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Obama jokes about radical 2nd term changes

[2013-05-02 14:48]

President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree golfer.

Rubber duck sails Hong Kong

[2013-05-02 13:54]

Rubber Duck, created by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, makes its debut at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Thursday morning.

NYC artist creates installation with lobster rope

[2013-05-02 10:49]

Julius and Theodore Goldberg of Brooklyn play beside artist Orly Genger's art installation called "Red, Yellow and Blue" (2013) in Madison Square Park, New York May 1, 2013.

Punch-up in Venezuela parliament

[2013-05-02 08:40]

Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament, injuring a number of legislators during an angry session linked to the country's election dispute.

China launches communications satellite

[2013-05-02 03:34]

China launched a communications satellite, "Zhongxing-11", at 0:06 am Thursday (Beijing time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province.

Hillsides of gold, red and white

[2013-05-02 01:20]

Wuyuan, a county set in the mountains of Jiangxi province, is an ideal place to slow down, wander among old homes and smell the flowers.

HK gold retailers swamped by mainland buyers

[2013-05-02 01:03]

Hong Kong retailers report they were swamped over the three-day May Day holiday by tens of thousands of mainlanders in search of one thing: cheap gold.

Transport peaks at holiday end

[2013-05-02 00:27]

China's transport system was tested on Wednesday as tourists returning from their May Day holiday trips pushed traffic flow in many places to record highs.

Buttercup plantation in Israel

[2013-05-01 10:24]

An Israeli girl sits on a stool in a buttercup plantation, near the southern town of Kiryat Gat April 30, 2013.

Recognizing good work

[2013-05-01 08:06]

National awards honor contributions by outstanding workers across the country.

New king for the Netherlands

[2013-05-01 07:47]

The Netherlands is celebrating Queen's Day on Tuesday, which also marks the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.

Bidding for bargains

[2013-05-01 01:08]

An art auction specifically for Beijing's amateur collectors has seen a boom in the number of bidders over the past year.

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