Mar 21, 2013 23:38 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village" bid farewell on Friday to the man who made them wealthy by transforming the rural settlement of Huaxi into a socialist paradise.
Mar 21, 2013 23:11 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video on Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that it said would see thousands of US citizens living in South Korea taken hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 23:10 EDT
A suicide bomb attack on a central Damascus mosque has killed 42 people, including Syria's most prominent pro-regime Sunni cleric, wounding dozens of others, the health ministry said.
Mar 21, 2013 23:05 EDT
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman, allegations connected with a probe into illegal party funding that could shatter his hopes of a political comeback.
Mar 21, 2013 22:49 EDT
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and China's new leader Xi Jinping are to hold landmark talks on Friday in the hope of further cementing the two countries' partnership with a range of economic and strategic agreements.
Mar 21, 2013 22:23 EDT
America's late-night TV hosts appear set for a new shake-up, with veteran "Tonight Show" presenter Jay Leno said to be hanging up his microphone after falling out with his NBC bosses.
Mar 21, 2013 22:08 EDT
With a blend of patriotism, adrenaline and testosterone, Americans can gird for what might be the first big thriller flick of the year -- and with North Koreans as the bad guys, to boot.
Mar 21, 2013 22:00 EDT
US lawmakers approved a funding stopgap Thursday that prevents a government shutdown, but their clash over budget blueprints signaled a contentious debate over the future of federal spending.
Mar 21, 2013 21:29 EDT
Residents of China's "richest village", Huaxi, on Friday bid farewell to the man who made them wealthy by transforming a rural settlement into a socialist paradise.
Mar 21, 2013 21:04 EDT
In a powerful direct appeal to Israelis, President Barack Obama insisted that a two-state peace with the Palestinians could still be forged and is their only hope of true security.
Mar 21, 2013 21:02 EDT
Emergency teams staged a mock operation to respond to a catastrophic 7.8-magnitude quake in Los Angeles, saying the West Coast megalopolis needs to be ready for an "overdue" Big One.
Mar 21, 2013 19:41 EDT
Tiger Woods, chasing Rory McIlroy for golf's world No. 1 ranking, scrambled to a 69 on Thursday that left him four shots off the first-round lead of Justin Rose at Bay Hill.
Mar 21, 2013 19:36 EDT
A Cypriot court has found guilty a self-confessed Hezbollah militant who had been accused of involvement in a plot to attack Israeli interests on the Mediterranean island popular with tourists.
Mar 21, 2013 18:55 EDT
A sobering image of John Lennon's bloodstained glasses ricocheted around the Internet on Thursday after his widow Yoko Ono posted them on Twitter in an appeal for tougher US guns laws.
Mar 21, 2013 18:50 EDT
Former tennis World No. 1 Jennifer Capriati has been summoned to appear in court on April 17 to face allegations she stalked an ex-boyfriend and punched him on Valentine's Day.
Mar 21, 2013 18:45 EDT
The White House will keep pushing for tough gun ownership laws despite little support in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday, as fellow Democrats vowed to introduce a bill to halt violence.
Mar 21, 2013 18:34 EDT
The United States has found no evidence to support a Syrian government allegation that opposition rebels used chemical weapons in an attack this week, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 18:19 EDT
The IMF forecast Thursday that Iraq's economy would grow around nine percent this year helped by surging oil production, but said Baghdad needs to do more to support private, non-oil business.
Mar 21, 2013 18:12 EDT
Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, was enthroned on Thursday, taking over the leadership of 80 million Anglicans worldwide in a service calling for Christian unity that was enlivened by African dancers.
Mar 21, 2013 17:38 EDT
Canada's Tory government pegged a return to a balanced budget and its re-election hopes in 2015 on a strong rebound in the economy on Thursday, after being dealt an unexpected slump in recent months.