Authorities in the capital said on Monday they had ordered 58 factories with high emissions to suspend operations.
As dozens of unpredictable bushfires break out in Australia's extreme heat, military-style operations are in full swing at a "nerve center".
Steven Spielberg is hoping for Golden Globes glory for his political drama Lincoln on Sunday.
Snow and rain will continue to sweep South China over the next three days, meteorological authorities said on Thursday.
One man shot another with a homemade gun on a bustling street in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, on Thursday, police said.
Ninety percent of civil servants in central government bodies have come from ordinary households in the past three years.
Coffee industry giants such as Nestle and Starbucks have been increasing their purchases of Puer coffee.
Legal experts have urged Beijing police to crack down on the illegal trade in secondhand cars and rogue repair shops.
Chinese philanthropic organizations have been losing credibility due to a lack of financial transparency, experts said.
Australians were bracing on Monday for what officials warned could be the worst day of fire danger ever seen in the country.
The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing US gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons.
There have been growing calls in India to name the victim. Politician Shashi Tharoor last week questioned the merit of keeping her anonymous.