Polar bear cubs Ganuk and Taiga sleep on their mother's back at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec. They celebrated their first birthday today.
China called Sunday for emergency talks on the Korea crisis as the US and South Korea began massive military exercises in the Yellow Sea.
The China miner rescue was good news for a coal mining industry that is still the world's deadliest despite impressive safety improvements in recent years.
Relatives and workers wait for the news of the flooded Batian coal mine in the town of Xiaohe, Weiyuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Nov. 21. Rescuers were racing on Nov. 22 to reach 29 people trapped while doing safety work in a coal mine in southern China, the latest accident in the world's deadliest mines.
Three Gorges Dam reached a milestone this week, recording its maximum water level for the first time. Three Gorges Dam, on the Yangtze River, began operations two years ago.
Typhoon Megi has left the shores of the Philippines after having wreaking havoc on the Pacific nation, and killing 7 people. It is now headed toward China.
Rescuers are stepping up frantic efforts to save 11 China miners still believed to be trapped by a deadly gas blast on Saturday.
An East European steppe eagle named Steppi starts from the hand of keeper Didi Wechselberger in Mayrhofen, Austria, on Friday. The eagle is training to star in a daily bird show where he will be able to demonstrate his unique natural behaviors and physical features.
The Chinese government said the award to Liu Xiaobo 'profanes the Nobel Peace Prize.' The immediate future may see more activists arrested, warns Mr. Liu's lawyer.
China moon mission, called Chang'e 2, launched early Friday morning from the Xichang Space Center in southwestern China's Sichuan province, according to state media reports.