Five people dead in shooting at mall

Police in northwest Washington state searched for a gunman on Saturday who opened fire in a shopping mall, killing five people, according to media reports and the state's police force.

RMB joins IMF basket Oct 1

The Chinese yuan will be officially available for loans and repayments for members of the IMF on Oct 1,according to the international financial organization.

Panchen Lama prayers at foot of Qomolangma

The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu visits Qomolangma for the first time and hosts religious events at the foot of the mountain.

China's Wanda forges partnership with Sony

China's Dalian Wanda Group, which is owned by the country's richest person Wang Jianlin, announced a strategic partnership with Motion Picture Group, the film unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment, on September 23, according to the company's press release.

China grows a taste for UK tea blends

Ji Mengyu sinks into a soft chair with her cup of tea to the sound of tinkling teaspoons and light chatter.

UEFA Euro Roma 2020's official logo unveiled

New Rome mayor Virginia Raggi poses for a picture during UEFA Euro Roma 2020 Official Logo Unveiling in Rome, Italy, Sept 22, 2016.

Car-crazy Mexico City celebrates World Carfree Day

Mexico City, known for its love affair with cars, marked World Carfree Day on Thursday by reclaiming a small part of the capital from the millions of vehicles that circulate daily.

Culture as a commodity

Something quirky was happening in the usually rarefied, straight-laced confines of Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing.

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Where baby bites and tiny tots rule the roost

Dining out with babies and young children can be a little more than an adventure if you are not fully prepared for it.

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Ancient cures for a new nation

A visit to a Chinese acupuncturist has opened a whole new world of medicine for Issa Justin, a young South Sudanese man who is both a patient and medical student in Juba, capital of the world's newest nation.

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