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Beijing upgrades haze alert from yellow to orange

[2014-02-23 01:37]

Thick smog shrouding Beijing and its surrounding areas becomes heavier as the capital has raised its four-tiered alert system to "orange".

Ukrainian parliament dismisses president

[2014-02-23 01:10]

Ukrainian Parliament passed a resolution on Saturday to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych from his post, declaring him constitutionally unable to carry out his duties.

US warns of airline shoe-bomb threat

[2014-02-21 09:53]

US authorities issued a warning on Wednesday to airlines flying to the United States to watch out for militants who may have hidden bombs in their shoes, US government sources said.

Beijing issues 1st yellow alert for smog

[2014-02-20 17:35]

Beijing issued a yellow alert for heavy pollution on Thursday, due to the heavy smog that had been shrouding the capital since the morning.

Beauty queen the latest victim in Venezuela unrest

[2014-02-20 10:28]

A local beauty queen died of a gunshot wound on Wednesday in the fifth fatality from Venezuela's political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of the socialist government.

Italy court finalizes Berlusconi divorce

[2014-02-20 10:06]

A northern Italian court on Tuesday finalised four-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's divorce from his estranged wife Veronica Lario, but the amount the billionaire will have to pay in alimony has yet to be settled, a legal source told Reuters.

Beijing wants more cross-Straits contact

[2014-02-20 02:40]

Beijing called on Wednesday for more people-to-people contacts with Taipei to deepen understanding as a follow-up to formal meetings between cross-Straits affairs officials from the two sides.

Neighbors keen to open trade corridor

[2014-02-20 02:40]

China and Pakistan signed agreements for energy and infrastructure projects on Wednesday as they vowed to soon give "practical shape" to a trade and transport corridor linking the neighbors.

Prince Charles dances in traditional Saudi dress

[2014-02-19 08:57]

Britain's Prince Charles, wearing a traditional Saudi uniform, attends the traditional Saudi dance, known as 'Arda', which was performed during Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh, February 18, 2014.

Spirit of adventure lives on in Antarctic

[2014-02-19 01:44]

China establishes fourth research station to study ecology and meteorology on South Pole.

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