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Holiday fireworks lose their sparkle amid smog

[2014-01-27 00:45]

Public enthusiasm for fireworks seems to be fizzling out in the face of concerns over air pollution, with many people posting online messages calling for restraint in celebrations during Spring Festival.

India celebrates 65th Republic Day

[2014-01-26 18:22]

India on Sunday started its 65th Republic Day celebration with ground-to-air security apparatus put in place in the capital.

Three dead in US mall shooting

[2014-01-26 09:19]

A gunman opened fire with a shotgun in a skate shop at a crowded shopping mall near Baltimore on Saturday, killing two store employees and wounding another person before apparently killing himself.

Thrill of victory

[2014-01-25 21:53]

Thrill of victory

First amphibious aircraft lures tourists

[2014-01-25 17:30]

China's first amphibious aircraft makes its debut and successfully boards passengers. Meiya Air launched two Cessna 208-675 amphibious planes in Sanya city of South China's Hainan province on Jan 25, which can take off and land on both land and water.

Beach glows like millions of stars at night

[2014-01-25 07:49]

A beach in the Maldives glows with millions of pinpoints of glowing blue.

Quebec retirement home blaze

[2014-01-25 07:18]

Canadian police and firefighters used steam machines on Friday to melt thick ice encasing the corpses of elderly people who died in a massive blaze that destroyed a wooden retirement residence in rural Quebec the day before.

David Beckham poses for H&M

[2014-01-25 04:57]

David Beckham poses for H

Another bumper year 'possible'

[2014-01-25 03:09]

China may see another bumper grain harvest this year if the country can enhance scientific input and improve the quality of its cultivated land, the agricultural authority said on Friday.

Resurgent bird flu culls poultry industry

[2014-01-24 16:48]

Live poultry traders in the Eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou sighed in despair as business was halted Friday at the height of the Lunar New Year sales period due to the resurgent bird flu epidemic.

Bieber released from custody on DUI charge

[2014-01-24 10:46]

Pop singer Justin Bieber waves from the top of a waiting vehicle after his release on bond from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, Florida Jan 23, 2014.

Hard life in Islamabad

[2014-01-24 10:38]

A girl whose family moved to Islamabad from Sargodha in Pundjab Province to look for job, cries while she sits with her grandfather at their makeshift shelter in Islamabad January 23, 2014.

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