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US missile destroyers stand by in Mediterranean

[2013-09-04 10:02]

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), (front) pulls into formation with the French Marine Nationale anti-submarine frigate Jean de Vienne (D 643) during Exercise Proud Manta 2013 (POMA 13) in this February 26, 2013 handout photo provided by the US Navy.

Photos: Daily life for Free Syrian Army

[2013-09-04 09:51]

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he takes a defensive position in the old city of Aleppo, Sept 3, 2013.

The first Chinese to reach US Open semi-final

[2013-09-04 05:54]

No. 5 seed Li Na overcame the second set lose to beat Ekaterina Makarova from Russia 6-4, 6-7 (7- 5), 6-2 on Tuesday en route to women's singles final four, becoming the first Chinese player to reach US Open semi-final.

Fewer Chinese students apply to US graduate schools

[2013-09-04 02:50]

Fewer Chinese students applied to US graduate schools for the 2012-13 academic year, but more were accepted than the previous year.

Technology transfer is a focus

[2013-09-04 02:35]

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have taken substantial steps to make technology transfer the next focal point for future economic cooperation, Wan Gang, minister of science and technology, said on Tuesday.

Syrian refugees exceed 2m

[2013-09-04 02:29]

The number of Syrian refugees has passed the 2 million mark, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday, warning that the world faces its greatest threat to world peace in recent decades.

Energy partners boost gas supplies

[2013-09-04 01:41]

China and Turkmenistan vowed on Tuesday to be "long-term, stable and reliable" energy partners.China, Turkmenistan lift bilateral ties to strategic partnershipPresident Xi Jinping gives joint interview

San Francisco-Oakland bridge opens

[2013-09-03 15:05]

The new $6 billion eastern section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, one of the busiest spans in the United States, is expected to be open on Tuesday for 280,000 daily commuters.

Syrian refugee numbers swell to 2m: UN

[2013-09-03 13:18]

More than 2 million refugees have now fled Syria's civil war, piling pressure on neighbouring host countries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Microsoft in $7.2b deal for Nokia handset biz

[2013-09-03 12:53]

Microsoft Corp is buying Nokia Corp's devices and services business for $7.2 billion to expand its share of the smartphone market.

Federer knocked out of US Open by Robredo

[2013-09-03 10:03]

Former world number one Roger Federer was knocked out of the US Open on Monday by Spain's Tommy Robredo.

Boy, 5, aims to be 'youngest pilot'

[2013-09-03 02:34]

A man known for his tough teaching style is trying to get his 5-year-old son recognized as the world's youngest pilot.

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