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Nice day for a cool white wedding

[2014-01-29 08:51]

A true "white wedding" was held on the morning of Jan 10 as two Antarctic explorers, who met while working on the frozen continent, shared their vowsat SeaWorld Orlando. The bride,Susanne Grieve,and groom,Jeff Rawson, were joined by a colony of 250 penguins that call the habitat in SeaWorld home.

Home-bound workers ease crowding in Beijing

[2014-01-28 14:58]

A road looks much less congested than usual in Beijing on Jan 27, four days before the start of China's Spring Festival.

Chinese ace Li Na before she was famous

[2014-01-28 08:53]

The Australian Open Champion as a 100-day-old baby.

Putin pays tribute to Siege of Leningrad victims

[2014-01-28 07:32]

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Border Stone monument in the Nevsky Pyatachok military and historical memorial complex in Kirovsk, near St. Petersburg January 27, 2014.

Premier calls for action to relieve poverty

[2014-01-28 02:16]

Premier Li pledged greater efforts to break the intergeneration poverty curse, during a meeting on poverty alleviation with other senior officials over the weekend.

Xi visits soldiers on frozen northern border

[2014-01-28 02:16]

President Xi Jinping visited soldiers at a border frontier base in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Sunday, expressing his gratitude for their service to the nation.

Anti-World Cup protests wane in Sao Paulo

[2014-01-27 09:35]

The year's first major protest against the World Cup drew more than 2,000 demonstrators into the streets of Brazil's largest city on Saturday, as frustration over the cost of the tournament lingers in the host country.

Syria talks bring offer of exit from siege of Homs

[2014-01-27 09:31]

The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged rebel city of Homs on Sunday as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitarian gestures on a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva.

Tough Guy event in England

[2014-01-27 09:11]

A competitor falls into muddy water during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England, Jan 26, 2014.

8.8% salary hikes expected for 2014

[2014-01-27 02:24]

Salary increases are expected to hit 8.8 percent in 2014, a slight rise on the 8.6 percent for 2013, according to a survey issued by, a human resources service provider.

Holiday fireworks lose their sparkle amid smog

[2014-01-27 00:45]

Public enthusiasm for fireworks seems to be fizzling out in the face of concerns over air pollution, with many people posting online messages calling for restraint in celebrations during Spring Festival.

India celebrates 65th Republic Day

[2014-01-26 18:22]

India on Sunday started its 65th Republic Day celebration with ground-to-air security apparatus put in place in the capital.

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