Suzhou Receives UNESCO Heritage Prize
Photo taken on June 3, 2006 shows a view of the Pingjiang Historic Block in Suzhou, east China¨s Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua Photo)
Afghan villagers dream to see their children go to school05-27
S Korea welcomes retrieval of royal books05-27
Christie's Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2011 kicks off05-27
Sea of joy in Beija-Flor after winning 2011 Carnival03-10
Burano: charming, colorful water town in Italy03-10
Hawaii, happiest U.S. state to live in03-09
Venice Carnival ends with color, joy03-09
Carnival time in Brazil03-07
Trip to Armored Corps Museum at Latrun03-07
Annual Armory Show kicks off in New York03-04
Huanglong Presents Winter Scenery03-01
China's National Museum to reopen on April 102-18
Grand view of Iguazu Falls in Brazil02-16
Preparing for upcoming Lantern Festival02-16
DIY chocolates decorate Valentine's Day in China's Suzhou02-12
Jinju Opera performs folk drama in Shanxi Province02-12
Brilliant Gisele ballet performed to boost Russian-Swiss ties02-11
Int'l Festival of Masquerade Games kicks off in Pernik01-31
Worldwide celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year01-30
Jubilant 40-day-long Uruguayan carnival kicks off01-28
Beetles' big party held in Brazil01-24
Year of Tiger going, Year of Rabbit coming01-24
Shaolin monks perform martial art in Moscow01-21
Orthodox Church followers mark Epiphany01-19
Laba Festival marked in China01-11
Enjoy freedom without wearing pants!01-10
Artists from Royal Russian Ballet present Swan Lake in E. China01-07
Bulgarian men brave icy waters in New year ritual01-07
Romantic Night of Moulin Rouge staged in E China01-04
2,000 pounds of confetti to fly over Times Square on New Year's Eve12-30
260,000 lights brighten Collingwood Road12-24
Tomb of Liao Dynasty excavated in NE China12-21
Charity concert held to raise money for kids12-21
Let's make colorful New Year wishes!12-21
'Austerity' picked 'Word of the Year' by on-line searches12-21
Dazzling night in Beijing12-20
Panda born in Vienna named 'happy tiger'12-14
French Galeries Lafayette gears up for upcoming Christmas12-10
'Santa Claus' feeds marine animals12-10
Month-long show season of Peking Opera starts12-08
Giant 'People's Tree' arrives at Capitol Hill for Christmas11-30
Astonishing beauty in pictures11-29
Decorations promoted to embrace Year of Rabbit11-29
Chinese Language Year closes in Russia11-25
Thanksgiving turkey ready to be pardoned11-24
World's tallest statue of Jesus unveiled in Poland11-22
Photographer Daniel Berehulak wins award of 6th CHIPP in Shanghai11-19
Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers11-18
China'a acupuncture inscribed on Intangible Cultural Heritage List11-18
Giant panda's 30th birthday11-17

Gong Li: third time for Hollywood
Acclaimed Chinese actress Gong Li will soon head to North America to start promoting her next film, the Hollywood thriller "Hannibal Rising," to be released globally on Feb. 9. Shanghai Youth Daily says around 6,500 copies will be prepared for the film's worldwide premiere. The 41-year-old actress plays the role of Lady Murasaki in the film, which is a prequel to "Silence of the Lambs."

Study: 9 to 12 year-old 'vulnerable period' for girls
Doctors say the time between the ages of nine and 12 seems to be a "particularly vulnerable period" for girls.That's because girls are more likely to become overweight in those years than they are as teenagers, doctors reports in Monday's Journal of Pediatrics .

U.S. launches fresh attack in Somalia

The United States launched a fresh air strike on Tuesday in southern Somalia, close to the place where the U.S. military struck against targets suspected of al-Qaeda operations a day earlier, reports reaching here said.