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Haze continues to shroud east, north

[2013-12-08 00:49]

Heavysmog still shrouded a large swathe of the country's land from north to south, with visibility less than 50 meters in some regions.

Mourners snap up Mandela mementos

[2013-12-08 00:24]

From books and T-shirts to bracelets and ostrich eggs, Nelson Mandela art and memorabilia have been flying off shelves and stalls.

No charges to be filed in toddler attack

[2013-12-07 08:28]

Police in Chongqing said they could not file criminal charges in a case in which a toddler was brutally attacked by a girl in an elevator.

Thailand celebrates King's birthday

[2013-12-07 08:02]

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivers a speech as she takes part in birthday celebrations for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok December 5, 2013.

Giant call

[2013-12-07 07:39]

Retired Chinese basketball player Yao Ming appeals to the public to stop buying ivory and rhino horn products at the debut of a video advocating the protection of elephants in Shanghai on Friday.

Obama to fly to S Africa for Mandela's memorial events

[2013-12-07 03:18]

US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week for memorial events in honor of Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday.Xi leads China's tributes
World leaders offer tributes to Nelson Mandela

Woman lived underground for 20 years

[2013-12-07 01:10]

A woman in China, 66, has lived in a underground place 3 meters down for 20 years.

In memory of Nelson Mandela

[2013-12-06 08:37]

African National Congress (ANC) vice-president, Nelson Mandela, addresses a capacity crowd at a rally in Port Elizabeth in this April 1, 1990 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.

Living under the city

[2013-12-06 08:00]

Four people have been living in some of the compartments there for at least two years.

A British heaven island for wildlife

[2013-12-06 03:43]

The islands are owned and protected by the British conservation charity, the National Trust, which says they host some 23 species of seabird, as well as a substantial colony of grey seals, who come to have their pups there in the autumn.

Find a way in Antarctica

[2013-12-06 03:10]

Chinese explores drill a hole nearby a crack on an ice layer above the ocean in the Antarctic area on Dec 4, 2013. The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) for the 30th scientific expedition to Antarctica is going to prepare its first unloading mission after arriving at an area about 19 nautical miles away from China's Zhangshan Research Station.

Smog disrupts daily life in Nanjing

[2013-12-06 00:20]

For many Nanjing residents, the closure of the city's schools, expressways, ferries and airport on Thursday because of heavy smog was just as irritating as the pollution.

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