Brazil demands clarifications on NSA surveillance

2013-08-14 10:06:06

Brazil demanded answers from the US about NSA spying in the country and warned that trust would be damaged if US explanations about the program were not satisfactory.

Fidel Castro continues offstage political role

2013-08-14 09:12:00

Fidel Castro goes about his daily activities out of the public eye, and how much influence the retired leader still wields is unknown.

Transgender student rights bill OK'd in California

2013-08-14 08:18:47

California on Monday became the first US state to enshrine certain rights for transgender students from kindergarten to the 12th grade in state law.

Transport may go 'hyper'

2013-08-14 08:04:17

A design for a super-fast transport system dubbed "Hyperloop" - carrying passengers in pressurized tubes at near-supersonic speeds - was unveiled on Monday by inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Chinese students boost boarding business in US

2013-08-14 07:56:46

As more Chinese teenagers go abroad to study, the business of hosting them is booming in the United States.

Chinese appointed as UN assistant secretary-general

2013-08-14 06:29:43

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday appointed Haoliang Xu of China as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Two friends of accused Boston bomber due in court

2013-08-13 21:35:59

Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in federal court on Tuesday to face charges of obstruction of justice for removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room.

Guests saved as US building falls into sinkhole

2013-08-13 13:47:05

Dozens of guests at a Florida resort near Walt Disney World were safely evacuated in the middle of the night on Monday when a large sinkhole opened on the property.

Brazil puts off bidding on bullet train

2013-08-13 10:53:44

The Brazilian government announced it had again postponed the bidding process for a bullet train project that links the country's two largest cities.

US to examine intelligence collection methods

2013-08-13 09:07:25

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced plans to establish a review group to look at the government's intelligence collection methods.

US man kills 9-year-old son, himself

2013-08-12 16:09:16

A man used a handgun to kill his 9-year-old son and then himself in Manchester, the largest city of the US state of New Hampshire, authorities said Sunday.

Snowden's father to leave for Russia soon

2013-08-12 07:27:52

The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor, has received a Russian visa and will travel there shortly to see his son, he and his lawyer said on Sunday.
Snowden obtains formal registration in Russia