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Xuelong carries on mission after breaking from floes

[2014-01-14 05:12]

A crane of the Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong lifts a basket with researchers to Victoria Land in Antarctica, Jan. 13, 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

[2014-01-14 03:48]

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2013, ending Lionel Messi's four-year run as the world's best player.

Bangkok unrest hurts major projects and tourism industry

[2014-01-14 02:20]

Thailand may see its projects with China delayed and fewer Chinese tourists visiting the country, analysts said on Monday as protesters attempted to cripple Bangkok.

Beijing and Sofia vow new initiatives

[2014-01-14 00:44]

As President Xi Jinping played host to a foreign counterpart for the first time this year, China and Bulgaria pledged on Monday to enhance cooperation in infrastructure and energy projects.

71st Golden Globe Awards

[2014-01-13 09:36]

Stars arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California january 12, 2014.

No pant for cold subway ride

[2014-01-13 04:20]

The "No Pants Subway Ride" event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world, according to its organisers.

Tough army training turns boys into men

[2014-01-13 01:12]

Zhang Yun became emotional when she saw her son, Wang Xu, had lost about 20 kg and was seriously sunburnt after his first month assigned to a People's Liberation Army company renowned for its tough training.

Blaze prompts concern for ancient buildings

[2014-01-13 00:33]

A huge fire that engulfed an ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-la, Yunnan province, on Saturday has caused experts to call for heightened fire safety in historic locations across the country.

Flights of fancy

[2014-01-12 01:35]

Pigeon racing's popularity is soaring among China's wealthy, producing sky-high bids for champion pedigree — and unintended consequences ranging from import-tax spats to pirates who trap and ransom the birds. Erik Nilsson reports.

History etched in stone

[2014-01-11 23:55]

An enthusiastic amateur believes ancient Chinese script he’s found among Native American pictographs prove that Asians crossed the Pacific centuries ago, he tells Mike Peters.

High adventure

[2014-01-11 23:45]

There was no hanging back when this daredevil performed his latest feat

Ancient town in Shangri-la devastated by fire

[2014-01-11 20:39]

More than 240 houses were burned down in a fire that started in the early hours of Saturday at the ancient town of Dukezong in Shangri-la, a resort county in southwest China's Yunnan province.

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