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Japan earmarks 1st $50b for post-quake rebuild

[2011-04-22 13:54]

Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion of spending for post-quake rebuilding, a downpayment on its biggest public works effort in six decades.
Japan announces new evacuation zone

Potala Palace undergoing renovations on path

[2011-04-22 10:52]

The Potala Palace is undergoing renovations on a path leading to the castle. The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month.

12 workers feared dead after tunnel collapse

[2011-04-22 08:05]

Rescuers try to reinforce the walls of a tunnel, while searching for trapped workers in Shandan County of Zhangye, Northwest China's Gansu province, April 21, 2011.

Bitter harvest for the failed wonder plant

[2011-04-21 17:53]

Villagers followed the call of the county government in December 2010 by planting balsam pears, normally rooted with rice and pepper, separately in their fields to introduce a new kind of the plant. More than four months later, the plant was still smaller than a twig and appeared to have stopped growing, despite being told a good harvest would follow 70 days after the seeds were sown.

One-year anniversary of BP oil spill

[2011-04-21 15:06]

An explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers and released nearly 5 million barrels of oil that fouled the shorelines of four Gulf Coast states.

New record of 71 bubbles blew in a giant one

[2011-04-21 13:06]

Samsam set the new world record with a breathtaking 71 bubbles blown inside a giant bubble that measured approximately 47cm in diameter. The creation took Sam over two hours to blow and required perfect timing and conditions including low wind speed, low humidity and no rain. The record took place on Parliment Hill, Hampstead Heath, London.

Private hospital starts China’s 1st medevac program

[2011-04-21 10:59]

China's first emergency evacuation helicopter goes into service at a private hospital in Changyuan county, Central China's Henan province, April 20,2011.

International Auto Show in New York

[2011-04-21 10:44]

Honda Motor Company Inc. Executive Vice President John Mendel introduces the 2012 Honda Civic cars at the New York International Auto Show in New York City, April 20, 2011.

In the jaws of a dinosaur

[2011-04-21 09:08]

An iguana rests in the mouth of a plaster figure of a dinosaur at the Megafauna Park which recreates the prehistoric world in Sardinal de Puntarenas April 20, 2011.

Hainan duty free gives shoppers a good deal

[2011-04-21 08:00]

Consumers can buy luxury imported goods at good prices without embarking on overseas trips.

Piano student's crime and punishment

[2011-04-21 07:53]

Should the quiet,talented young pianist,who committed a senseless crime,be sent to the gallows?Raymond Zhou presents his case.

Hu inspects Tsinghua ahead of anniversary eve

[2011-04-21 06:55]

Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the country's top-rated Tsinghua University Wednesday, on the eve of its centennial anniversary.

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