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Li credits gold to luck and hard work

[2014-02-13 20:34]

China's Li Jianrou avoids a three-skater crash in the final of the women's 500m race to easily skate to the gold medal on Thursday.

China's Li wins women's 500m gold

[2014-02-13 20:34]

Li Jianrou of China won the women's 500 meters short track speed skating gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Thursday.

Kids in US reading to cats

[2014-02-13 13:42]

Desmond Allen reads to "Ginger," a cat up for adoption, during "The Book Buddies Program" at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania Feb 11, 2014.

Obama raises wage for contract workers

[2014-02-13 12:03]

US President Barack Obama returns a "shaka" hand sign from a member of the audience as he arrives to sign an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour starting next year during an event at the White House in Washington Feb 12, 2014.

Starlings to spend the winter in Israel

[2014-02-13 09:59]

A flock of starlings fly over an agricultural field near the southern Israeli city of Netivot Feb 12, 2014.

Deadly ice and snow storm slams US South

[2014-02-13 09:54]

Storm bringing deadly ice and snow, slams US South.

Highlights of Singapore Airshow

[2014-02-13 08:34]

Highlights of Singapore Airshow

Sailors of Xuelong release 'love drift bottles'

[2014-02-13 07:31]

As the Valentine's Day and Lantern Festival approach, which fall on the same day this year, 10 sailors of Xuelong on Tuesday released "love drift bottles" at the sea in Antarctica to express missing and blessing to their wives.

Free 3D painting show for Lantern Festival

[2014-02-12 08:05]

The 3D painting exhibition opens to visitors for free to welcome the upcoming Lantern Festival, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.

China takes first Sochi medal on short track

[2014-02-11 02:31]

A silver medal from the men's 1,500m short track speed skating on Monday was China's first medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics as well as a silver lining for the country which has lost triple defending champion Wang Meng to injury.

Guangdong set to slam underground prostitution

[2014-02-11 01:21]

Authorities in Guangdong province are set to launch a three-month crackdown on the sex industry across the province after media outlets recently uncovered rampant prostitution in massage parlors and hotels in Dongguan.

Giraffe shot and dismembered in Copenhagen Zoo

[2014-02-10 14:41]

The Copenhagen Zoo went ahead with a plan to shoot and dismember a healthy giraffe on Sunday and feed the 18-month-old animal's carcass to lions.

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