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Draft moots cut in homework

[2013-08-23 01:32]

A draft guidelines document released by the Ministry of Education suggests homework may become a thing of the past for younger students.

Confronting 'Chinaphobia' challenge

[2013-08-23 00:22]

"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand," the Canadian rock 'n'roll band Rush sang in the mid-1980s.

Model gives glimpse of old Beijing

[2013-08-22 23:18]

Some people can still remember what Beijing looked like 60 years ago with its meandering streets and courtyard communities.

Chengdu visa-free policy to lure more tourists

[2013-08-22 23:15]

Chengdu, Sichuan province, will become the fourth Chinese city after Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to adopt a 72-hour visa-free policy.

At least 37 killed in Malaysian bus crash

[2013-08-22 06:50]

At least 37 were killed after a tourist bus plunged into ravine near Malaysia's Genting Highlands resort on Wednesday in one of the worst road accidents in a decade in the country.

Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks trial

[2013-08-22 06:38]

Manning was sentenced to serve 35 years in a military prison for turning over more than 700,000 classified files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the nation's history.

FM calls for closer Cambodia relations

[2013-08-22 01:45]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Cambodian leaders to discuss closer bilateral ties on Wednesday.

Police break up baby trafficking ring

[2013-08-22 01:17]

Parents who intentionally sell their children should be deprived of custody rights, legal experts said.

Search for escaped crocodiles continues

[2013-08-22 01:10]

The search is continuing for several crocodiles that escaped from a farm destroyed by floods in Shantou, Guangdong province, local authorities said.

Problems for rural kids in cities

[2013-08-22 00:41]

There are almost 100 million minors whose parents are migrant workers. Of these, 61 million are "left-behind children", which means they are growing up in villages without their parents.

Jeremy Lin celebrates birthday in basketball clinic

[2013-08-21 14:00]

Jeremy Lin celebrated his 25-year-old birthday with fans as his three-day basketball clinic ended and held a closing ceremony on Tuesday.

Police identify suspect in US school shooting

[2013-08-21 09:26]

Police say the suspect in a shooting at an Atlanta-area elementary school is 20 years old and faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer.

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