Thursday August 28, 2014, Beijing, China
When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. A few days later Yang changed her name and flew to New York.
Thursday August 28, 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto.
A number of U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people familiar with a continuing investigation into the crimes.
US health officials will announce on Thursday that a human study of an Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline will begin within a couple of weeks and not later this year as the company estimated originally, according to people familiar with the plans.
Tahir-ul-Qadri, chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), announced that peaceful negotiations with the Pakistan government have "completely failed" and that "today will be Inquilab day (revolution day)."
Thursday August 28, 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week.
Thursday August 28, 2014, Chicago, Illinois
Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.
The mother of a U.S. hostage being held by the Islamic State group released an emotional video appeal to his captors Wednesday. Shirley Sotloff, the mother of 31-year-old freelance journalist Steven J. Sotloff, addressed her plea directly to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group and the self-declared caliph of the Muslim world.