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Traditional art is no monkey business

[2011-04-18 10:46]

Sun Huaizhong works on his art piece Maohou, which literally means monkey, in a rented room in Beijing, April 13, 2011. The 55-year old came from Central China's Henan province to Beijing 10 years ago and became interested in the handicraft after hearing on TV that the art is almost extinct.

17 killed, 118 injured in S China hailstorm

[2011-04-18 10:29]

At least 17 people were killed and 155 injured in south China's Guangdong province as of Monday after hailstones, cloudburst and strong wind ravaged the region.

Miracle surgery for boy who lost half skull

[2011-04-18 10:22]

Hou Guozhu (R) poses with a volunteer of the I Do Foundation for a photo at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, April 8, 2011.

Safety check on track for rail

[2011-04-18 07:45]

The Ministry of Railways has launched a 10-day nationwide safety check following its decision last week to lower the operating speed of high-speed railways for safety reasons.

Lewis Hamilton claims title in Chinese GP

[2011-04-17 17:59]

Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won the title of the 2011 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, April 16

[2011-04-17 15:27]

Collection of photos shot around the world on April 16.

Over 500 dogs rescued on the way to slaughter

[2011-04-17 14:37]

Animal protection activists Friday stopped a truck on the way transporting 520 dogs to a slaughterhouse in Northeast China's Jilin province on the Beijing-Harbin Highway.

Sky clouded by sand in N China as cold front nears

[2011-04-17 09:22]

Sandstorm whips N China as cold front nears

President Hu inspects S China island

[2011-04-17 08:04]

Chinese President Hu Jintao investigated the implementation of the country's 12th Five-Year Plan and Hainan's reform and development.

Putin dons hockey skates in fitness stunt

[2011-04-16 20:28]

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin donned skates for an ice hockey training session on Friday in the latest in a series of stunts which help to keep his approval ratings high.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, April 15

[2011-04-16 13:27]

Collection of photos shot around the world on April 15 2011.

Deer, goats as gifts from Taiwan arrive at Weihai

[2011-04-16 13:15]

A pair of spotted deer and two goats sent by Taiwan as gifts to the Chinese mainland arrived on a chartered plane at the Weihai Airport in eastern Shandong.

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