Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
Ukraine's military scrambled aircraft and paratroops to confront 120 Russian troops and six Russian helicopters landing near the Ukraine border.
Pavel Polityuk and Ron Popeski, Reuters /
March 15, 2014
(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Ukraine's military scrambled aircraft and paratroops to confront Russian troops landing on a remote spit of land between Crimea and the mainland, defense officials said and the foreign ministry demanded their immediate withdrawal.