As aging, overused elevators go up, so does the potential for accidents, the top quality watchdog has warned.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday.
Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the US East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground and public transport shut down.
There have been at least seven reports of young girls in Indonesia being abducted by people they met on Facebook.
Maryland’s Governor Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, has canceled early voting on Monday. Early voting has also been canceled for Monday in Washington DC.
Carlin Romano last visited China 25 years ago, when he spent two days in Guangzhou, Guangdong's provincial capital.
To better embrace the Asian Century, the Australian government plans to put a renewed emphasis on Asian studies in schools and universities.
Hurricane Sandy, bearing down on US shores, left its mark on the presidential race on Saturday.
The number of officials investigated for corruption and dereliction of duty has risen this year, a prosecutor said.
Australia released an Asia "pivot" white paper calling for deeper engagement with the region that is witnessing a "staggering" rise, while China is apparently at the center of almost every facet of the policy.
A sex scandal gripping Britain's BBC deepened on Wednesday with claims that a pedophile ring had existed involving some of its stars.
Imprisoned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost a bid for freedom on Wednesday, turned down at his first parole hearing.