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Tapping the power of youth volunteers

[2013-12-03 01:16]

China's largest youth organization announced plans on Monday to encourage 20 million citizens to become registered volunteers within the next five years.

Hogging the show

[2013-12-02 07:40]

More than a dozen wild pigs jump off a 3-meter platform and swim under the instruction of a trainer at a performance in a park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Saturday.

Obama stuns bookstore shoppers

[2013-12-02 07:32]

US President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington, November 30, 2013.

Washington's panda named Bao Bao

[2013-12-02 04:53]

A zoo in Washington said it was naming a rare, female giant panda cub "Bao Bao," after an online vote that drew more than 123,000 submissions.

China launches probe and rover to moon

[2013-12-02 01:49]

China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe with its first moon rover "Yutu" (Jade Rabbit) aboard blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center early Monday.

New York commuter train derails, four dead, 63 injured

[2013-12-01 23:06]

At least four people were killed and 63 injured early on Sunday when a passenger train derailed in New York City as at least five cars from a Metro-North train slid off the tracks, officials said.

Two dead in Thai political violence

[2013-12-01 14:03]

A "red shirt" Thai government supporter was shot and killed early on Sunday, raising the death toll to two from political violence in Bangkok as protesters intensified a week-long bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

'Fast & Furious' star dies in car crash

[2013-12-01 13:46]

A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.

Shanghai International Marathon kicks off

[2013-12-01 11:05]

Participants run at the Bund near the Huangpu River as they compete in the Shanghai International Marathon December 1, 2013.

Rent a Santa Claus for Christmas?

[2013-12-01 07:36]

Some 100 people in Santa Claus and fairy costumes met on Saturday in Berlin for a general meeting to launch the annual Student Union charitable Santa Claus rental campaign.

Getting to zero

[2013-12-01 02:42]

First Lady Peng Liyuan, a WHO ambassador for the fight against HIV/AIDS and a publicity representative of China's Health Ministry for HIV/AIDS control, attends a program for the 26th World AIDS Day on Saturday.

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