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Check out cool new gadgets from CES 2014

[2014-01-08 09:39]

Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics of America, introduces a 105-inch, curved UHD television during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

Cold snap sweeps US

[2014-01-08 08:42]

Cold snap envelopes US

Russia imposes security clampdown in Sochi before Olympics

[2014-01-08 04:40]

Russian forces went on combat alert in Sochi and tightened restrictions on access to the Black Sea resort on Tuesday, exactly one month before the start of the Winter Olympic Games.

Tokyo urged to end militarism

[2014-01-08 01:25]

Japan has to rid itself of the "demon" of militarism to regain trust from the international community, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, after the war of words between the neighbors escalated, even embroiling a fictional Harry Potter villain.

X-ray reveals crying toddler had 5-cm needle inserted in his lung

[2014-01-08 01:00]

A mother in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, reported to police that her 14-month-old baby was attacked, after doctors removed a 5-centimeter-long needle from the boy's lung on Monday.

Pollution's effect on health not clear yet, officials say

[2014-01-08 00:41]

The health effects of outdoor air pollution can only be assessed after long-term monitoring and quantitative data analysis, a spokesman for the country's top health authority said.

Military drill in SW China

[2014-01-07 13:59]

Soldiers take part in a drill in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Jan 6, 2014.

Merkel breaks pelvis

[2014-01-07 09:07]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has broken her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, forcing her to call off some foreign visits and official appointments.

Rodman in DPRK with ex-NBA team

[2014-01-07 08:59]

Dennis Rodman arrived in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday with a team of former NBA players for an exhibition game on Kim Jong-un's birthday.

Trick photography

[2014-01-07 08:19]

Photographer Evan Sharboneau from Oregon, USA, combines reality with fantasy to create surreal landscapes and visions, Jan 7, 2014. [Photo/]

Forbidden City to be closed every Monday

[2014-01-07 00:55]

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, expanded its closures from Monday afternoons to the entire day, a move the museum said will better preserve its relics and allow enough time each week to maintain them.

Illegal ivory stash destroyed

[2014-01-07 00:39]

China has destroyed 6.1 metric tons of elephant ivory seized over the years, hoping to send a zero-tolerance message to poachers.

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