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US first lady visits children in medical center

[2013-12-17 10:59]

US first lady Michelle Obama reads to young patients and their families at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, December 16, 2013.

Cuddly seal enjoys some me time

[2013-12-17 07:44]

Cuddly seal enjoys some me time

Snowstorms cause chaos for travelers in Yunnan

[2013-12-17 07:36]

Early winter snowstorms of rare intensity blanketed Yunnan province on Monday.

Life in poetry

[2013-12-17 07:35]

When a 17-year-old Ya Hsien waved goodbye to his mother in his hometown of Nanyang, Henan province, to join the Kuomintang army heading to Taiwan in 1949, he didn't expect the departure would be the last time they saw each other.

Harvard reopens after bomb scare

[2013-12-17 04:49]

Harvard University on Monday reopened four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that had been evacuated earlier after reports that explosives had been planted on the premises.

Shoppers dropping department stores

[2013-12-17 03:18]

Department stores in China's big cities likely will face increasing pressure to be profitable in 2014 due to mounting consumer preference for other retail formats, rising rents and a shifting of growth to lower-tier cities.

Kerry offers Hanoi aid in maritime dispute

[2013-12-17 02:44]

US Secretary of State John Kerry offered assistance to protect Vietnam's disputed maritime borders with China in the South China Sea.

Snow hits SW China's Yunnan province

[2013-12-16 18:53]

Students experienced heavy snowfall at Dali University, Southwest China's Yunnan province, Dec 16, 2013.

Moon rover, lander photograph each other

[2013-12-16 00:10]

Screen shows the photo of the Yutu moon rover taken by the camera on the Chang'e-3 moon lander during the mutual-photograph process.

With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Mandela

[2013-12-15 15:28]

South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.

Mandela's body transferred to Qunu village

[2013-12-15 10:13]

The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela will be transferred to Qunu village Saturday. A state funeral will be held in Qunu on Sunday, where Mandela spent much of his childhood.

After the storm

[2013-12-15 08:13]

Two in five victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines were children. While the storm has left the country, the trauma remains.

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