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Impasse in Congress shuts down services

[2013-10-02 00:05]

The unprecedented shutdown that could put more than 800,000 federal workers on unpaid leave, came after the US Congress failed to find a compromise on a bill to fund government operations. Obama blames Republicans for government shutdownUS Senate rejects motion bover government shutdownChinese tourists affected by US govt shutdown

Portrait of an amateur Waltz dancer

[2013-10-01 23:56]

In mud-stained shoes and worn-out blue jeans, Peng Zhiwei is busy setting steel frames for a construction site in Changsha, Hunan province. The 43-year-old construction worker continues laboring on this rainy day to earn some extra money.

Honoring heroes at Tian'anmen Square

[2013-10-01 23:47]

China's top leaders walk in rain to lay flowers at the Monument to the People's Heroes at Tian'anmen Square on Tuesday to mark the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic

14 fishermen rescued, 2 dead, 58 missing after typhoon

[2013-10-01 16:27]

Rescuers Tuesday found 14 fishermen alive, retrieved two bodies and are continuing search for 58 others missing in the South China Sea after three fishing boats have sunk since Sunday afternoon due to Typhoon Wutip.

ROK urges deterrence against DPRK's nuke threats

[2013-10-01 14:17]

President of Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday that the country should build strong deterrence against possible nuclear threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A blooming success in Tian'anmen

[2013-10-01 10:12]

This year's floral arrangement at Tian'anmen Square carries the theme of "Building a beautiful China and realizing the Chinese Dream".

Paragons of pleasure

[2013-10-01 09:47]

Off the beaten track, take a break this fall to explore three hidden gems that the vast expanse of China has to offer.

Artists talk about life on NY's streets

[2013-10-01 02:44]

Every morning around 8 am, Zhao Xiaopeng sets up his easels and unfolds a portable stool and chairs on a sidewalk in Times Square.

Tales of two countries

[2013-09-30 23:31]

Dai Sijie is like a bridge. He connects the medium of literature with that of film; and at the same time he links up the world of China, where he was born and grew up, with that of France, where he attained fame, as both a novelist and a film director.

Reception held to mark National Day

[2013-09-30 21:08]

President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other state and Party leaders join 1,100 participants at a reception to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 30, 2013. [Photo by Xu Jingxing/Asianewsphoto]

Pearly tradition in London

[2013-09-30 17:01]

Pearly Kings and Queens gather at Guildhall Yard, London, England, Sept 29, 2013.

Martial arts to attract golden week tourists

[2013-09-30 15:10]

The Yuefei Temple will put on a series of wushu performances during the National Day holiday, which runs from Oct 1 to 7 and is also called golden week in China.

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