More than 1,000 residents, living in Zhongguancun in Haidian district, had to make do without water on Sunday after a water pipe burst at the west entrance of Huangzhuang community.
People use a crane to move a fishing boat to safety before typhoon Muifa arrives at the Fengcheng port in Haiyang city, East China's Shandong province, August 7, 2011. More than 20,000 fishing boats have returned to port as Muifa, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in years, approached Sunday on its way up the coast.
Seventeen people died and four others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash in Jiangxi Province Saturday morning, police said.
A newly-wed couple poses with their marriage certificates at a marriage registry office in Ganyu county, Jiangsu province, Aug 6, 2011.
Doris Long, 97, MBE, poses for a picture before climbing the ITV building in London, Aug 5, 2011.
The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing, as the nation fights a different kind of disaster from atomic technology - a nuclear plant in a meltdown crisis after being hit by a tsunami.
A 12-year-old panda Zhenqi has given birth to twin panda cubs on Aug 4 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets.
Coastal regions in East China are bracing for the powerful Typhoon Muifa, which was expected to make landfall over East China's Zhejiang province on Saturday night or during the daytime on Sunday.
With stock markets around the world stumbling, China's foreign minister said closer international cooperation is needed for the world's economy to stabilize.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was detained during her trial on Friday after the judge ruled that she was "systematically" disrupting courtroom proceedings.