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A glance at Swiss Army Knives factory

[2012-05-16 21:58]

Workers at the Victorinox factory, founded in 1884, produce 28,000 Swiss Army Knives a day, many hand-assembled.

Afghans reap wheat harvest

[2012-05-16 18:31]

An Afghan boy carries wheat as he works on a wheat field in Nangarhar province May 16, 2012.

Vietnam's 2nd satellite successfully launched

[2012-05-16 13:13]

Vietnam's second satellite, the VINASAT-2, roared off the launch pad aboard an Ariane 5 rocket at 22:13 GMT Tuesday from Guiana Space Center at the European Spaceport in Kourou.

Obama welcomes Beckham to the White House

[2012-05-16 11:18]

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) plays host to a Let's Move! soccer event with students from across the country and members of the reigning Major League Soccer champion LA Galaxy including David Beckham, in the state dining room at the White House in Washington, May 15, 2012.

Merkel: Germany, France to cooperate on growth

[2012-05-16 09:47]

Germany and France would make joint effort to reinvigorate economic growth in the eurozone, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Fingerprint-storing passports issued

[2012-05-16 08:05]

Chinese applicants began to receive new digitized passports on Tuesday.

Country's mental health services lacking

[2012-05-16 07:50]

Harvard to collaborate in China on program to train psychiatrists.

US, Russian crew blast off for space station

[2012-05-15 14:47]

A Soyuz spaceship carrying two Russians and one American astronaut blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday after more than a month's delay over a problem with the hull of the Russian-built capsule.

Shadow puppetry today

[2012-05-15 11:00]

Shadow puppetry performer Zhou Wei prepares the shadow puppet for the upcoming performance, Shanghai, May 14, 2012.

Gaokao wishes

[2012-05-15 10:25]

Students play games while studying for the National College Entrance Exam at a senior high school in Nanchong, Sichuan province on May 14, 2012.

Slide: World's oldest yoga teacher

[2012-05-15 07:44]

At 93 years old, Porchon-Lynch was named the world's oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records.

Heavy downpours to subside in south

[2012-05-15 07:23]

Torrential downpours have ravaged parts of southern China this month, triggering floods, damaging buildings and farmland and claiming tens of lives so far.

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