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Bull-taming festival kicks off in India

[2014-01-17 10:24]

A villager is pinned down by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai Jan 16, 2014.

Wildfire out of control in Los Angeles, US

[2014-01-17 08:19]

Thick smoke is seen above the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora, Jan 16, 2014. The Colby Fire, reported at about 6 am as an out-of-control camp fire, has grown to 1,700 acres and caused thick smoke over the Los Angeles region.

Way to art school

[2014-01-17 07:30]

Prospective students take a sketching exam at a teachers’ university in Hainan province on Thursday. A total of 1,901 students sat for the art school entrance test in the province. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscar nominations

[2014-01-17 00:01]

Con-men caper "American Hustle" and space thriller "Gravity" led Oscar nominees on Thursday with 10 nominations each, including best picture, in the race for the world's top film prize.

Volcano displaces thousands in Indonesia

[2014-01-16 10:06]

More than 25,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for the volcano to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Monday.

China issues fog alerts

[2014-01-16 09:28]

Yellow alerts for fog in China's southern regions were issued on Monday by the country's central observatory, as continuous rainfall increased humidity.

Stray cats on the way to be slaughtered saved

[2014-01-16 09:26]

A truck with 2,800 stray cats heading for South China's Nanning city is stopped and the felines saved by animal welfare volunteers in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, Jan 15, 2014.

138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to open

[2014-01-16 08:02]

The two-day show on Feb 10 and 11 at Madison Square Garden and Piers 92 and 94 will open with a separate agility competition.

Guangdong eases way home for workers

[2014-01-16 02:31]

The transportation authority in Guangdong province announced on Wednesday a series of tailored auto services — with the help of a gas company and repair shops — for drivers heading back home during the Spring Festival rush.

Wuhan overpass swings into place

[2014-01-15 14:17]

The 17,000-ton section of an overpass, part of an elevated highway, is swung into place over railways in Wuhan city, Central China's Hubei province.

Palestinian students show military skills

[2014-01-15 08:52]

Palestinian students take part in a graduation ceremony for a military-style training programme in Gaza City on Jan 14, 2014. Some 13,000 students joined the course.

Detroit auto show features fuel-efficient cars

[2014-01-14 14:52]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit Monday with the debut of more than 50 new and concept cars, featuring fuel-efficient and lighter-weight models.

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