The national body responsible for deciding China's holiday dates has released the national holiday schedule for 2014.
Tens of thousands of South Africans united in proud celebration on Tuesday at an emotional memorial service for global freedom icon Nelson Mandela.
China has eased requirements for trainee pilots hoping to fly private aircraft, a move experts say will boost the general aviation sector.
A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday.
Experts have renewed calls for a government department to oversee child protection cases after a girl was beated to death.
With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayer on Sunday.
China strengthened its economic ties with Russia on Sunday by allowing the rouble to circulate unrestricted in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province.
Silicon Valley has enhanced its ties with China's Optics Valley in Wuhan because development in Central China benefits the United States.
The air quality index on Thursday was above 330 for the entire day and it is not expected to improve until Sunday.
Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic scientists concluded on Tuesday.
Strengthening dialogue and cooperation is the "correct choice" for China and the United States.
Macao, which long ago eclipsed Las Vegas as the world's No 1 gambling destination, is now poised to be the planet's premier stage for big-time boxing.