Thousands pay respects to Vietnam’s revered General Giap

HANOI, October 6, 2013 - Thousands of mourners gathered outside the Hanoi house of Vietnam's revered General Vo Nguyen Giap on Sunday to pay...

Street artist Banksy sets New York on the chase

NEW YORK CITY, October 4, 2013 - World-famous, reclusive artist Banksy is loose on the streets of New York, hosting a unique show that...

Michelin stars shining bright in New York

NEW YORK CITY, October 1, 2013 - A Korean restaurant has for the first time won two Michelin stars in the 2014 New York...

Philippines celebrates its first Miss World winner

MANILA, September 29, 2013 - The Philippines -- where beauty contests are a serious affair -- celebrated on Sunday its first victory in the...

Starbucks asks customers not to bring in guns

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 - Starbucks is asking armed customers to leave their guns at the door, but not banning firearms outright. In gun-crazed America,...

Miss America crowns first winner of Indian descent

NEW YORK CITY, September 16, 2013 - Miss New York Nina Davuluri is the new Miss America, but a barrage of racist tweets quickly...

Wacky Ig Nobel prizes show the funny side of science

NEW YORK CITY, September 13, 2013 - The tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards were handed Thursday to dozens of scientists, including those who confirmed drunk...

New iPhone fingers security with prints over passcodes

SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, 2013 - With the swipe of a finger, Apple could jumpstart a new era of smartphone security and strip away...

China billionaires pass 300 as richest get richer

BEIJING, September 11, 2013 - The number of dollar billionaires in mainland China has passed 300 for the first time, an annual ranking of...

Anti-cancer vaccine implant begins US trials in humans

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 - An experimental vaccine implant to treat skin cancer has begun early trials in humans, as part of a growing...