US, Japan unveil new defense guidelines

2015-04-28 09:46:15

US and Japan on Monday announced new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation, allowing Japan's self defense forces to take on more ambitious global role that the Shinzo Abe administration has been seeking.

Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest

2015-04-27 10:07:30

A wake was held on Sunday for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being taken into police custody and sustaining a mysterious spinal injury, a death that has angered many residents of this predominantly African-American city.

Mystery monkeys film a hit

2015-04-27 09:56:14

"Amazing", "fantastic", "unprecedented" were but a few of the comments from the audience after the screening of Chinese pioneering wildlife photographer Xi Zhinong's latest documentary Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La, which tells the story of the snub-nosed monkeys of China's Yunnan province.

Chinese rally across US to support indicted NY officer

2015-04-27 09:43:46

Advocacy groups rallied on both coasts on Sunday afternoon to support indicted Chinese-American New York Police Officer Peter Liang ahead of his scheduled court appearance on May 14.

US sending disaster response team, $1M aid to Nepal

2015-04-26 05:14:39

The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries.

Strong quake hits off Canadian islands in Pacific Ocean

2015-04-25 12:40:07

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, struck in the Pacific Ocean waters just off the southern tip of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the north coast of British Columbia, Canada.

All-clear sounded at Statue of Liberty after bomb scare

2015-04-25 10:39:34

The Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the New York Harbor landmark.

Obama refrains describing Armenian massacre as 'genocide'

2015-04-24 09:45:03

US President Barack Obama is pledging solidarity with Armenians but isn't calling what happened to them 100 years ago "genocide."

The real Apple Watchon sale Friday in China

2015-04-24 09:39:16

Some Chinese have been buying knock-off versions of the Apple Watch, but on Friday they'll get a chance to order the real thing.

US strike inadvertently killed US, Italian hostages

2015-04-24 09:31:26

A US drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group.

Rice University official honored

2015-04-24 09:30:11

Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun was honored at the annual Significance to Success luncheon of the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council on Thursday for her contributions to a variety of organizations across Houston.

National Zoo panda to get semen from China

2015-04-24 09:22:03

This year, the National Zoo in Washington will be celebrating giant panda breeding season in a very special way.