Weather, inflation, and biofuels pushed the United Nations food price index to an all-time high in December, sparking concern over the poor being left with empty plates.
Tuesday night's deadly China plane crash highlights the risks in China's booming air travel industry. A disproportionate number of flights now have to take off and land at night without proper lighting.
By 2050, 7 out of 10 people will live in megacities, offering the benefits of concentrated living but also some of the biggest public-works challenges in human history.
The official death toll from 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China rose above 1,100 Friday. Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks joined Chinese soldiers to distribute food and clothes in the devastated town of Jiegu.
New Moon opening night is bringing out the fan base – largely teen girls – around the globe.
Police have detained activists behind the democracy petition, which has drawn diverse support.
A Beijing treatment center for Web-addicted youths includes counseling, group games like laser tag, and physical exercise.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.
Still short 2 million tents, it must also rebuild homes and jobs for 5 million.