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  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,inspectsacameraintheenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangered.(Photo/Agencies)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,holdshercubatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPoppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,sitsinherenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromFemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.

  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

  Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,inspectsacameraintheenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangered.(Photo/Agencies)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,holdshercubatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPoppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,sitsinherenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromThe"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,inspectsacameraintheenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangered.(Photo/Agencies)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,holdshercubatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPoppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,sitsinherenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)

  Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,inspectsacameraintheenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangered.(Photo/Agencies)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,holdshercubatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPoppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,sitsinherenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromThe"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,inspectsacameraintheenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangered.(Photo/Agencies)Poppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,holdshercubatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromPoppy,afemaleCrownedsifaka,sitsinherenclosureatthezooofMulhouse,easternFrance,onMarch5,2019.TheCrownedsifakaisacriticallyendangeredspeciesfromAbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.

  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  2018/19FISsnowboardhalfpipeWorldCupseasonwrappedupatMammothMountainresortonSaturday.ChinesesnowboarderCaiXuetongclaimedthetitle,finishingtopattheWorldCupstandingsinwomen'scompetition.ThevictorygaveCaiatotalscoreof3900points,morethanenoughtoensurethe25-year-oldofherfifthhalfpipecrystalglobe.Caiistheonlypersonwhohasachievedthisaccomplishmentinhistory.Caiscoredthehighestpointsof89.25inwomen'sfinal,SenaTomitaofJapanandveteranRohrerofSwitzerlandrankedsecondandthirdrespectively.Themen'scompetitionsawJapaneseYutoTotsukaclinchgoldwiththescoreof95.75,thesilverandbronzewenttoSwissPatrickBurgenerandCanadianDerekLivingstonrespectively.YutoTotsukaclaimedtheseason'stopWorldCuphonorwith3760points.PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)PhototakenonMarch5,2019showsmirrorshavebeenattachedtotheceilingofabookstoretocreateaspecialvisualeffectinZhengzhouCity,CentralChina'sHenanProvince.Theuniqueinteriordesignisattractingmanyvisitorstothebookstore.(Photo/IC)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)

  FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)FemalefirefightersposeforaphotoinBaiyinCity,NorthwestChina'sGansuProvincetomarkInternationalWomen'sDay.(PhotoprovidedtoChinaNewsService)Usingtheschlierenphotographytechnique,NASAwasabletocapturethefirstair-to-airimagesoftheinteractionofshockwavesfromtwosupersonicaircraftflyinginformation.ThesetwoU.S.AirForceTestPilotSchoolT-38aircraftareflyinginformation,approximately30feetapart,atsupersonicspeeds,orfasterthanthespeedofsound,producingshockwavesthataretypicallyheardonthegroundasasonicboom.Theimages,originallymonochromaticandshownhereascolorizedcompositeimages,werecapturedduringasupersonicflightseriesflown,inpart,tobetterunderstandhowshocksinteractwithaircraftplumes,aswellaswitheachother.(Photo/NASA)Oneofthegreatestchallengesoftheflightserieswastiming.Inordertoacquirethisimage,originallymonochromaticandshownhereasacolorizedcompositeimage,NASAflewaB-200,outfittedwithanupdatedimagingsystem,ataround30,000feetwhilethepairofT-38swererequiredtonotonlyremaininformation,buttoflyatsupersonicspeedsattheprecisemomenttheyweredirectlybeneaththeB-200.TheimageswerecapturedasaresultofallthreeaircraftbeingintheexactrightplaceattheexactrighttimedesignatedbyNASA’soperationsteam.(Photo/NASA)Whenaircraftflyfasterthanthespeedofsound,shockwavestravelawayfromthevehicle,andareheardonthegroundasasonicboom.NASAresearchersusethisimagerytostudytheseshockwavesaspartoftheefforttomakesonicboomsquieter,whichmayopenthefuturetopossiblesupersonicflightoverland.TheupdatedcamerasystemusedintheAirBOSflightseriesenabledthesupersonicT-38tobephotographedfrommuchcloser,approximately2,000feetaway,resultinginamuchclearerimagecomparedtopreviousflightseries.(Photo/NASA)AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)AerialphototakenonMarch7,2019showstheviewoftheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveinDongying,eastChina'sShandongProvince.TheYellowRiverDeltanationalnaturalreserveliesinDongyingCity,fromwheretheYellowRiveremptiesitselfintotheBohaiSea.Inrecentyears,thenaturalreservehasbeenmakingeffortstoprotectecologicaldiversityandrestorewetlandinordertopromoteaharmoniouscoexistencebetweenmanandnature.(Xinhua/WangNan)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)

  AbirdperchesonaflowerbranchinWuxingvillage,Hengyangcity,inCentralChina'sHunanProvince,March6,2019.WithWednesdaymarkingjingzhe,orthe"AwakeningofInsects",inChina's24solarterms,temperaturesroseandtheearthbegantowarm.(Photo/Xinhua)AbeefliesinbloomingflowersinZiguicounty,CentralChina'sHubeiProvince,onMarch6,2019.(Photo/Xinhua)PeoplestrollinacanolaflowerfieldinChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)CanolaflowersbloominChangfengvillage,SouthwestChina'sGuangxiZhuangautonomousregion,March6,2019.(Photo/Asianewsphoto)The"ChinaSat6C"satelliteislaunchedbyaLongMarch-3BcarrierrocketfromtheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinsouthwestChina'sSichuanProvince,March10,2019.Itwillprovidehigh-qualityradioandTVtransmissionservices.(Photo/Xinhua)ChinaliftedintospaceaLongMarch3BcarrierrocketearlySundaymorningtoplaceacommunicationssatelliteintoageostationaryorbit,markingthe300thlaunchintheLongMarchfamily.The19-story-tallrocketblastedoffat0:28amattheXichangSatelliteLaunchCenterinSouthwestChina’sSichuanprovince,rippingapartthenightskywithitsorange-redflameandechoingthunder,avideopublishedbyChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorpinBeijing,makeroftheLongMarchseries,showed.Themissionwasannouncedasasuccessaboutonehourafterliftoffasthesatellite’ssolararraysunfoldedinorbit,accordingtotheState-ownedspaceconglomerate.Chinalauncheditsfirstcarrierrocket–aLongMarch1thatwasadefactomodifiedballisticmissile–inApril1970tosenditsfirstsatellite,Dongfanghong1,orEastRed1,intospace.Sincethen,thecountryhasdevelopedandbuilt17typesofLongMarchrocket;fiveofthemhaveretired.TheLongMarchfamilyhascomprisednearly97percentofthenation’stotallaunchmissions,leavingaverysmallproportiontootherseries,suchastheKuaizhou.Inthe300liftoffs,197werecarriedoutbymodelsdevelopedbytheChinaAcademyofLaunchVehicleTechnologyinBeijing,and103bytheShanghaiAcademyofSpaceflightTechnology.Bynow,LongMarchrocketshaveferried506Chineseandforeignspacecraftintospace,includingsixmannedspaceships,twospacelaboratories,andfourlunarprobes.LiHong,deputygeneralmanageratChinaAerospaceScienceandTechnologyCorp,saidtheadvancesmadebytheLongMarchseriesrepresentthenation’srisingstatusandgrowingprowessintheglobalspacearena.“Ittook37yearsfortheLongMarchfamilytoperform100launches.Thenext100launchesusedsevenyears,”hesaid.“Bycomparison,thethird100launchesweremadeinthepastfouryears.LinotedthatintheearlyyearsofChina’sspaceindustry,engineerstookseveralmonthstobuildandcheckarocketbeforeitsflightandtheycouldproduceonlyahandfulofrocketseachyear.Now,thenationcanconstructandlaunch40rocketsannually.In2018alone,Chinamade39orbitallaunches,exactlythesamenumberofthenation’stotalspacemissionsintheentire1990s,markingthefirsttimeChinahaslaunchedmorerocketsintoorbitthananyothercountryinayear.Amongthem,37weredonebyLongMarchmodels.HealsoaddedthattheLongMarch1wasabletocarryonly300kilogramsofpayload,whichjustallowedtheliftofasmallsatellite.Afterdevelopmentsoverthepastnearlyhalf-century,theLongMarch5,thebiggestandstrongestinthefamily,iscapableofcarryingasmuchas25metrictonsofpayload,earningitthehonortotransportthenation’sfirstmannedspacestationintoorbit.LisaidthatLongMarchrocketsmaintaina96percentsuccessrate.EthiopianAirlinesGrouponSundayconfirmedthatitsflightcarrying157peoplecrashedonSundayenroutetoNairobi,Kenya.Theaircraft,Boeing737-800MAX,withregistrationnumberET-AVJ,tookoffat08:38a.m.localtimefromAddisAbabaBoleInternationalAirportandlostcontactat08:44a.m.,theairlinesaidinastatement.Therewere149passengersandeightcrewmembersonboardflightET302,thestatementsaid.ThenumberofcausalitiesisyettobeconfirmedbytheairlineandEthiopianauthorities."Atthistimesearchandrescueoperationsareinprogressandwehavenoconfirmedinformationaboutsurvivorsoranypossiblecausalities,"theairlinesaid."EthiopianAirlinesstaffwillbesenttotheaccidentsceneandwilldoeverythingpossibletoassisttheemergencyservices,"thestatementadded."Wearecurrentlyconfirmingthedetailsofthepassengermanifestfortheflight,"theairlinesaid.EthiopianAirlineshasreleasetelephonenumbersforfamilyorfriendsofthosewhomayhavebeenontheflighttocall.Inastatement,theEthiopianPrimeMinister'sOfficehasexpressed"deepestcondolencestothefamiliesofthosethathavelosttheirlovedones"ontheflight.(Updated)

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