US implements new terror alert system

2011-04-21 08:48:52

The US Department of Homeland Security announced a new terror alert system to replace the current color-coded one.

Fear on the horizon at dawn of a nation

2011-04-21 08:42:54

China Daily reporter Zhang Haizhou and photographer Cui Meng visited the disputed Sudanese border region of Abyei.

Obama and Cameron to press harder on Gaddafi

2011-04-21 08:42:02

Barack Obama and David Cameron held a phone conversation discussing increasing military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Libya.

NY taxi drivers use vests for safety

2011-04-21 07:57:45

New York City livery cab drivers, often called to crime-ridden neighborhoods that yellow taxis tend to ignore, are being armed with bulletproof vests.

Rushdie picks books for posh Big Apple hotel

2011-04-21 07:57:45

Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie has come to the aid of guests who check into a trendy Manhattan hotel with nothing to read.

Too much TV puts children's hearts at risk, study shows

2011-04-21 07:57:45

Children who spend too much time watching television increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life.

US remains big player in Latin America

2011-04-21 07:57:45

Although Washington's influence is declining in Latin America and the Caribbean, the US remains the region's largest trade partner and investment source.

Bodies tossed into wells in Nigerian post-election riots

2011-04-21 07:57:45

Post-election riots in northern Nigeria left many dead, thousands displaced and hundreds wounded on Tuesday.

Are you a white collar criminal?

2011-04-20 21:31:46

A behavioral analysis group is trying to bring the same skills it uses to work up profiles of serial killers to the world of white collar felons.

Japan may ban access to evacuation zone

2011-04-20 17:20:00

Authorities may for the first time ban access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant.

S Korea to run safety checks on nuke plant

2011-04-20 16:57:09

South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor will go through a month-long safety checkup after it was shut down for a technical glitch.

Tunisia: Land hit by Libyan mortar shells

2011-04-20 16:28:38

Tunisia's Defense Ministry says four mortar shells from fighting in neighboring Libya have hit Tunisian territory.