VNF - China’s 19th Communist Party Congress officially opened in Beijing on October 18th. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech opening the congress.
At least 138 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday (September 19th), toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.
Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has passed away aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday (September 19th).
Maria became a hurricane on Sunday (September 17th) as it barrelled toward the storm-staggered eastern Caribbean with 120 kilometres per hour winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month.
Madam Halimah Yacob was declared the President-elect on Wednesday (Sep 13) after her nomination papers were found to be in order.
It's a typical late summer weekend in New York's Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub's iconic neon billboards -watched closely by a heavy contingent of police.
A scandal involving eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil has spread to 45 countries worldwide, including 19 beyond the European Union where the scare began, a top EU official said on Tuesday (September 5th).
Hurricane Irma surged to a dangerous Category Four storm on Monday (September 4th) as it churned toward the Leeward islands, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida, which declared an emergency.
Tropical Storm Harvey spun across southeast Texas into Louisiana on Wednesday (August 30th), sending more people fleeing for shelter after swamping Houston with record rains and flooding that killed at least 35 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes.
Damages from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly U.S. storms ever, with failing dams and levees driving up loss forecasts, current data modeling showed on Tuesday (August 29th).
Princes William and Harry will pay tribute to their mother Princess Diana on Wednesday (August 30th), a day before the 20th anniversary of her death.
Rescue teams in boats, trucks and helicopters scrambled on Monday (August 28th) to reach hundreds of Texans marooned on flooded streets in and around the city of Houston before monster storm Harvey returns.
A landslide struck about 34 homes in southwest China on Monday (August 28th), killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, state media reported.
Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday (August 27th), forcing residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city to flee their homes in boats or hunker down in anticipation of more days of "unprecedented" rainfall.
The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 12 on Thursday (August 24th) after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China and battered Hong Kong skyscrapers.
More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross on Tuesday (August 22nd).
Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.