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Chinese Lunar New Year gift from abroad

[2014-02-06 02:54]

As one of millions of Chinese people studying or working abroad who meticulously selected presents before their trips home for the Chinese Lunar New Year, Cui Zishan, a young Chinese woman in Vancouver, Canada, had trouble picking out a suitable gift for her father.

Koreas reach out for family reunions

[2014-02-06 01:23]

The rival Koreas agreed on Wednesday to hold a reunion later this month for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War — the first such event for more than three years. Seoul and Pyongyang said they would hold the meeting from Feb 20 to 25, three days later than agreed before.

Clowns gather for Joseph Grimaldi celebration

[2014-02-05 09:49]

Clowns attend the annual service in memory of the father of modern clowning, Joseph Grimaldi, at the Holy Trinity church in London, Feb 2, 2014.

Storm to slam two-thirds of US

[2014-02-05 08:28]

An unusually heavy winter storm heads east of the US on Tuesday, threatening roughly two-thirds of the country with what forecasters said could be up to a foot (30 cm) of snow.

Thai caretaker PM urges protesters not to block voting

[2014-02-01 10:38]

Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday appealed anti-government protesters not to block voting during the Feb. 2 general election.

Holy waters in Nepal

[2014-01-31 14:48]

Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu January 30, 2014.

Kongfu stars wax shine in London ChinaTown

[2014-01-31 09:19]

Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee Wax Figures attract visitors to ChinaTown ahead of Chinese Year, London, Britain - 29 Jan 2014.

Obama pushes minimum wage hike

[2014-01-30 11:34]

US President Barack Obama, on a road trip to highlight themes from his State of the Union speech that called for narrowing the gap between the rich and poor, urged Congress on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for millions of low-income Americans.

Getting ready for some football

[2014-01-30 09:47]

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl February 2.

The Year of Horse gallops in

[2014-01-30 04:10]

Pilar de Borbon from Argentina, Fressy Garcia from Costa Rica and Aymara Balbi from Argentina display calligraphy skills, with the Chinese character for "horse", at Beijing Language and Culture University on Jan 29, two days before Lunar New Year's Day.

Musical celebration of Fab Four anniversary

[2014-01-29 10:28]

Paul McCartney (L) and Ringo Starr perform during the taping of "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles", which commemorates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, in Los Angeles.

China welcomes Year of the Horse

[2014-01-29 09:09]

China welcomes Year of the Horse

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