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Thermometer hits 40 C and above in Shanghai

[2013-08-06 22:01]

A thermometer hits 41 C at 10 am at the Bund, a touristic waterfront area in central Shanghai, on Aug 6. The city has issued a red alert because of the heat wave, which has swept the city and shows no sign of waning.

Sharapova holds world's top paid title

[2013-08-06 16:27]

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams lead a pack of tennis players at the top of a list of the world's highest-paid female athletes in 2013 released by Forbes on Monday.

First taste of test-tube burger close to meat

[2013-08-06 07:22]

The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday, with food tasters declaring it tasted "close to meat".

Govt urged to take care of parents who lose child

[2013-08-06 00:44]

More than 1,700 parents who have lost an only child urged China's top legislature to revise the family planning law to enable them to receive compensation from the government, according to a joint letter released by the group on social media.

1 dead, dozens injured in Urumqi bus fire

[2013-08-06 00:19]

A bus fire left one person dead and at least 31 injured on Monday in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Lei Feng's African brother

[2013-08-05 23:59]

He had never heard of China's icon of selflessness before he arrived in the country, but this unusual young man from Nigeria is carrying on the good work of China's hero soldier.

British couple caring for special children

[2013-08-05 11:03]

China Daily reported in June how a British couple pour their love on children in a hospice they have founded in Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province. Here are photos about children and people working in the charity organization - Butterfly Home founded by Lyn Gould and her husband Alan Gould.

EU SMEs target niche markets in China

[2013-08-05 10:03]

Opportunities abound for smaller European firms to invest in China as innovation comes to fore.

Kobe Byrant meets fans in Shenzhen

[2013-08-05 08:04]

Los Angeles Lakers NBA star Kobe Byrant greets fans as thousands cheer outside a sports store in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen August 4, 2013.

Fly for adventure at US air show

[2013-08-05 07:16]

A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an afternoon air show at the EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin August 3, 2013.

Chinese heavy ground combat vehicles join drill

[2013-08-05 06:47]

Heavy ground combat vehicles from the Chinese army's battle group have joined the China-Russia joint drill taking place in Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountainous region from July 27 to August 15.

Yemen enhances security over embassies

[2013-08-05 06:24]

Yemen on Sunday boosted security presence around Western embassies in the capital as precautionary measures after the United States closed its embassy in Sanaa over alert of possible al-Qaida attack.

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