US embassy workers' families to leave Liberia

2014-08-08 13:54:32

The US State Department ordered the departure of all family members at its embassy in Liberia, one of the four West African nations hit hard by the Ebola virus.

The ghosts of what might have been

2014-08-08 11:12:19

In the opening of Ed Lin's novel Ghost Month, protagonist Jingnan learns some horrible news: his first love Julia has been murdered, shot in the head and left by the roadside.

Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq

2014-08-08 10:03:40

US President Barack Obama says he's authorized the US troops to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil.

Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

2014-08-08 09:49:31

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined.

Hagel in New Delhi to expand defense ties with India

2014-08-08 09:09:24

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi Thursday on his first trip to India as the defense chief is seeking to expand common interests and renew a defense framework agreement set to expire next year.

Will Chinese tourists 'heart' New York too?

2014-08-08 07:27:34

It's no secret that investment by Chinese businesses in New York has helped both Chinese and US businesses flourish. Now China Southern Airlines and "I Love New York" — New York State's tourism agency — have partnered up to promote global tourism in New York State. And it should be another shot in the arm for New York's economy.

Beijing students' rubber band-powered car wins top prize at Formula E Race

2014-08-08 07:10:40

Students from Beijing University of Technology captured the top award Thursday in the 2014 Formula E race hosted by the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Mobile gamer iDream Sky raises $115m in IPO

2014-08-07 23:29:52

Chinese mobile game publisher iDreamSky lists on the Nasdaq in New York on Thursday. The company raised $115.5 million in its initial public offering.

US funded Chinese fashion website targets a new customer segment

2014-08-07 04:52:23

Backed by US funding, an online fashion website in China aims to tap into a younger generation of consumers who shopping online for clothing, accessories and jewelry.

United flight makes emergency landing in Canada

2014-08-06 10:47:30

A spokesman for the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says a United Airlines Boeing 777 airliner on its way to Brussels from the U.S. has made an emergency landing after a fire on the aircraft.

UN condemns extremist attacks in Iraq

2014-08-06 10:38:46

The United Nations Security Council condemns the attacks in northern Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, warning that those responsible must be held accountable for crimes against humanity.

14 hurt in NYC Times Square bus crash

2014-08-06 09:43:30

A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Times Square Theater District on Tuesday afternoon sent shattered glass flying and injured 14 people, three of them seriously.