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  • Death toll from Haiyan in Philippines rises to 2,275

    2013-11-13 19:39

    The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 2,275 Wednesday, said Eduardo del Rosario, the executive director of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

  • Chinese mother killed in vicious attack in NZ

    2013-11-13 15:02

    The New Zealand Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 37-year-old Chinese woman was killed after dropping her two children at school in a Wellington suburb.

  • Philippines death toll from Typhoon Haiyan hits 1,833

    2013-11-13 11:23

    Death toll in the Philippines from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) jumped to 1,833 with initial cost of damage increasing to 761.4 million pesos (17.4 million U.S. dollars), a senior government official said on Wednesday morning.

  • China can curb pollution: UN

    2013-11-13 08:12

    A senior United Nations official said he is confident that China's air pollution problems will be alleviated as the country embarks on a transition toward a greener economy.

  • Chinese man charged with raping student in Australia

    2013-11-13 02:01

    A 43-year-old Chinese man, reportedly the head of a Chinese government urban planning institute, has been charged with raping a university student tour guide in Australia.

  • 2 killed in twin blasts in S Philippines

    2013-11-12 14:20

    At least two persons were killed and 12 others were injured when two grenades exploded Monday night in Zamboanga city, in southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

  • India's Mars Orbiter raised to over 100,000 km

    2013-11-12 14:02

    India's Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, was successfully raised to over 100,000 km apogee (farthest point from earth) Tuesday morning.

  • US aircraft carrier backs Philippines relief efforts

    2013-11-12 11:16

    The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach devastated towns.

  • Plan promotes Indonesian tourism to Chinese visitors

    2013-11-12 10:27

    In an immediate follow up action to the MOU on Tourism Cooperation that was recently signed between the government of China and Indonesia on Oct 2, 2013, Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu launches the strategic action plan during her visit to China on Nov 11 to 14.

  • Haiyan survivors beg for water, aid

    2013-11-12 07:57

    Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippinesbegged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine.

  • Chinese students in US increase 21%

    2013-11-11 17:20

    China continues to be the top source driving the growing and record number of international students in US universities and colleges.

  • Another storm threatens Philippines

    2013-11-11 15:41

    Authorities in southern Philippines on Monday ordered the cancellation of classes and evacuation of residents as yet another storm threatens the region.

  • 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.