Students at Chongqing University dress up in various costumes for the ceremony of the university's spring sports meeting in Chongqing, April 13, 2012.
After little rain this spring, the vast area of Shiyan is experiencing a serious drought. The local agricultural department said 2.7 million mu are affected.
The idea may sound flimsy, particularly given that cathedrals tend to be known for their solid presence: The flying buttresses, the soaring domes and the Gothic grandeur.
The ship is swaying from side to side so violently that everyone in the pilot's cabin has to catch hold of handrails or sit tightly on chairs that are fixed to the floor, to avoid falling.
Two men and a woman were confirmed missing in a blast that killed nine people and injured 55 in Longyan, in Fujian province, local authorities said on Monday.
A training vessel of the Chinese People's Liberation Army navy embarked on a round-the-world voyage on Monday from Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province.
Veteran drug safety experts have urged the public not to panic over chromium-contaminated drug capsules illegally made from industrial gelatin.
An advance team of UN ceasefire monitors started work in Syria, seeking to ensure that both government forces and the opposition respect the terms of a truce.
Flowers rest on grave markers of Titanic victims during a small local community service at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia April 15, 2012.
A tank vehicle loading 26 tons of hydrochloric acid rolled over in Nanxiong city in South China's Guangdong province on Sunday, resulting in an acid leak and pollution at nearby farmland.
Taliban multi-pronged attacks in Afghan capital Kabul which began on Sunday and over on Monday had claimed the lives of eight people and injured 46 others.
Rainstorms struck the city on April 15, flooding low lying areas.