Photo taken on Jan 5, 2013 shows a resident surnamed Jiang has her fingerprint information checked in a police station in Fangshan district, Beijing.
The Aurora theater mass shooting suspect James Holmes on Monday appeared again as a local court reopened for more chilling details over his case.
Argentina's Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth year running on Monday.
Calls for greater State role after a fire that claimed 7 lives at a private orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province.
A market fire that occurred Sunday evening in Shanghai had claimed six lives and injured more than ten as of 3 am Monday.
Heavy fog grounded more than 210 flights and stranded at least 15,000 passengers at an airport in Southwest China on Sunday.
Native protesters take part in an Idle No More march at the Peace Arch border crossing between Canada and the US in Surrey, British Columbia Jan 5, 2013.
Neil Ibata, a 15-year-old French high school student, poses next to a computer screen showing a 3D model representation of his research and the Andromeda galaxy at the observatory.
Photo taken on Jan 5, 2013 shows the night scenery of the Ice and Snow World during the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.
Top seed Li Na survived a mid-match meltdown to overcome Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3 1-6 7-5 in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Open on Saturday, earning the Chinese a seventh career title.
In northeast China, ice fishing is an ancient tradition. The season usually runs throughout the freezing months of winter, from the end of December to just before Spring Festival.
Citizens of Pyongyang vow to implement what top leader Kim Jong Un has urged in his New Year address in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).