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Embattled Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

[2013-11-28 13:26]

Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday breezed through a no-confidence vote in parliament where her party holds a commanding majority, but faced mounting pressure from widening anti-government protests.

Christmas market opens in Frankfurt

[2013-11-28 07:52]

General view of the Christmas market after its official opening in Frankfurt, November 27, 2013. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens.

Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkey

[2013-11-28 07:28]

US President Barack Obama joins his daughters Sasha and Malia as they pardon National Thanksgiving Turkey "Popcorn", on the 66th anniversary of the ceremony, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington.

Rare diplodocus dinosaur sells for $650,000

[2013-11-28 04:40]

The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for 400,000 pounds ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain on Wednesday.

Tea time

[2013-11-28 01:41]

Tea plays an important role in many cultures, from being part of religious ceremonies in Japan, to being a daily ritual for people in England. A new documentary explores how the drink affects the lives of millions of people. Sun Li reports in Xiamen, Fujian province.

Students urged to practice foreign tongue

[2013-11-28 00:04]

Chinese students have been urged to practice their spoken English more.

School hooks students with sport

[2013-11-27 23:48]

School is not normally a place where students get into the swing of things, but one school is embarking on its own course to get students up to par.

Ocean cleaning underway after oil pipe blast

[2013-11-27 17:16]

A worker prepares booms to clean up leaked oil in Jiaozhou Bay after the oil pipeline explosion in Huangdao district, Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, Nov 25 2013.

A new view

[2013-11-27 08:12]

Ellen Brennan soars above valleys in Norway in an undated photo. Soaring at 112 miles per hour through the air, Brennan, 26, lives up to her title as the fastest flying woman in the world, local media reported on Nov 26, 2013.

Foggy morning in NW China slows flights

[2013-11-27 08:05]

About 7,600 passengers were stranded as 128 flights were affected by the heavy fog over Urumqi International Airport on Tuesday. Visibility fell to less than 100 meters on airport runways and 91 flights were delayed, while another 37 were canceled.

LV suitcase occupies Moscow's Red Square

[2013-11-27 07:53]

A giant Louis Vuitton suitcase-shaped pavilion put up in Moscow's Red Square to house the upcoming Soul of Adventures exhibition organized by the luxury brand.

Carrier embarks on mission to South China Sea

[2013-11-27 00:49]

China's sole aircraft carrier, Liaoning, left for the South China Sea on Tuesday on a mission to test its crew and technical capabilities.

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