Bus Blast in Northern Israel Kills Nine, Injures 50 An Israeli policeman jumps over a covered body as the search continues in the wreck of a bus which was destroyed by an explosion in Mount Meiron Sunday. A Palestinian suicide bomber turned a bus in Northern Israel into a fireball Sunday, killing at least nine people.
Pro-independence Remarks CondamnedTaiwan leader Chen Shui-bian on Saturday called for a referendum on Taiwan's future and said that "each side is a country". Chen's strong pro-independence remarks have caused great shock and confusion to Taiwan society and have been questioned by experts and people on both sides of the Straits.
Wax Statues for Popular Figures in China's Modern HistoryA Chinese woman walks past wax figures of former Chinese leaders Chen Yun, left, and Deng Xiaoping at a newly opened Wax Museum in Beijing, China Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. A first batch of 35 life like statues of popular figures in China's modern history is being presented to the public as the largest of its kind in the country. Some 300 to 400 waxwork figures are planned for the completion of the project in 2007.
Zhang Jian Swims Across High-altitude Lake in Southwest ChinaPhysical education teacher Zhang Jian took 12 hours and one minute last weekend to swim 34.2 kilometres across Fuxian Lake, China's second deepest freshwater lake, at an altitude of 1,722 metres above sea level.
Russia beats China 3-1 to win Grand Prix title China's Liu Yanan (4) and Zhang Jing (1) block a spike by Russia's Gamova Ekaterina (11) during their Championship match at the finals of the World Grand Prix volleyball tournament in Hong Kong, August 4, 2002. Russia beat China 29-27 23-25 25-20 25-21 to win the championship title.
Fan Dancing by Overseas ChineseMembers of the 2002 Overseas Chinese Youth Summer Camp learn fan dancing on Saturday in Beijing. More than 800 young overseas Chinese from 20 countries and regions took part in the camp.