California is particularly earthquake-prone, hosting the great San Andreas fault zone.
Can California's wet weather make earthquakes more likely? Scientists are still learning about what triggers these events. Even human activity can be a culprit.
After the extraordinary attention accorded to the visit to Australia by the leader of a country whose economic importance to us is limited – if prospective – it might not be a bad idea to put all this…
A banner deal for the auto sector?
The French group might well manage to turn around General Motors' struggling division, but plants will close, and the UK looks vulnerable.
Diana (Xiaojie) Lin as the mother in Little Emperors.
China's demographic experiment come to life in Little Emperors, but not always successfully.
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
Trump and the United Nations: a difficult relationship.
Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
The international community should demand a full accounting of the real sources of organs in China before believing any more claims about reform.
Does the secret to romantic sales success actually lie in an appeal to our cynicism?
Multiple ownerships, mega-transfers and a foot in the door at FIFA. Beijing's bid for football power is a challenge to world soccer.
Onlookers in Seoul, South Korea, watch news of another North Korean ballistic missile test.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence.
Testing times for Kim Jong-Un.
The country plays by different rules.
Beijing has traditionally retained its nuclear weapons on a no-first-use basis, but it's ready to deploy them more assertively.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
The research found a belief in hard work and enterprise drives the business success of Chinese living overseas.
Past studies point to traditional Confucian values and a refugee mentality as a reason for the business success of Chinese people living overseas, our research debunks this.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
Involuntary bachelors, who fail to add fruit to their family tree are often referred to as "bare branches". And the Chinese state has recently started to worry about them.
The TPP never stood for free trade anyway.
The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is reported to be interested in a move to China.
The sleeping giant of world football has started flexing its financial muscles.
Can the Premier League and other European clubs compete with the might of China?
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?