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Learning to an African beat

[2013-12-22 00:08]

Watching a group of Chinese children playing the djembe, an African hand drum, in a park in Shenzhen is an uplifting experience. The ups and downs of the beat and the exotic rhythm produce a variety of sounds, presenting a vivid picture of Africa.

Reviving the 'river pig'

[2013-12-21 23:41]

Reserves offer perhaps the best chance to save China's critically endangered finless porpoise subspecies, whose nickname comes from the fact they were once as common as swine.

US judge strikes down Utah's gay marriage ban

[2013-12-21 13:54]

A US federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, handing a major victory to gay rights activists in the conservative state.

India applies to UN to try to solve diplomat crisis

[2013-12-21 10:17]

India asked the UN to accredit a New York-based diplomat who was arrested for visa fraud, in an apparent attempt to defuse a crisis with the US.
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Lonely polar bear in the Arctic Ocean

[2013-12-21 08:45]

This lonely polar bear searches for seals in the Arctic Ocean - Sitting all alone on drift ice in the Arctic Ocean, this lonely little fella looks lost.

China launches communications satellite for Bolivia

[2013-12-21 03:19]

China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 0:42 am(Beijing Time) Saturday.

ROK to return Chinese war dead

[2013-12-21 01:19]

The Republic of Korea began to exhume the remains of Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War (1950-53) on Friday, one day after its defense ministry agreed to return 425 sets of remains.

Rodman trains basketball palyers in DPRK

[2013-12-20 15:18]

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman takes a jump shot as he gives a training demonstration to North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday, Dec 20, 2013.

New York mulls banning e-cigarettes

[2013-12-20 10:21]

The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban, in the latest of many anti-tobacco measures signed by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Climbers soar to new heights

[2013-12-20 08:27]

Climbers take on the Totem Pole, located at Cape Hauy in Tasmania, Australia - Towering 65 meters into the sky, the terrifying accent is a dream for climbers.

Reading China's future through its past

[2013-12-20 08:13]

Contrary to the popular historical narrative that China's exposure to the West in the 1800s hastened a slew of problems for an inward-looking Qing Dynasty, historian Odd Arne Westad argues that the Qing were not only eager to expand outward but benefited immeasurably from Western creativity and knowledge.

AVIC unveils plan for next-generation regional aircraft

[2013-12-20 02:24]

China's major aircraft manufacturer announced on Thursday the launch of its new regional turboprop program, an indication that the country is investing heavily to grab a bigger share of the civil aviation market.

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