The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie analyses the rivalry between the two superpowers.
Fifty US troops are being deployed to Iraq's troubled Anbar province, the Pentagon says, to advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants there.
Vodafone is to launch UK broadband and TV services in the spring to compete with rivals such as BT, Virgin and Sky.
The jury in the trial of Erol Incedal, accused of preparing for acts of terrorism, is discharged and the prosecution confirms it will seek a retrial.
The University of Liverpool is investigating an "unacceptable" script for a students' play which culminates in a character being drugged and raped.
Wales coach Warren Gatland brings scrum-half Mike Phillips back amid eight changes to his starting line-up to face Fiji on Saturday.
A South African court withdraws murder charges against a man arrested in connection with murder of footballer Senzo Meyiwa.
Civil Service plans for a Neil Kinnock-led government in 1992 are revealed by a BBC Freedom of Information request.
Tens of thousands of Zambians attend a state funeral for President Michael Sata, who died last month in a UK hospital at the age of 77.
The number of children put forward for adoption by local councils in England has fallen by almost half in under a year, figures show.
The former pop star Gary Glitter has appeared in court to deny a series of sex offences against two girls.
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease leaves five people dead and infects more than 230 others in Portugal, authorities say.
NHS Lanarkshire is reported to ministers over repeated failures to meet hygiene standards at Hairmyres Hospital.
An EU court backs curbs on unemployed migrants' access to certain benefits, setting a legal precedent for the UK.
What made the Henry Graves Supercomplication, well, so complicated?
It "may be the case" that there will be no High Street payday lenders operating in the UK in a year's time, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
A woman and six children have been hit by a car while they were walking to school in County Antrim.
Pub chain criticised for creating a burger containing 98% of a woman’s recommended daily calorie intake - 1,996 calories
High Street fashion chain New Look has pulled out of both Russia and Ukraine citing 'political uncertainty'.
Fruit juice should be removed from the recommended list of healthy things to eat daily because it is confusing for parents, say campaigners.