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Children freed from clutches of crime gangs

[2011-12-07 06:43]

Chinese police in 10 provincial-level regions have jointly cracked two child trafficking gangs that were deemed "seriously harmful," arresting 608 suspects and rescuing 178 children.

Greek police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

[2011-12-06 22:59]

Greek police fired tear gas on Tuesday at dozens of black-clad protesters in Athens who hurled petrol bombs and stones, while hundreds marched to parliament to mark the 2008 shooting of a student by police.

French woman finds peace through taichi

[2011-12-06 16:11]

Marlene Martin, a 27-year-old French woman quit her job at a medical clinic in Bordeaux and moved to Yantai in China to learn about taichi.

Astronomers confirm 'Earth twin'

[2011-12-06 15:18]

Kepler-22b, the most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth, scientists said on Monday.

Syria's war games raise Israeli concerns

[2011-12-06 14:36]

Syrian armed forces conducted late Sunday war games with live ammunition under war-like circumstances.

Beijing blackout as air quality is unmasked

[2011-12-06 13:41]

They say a picture speak a thousand words. This is a photo of China's capital taken from the exact same spot over the last four days.

Case of worker's death remains unresolved

[2011-12-06 07:35]

A case involving a migrant worker, who died in an illegal tofu-making workshop in the capital, hangs in a limbo, the police released on Monday.

Bonn meet opens with focus on rebuilding Afghan

[2011-12-05 19:41]

Delegates from over 100 countries and international organizations gathered in Germany's Bonn city Monday, attending an international conference on Afghanistan to draw up a roadmap for the war-torn nation's future.

Yao Ming courts new diplomatic role

[2011-12-05 15:49]

Retired Chinese basketball star and former NBA player Yao Ming has been elected vice-chairman of Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, adding another crown to his already swelling title list.

Hitting the nail on the head

[2011-12-05 10:57]

Li Xin, a folk entertainer balances his head on a thin spike during a handstand in Nanning, South China's Guangxi province, Dec 4, 2011.

Pandemonium for Scotland’s new celebrities

[2011-12-05 10:47]

A pair of pampered giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, arrived in Scotland on Sunday, for the start of their ten year stay in the UK. China announced in January that it would loan two pandas to Britain as part of a 10-year agreement on panda conservation signed by the two countries. Both Yang Guang and Tian Tian were born in 2003 and have been living in Sichuan province ever since. They will be the first giant pandas in the UK for 17 years after Ming Ming was sent back to China from London Zoo in 1994. China sent two pandas Jia Jia and Jing Jing to Britain in 1974.

Safety helmets protect preschoolers

[2011-12-05 10:03]

Preschoolers wearing safety helmets wait in a kindergarten classroom for their parents after school in Haining city, East China's Zhejiang province, Dec 2, 2011.

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