For Tedela Chala, a supermarket worker in Addis Ababa, going to work is no longer the nightmare it used to be in the past, when traffic jams were an integral part of the chaotic city.
An enterprising government official in East China has found that raising an often overlooked member of the animal kingdom can lead to tangible economic benefits.
Parks in Chinese metropolises are perfect venues for pushy parents to hunt for a suitable spouse for their children who are too busy and slow in finding love.
"Mom, I feel terrible. I don't want to die, please, I want the blood transfusion, please," a girl of age 6 pleaded with her sobbing mother.
There are not enough school counselors to handle the problems typical among young people. Instead, the job falls to teachers, who lack the expertise to address the problem.
"Beep...beep" comes the sound from the green light as the hatch opens. Cheng Qiang takes a deep breath and jumps out of the jet.
Some 712 young people aged 4 to 19 were resettled at the home in Rizhao within weeks of the earthquake, including those from the worst-hit areas of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture.
As the saying goes, that which does not kill us makes us stronger. 41-year-old Chen Shuangcheng, who lost his left leg at the age of 19, now helps people with disabilities in his hometown escape poverty.
While much of China basks in the sunshine and warmth of spring, Jiao Xiangzhao, a weather observer in Jilin province, still faces wintry conditions.
Chinese-built trains are offering both Argentine commuters and conductors better rides, according to Fernando Pintos, who has taught would-be conductors for about 36 years.