Russian daredevils have captured on video the moment they scaled China's new tallest building - the second tallest in the world.
Hong Kong is acting as the gateway for illegal ivory entering China - where the item is high in demand.
In an interview with ITV News, China's ambassador to the UK has accused Japan of behaving like Germany in the run-up to the World War 2.
Smoke billowed over a city in the north of China after a huge blaze broke out in a residential high-rise building.
The 34 floor building in the city of Dalian, reportedly caught fire after a welding accident, according to local media.
Footage filmed on a mobile phone showed the building engulfed in smoke before emergency services extinguished the blaze.
Local media reported one resident was trapped near the top of the building but later rescued by firefighters.
No casualties were reported as a result of the fire, local media said.
Department store chain House of Fraser has sold a majority stake in its business to Chinese conglomerate Sanpower in a deal worth £480 million.
The Chinese retail giant acquired a 89% stake in the 165-year-old brand's UK and Ireland department stores through its Nanjing Cenbest subsidiary.
Its announcement comes after reports last week that Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley had bought an 11% stake in the business in an attempt to derail the deal with the Chinese.
British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is investigating allegations of corruption in Iraq, after claims emerged that it hired 16 state-employed doctors and pharmacists as sales representatives while they worked for the government.
The new allegations of corruption come just months after a major scandal in China, when 18 employees were detained on bribery charges.
Details of the new allegations were sent to the company earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports. In a statement, GlaxoSmithKline said:
"We are investigating allegations of improper conduct in our Iraq business. We have zero tolerance for unethical or illegal behaviour.
"In total, we employ fewer than 60 people in Iraq in our pharmaceuticals operation and these allegations relate to a small number of individuals in the country."
Chinese aircraft spotted three suspicious objects in a new search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet off Australia's west coast, Xinhua news agency reported.
The items are white, red and orange respectively, according to the report.
The southern Indian Ocean is now the main focus of the search, where unidentified pieces of debris have been spotted by New Zealand and Australian air force planes.
Dozens of angry relatives of missing MH370 passengers have clashed with police outside the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing, Reuters reports.
The families had earlier held banners and marched through the streets of the Chinese captital, describing the response of the Malaysian government as "despicable".
NBC chief global correspondent Bill Neely reports:
Strong demand from China to Malaysia re #MH270-"We demand the Malaysian side state the detailed evidence that leads them 2 (thr) judgement"
The Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported that search planes have found "suspicious objects" in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
A statement said: "The crew of a Chinese IL-76 plane spotted some suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean on Monday while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 off Australia."
First Lady Michelle Obama held a roundtable with Chinese educators on the topic of education at the US Embassy in Beijing.
Obama delivered a speech at Peking University and sat down for talks with students from China and US on Saturday, part of her visit with an aim for promoting education and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
As a Harvard-educated lawyer, Obama said her parents passed on the importance of education to her.
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, paid a visit to Beijing's Summer Palace today during her official week-long visit to China.