Chicago-area air traffic center fire grounds 1,750 flights

2014-09-27 10:17:26

A fire apparently set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights at the city's two major airports.

UNAIDS gets new voice of goodwill

2014-09-26 22:07:38

UNAIDS, the United Nations' joint program to fight HIV/AIDS, appointed leading fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its international goodwill ambassador at a special event on Thursday during the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

China pledges support for work of UN General Assembly

2014-09-26 15:11:50

In a meeting with Sam Kutesa, president of the current session of the UN General Assembly, Wang Yi said that China will actively support Kutesa's efforts and work for new progress of the United Nations.

US considers new offer to Iran at nuke talks

2014-09-26 14:52:44

Diplomats say the US is considering softening demands that Iran gut its uranium enrichment program in favor of letting Tehran keep nearly half of it intact but placing other constraints on its possible use as a path to nuclear weapons.

India's Modi faces US damages case over Gujarat riots

2014-09-26 14:17:28

A US court has ordered Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to answer allegations that he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting when he was chief minister of Gujarat state, overshadowing his first trip to the United States as his country's leader.

Ebola epidemic could 'threaten world'

2014-09-26 11:04:55

"Ebola is raging" in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 200 people a day in the worst outbreak ever of the hemorrhagic fever, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

Victoria Beckham named as UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador

2014-09-26 09:57:49

Victoria Beckham was appointed Thursday as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.

US Attorney General Holder to step down

2014-09-26 09:27:03

Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as US attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department.

Kungfu musical a huge success in Houston

2014-09-26 05:54:45

Kung Fu Hero, a Broadway-styled bilingual musical, was performed by a local cast at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston last Saturday and Sunday.

China, US militaries working to build trust

2014-09-26 05:28:27

China and the United States are making progress on two trust-building mechanisms for their militaries ahead of the two defense authorities starting their 15th round of talks in October.

NYC boosted subway security after Iraq warning

2014-09-26 05:15:32

New York City Police Commission William Bratton said on Thursday that the department boosted police presence on subways and city streets after the Iraqi prime minister's warning of a potential threat to transit systems from Islamist militants.

UNESCO chief lauds China's effort in supporting education in Africa

2014-09-25 15:20:45

China has been making great efforts in supporting the education system in Africa, a senior UN official said in New York on Wednesday.