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  • Ferguson protesters struggle to keep focus on slain teenager

    2014-10-14 09:31

    Young black protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, want to keep their anger focused on the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • About International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    2014-10-14 09:04

    Theme for 2014: Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty.

  • 2nd Ebola patient in Texas identified as nurse, 26

    2014-10-14 05:22

    Media reports and a church rector have identified the second Ebola patient in Texas as a 26-year-old nurse infected while caring for a man from Liberia.

  • Alaska will issue marriage licenses to gay couples

    2014-10-13 21:24

    Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage - the first such prohibition approved by voters in the US.

  • Arrests made in protests against killing of black young man in US

    2014-10-13 14:00

    More than a dozen protesters were arrested Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, where people were staging protests calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old in August.

  • Joint Scorpion venture soars in ratings

    2014-10-13 13:45

    Signaling bright prospects for joint US-Chinese efforts in the world of TV, the CBS drama Scorpion was a ratings hit with more than 14 million viewers tuning into its premiere on Sept 22 and making a good showing for the next three weeks.

  • Helping girls reach potential

    2014-10-13 10:16

    To raise awareness of the difficulties faced by girls and their potential if empowered, international NGO Plan China, UN Women and the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women hosted a celebration of the 3rd International Day of the Girl Child in Beijing.

  • China's economic slowdown 'welcomed'

    2014-10-13 09:43

    Despite deep concerns over a prolonged low global economic growth ahead, senior officials from international financial organizations expressed their optimism over China's economic slowdown.

  • Chinese, US to make joint preparations for Obama's Beijing trip

    2014-10-13 09:29

    China and the United States agreed Sunday to jointly make good preparations for US President Barack Obama's visit to Beijing next month for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.

  • Second Ebola case in US caused by 'breach in protocol'

    2014-10-13 09:17

    The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday that a "breach in protocol" caused a health care worker in Texas to preliminarily test positive for Ebola.

  • Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

    2014-10-12 20:49

    A Texas health worker who provided care for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US has tested positive for the virus in a preliminary examination.

  • US airport starts Ebola screenings

    2014-10-12 07:56

    Medical teams at New York's JFK airport began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.