China's ruling Communist Party has faced repeated struggles to tame bouts of politically dangerous inflation while keeping economic growth strong.
Global radio experts have approved radio standards that are to usher in a new mobile phone operating system to replace third-generation or 3G technology, the International Telecommunication Union announced on Friday.
Anger at the practice of demanding dowries, which can lead to violence against brides, has prompted a takeoff of "Angry Birds" called "Angry Brides" that aims to highlight the illegal practice still prevalent in many South Asian countries.
The Milky Way is home to far more planets than previously thought, boosting the odds that at least one of them may harbor life, according to a study released Wednesday.
The Philippine Catholic Church and military, the two most powerful institutions in the country that have helped topple two previous leaders, installed new heads on Monday as acrimony over investigations into another former president intensified.
The 90-and-older population nearly tripled in the United States over the past three decades to reach 1.9 million in 2010 and will more than quadruple by 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday.
In a bucolic valley an hour from New York City, the oldest vineyard in the United States is producing everything from wines that end up on the White House dining table to what the chief winemaster calls "crazy" tipples.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone warned Wednesday that the U.S. Grand Prix could be removed from the 2012 calendar because of contract dispute that led to construction of the Texas racetrack being halted this week.
Ireland and Croatia took command of their European Championship playoff matches with dominant away wins in the first leg on Friday, while Czech Republic also looks headed for the 2012 finals after a 2-0 home victory over Montenegro.
Brad Pitt was unable to put the cat out of first place at the weekend box office.