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Summers withdraws from Fed chair contest

[2013-09-16 08:08]

Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on Sunday withdrew his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve chairmanship.

Scientists make land arable again

[2013-09-16 01:53]

Without scientific methods to combat desertification, the march of the sands of time would have continued. But scientists have found an oasis of triumph.

Stranded cruise guests flown home

[2013-09-16 01:36]

About 1,120 passengers from the Chinese luxury cruise liner Henna, which is being held at the South Korean island of Jeju, had returned to Beijing on Sunday, the liner's operator said.

Japan launches rocket Epsilon from Kagoshima

[2013-09-15 09:34]

Japan's space agency JAXA announced on Saturday afternoon that it successfully launched its first new rocket in 12 years, the Epsilon, from the Uchinoura Space Center in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima.

Faye Wong announces her divorce

[2013-09-15 08:09]

Singer Faye Wong announced on Sept 13 that she has divorced her second husband, former actor turned businessman, Li Yapeng. Divorce shocks fans

Family networks

[2013-09-15 07:33]

Social media are changing China's parent-child dynamics both online and offline, enticing some children to resort to cloak-and-dagger measures to protect their privacy.

Beijing backs truce bid in Syria

[2013-09-14 08:08]

China supports Russia's proposal that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international control for their eventual destruction, President Xi Jinping said on Friday.China calls for positive response on Syria

Parents support stricter rules on children's books

[2013-09-14 02:10]

Both parents and publishers welcomed a government's notice calling for stricter supervision over children's publications and looked forward to more detailed regulation and enforcement.

Ouch ... bee therapy causes a real buzz

[2013-09-14 01:43]

It may be among China's most controversial therapies, but Liu Yu insists she is able to walk again thanks to the power of bee stings.

Faye Wong and Li Yapeng shock fans with divorce

[2013-09-13 21:34]

Chinese legendary singer Faye Wong and actor Li Yapeng have ended their eight-year marriage, CCTV said on Friday, as the now ex-couple made a splash on the micro blog site of Sina Weibo.

World shows flare at Beijing tourism event

[2013-09-13 13:38]

Egyptian spinning dancer Fares Eluasry performs during the annual road show launched by the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) in Wangfujing, the famous commercial pedestrian street in Beijing, Sept 12, 2013. Fifty-five WTCF members, including Los Angeles, Seoul, Dublin and a bunch of Chinese cities attended the five-day show which started Sep 10.

'Up' comes to life

[2013-09-13 13:32]

Jonathan Trappe takes to the air in a bid to become the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean using a balloon cluster system, in Caribou, Maine, Sept 12, 2013.

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