The US team bagged 104 medals compared to China’s 88, disrupting hopes for what looked at first like it would have been a first-ever blowout for China.
Beijing has boosted its military presence in the energy-rich South China Sea, despite disputed claims by Vietnam.
Today's assassination of two top government officials in Damascus raises the stakes of Syria's conflict yet again. Will the UN vote to continue its observer mission, or give it more teeth?
The South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines is beginning to take its toll on the Philippine economy, which is heavily dependent on Chinese demand for its exports.
China warned the Philippines that confrontation over a disputed island in the South China Sea could worsen. Beijing has made 'every preparation' to counter Manila's 'provocations.'