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30,000 turn out in Beijing Marathon

[2013-10-21 00:28]

The 2013 Beijing International Marathon concluded on Sunday with Tadese Tola of Ethiopia breaking the event record set 27 years ago to win the men's race and China's Zhang Yingying claiming the women's title.

Smuggled species carry hidden dangers

[2013-10-21 00:08]

Venomous snakes and spiders, lizards and turtles, rare cactuses — it is a list of species most people would expect to find in a zoo. Yet, increasingly, China's customs officers are finding them hidden in suitcases and mail order packages.

Hutong threatened by illegal construction

[2013-10-20 23:32]

Rampant illegal construction has put Beijing's historic hutong in danger of disappearing.

Chalk it up to great courage

[2013-10-20 10:11]

Teacher Jiang Shengfa put the pain of losing both arms in an accident behind him to emerge an inspirational example that anything is possible.

Heart to heart

[2013-10-20 09:46]

Tamdrin with congenital heart disease is one of five Tibetan children receiving free treatment at the General Hospital of Armed Police Forces in Beijing.

Greece riveted by mystery of 'blonde angel'

[2013-10-20 09:33]

Greek police have asked Interpol to help them track down the real parents of a blonde girl with green eyes who was found in a Roma camp in central Greece.

Job fair for little people in SW China city

[2013-10-19 12:03]

A recruiting fair is held for dwarfs in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Oct 18, 2013. Ten companies provided nearly 100 posts for grownups between 1.1 to 1.4 meters in heights.

China Jingdezhen Int'l Ceramic Fair kicks off

[2013-10-19 11:12]

Visitors view ceramic craftwork during the 2013 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair in Jingdezhen city, East China's Jiangxi province, Oct 18, 2013.

No secret papers for Russia, says Snowden

[2013-10-19 08:03]

Edward Snowden says he did not take any secret NSA documents to Russia and that intelligence officials in China as well as Russia could not get access to the documents he had obtained before leaving the US.

Gathering of grown-up

[2013-10-19 00:45]

Six hundred students from Beijing 101 Middle School attended the ceremony, marking their passage into adulthood before the college entrance examination.

London Luxury

[2013-10-19 00:36]

The British capital's most iconic hotels are eager to welcome the growing wave of Chinese tourists, Mike Peters reports, with the city's best shopping and dining in easy reach.

Tightrope walker conquers Great Wall

[2013-10-19 00:08]

Chinese tightrope walker Adili Wuxor walked without safety nets or harnesses for 331 meters above a strip of the Great Wall in Jixian county in Tianjin on Friday.

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