A prototype "parcelcopter" of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL flies in front of the company's headquarters in Bonn Dec 9, 2013.
Hollywood has become hyper-aware of the potential for profits in China, which became the world's second-largest box office in 2012.
A prefabricated house is on fire at a construction site in Chengdu, Dec 9, 2013.
World's top leaders including US President Barack Obama, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff are heading for South African to attend the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
"Emissions from motor vehicles contribute a significant part to air pollution, sometimes as high as 50 percent, especially in such foggy weather when the air is stagnant," said an official.
DPRK announced Monday Jang Song-thaek, uncle-in-law of Kim Jong Un, was removed from all posts and expelled from the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) for his "anti-Party and counterrevolutionary crime."
South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela, unified in their love for a historic figure whose funeral is expected to be one of the biggest in modern times.
Organizers of an international photo contest say it is helping to build the Beijing brand and give foreigners a deeper understanding of this ancient and ever-evolving city.
The education ministry has released a draft reform plan for national college entrance examination, making it clear English will be excluded in the future.
Information and communications technology could well be the next sweet spot for investment in Africa, judging by the number of ICT projects announced by African nations recently.
Pearl Harbor survivor Allen Bodenlos drops rose pedals into the "Rememberance Well" as US Navy CTR1 Michael Temple watches while aboard the USS Arizona Memorial during the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec 7, 2013.
Like China, India is a huge and diverse country. Our photographer Du Lianyi, who was there recently, was not only drawn by the tourist sites but also the daily lives of local people.