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Lion kills worker at California animal park

[2013-03-07 10:57]

A female intern-volunteer was killed Wednesday by a lion at a private wild animal park in Central California, and state and local authorities were trying to determine what might have caused the fatal attack.

Chavez was a 'good friend of Chinese people'

[2013-03-07 10:24]

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who visited China six times, was remembered in Beijing on Wednesday as "strong and vibrant" and a "good friend" of the Chinese people.

Slower GDP growth 'best option'

[2013-03-07 02:43]

Maintaining annual GDP growth between 7 and 8 percent is the best option for China's development, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Droughts raise water supply concerns

[2013-03-07 00:44]

For many villagers like Wang in Songming county, Yunnan province, conserving water is not a choice — it is an absolute necessity.

Ford unveils new models at Geneva auto show

[2013-03-06 16:13]

The new Ford Tourneo Courier car is seen during the presentation at the Ford stand during the 83rd Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo Arena.

Daily snapshots of two sessions - March 5

[2013-03-06 14:40]

Daily snapshots of two sessions - March 5

File photos: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

[2013-03-06 11:27]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on March 5, 2013 at 16:25 (local time), according to nationally broadcast message by Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro.

China's Wen takes bow leaving a promising nation

[2013-03-06 00:49]

At 9 am, the 70-year-old premier of China Wen Jiabao began delivering his last government work report to the top legislature that opened its annual session on Tuesday. It took him nearly 100 minutes.

Shoppers becoming smarter

[2013-03-06 00:27]

Chinese shoppers have become far smarter than their Western counterparts at checking product information online before taking the plunge, according to a new report from the global consulting firm Accenture.

Biden, Netanyahu set tone on Iran for Obama visit to Israel

[2013-03-05 11:09]

US Vice-President Joe Biden insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama was not bluffing about using force to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions if all else fails.

Highlights of Wen's government work report

[2013-03-05 09:25]

Following are the highlights of a government work report distributed to media ahead the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Tuesday morning.

Officer loses life in rescue attempt

[2013-03-05 02:52]

Residents from every corner of the Guangdong provincial capital arrived on the northern bank of the Pearl River on Monday, flowers in hand, to pray for a miracle for an armed police officer who was washed away while rescuing a drowning man.

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