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Films "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

​"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led Thursday's Oscar nominations, with nine nominations each for the 87th Academy Awards, followed by "The Imitation Game," which got eight nods.

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China's Asian Cup victory impresses media and netizens

Two straight victories ensured China the quarterfinal spot at the Asian Cup on Wednesday, which is the first time since 2004 for China to reach the tournament knockout stage and get Chinese media and the netizens excited.

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Curfew re-imposed in Bangladesh's southeastern Rangamati district

​Bangladeshi authorities have imposed a nighttime curfew for the second straight night on the country's southeastern Rangamati district, some 293 km away of capital Dhaka.

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Bangladesh Jamaat enforces nationwide strike over chief's death penalty

Bangladesh Jamaat enforces nationwide strike over chief's death penalty

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Zambia's opposition political parties mourn President Sata

Opposition political parties in Zambia on Wednesday expressed shock and disbelief at the untimely death of President Michael Sata and have called for calm in the southern African nation.

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Physical activity enhances children's learning ability

Physical activity not only has positive effects on children's physical health, but also boosts children's cognitive prerequisites of learning, suggested researchers from University of Jyvaskyla in a latest study.

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2 killed in gas leak in E. India

​Two women were killed and 50 others affected, 12 of them seriously, when gas leaked from a cyclinder in a welding workshop in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal's Burdwan district Tuesday, said police.

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