A containment boom has been deployed to contain the seawater polluted by oil from a pipeline blast in the Qingdao economic zone's Jiaozhou Bay. Zhang Xiaopeng / for China Daily
The death toll from an oil pipeline explosion in Shandong province's Qingdao city has reached 48, and another 136 were still hospitalized on Saturday.
Three earthquakes of the respective magnitudes of 5.3, 5.8 and 5.0 hit Jilin province's Songyuan city between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, causing extensive damage to houses and leaving victims vulnerable to severe cold.
Despite its urban and compact settings, Singapore is home to four wildlife parks - the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and the recently opened River Safari - that are must-visits for many locals and tourists alike.
The 12 huge bronze sculptures on show at the Place Vendome in central Paris have received enthusiastic public approval.
Not so long ago, Tamsyn Brownie was going to be a teacher in Cape Town after graduating with a degree in English literature, and she planned to continue her interests in ballet and horse riding. Now 30, she's ended up as a pole dancer in Shanghai.
The photographs on this page will soon be part of history as Beijing curbs coal consumption in a move to reduce air pollution.
Faced with a challenge, the San Antonio Spurs kept their cool on Friday night and in the end left another team in their dust.
On a recent morning Natanel Dukan walked into the Paris offices of the French robot maker Aldebaran and noticed one of the company's humanoid NAO robots sitting on a chair. Mr. Dukan, an electrical engineer, could not resist. He kissed the robot on the cheek. In response the NAO tilted its head, touched his cheek and let out an audible smack.
Lindsay Beck, a cancer survivor who had founded a successful charity, started thinking about how the world of finance and Wall Street could revolutionize the staid nonprofit industry when she became consumed with this question: "Could there be a Nasdaq for not-for-profits?"
Science and Technology
In 1799 the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and his companions set out from Caracas, Venezuela, to climb the Andes. They struggled up a mountainside enveloped in mist so thick they had to clamber over rocks by hand. When the fog cleared, von Humboldt was left stunned by the view. Vast grasslands stretched all around him, home to an astonishing number of different trees, shrubs and flowers.
Arts and Styles
A great Shakespearean performance is easy to spot: the language no longer feels remote, the humanity of the actor and the character seem indivisible, the emotion being expressed is no longer veiled by poetic phrasing but revealed by it.
About 40 minutes' drive from the glittering skyscrapers of Shenzhen's urban center is Wutong village. Named in honor of the mountain that it hugs, the village offers a slower and simpler pace not unlike Broken Hill in rural Australia where Kain Picken grew up. It is from Wutong's green landscape and clay brick houses that Picken and partner Fiona Lau have drawn inspiration for their label ffiXXed.
It's still a bit of a shock to enter a busy shopping mall in Hong Kong and, after a dizzying maze of elevators and escalators, arrive at a fine dining restaurant located on one of the upper floors of the complex. At The One in Tsim Sha Tsui, Zurriola is on the 18th floor.
The female voice has never failed to thrill. Perhaps because it is usually the first sound we hear: our mother humming lullabies as she cradles us in her arms. For Christchurch native Hayley Westenra, her earliest memories of music were all about her family.
Autumn seems reluctant to leave the villages in the southern mountainous area of Qingzhou in Shandong province. Although it is already early into the coldest season of the year, these hamlets nestled into the hilly slopes are still wearing their fall colors of rich red, yellow and green, thanks to the smoke and phoenix trees and the pines that surround them.
From a country boy to the leader of a multi-faceted company, Han Xuechen believes that a sense of commitment to society is crucial to success.