1.African expeditionary bomb flew over a land
of orient Libya Wednesday, descending digit bombs
on an area mostly dominated by the
Youths in Ajdabiya were amassing
and heading toward the conflict area to help
defend the town, which has been in the control of
rebel forces in recent days.
2.Not many North Koreans know anything about
the pro-democracy unrest sweeping through the
Middle East and North Africa. But South Korean
activists and some politicians are trying to
change that, sending helium balloons skywards
across the border carrying hundreds of thousands
of leaflets and DVDs.
3.U.S. military aircraft and French charter
jets joined efforts to return home tens of
thousands of people fleeing the fighting in Libya,
as the United Nations called for more aid.
Tunisians living in the boarder area have been
handing out food, drinks and clothing to refugees
-- even inviting refugees to stay in their homes
in a spontaneous show of solidarity.
4.As the Middle East erupts into turmoil, and
protesters take to the streets, China's fear of
chaos has resurfaced.
There have been whispers
of a "jasmine revolution" on the internet and
although calls for street protests have fallen
flat so far, but still, China appears jittery.
5.Libyan rebels claimed successes Saturday on
two key battle fronts, with pro-government forces
retreating in Zawiya near the nation's capital and
fighters capturing the strategic eastern oil town
of Ras Lanuf.
6.Four more U.S. military flights were headed
to Cairo from Tunisia on Sunday, evacuating
Egyptians fleeing the Libyan conflict.
7.Throngs of people took part in a boisterous
demonstration Sunday supporting Moammar Gadhafi
and insisting that the government had triumphed in
recovering key Libyan cities, despite witness
accounts that the opposition maintained control in
some of those sites.
8.Battles between rebels and Gadhafi's forces
in Misrata leave scores dead as fighting continues
on the city's outskirts.
9.China will make public government officials'
assets in a gradual manner, said Zhao QiZheng,
spokesman of CPPCC. Currently, government
officials are required to report not only about
their income, property and investment, but also
about whether their spouses or children live
abroad, to the departments or institutions they
10.CPPCC National Committee Chairman Jia
Qinglin delivers a report on the work of the CPPCC
National Committee's Standing Committee over the
past year at the opening of the Fourth Session of
the 11th National Committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference held at
the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Zhao
Qizheng, the spokesperson of the session, provided
information about the session and the work done by
the National Committee of the CPPCC last year, and
answered questions about the 12th Five-Year Plan,
social management, people's well-being, food
safety and other issues.
11.Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday unfolded the
road map for China's social and economic
development during the next five years, setting
targets for the quality and efficiency of economic
growth and speaking about the transformation of
the growth mode and economic restructuring. While
delivering his annual government work report, he
also listed other priorities that include
improving people's well-being, advancing education
and healthcare, conserving natural resources and
protecting the environment.
12.For more than a decade, television
journalist Xuan Kejiong has covered almost every
major disaster in China's largest metropolis, from
fires and typhoons to robberies and
His regular presence on the scenes of
misfortune has inspired local viewers to jokingly
call him Shanghai's face of tragedy.
13.China may boldly go where no Chinese have
gone before and realize its long-awaited goal of
making a manned moon landing by 2030.
14.Apple CEO Steve Jobs briefly emerged from
his medical leave and walked on stage to a
standing ovation Wednesday to unveil the second
generation of the popular iPad. It comes with two
cameras and will go on sale worldwide later this
15.Former French President Jacques Chirac goes
on trial Monday for embezzling money from the city
of Paris when he was mayor, along with nine other
16.Subway has surpassed McDonald's to become
the world's largest restaurant chain in terms of
units, the sandwich company confirmed