Obama pledges $4.2b for computer science education

2016-02-01 09:57:09

US President Barack Obama has pledged more than $4.2 billion in funding to expand computer science education in the country's schools.

Sanders plays down Clinton's hold over voters in Iowa home stretch

2016-02-01 09:45:32

On the last day of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses, Bernie Sanders mounted a last-minute challenge to Hillary Clinton's slim poll lead.

'Grumpy' man who wants to change US

2016-02-01 07:57:48

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential hopeful beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa polls, is the country's longest serving independent Congressman who is calling for a political revolution in America.

Challenger tragedy marked in the US

2016-01-30 03:34:26

The United States marked the 30th anniversary on Thursday of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger with a pledge to remember lost astronauts as it presses on toward Mars.

Knowing all the angles: Ancient Babylonians used tricky geometry

2016-01-29 09:20:01

Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.

US officials dampen hope for Zika vaccine in near future

2016-01-29 09:08:17

Senior US health officials said on Thursday the country's researchers are working on two potential vaccines for the Zika virus, but warned that it will likely take years before they are ready for use.

45th anniversary of Canada-China diplomatic relations celebrated in Ottawa

2016-01-28 16:10:24

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the commemorative reception on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, January 27 in Ottawa.

Obama picks new Afghan commander

2016-01-28 10:52:14

The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama had nominated a veteran of the Afghan war to command US and allied troops in Afghanistan.

US urged to support peaceful development of cross-Straits ties

2016-01-27 17:13:05

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "Taiwan is a core issue affecting the China-US ties" as he urged Washington to "take concrete actions to support the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations".

Washington urged to 'play constructive role' on DPRK

2016-01-27 08:21:40

With US Secretary of State John Kerry set to arrive in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a news briefing in the capital on Tuesday that US officials must "play a constructive role ... instead of pointing fingers at others".

Virginia resident who traveled abroad tests positive for Zika virus

2016-01-27 10:58:45

A Virginia resident who traveled outside the United States has tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, state health officials said on Tuesday.