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The world in photos: Oct 26 - Nov 1

[2015-11-02 09:35]

We present some of the most striking images from major stories around the world in the past week.

Art installations brighten Shanghai subway

[2015-11-02 09:45]

An art exhibition, "One-double 11th", is ongoing at the Shanghai subway, with dozens of brightly-colored art installations on display.

Radwanska masters art of finishing on a high note

[2015-11-02 07:07]

With the unique format at the WTA Finals, it is all about how you finish rather than how you start as new champion Agnieszka Radwanska proved perfectly in Singapore this week.

Nanjing Chamber of Commerce sets up in Silicon Valley

[2015-11-02 06:28]

A chamber of commerce was established on Saturday in Silicon Valley with the efforts of Nanjing overseas Chinese and the Nanjing Association of Industry and Commerce.

South Korean President welcomes Premier Li Keqiang

[2015-10-31 21:02]

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye welcomes Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a welcoming ceremony in Chong Wa Dae, Seoul, Korea on Saturday afternoon.

US sending special forces to Syria

[2015-10-31 02:26]

US President Barack Obama plans to deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State.

Afternoon delight

[2015-10-30 22:59]

A performer is airborne in Central Park in New York on Thursday against a backdrop of the brilliant leaves of autumn.

New chapter in the House

[2015-10-30 22:29]

US House of Representives Speaker-elect Paul Ryan (L) salutes the members of the House as he stands with outgoing Speaker John Boehner after Ryan was elected on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2015.

'Hometown diplomacy' between Chinese and foreign leaders

[2015-10-30 09:13]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on her eighth official visit to China which will take her to Premier Li Keqiang's hometown Hefei in East China's Anhui province, on Friday. Invited and accompanied by Li, Merkel will visit farmhouses and a local school.

A Chinese cook in Afghanistan

[2015-10-30 13:45]

As security has deteriorated in Afghanistan, many Chinese businessmen have left the country that announced post-war reconstruction in 2003.

Two Koreas hold joint football match for national reunification

[2015-10-30 09:56]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) jointly held a workers' football match Thursday at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, a move aimed to improve inter-Korean relations and strengthen national solidarity.

Merkel's lighthearted moments in China

[2015-10-30 08:51]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is currently visiting China for the eighth time in her official capacity  since 2005. Let’s take a look at some of the fun moments from her past trips featuring Chinese food, culture, attractions and more.

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