Commemoration held to mark anti-Japanese war victory
A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, is held at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Aganist Japanese Aggression, in Beijing, capital of China, September 3, 2014. --Xinhua
Skywalk slots into place
Workers wait as a crane lifts a 40-ton steel beam into place in a skywalk that links landmark high-rises in Lujiazui yesterday morning. The 543-meter overhead passage will enable subway riders from Metro Line 2 to avoid crossing streets of heavy traffic to reach the Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai ifc Mall, Shanghai World Financial Center and other iconic buildings after they get off at the Lujiazui station. Despite the final pieces being put into place yesterday, the skywalk won’t open to the public until February when the whole project is due to be completed. The skywalk is being built at a huge cost to the government of the Pudong New Area to rectify a basic urban design flaw in the area that had made it very difficult for pedestrians to move between buildings. — Zhang Suoqing
Islamic State claims to behead second US reporter
Left: U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 20, 2014. Right: Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him in this still image from a video released August 26, 2014. The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on September 2, 2014.
Storms cause chaos at airports
A lightning bolt flashes through the Shanghai sky last night. — Huang Yihuan