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Forest fire rages in SW China province

[2012-03-19 21:26]

A fire that engulfed mountain forests in Yemin county of Yunnan province Sunday, has spread to the provincial capital Kunming, local authorities said Monday.

Song, laughter and noodles keep the crew shipshape

[2012-03-19 07:51]

For most sailors, life at sea is fairly dull, with nowhere to go and nothing to see except water. But for ship's cook Zhang Chunhui, the outlook is mostly one of fun.

Late snow clears the air

[2012-03-19 07:25]

Cold air has brought the biggest snowfall of the winter to Beijing, Tianjin and neighboring areas.

Vice-Premier: Reforms are at 'a key stage'

[2012-03-19 07:16]

Vice-premier sets out targets and goals for further economic growth.
Chen calls on US to loosen restrictions

Fresh blast hits Syria

[2012-03-19 06:51]

Two people were killed and 30 others injured when a car bomb exploded Sunday in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

Premier on spring rural tour

[2012-03-18 21:44]

Premier Wen Jiabao talks with local people at a wheat field in Linying county, Henan province, March 17.

Activists march against bullfighting in Valencia

[2012-03-18 21:17]

Animals rights activists protest during a demonstration calling for the abolition of bullfights in Valencia March 18, 2012.

Plum blossoms herald coming of spring

[2012-03-18 17:20]

A girl is intoxicated by the fragrance of the plum blossom in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, March 18, 2012.

At least 6 killed in highway pileups

[2012-03-18 09:30]

At least six people have been confirmed dead and 30 others injured in four separate multi-pileup accidents in East China.

Help for the bookstore

[2012-03-18 08:18]

When books can be bought at the click of the mouse, about half the bricks and mortar bookshops in China have closed in the last decade.

Spring snow blankets Beijing

[2012-03-18 08:02]

Beijing sees its first snow in this spring on March 18, 2012.

Stranded sperm whales die in East China

[2012-03-18 07:36]

A man touches a sperm whale stranded on the beach of the Yellow Sea in Yancheng, East China's Jiangsu province, Mar 17, 2012. Four sperm whales were found alive at 6 am Friday on the beach of Xintan Salt Field in the city of Yancheng, but died despite human rescue efforts, said a spokesman with the city government.

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