Ireland says 'Yes' to gay marriage

China zoo prepares to celebrate giant panda's 35th birthday

China and Russia hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills

Tibetans: Communist China's unlikely Catholic connection

Ireland says 'Yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

As Ireland becomes the first country in the world to vote in favor of same-sex marriage in a referendum, Irish PM Enda Kenny says we are a "joyful people." (Photo: AP) 

China zoo prepares to celebrate giant panda's 35th birthday

May 22, 2015

A zoo in southeast China launches a plan to celebrate the 35th birthday for giant panda Ba Si, the oldest artificial bred of the specie in the mainland.

China and Russia hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills

May 22, 2015

China and Russia are engaged in naval drills in the Mediterranean, maneuvers that come amid increasing tension from the west over Moscow's involvement in eastern Ukraine.

Tibetans: Communist China's unlikely Catholic connection

May 22, 2015

Accessible only by foot or by horse, the mountain village of Baihanluo in China boasts a 19th century church, a mecca for local catholics, most of whom are ethnically Tibetan.