The first day of spring -- March 20 -- can't come too soon. Yet travelers willing to venture south can find sunshine, shorts weather and beaches right now.
Snow covers the Holy Land, a lion goes for his cleaning, a superstar stumbles and more.
People with a penchant for penguins are perfect for this position.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy.