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US: Proven link of Assad to gas attack lacking

[2013-09-09 11:13]

The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a US military response.

Serena Williams repeats as US Open champion

[2013-09-09 09:28]

Serena Williams repeated as US Open women's champion by holding off a battling Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 in a windblown final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday

Panda 'Bai Yun' celebrates 22nd birthday in US

[2013-09-09 07:58]

Giant panda "Bai Yun" poses with a birthday cake during her 22nd birthday celebration at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, the US, Sept 7, 2013.

Exports expand in Aug amid signs of recovery

[2013-09-09 01:37]

China's exports jumped in August by 7.2 percent from a year earlier to $190.73 billion, compared with 5.1 percent growth in July.

National Games: Pictures of the day

[2013-09-08 16:47]

The 12th National Games, billed as China's mini-Olympics, opened in Shenyang, capital city of Northeast China's Liaoning province, on Aug 31. The quadrennial games feature all 28 Olympic sports as well as baseball, softball and martial arts. The events will run through Sept 12.

Rodman back from DPRK without jailed American

[2013-09-08 14:51]

Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman returned on Saturday from his second visit to Democratic People's Republic of Korea this year where he again met the country's leader Kim Jong-un, but did not come back with jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae.

Djokovic, Nadal set up blockbuster US Open final

[2013-09-08 14:25]

World number one Novak Djokovic and number two Rafa Nadal set up a mouthwatering men's singles final at the US Open with victories in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows on Saturday.

Xi discusses bilateral ties with Kazakh parliament speaker

[2013-09-08 10:09]

Visiting President Xi Jinping discussed bilateral ties with the speaker of Kazakh Parliament's Lower House Nurlan Nigmatulin on Saturday.

'Poetic' Italian documentary takes top honor at Venice filmfest

[2013-09-08 09:53]

The Italian film "Sacro GRA" was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film at the 70th Venice Film Festival.

Welcome with a bang

[2013-09-08 09:28]

If you visit Basha village in Guizhou province's Congjiang county, you will be greeted by a group of men carrying long rifles. Fear not, they are harmless.

Abe speech helps secure 2020 Games for Tokyo

[2013-09-08 06:22]

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 summer Games on Saturday, beating Istanbul in a head-to-head vote after Abe delivered a charismatic plea to the IOC. Factbox on TokyoDisbelief in Madrid as bid rejectedTurks left looking for answers after fifth Games rejection

Luxury car show in Vancouver

[2013-09-07 15:45]

A visitor watches a super car at the 4th, annual luxury and super car show in Vancouver, Canada, Sept 6, 2013.

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