Thunderbolts and lightning: A storm created a spectacular light show over Liancheng County in east China’s Fujian Province on July 21.
2017-07-24 21:48 GMT+8
Firefighters saved residents’ lives by removing four gas cylinders including a burning one from a restaurant on fire in the Chaoyang District of Beijing on Monday. Once everyone was evacuated, firefighters were able to remove four gas cylinders left in the kitchen, including one burning. The cylinders posed a potential threat of sparking another fire.
2017-07-24 14:43 GMT+8
A Malayan sun bear was spotted reaching into a private car's window at Beijing's Badaling Wildlife Park on Saturday. Looks like the bear wanted a ride as it clung to the window wanting to get inside the car. The car driver then threw some snacks, making the bear go away to pick up the treats instead. The video aroused public concern online. It reminded many of a tragedy that happened in the same zoo last year where a woman was killed and another injured after a pair of tigers pounced on them. The zoo, however, claimed that Malayan sun bears would not attack humans due to their natures.
2017-07-24 14:15 GMT+8
Whale washes up in Paris… Well, not quite... The open-jawed, still wet, plastic replica of a sperm whale landed on the Seine river quayside, in the heart of the French capital, thanks to a collective of Belgian artists in a bid to lure tourists and sightseers and prompt questions on environmental issues.
2017-07-23 22:14 GMT+8
A rare spectral sight appeared above Huangshan Mountain in eastern China's Anhui Province on Thursday. Caused by sunlight, a sea of clouds gave the mountain a mirage-like aura. In China, this phenomenon is called Foguang (Buddha's light) or Baoguang (precious light) and is believed to be a symbol of good fortune.
2017-07-23 21:58 GMT+8
Two members of the UK-based Breitling Wingwalkers stole the show on the opening day of the AOPA-China Fly-In 2017 air show as they performed daring stunts on top of two flying planes. As the world’s largest professional civilian flight team of wingwalkers, the group makes sure that each show is a breathtaking vision. Their meticulously coordinated numbers see planes flying within three meters of each other at speeds exceeding 700 kph. Sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) of China, the five-day event, which kicked off on Friday, is held in Huangping county, southwest China's Guizhou Province.
2017-07-22 21:46 GMT+8
Rain has triggered mudslides in several counties of southwest China's Yunnan Province, leaving three dead, two missing, and many residents trapped over the past three days.  A mudslide occurred at 04:05 Friday in Jinping County of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, killing three, leaving two missing and injuring one as of Friday. A total of 207 households were affected.  The local government activated an emergency response plan and sent over 100 rescuers to evacuate trapped people.  Currently, over 300 residents have been transferred to safe places and rescuers are still searching for missing people. Meanwhile, the local civil affairs department dispensed compensation of 25,000 yuan per person to the bereaved. Insurance companies also are settling claims related to the collapsed homes.
2017-07-22 15:48 GMT+8
O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided on Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Four parole commissioners in Carson City questioned Simpson by videoconference from the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He has been held there since he was convicted in 2008. In 1994, he was charged with the murders of his former wife and her friend, but he was acquitted after a lengthy and internationally publicized trial.
2017-07-21 11:05 GMT+8
A driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a central road barrier in Chenzhou City, in central China’s Hunan Province. Nothing amazing about that you might think. However this relatively minor accident turned into a major headache for local transport authorities, as the crash brought down the entirety of the interlinked fence just like dominoes…
2017-07-20 23:03 GMT+8
President Xi confers army flag on newly-reconstructed military institutions
2017-07-19 22:49 GMT+8
Footage: NATO allies take part in a massive military exercise in Bulgaria Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania jointly host NATO's largest military exercise this year with 25,000 personnel from over 20 NATO allies taking part in a series of drills on July 18, near Bezmer Airbase, Bulgaria.
2017-07-19 14:33 GMT+8
Firefighters in Nanchang City, Southeast China’s Jiangxi Province are training to quickly scramble along a rope. Check out how fast they can go! They say the faster they can cross, the more likely a successful rescue is.
2017-07-18 18:10 GMT+8