1.African expeditionary bomb flew over a land of orient Libya Wednesday, descending digit bombs on an area mostly dominated by the opposition.
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 work in.
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 murders.
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 month.
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 people.
16.Subway has surpassed McDonald's to become the world's largest restaurant chain in terms of units, the sandwich company confirmed Monday.