China's GDP data consistent with overall strength in the economy: US experts

2016-03-10 05:50:21

US experts said China's official gross domestic product (GDP) data is consistent with the overall strength in the world's second largest economy and remains a useful and reliable indicator of the country's economic growth.

NASA reschedules launch of troubled Mars lander to 2018

2016-03-10 00:43:02

US space agency NASA said Wednesday that its Mars lander is now targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov 26, 2018.

Dorian Murray, who wanted to be famous in China, dies

2016-03-10 00:01:06

Dorian Murray, the 8-year-old boy from Rhode Island with terminal cancer who told his father he wanted to be famous in China died late Tuesday night.

Rescued seal pup released to ocean in Canada

2016-03-09 11:19:17

A seal pup is seen before it is released to the sea by Marine Mammal Rescue Center of Vancouver Aquarium.

Trump, Clinton win Mississippi as 4 states vote in presidential race

2016-03-09 10:42:42

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled to wins in the Mississippi primary on Tuesday as four states voted in presidential nominating contests in both parties.

International Women's Day ties unequal pay to education

2016-03-09 10:42:08

"One day we will play in the major leagues," a young girl in a catcher's vest says into the camera. What follows are women in dozens of languages and lands delivering similar sentiments.

Trump-branded building financed in part by Chinese investors

2016-03-09 10:39:01

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has bashed immigrants and China in the US presidential race, is lending his brand to a building partly financed by a visa program that mainly benefits wealthy Chinese investors.

Liang assembles new defense team

2016-03-09 10:36:36

Peter Liang has hired a legal new team to help with his appeal of a jury verdict that found the former New York City police officer guilty of second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct.

UN Women launches new initiative to advance gender equality through arts

2016-03-09 03:59:40

UN Women on Tuesday launched a new initiative -- HeForShe Arts Week -- across New York City to promote gender equality via arts.

Toronto Zoo reveals names of twin giant pandas

2016-03-08 15:22:18

The Toronto Zoo officially revealed the names of the first Canadian-born twin giant panda cubs on Monday: Jia Panpan (meaning Canadian Hope) for the male cub and Jia Yueyue (meaning Canadian Joy) for the female cub.

Bloomberg opts out of US presidential bid

2016-03-08 09:34:23

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday he would not mount an independent bid for the US presidency because he feared it would increase the chances that Republicans Donald Trump or Ted Cruz could end up in the White House.

UN body says Japan needs to do more to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

2016-03-08 03:01:09

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) highlighted on Monday that the issue of "comfort women" remains unsettled despite recent Japanese claims to the contrary.