BEIJING, September 4: China will provide 500 million yuan ($76.4 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday.

TOKYO, Sept 3:  North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device Sunday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, a big step toward its goal of developing nuclear weapons capable of striking anywhere in the U.S. The North called it a "perfect success" while its neighbors condemned the blast immediately.

TOKYO, Sept 3: Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity.

SEOUL, September 3: Two shallow earthquakes shook North Korea on Sunday, suggesting it had detonated a sixth nuclear test device, hours after it said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power”.

SEOUL, September 2: U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to revise a joint treaty capping the development of the South’s ballistic missiles, Moon’s office said on Saturday, amid a standoff over North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests.

ALBION, N.Y., Sept 1:  Police say a 10-year-old central New York girl was beaten repeatedly, served food doused in hot sauce and dragged behind a vehicle.

WASHINGTON, Sept 1:  Russia on Friday promised a "tough response" to a U.S. order to shut the Russian consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and New York, the latest round in a diplomatic tit-for-tat.

Remembering Diana (Photo feature)

August 31, 2017 16:49 pm

LONDON, August 31: Dozens of floral tributes, photos and personal messages have been laid at the gates of London’s Kensington Palace on Thursday as Britain remembered Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash.

MOUNT ARAFAT, August 31: With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.

BRUSSELS, August 31: British and the European Union negotiators exchanged recriminations on Wednesday over a lack of progress in the latest round of talks on Britain’s withdrawal, with both sides demanding change to meet looming deadlines.