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19 killed in mall fire in Qatari capital

[2012-05-29 07:00]

An official from Qatar's interior ministry told Xinhua Monday that a total of 19 people were killed and 17 others were wounded in a fire earlier in the day at a shopping mall in the capital.

Golden Gate Bridge marks 75 years

[2012-05-28 15:03]

Fireworks explode over the Golden Gate Bridge during the 75th anniversary celebration of the iconic span in San Francisco, California May 27, 2012.

Free meals aid Guizhou rural school students

[2012-05-28 08:12]

China Daily was recently invited by Guizhou province to see how its free-lunch program is helping rural students.

Draft protects workers from high temperatures

[2012-05-28 07:43]

Chinese workers will have a shorter workday if the temperature hits 37 C, thanks to a draft regulation.

65th Cannes film festival admires 'Amour'

[2012-05-28 06:46]

The 65th Cannes film festival has handed out its top prize Palme d'Or to "Amour"(Love), as it wrapped up with a star-studded closing ceremony on the rainy Sunday.

Premier Wen makes inspection tour in Hunan

[2012-05-27 17:53]

Wen made an inspection tour to Xiangxi from May 25 to 27, conducting a survey on poverty alleviation and development work in poverty-stricken areas.

150 people reach top of Mt Qomolangma

[2012-05-27 14:12]

A near-record number of climbers reached the summit of Mount Qomolangma from Nepali side as the season ended Saturday.

Grueling suspension

[2012-05-27 10:24]

About 78 people were stranded in the air for more than 16 hours on Saturday and all were rescued safely.

92 killed, 32 of them children in Syria shelling

[2012-05-27 09:16]

More than 92 people were killed in what activists described as an artillery barrage by government forces.  UNICEF outraged

Medvedev succeeds Putin as ruling party leader

[2012-05-27 08:24]

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev succeeded President Vladimir Putin as the ruling party leader.

Tao of agility

[2012-05-27 07:47]

She's more than 90 years old and a living advertisement on human potential, Tao Porchon-Lynch has proven that her extraordinary reputation isn't a stretch. Photographer Keith Bedford records in New York.

Pretty Smart

[2012-05-27 07:47]

There are about 1 billion mobile phones registered in China. In a country where love of gadgetry goes beyond the ordinary, the smartphone can do a lot more than just connecting one voice with another.

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