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  • Bao Bao turns one year old

    2014-08-24 00:30

    Bao Bao plays Zhuazhou during his first-year birthday celebration hosted by the National Zoo and the Chinese Embassy in Washington on Saturday.

  • Obama pours cold water on Ice Bucket Challenge

    2014-08-22 11:33

    President Barack Obama won't be taking part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping America to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

  • National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

    2014-08-22 09:28

    The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.

  • US Ebola patients discharge from hospital

    2014-08-22 04:24

    Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public.

  • US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

    2014-08-21 21:31

    At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and is set to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital.

  • Rubber duck traveling around the world comes to Los Angeles

    2014-08-21 10:12

    The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007.

  • US military plans to mulling more troops to Iraq

    2014-08-21 02:44

    A senior US official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders.

  • Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Missouri

    2014-08-20 16:23

    Police in riot gear ordered lingering demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved in an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

  • 120th anniversary of Mei Lanfang

    2014-08-19 23:41

    A performer from the 120th anniversary of Mei Lanfang from Jingju Theater Company of Beijing in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday.

  • Police kill another black youth in Ferguson

    2014-08-20 09:17

    Police shot and killed a 23-year-old black male in the northern part of St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, just 10 km from and ten days after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Obama vows long-term strategy against ISIL

    2014-08-19 10:52

    Noting that Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured the dam on Monday, Obama said "We will continue to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against ISIL by supporting the new Iraqi government."

  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew

    2014-08-19 09:14

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting.

  • 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.