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Mudslide blocks expressway in SW China

[2011-08-24 09:55]

A mudslide caused by rainstorms blocks the Beijing-Kunming expressway in Ya'an, Sichuan province, on August 23, 2011. The expressway is expected to be out of use until August 28.

Strong quake hits US, no major damage

[2011-08-24 06:44]

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck around the US capital of Washington on Tuesday afternoon, sending tremor to New York City.

Party here, Universiade closes in Shenzhen

[2011-08-23 22:13]

There are rounds of Mexican waves warming up the Window of the World, a theme park here in Shenzhen, which is also the main stadium for the closing ceremony of the Shenzhen 2011 Universiade.

People jam seaside in summer heat, NE China

[2011-08-23 17:01]

Almost 60,000 people swarmed Fujiazhuang seaside resort in Dalian to avoid the summer heat.

UFO sighting in Shanghai and Beijing

[2011-08-23 13:21]

A huge illuminant unidentified flying object (UFO) was reported by multiple airliner pilots in the sky above Shanghai, the Oriental Morning Post reported Tuesday.

Debating is part of monastic life in Tibet

[2011-08-23 10:55]

Debating is an integral part of a Tibetan monk’s training, and is an effective means of expanding the mind, increasing mental sharpness, developing analytical capacity, and gaining internal clarity.

Oil spill still visible in Bohai Bay

[2011-08-23 10:28]

Spilled oil can still be seen on the surface of the water near the affected area in North China's Bohai Bay, on Aug 22, 2011. The oil spills near Platform C at Penglai 19-3 oil field were first detected on June 4.

Libyan rebels seek Gadhafi

[2011-08-23 07:37]

Tanks opened fire at rebels trying to storm Muammar Gadhafi's main compound in Tripoli on Monday, although the whereabouts of the longtime Libyan leader remained unknown.

Women bond after loss of shared husband

[2011-08-22 16:40]

Huang Magan (right), 106, talks to her husband's 103-year-old second wife Huang Maxue at their home in Ping'an village, Bama Yao autonomous county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, August 21, 2011.

Weekly Photos: August 15 - 21

[2011-08-22 11:29]

Biden's visit to China, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang in Hong Kong, overhaul for recalled high-speed trains in Shanghai, giant pandas' treat in summer, floods in Gansu province.

Host China takes women's footbal title at Universiade

[2011-08-22 09:54]

Host China came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 in overtime and won the women's football gold medal at 2011 Shenzhen Universiade here on Sunday after 18 years' waiting.

Libyan rebels control Tripoli

[2011-08-22 08:45]

Libyan rebel forces have controlled Tripoli except Bab Al-Aziziyah and are clearing up the remnants of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces, National Transitional Council's senior official Abdullah Almayhop said.

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