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China's pollution video, 'Under the Dome' goes viral

Beijing - Most documentaries focusing on air pollution don't make the top-10 list anywhere. But surprisingly, the documentary entitled “Under the Dome,” a film about energy and environmental issues in China has become an online hit.

Op-Ed: The new arms race — Hypersonic missiles and the doomsday racket

Sydney - …And now the good news. It’s not just economists and corporations trying to destroy humanity. Those lazy military industrial complexes have found a nice money spinner — Hypersonic weapons. Yeah, dance in the streets, the doomsday racket is back!

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical Facebook post

Yangon - A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police Friday after he posted a satirical image on Facebook that depicted renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, reports say.

Prince William scores with football diplomacy in China

Shanghai - Britain's Prince William practised sports diplomacy in China on Tuesday, striding onto the football pitch at a Shanghai school.

Giant panda populations have grown, but 223 still face high risks

The good news? China's population of wild giant pandas has increased by nearly 17 percent in the last decade. The bad news? Of these wild pandas, 223 are at high risk of not surviving, an official survey on the endangered bears has found.

China's latest survey finds wild giant pandas staging a comeback

China's giant pandas are having a population boom, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese government. The survey, released Saturday states that their numbers in the wild have increased by nearly 17 percent during the last decade.

China ivory carving ban a 'symbolic' move: wildlife group

Bejing - Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising Chinese demand threatens African elephants with extinction, but campaigners described the move as "more symbolic than effective" Friday.

India's tiger census success story may be inaccurate, study says

New Delhi - The accuracy of India's recent tiger census that suggested tiger numbers have increased is now being called into question by a new study. The Indian government had celebrated the rise in tiger numbers from 1706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

Fireworks blamed for death of tiger in China

China's fireworks displays can be spectacular and loud during the celebration of the Lunar New Year. The noise apparently scared a seven-month-old tiger cub kept in a high-rise apartment, causing it to plunge to its death.

Fireworks 'send tiger plunging from Chinese high-rise'

Bejing - A seven-month-old tiger fell to its death from a Chinese high-rise building, state media reported Wednesday, apparently frightened by Lunar New Year fireworks.

China urged to outlaw ivory sales to prevent elephant extinction

An open letter addressed to China’s president, Xi Jinping, was signed by Sir David Attenborough, conservationists, celebrities and MPs, urging China to act swiftly in order to save African elephants from possible extinction.

China protests after India PM visits frontier region

Bejing - China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction and staunch opposition" after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a frontier area controlled by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing, state media reported.

Two new Jurassic mammals discovered

Beijing - Archaeologists working in China have unearthed the fossil remains of two diminutive mammals. These findings suggest considerable species diversity existed during the Jurassic Period.

Mayweather: Pacquiao fight signed for May 2 on Showtime and HBO

What is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history was announced Friday on social media by one of the two combatants. On the social media site 'Shots' Floyd Mayweather said he and Manny Pacquiao are ready to rumble on May 2 in Las Vegas.

Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

Bejing - Fireworks illuminated the skies across China as millions around Asia ushered in the Year of the Sheep on Thursday, kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala that got a thumbs down on social media for heavy Communist Party propaganda.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Russian cybersecurity firm reports U.S. embedded spyware

San Francisco - A Russian Cybersecurity firm reported on Monday that the United States permanently embedded sabotage tools and software in targeted networks globally.

Op-Ed: Mayweather fight coming, but Pacquiao keeps playing games

A fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen. This time it is a done deal. Throughout all of this Pacquiao and his camp have played games, making themselves out to be the ones that want it and Mayweather out to be reluctant.

50 new cases of H7N9 avian flu in humans reported in China

There are now 50 cases of H7N9 avian flu in humans in south China's Guangdong Province resulting in 12 deaths, according to local health officials. The new cases are in additon to the 83 H7N9 cases reported from Dec. 2014 to Jan, 2015.
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