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Icebreaker heads for southern Indian Ocean for missing jet

[2014-03-22 08:45]

China's Antarctic research icebreaker, Xuelong, departs from the Australian city of Perth for the southern Indian Ocean after receiving emergent supplies on Friday and is expected to reach the new search area in four days for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Nine emergency teams have been set up on the vessel.

US first lady shows character during maiden visit to China

[2014-03-22 00:56]

US first lady Michelle Obama says she is amazed by the country’s culture when she tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy for the first time.

Balancing an egg on end during vernal equinox

[2014-03-21 14:33]

Vernal equinox, one of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese calendar, falls on March 21 this year. It is a custom in China to balance eggs on that day.

Peng Liyuan meets with Michelle Obama

[2014-03-21 14:30]

US first lady Michelle Obama met Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing March 21, 2014.

A long musical journey to Carnegie Hall

[2014-03-21 13:15]

For cellist Clara Tsang, the road to Carnegie Hall was paved with good intentions and many, many disappointments.

Los Angeles County Air Show

[2014-03-21 11:01]

The US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in a tight formation as they practice their routines in F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets on rehearsal day for the Los Angeles County Air Show.

Men can be good pole dancers

[2014-03-20 22:05]

In recent years, people's perceptions of pole dancing has gradually shifted and, while it used to be only viewed as an erotic performance normally seen in a strip club it is now enjoying a growing reputation as an art form.

Don't need a bed to sleep tight

[2014-03-20 17:28]

World Sleep Day, started by International Foundation for Mental Health and Neuro-Science, is an annual event marked on March 21 since 2001.

Pianist Yuja Wang plays to a sold-out Lincoln Center

[2014-03-20 12:06]

The colorful cover of pianist Yuja Wang's latest album belies the difficulty of the pieces she recorded for the CD: Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3, often called one of the most technically difficult pieces of music.

Virginia on the road to China

[2014-03-20 12:06]

The State of Virginia is seeking strong ties with China with Governor Terry McAuliffe announcing on Wednesday a historic visit to China by the Richmond Ballet and a series of cultural and economic exchanges.

Pro-Russian forces take over Ukraine's naval HQ

[2014-03-20 08:08]

Russian troops backed by unarmed volunteers stormed Ukraine's naval headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag, as Moscow tightened its control of the Black Sea peninsula.

Fashions of the first ladies

[2014-03-20 08:01]

The first ladies of China and the US, who are scheduled to meet this week, their first meeting ever, have much in common

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