Obama proclaims not at war with Islam

2015-02-19 16:20:39

Though US President Barack Obama's keynote speech on Wednesday at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism lasted for half an hour, to sum up his key points breaks no sweat.

US preparing to sue Ferguson police over charges of racial bias

2015-02-19 10:40:40

The US Department of Justice is preparing to sue the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over allegations of racially discriminatory practices unless the police force agrees to make changes, CNN reported on Wednesday.

UN Security Council slams IS murders of 21 Egyptians

2015-02-17 07:07:45

The UN Security Council on Sunday night strongly condemned the "heinous" murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Libya.

New visa policy draws more Chinese tourists to US

2015-02-17 09:16:59

Chinese tourist Yu Hu felt relief when she got a 10-year multi-entry US visa recently, which means she can visit the US whenever she has time in the next 10 years.

Growing up recluse in a dazzling world of Manhattan

2015-02-16 11:55:58

The strange story of six brothers and one sister who grew up in New York but were never allowed out to explore the city's streets has become the subject of a new documentary, The Wolfpack, from director Crystal Moselle.

US Northeast hit by blizzards after record snow

2015-02-16 10:42:20

The US Northeast struggled to dig out on Sunday from the latest in a series of winter storms that made February the snowiest month in Boston's history.

When hot meets cold

2015-02-16 09:22:56

People cover a man with snow during a snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, February 14, 2015.

100-carat classic emerald-cut diamond coming to auction

2015-02-13 20:41:23

A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut is going on the auction block, where it could fetch between $19 million to $25 million.

Pet models shine in New York Fashion Week

2015-02-13 15:56:56

A poodle has its nails painted backstage before a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York February 12, 2015.

Chinese Year of Sheep window show opens in New York

2015-02-13 15:12:01

A festive window exhibition marking the Chinese Year of the Sheep opened Thursday in New York's Empire State Building's Fifth Avenue lobby.

Snowden appears with Poitras by video link ahead of Oscars

2015-02-13 15:06:06

Edward Snowden, "Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald had a kind of reunion Thursday.

New York Times media columnist David Carr dies at age 58

2015-02-13 13:29:19

Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.