As Ireland becomes the first country in the world to vote in favor of same-sex marriage in a referendum, Irish PM Enda Kenny says we are a "joyful people." (Photo: AP)
A zoo in southeast China launches a plan to celebrate the 35th birthday for giant panda Ba Si, the oldest artificial bred of the specie in the mainland.
China and Russia are engaged in naval drills in the Mediterranean, maneuvers that come amid increasing tension from the west over Moscow's involvement in eastern Ukraine.
Accessible only by foot or by horse, the mountain village of Baihanluo in China boasts a 19th century church, a mecca for local catholics, most of whom are ethnically Tibetan.