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Murray, Stosur, Sharapova cruise at US Open

[2012-08-28 11:12]

Olympic champion Andy Murray looked to build on his recent success by cruising past Alex Bogomolov Jr. and leading a parade of favourites into the second round of the US Open on Monday.

Obama declares Louisiana in storm emergency

[2012-08-28 11:09]

Obama on Monday afternoon declared Louisiana a state of emergency, as Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining strength to impact the region devastated nearly seven years ago by Hurricane Katrina.

Unconventional spirituality

[2012-08-28 07:56]

Tenzin Dorje is known in Lhasa as the Sixth Balok Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the title given to a tulku - a reincarnated "Living Buddha".

Lake cleanup pays off big with tourist dividends

[2012-08-28 07:40]

From January to June, the water quality in the Erhai Lake remained above the minimum standard for drinking water - not an easy feat for a lake adjacent to a county with almost 300,000 residents.

4 dead, 11 missing after typhoon sinks boats

[2012-08-28 06:46]

Four Chinese fishermen are confirmed dead and 11 others are still missing after a powerful typhoon sank their fishing boats in South Korean waters.

Draft law stresses govt role in environmental protection

[2012-08-28 02:25]

DOfficials will be subject to administrative punishment if they fabricate environmental statistics or refuse to release information that should be made public.

Typhoon Bolaven to land in NE China

[2012-08-27 20:45]

Typhoon Bolaven is expected to make landfall in northeast China's Liaoning province on Tuesday, the meteorological center of the city of Shenyang said Monday.

Storm Isaac heads for US Gulf Coast

[2012-08-27 13:48]

Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between Florida and Louisiana at midweek.

Russians to mark battle of Borodino

[2012-08-27 11:23]

Russians will mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, the largest battle of the Napoleonic wars, on Sept 7.

Weekly Photos: Aug 20 - 26

[2012-08-27 09:36]

Weekly Photos: Aug 20 - 26

A visit to Chairman Mao's birthplace

[2012-08-27 07:58]

In Shaoshan village, where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong was born and raised, he is still a hero and a big part of locals' lives.

Container gets flashy makeover

[2012-08-27 07:48]

On Aug 18, three young men and a woman hit the road for a 15-day trip from Beijing to Sichuan province in the trailer they designed.

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