James Murdoch: 'I could have asked more questions'

2012-03-16 07:32:20

News Corp executive James Murdoch has acknowledged that he could have done more to get to grips with the phone hacking scandal.

US singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

2012-02-12 10:19:46

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died aged 48, a family spokesman said on Saturday.

Panda man
in London

2012-02-05 08:24:19

Xie Jinbiao, a one-time teenage terror, is now a prominent post-1980s Chinese businessman who runs what is considered the only panda-themed toy and souvenir store in London.

New models needed for all: Zhu Min

2012-01-26 09:46:45

In recent years, crisis came one after another, from financial crisis to sovereign debt crisis.

World's top 10 S&T achievements in 2011

2012-01-17 22:32:55

Following are the world's top 10 science and technology achievements in 2011 unveiled Tuesday, as chosen by academicians with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering:

Key facts about Whitney Houston

2012-02-12 15:01:10

Whitney Houston, regarded as one of the world's best singers, died on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 48, on the eve of the Grammy Awards, the music industry's biggest honors.

Romney wins Iowa caucus by 8 votes

2012-01-04 22:45:41

Romney edged out Rick Santorum, a conservative former Pennsylvania senator, by only eight votes in Iowa's caucuses, the first presidential nominating contest of 2012.

Argentina's president has thyroid cancer

2011-12-29 10:08:48

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who will have cancer surgery next week, called for moderation from unions and big business on Wednesday in her first appearance since her illness was made public.

World's shortest living woman

2011-12-17 16:25:39

A high school student in central India was recognized as the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood.

Travel Picks: Top 10 Christmas markets

2011-12-09 22:38:22

Online travel adviser Cheapflights (cheapflights.com) has come up with this top 10 list of Christmas markets. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

Ex- Israeli president enters jail

2011-12-07 17:27:38

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has arrived at a prison in central Israel to begin serving his seven-year rape sentence.

US FAA chief resigns over drunk drive charge

2011-12-07 13:04:29

The top US aviation safety official resigned on Tuesday over a drunken driving charge, leaving the Obama administration without a seasoned leader to oversee key legislative and policy initiatives.