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In pictures: Life near Tianjin blasts site

[2015-08-17 10:33]

A local resident wearing face mask passes through a cordoned off area after retrieving some basic necessities from his home near the warehouse explosions site on Aug 15, 2015.

The world in photos: Aug 10-16

[2015-08-17 10:28]

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

In the face of chaos, people persevere

[2015-08-17 07:21]

In the face of chaos, people persevere.

Top 10 most expensive office markets in the world

[2015-08-17 06:53]

Asia continued to dominate the priciest office space market list, with five of the top 10 located in the region, according to the latest semi-annual 2015 Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey by CBRE Global Research and Consulting.

Times Square 'Kiss-In'

[2015-08-15 02:39]

Hundreds of people took part in a "Kiss-In" on Friday at New York City's Times Square.

School turns into place of shelter in Tianjin

[2015-08-14 08:16]

A cafeteria of a primary school in Binhai New Area turns into shelter after blasts in Tianjin on Thursday. More than 500 injured and evacuated people spent the night at the school.

Earliest site of coal fuel found in Xinjiang

[2015-08-14 10:10]

Photo taken on Aug 10, 2015 shows the excavation site of Jiren Taigoukou Ruins in Qialege'e village in Nilka county in Ili Valley, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Archaeologists here found the earliest site where coal was used as fuel by human beings. The discovery, which indicates human beings had been using coal as fuel 3,500 years ago, is 1,000 years earlier than previous finds.

Top 10 Chinese cities with highest property prices

[2015-08-14 06:38]

The property market showed strong signs of recovery in the second quarter, as sales price and volume surged in 30 sample cities, said an industry report.

Comfort women: Scars have not been healed

[2015-08-13 17:58]

"Comfort women" is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two.

Top 10 places to visit in Tibet

[2015-08-13 05:00]

Since May, 24 tourist attractions have been included in the "price trusted" list by the China National Tourism Administration after agreements which include not raising prices for three years.

8 groups yuan depreciation will impact most

[2015-08-13 06:32]

The impact of the yuan's devaluation has yet to affect the day-to-day life of ordinary people, but the following groups will experience firsthand the good and bad effects of the yuan devaluation.

Historic kiss on grand scale

[2015-08-13 04:55]

A large statue placed in New York City's Times Square this week is a copy of the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt that showed an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), on August 14, 1945.

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