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In photos: Deadly earthquake in Pakistan

[2013-09-25 14:08]

A total of 208 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon, said a local official Wednesday.

Plastic surgery can be beauty killers

[2013-09-25 11:24]

Bad plastic surgeries have caused intense discussions over the painful pursuit of beauty.

World leaders at UN General Assembly

[2013-09-25 10:44]

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2013.

China to inaugurate Shanghai FTZ on Sept 29

[2013-09-25 09:22]

China will officially launch the pilot free trade zone in Shanghai on Sept 29, taking a solid step forward to boost reforms in the world's second-largest economy.

China's investment a 'job-saver' in Europe

[2013-09-25 00:33]

Surging investment from China helped create or preserve about 100,000 jobs in Europe during 2011-12, when the continent's economy was hit by a downturn, a report said.

Pollution control plan to slash PM2.5

[2013-09-25 00:12]

Hebei and Shandong provinces and the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin will cut their combined coal consumption by 83 million metric tons by 2017.

The beauty and beasts of selling hot houses

[2013-09-24 19:48]

In China, autumn is boom time for real estate agents as the advent of Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day holiday is the best time to sell a house amid growing consumer interest.

Tian'anmen's flowery moments for National Day

[2013-09-24 17:35]

Tian'anmen Square, a Beijing landmark, is one of the capital's favorite tourist spots, especially around National Day, which is Oct 1.

When animals meet beer

[2013-09-24 16:05]

Beer is flowing as revelers enjoy the ongoing Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. But why should human beings have all the fun? Animals can also get tipsy with beer, the lingua franca.

Gold rush for new coin

[2013-09-24 10:43]

Fifty million new edition five-yuan coins issued by the People's Bank of China on Monday sold well among coin collectors.

Microsoft revamps Surface to challenge Apple

[2013-09-24 10:24]

Microsoft Corp. on Monday unveiled two new models of its tablets family, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, along with an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories in New York.

China's growth: Fundamental challenges still remain

[2013-09-24 09:34]

What effect will China's slowing economy have on its growth prospects - and the rest of the world?

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