A special report by the Associated Press examines China's influence with its trading partners over three decades, and how business, politics, and daily life are changing with China's rise as a global player.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck northern Myanmar, damaging structures in small towns and injuring people. Official reports as to the exact number killed have conflicted, but about 12 are thought to be dead.
Oil prices dropped 12 cents to $92.07 per barrel Monday amid expectations for weaker demand. The lag in oil prices showed pessimism over the prospects for both domestic and global demand given weak growth in China, the US, and Europe.
The 200-year-old flush toilet requires a substantial amount of infrastructure, which is expensive to build and run. Innovative toilets could be a source of energy while dramatically improving sanitation.
Oil prices bobbed above $97 per barrel and then retreated on Tuesday, a day after prices unexpectedly took a plunge. The drop in oil prices erased the gains made last week when the Federal Reserve unveiled new steps to boost the US economy.