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Floods claim 57 lives as rain wreaks havoc

[2011-09-20 07:12]

By Monday afternoon, rain-triggered floods and landslides had left at least 57 people dead and 29 missing around the nation, causing the central government to launch emergency response plans.

Palestinians will submit UN membership letter

[2011-09-20 06:39]

The Palestinians brushed aside heated Israeli objections and a promised U.S. veto Monday, vowing to submit a letter formally requesting full U.N. membership when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Assembly.

A girl's dream

[2011-09-19 10:35]

Li Chengqun, 14, tells the story of her life in a shack in Ganshui town of Qijiang county, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Sept 18, 2011.

Weekly Photos: Sept 12 - 18

[2011-09-19 10:35]

13th Beijing International Tourism Festival, World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Surging waves of Qiantang River, drought in Poyang Lake.

Bells toll to mark Japanese invasion

[2011-09-19 07:21]

Three provinces in Northeast China - Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning - jointly held a bell-ringing memorial ceremony at 9:18 am on Sunday in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning, to commemorate the beginning of the Japanese military occupation of Northeast China.

Angry Birds: Moon Festival (Episode 9)

[2011-09-18 10:08]

Angry Birds: Moon Festival

The power and glory

[2011-09-18 07:33]

Yao Chen has been crowned China's "Queen of the micro blogs". It is a title she wears with some discomfort.

Int'l Tourism Festival opens in Beijing

[2011-09-17 19:49]

Performers dance ahead of the opening ceremony of 13th Beijing International Tourism Festival at Qianmen Commercial Street in Beijing, September 17, 2011.

First subway line opens in Xi'an

[2011-09-17 17:59]

Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in China and home to the world-famous Terracotta Army, opened its first subway line on Friday.

Legendary sailor celebrates 8th circumnavigation

[2011-09-17 13:41]

Japanese sailor Minoru Saito celebrates on his sailing yacht Nicole BMW Shuten-dohji III after finishing his 8th single-handed world circumnavigation at a port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, September 17, 2011.

IKEA clamps down on klatch

[2011-09-17 07:54]

So many people have been gathering at IKEA's store in Shanghai that the retailer has had to set up a separate area for those who come just for free java and a chat.

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