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Riot police off to Liberia peacekeeping mission

[2013-10-22 11:23]

China's riot police squad, as part of 140 policemen sent by the Chinese government, will leave for Liberia to take part in the United Nations peacekeeping mission for eight months.

Beijing Opera troupe perform in Brazil

[2013-10-22 09:52]

A troupe from the Beijing Opera Theater held their performance tour in South America from Oct 11 to 20.

Teacher killed, two wounded in Nevada middle school shooting

[2013-10-22 04:23]

A teacher was shot dead and two students were wounded when a student opened fire at a middle school in the northern Nevada city of Sparks on Monday before taking his own life.Gun control debate gathers little steam

Architect looks to the big picture

[2013-10-22 00:48]

The man behind the new People's Daily headquarters unveils the inspiration behind his controversial design, and promises the finished product will silence critics.

Smog wraps northeast, schools forced to close

[2013-10-22 00:12]

Choking smog shrouded Northeast China on Monday, forcing schools to suspend classes and disrupting flights and road traffic.

Teachers, students divided over Gaokao reform plan

[2013-10-22 00:09]

A plan to reform gaokao, or China's college entrance examination, in Beijing has divided experts, who disagree on whether placing less emphasis on English-language skills is a good idea.

Dogfight looms over jets

[2013-10-22 00:04]

China will become the global battlefield for wide-body aircraft in the next decade as the country's busy airports and expanding air traffic fuel demand for more of these jets on domestic routes.

Peak season for fall foliage in Beijing

[2013-10-21 11:12]

Leaves started turning color in October in the city, turning red leaf-covered places into popular tourist destinations.

Train carrying oil, gas derails in Canada

[2013-10-21 10:18]

The Canadian National Railway train carrying petroleum crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derailed west of Edmonton, Alberta, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on Oct 19.

Future of retail lies in clicks, not bricks

[2013-10-21 01:05]

An increasing number of fashion and beauty product shoppers are turning to online sites in preference to bricks-and-mortar outlets, Tiffany Tan reports.

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.

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