A train driver prepares to depart the Beijing-South railway station for Shanghai in a new high-speed train as part of an official trip for members of the media June 27, 2011. The landmark Beijing -Shanghai line costs 220.9 billion yuan and spans over 800 miles, linking the capital and financial hub.
Ford Motors assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Ford spokesman says the factories had been scheduled to shut down for a week later this year, but the downtime was pulled ahead.
Students pose for a photo with a globe during a campaign to mark World Earth Day in a middle school in Dexing, Jiangxi Province, China on April 19. World Earth Day falls on April 22 every year.
Two years after Rwanda arrested Congolese rebel commander Gen. Nkunda, it still doesn't know what to do with him – he knows too many secrets that could come out if he is tried.
US President Obama greets schoolchildren following his second annual back-to-school speech at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, September 14.
Samuel Pizzetti of Italy competes in the men's 800m freestyle heats at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday.
A China flood, oil spill, and chemical factory explosion highlighted the country's improved crisis response. But China still faces challenges as it tries to strike a balance between economic growth and protecting the environment.
The little known but true story of John Rabe, a German businessman who saved thousands of civilians during the rape of Nanking in 1937.