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Spare time for an old tradition

[2011-04-13 11:27]

Ding, a laid-off worker, has made more than 1,000 masks featuring the traditional Luo culture since becoming interested in the handicraft in 2008. The masks were mainly sold during festivals, only raising enough money to cover costs.

Farmer in Sichuan adopts twin bears

[2011-04-13 11:15]

The twin bears were weak and flabby when Tian Shougui found them while picking tea at a local tea plantation on April 1. He began to feed the bears at home and plans to send them back to nature after they gain some weight.

Forest fire breaks out in North China

[2011-04-13 11:12]

Forest fire broke out Tuesday noon in north China's Hebei Province, with over 2,000 mu (133.33 hectares)of forest catching fire, local authorities said Wednesday.

Tiger Woods never stops having fun in golf

[2011-04-13 11:05]

Tiger Woods played for nearly 90 minutes with more than 200 young Chinese golfers in Shenzhen Tuesday, attracting more than 30,000 fans to watch.

Govt offers rights to 176 islands for development work

[2011-04-13 07:41]

China's ocean watchdog is speeding up its work to protect and develop islands in response to the priority placed on the oceanic economy by the country's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).

Sick man helps stray dogs in E China

[2011-04-12 19:17]

Liu Shuxia invested more than 200,000 yuan ($30,570) and helped more than 300 stray dogs find homes in Jinan, Shandong province.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, April 11

[2011-04-12 17:46]

Collection of photos shot around the world on April 11, 2011.

Quake-damaged memories

[2011-04-12 16:45]

Fisherman Koichi Sasaki looks for his marriage ring which was lost during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at a damaged area in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 12, 2011.

Peony flowers bloom Luoyang's economy

[2011-04-12 16:09]

An artist paints peony flowers on the front of a fan in Luoyang, April 11, 2011.

Death toll from Beijing explosion rises to six

[2011-04-12 06:59]

The death toll from a residential building blast has risen to six as of 11:00 pm Monday after rescuers pulled more bodies out from debris in Beijing.

11 killed, 126 injured in Minsk metro blast

[2011-04-12 06:42]

A blast tore through a crowded metro station in the Belarus capital Minsk in evening rush hour on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring 126.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours April 10

[2011-04-11 17:56]

Collection of photos shot around the world on April 10, 2011.

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