe flight delays.

Obama to attend Mandela memorial in Johannesburg

2013-12-08 12:41:49

President Barack Obama will attend the national memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday for former South African president Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday, the White House said.

One man's podcast aims to bridge China-US gap

2013-12-08 10:11:53

In the past three and half years, Laszlo Montgomery has uploaded 127 episodes of his Chinese History Podcast, each of which took him 18 to 20 hours to do research, write, record and edit.

US war vet, 85, arrives home

2013-12-08 02:56:36

An 85-year-old US veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in the DPRK arrived home Saturday in California.

Obama to fly to S Africa for Mandela's memorial events

2013-12-07 03:18:57

US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week for memorial events in honor of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday.Xi leads China's tributes
World leaders offer tributes to Nelson Mandela

Brazilian govt mourns Nelson Mandela's death

2013-12-06 09:49:39

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday mourned former South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, who died earlier in the day at the age of 95.

Dyslexia may be result of faulty brain connections

2013-12-06 09:31:49

Dyslexia may be the result of problems with brain connectivity, according to a study in the US.

US fast-food workers stage protest

2013-12-06 09:13:26

US fast-food workers on Thursday staged protests in 100 cities including Washington D.C., New York and Detroit to call for an increase of the federal minimum wage, local media reported.

Obama hails Mandela's achievements

2013-12-06 09:08:51

US President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, saying the former South African president has achieved more than "could be expected of any man."