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Cutting output to help ease pollution

[2013-11-25 08:12]

Hebei province is taking unprecedented steps to tackle industrial overcapacity as a response to air pollution problems in North China by dismantling 10 furnaces of steel companies, cutting iron production by 4.56 million tons and steel production by 6.8 million tons.

Sochi Olympic flame plunges into largest freshwater lake

[2013-11-25 07:31]

The Olympic torch has plunged into Russia's Lake Baikal in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Games.

Mount Etna erupts, lighting up Sicilian sky

[2013-11-25 07:15]

Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash, Nov 23, 2013.

Deal reached in Iranian nuclear talks

[2013-11-25 02:21]

The landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program may change the Middle East's geopolitical landscape, analysts said.Obama: Nuclear deal blocks Iran's path to bomb

Bitter pill for traditional Chinese medicine

[2013-11-25 01:48]

As traditional Chinese medicine makes waves in Europe with alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage, it finds itself being denied market access for medications.

Roar of the East being heard

[2013-11-25 01:44]

The corporate landscape worldwide is changing and businesses from developing countries including China are showing they too can play at the game of mergers and acquisitions.

1.12m seek government jobs

[2013-11-25 01:10]

Competition for government jobs has become fiercer, with the same number of job seekers taking the national civil service exam on Sunday as last year, but for fewer job opportunities.

Rescuers work in Tacloban

[2013-11-25 00:22]

The Red Cross Society of China's international medical team started to assemble their first medical camp on Sunday in the devastated coastal Philippine city of Tacloban.

Test time for civil servant hopefuls

[2013-11-24 16:29]

Applicants for the national-level civil servant exam take the test at Nanjing Forestry University in Jiangsu province, Nov 24, 2013. Less than 1.12 million out of 1.52 million qualified applicants took the annual national civil service exam across China on Sunday, competing for about 19,000 vacancies from more than 130 central government departments and affiliated organizations.

Iran nuclear talks end with a breakthrough deal

[2013-11-24 16:04]

After intensive negotiations, the P5+1 group and Iran have reached a first-step agreement on Iran's nuclear program, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced early Sunday morning.

Ocean cleaned after oil leak and blast killed 48

[2013-11-24 09:43]

About 3,000 square meters of ocean has been polluted after an oil pipeline explosion in Shandong province's Qingdao city on Friday killed 48 and left another 136 in hospital.

UN climate talks reach deal

[2013-11-23 10:07]

Governments at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw on Friday agreed a set of decisions on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests.

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