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Obama delays strike against Syria

[2013-09-01 09:48]

US President Barack Obama stepped back from the brink Saturday and delayed an imminent military strike against Syria to seek approval from the Congress.
Obama seeking lawmakers' OK for strike
Putin pressures Obama over Syria
Iran warns of spillover of possible war on Syria

Southwest rattled by second quake

[2013-09-01 09:00]

Another earthquake killed at least five and injured more than two dozen in three counties in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces on Saturday.

Games start is grand, without grandstanding

[2013-09-01 08:14]

The opening ceremony and event settings of the 12th National Games, the country's "mini Olympics", shows a more frugal approach to the quadrennial event

'Brother Watch' pleads guilty to corruption

[2013-08-31 08:24]

A former official of Shaanxi province, who drew public outrage last summer after a news photo showed him smiling at the site of a deadly highway crash and for his collection of luxury watches, pleaded guilty to corruption charges on Friday in Xi'an.

Flight team performs first show abroad

[2013-08-31 08:17]

The August 1st Aerobatics Team, China's first and best-known aerobatic demonstration team, performed its first show abroad in Moscow on Friday.

Li revenges on Robson to reach last 16

[2013-08-31 06:24]

Chinese number one female player Li Na had paid special attention to Friday's third round match against British teenager Laura Robson, who surprisingly knocked her out of the tournament at the same round last year.

Theater to be built at Terracotta Warriors site

[2013-08-31 03:03]

Two global entertainment companies, one in New York and the other in China, plan to build a world-class, state-of-the-art theater adjacent to the Terracotta Warriors exhibition in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

Lost for words

[2013-08-31 02:56]

Computerization is affecting our ability to handwrite Chinese characters. It is a sad trend that cannot be reversed. But the upside is higher efficiency in the use of the language as the bar for literacy keeps getting lowered.

Xi urges military to expand training

[2013-08-31 02:30]

President Xi Jinping urged the nation's military to make greater efforts in training troops and in safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development.
Xi calls for innovation push in Dalian

Games put the focus back on sports

[2013-08-31 02:12]

The games, which are held in Liaoning province, will start on Aug 31 and run for 13 days. While some of the sporting competitions have already taken place.

Economic slowdown, railways hold back airlines

[2013-08-31 01:15]

Slower economic growth and competition from high-speed railways were a drag on the first-half performance of domestic airlines, though there was wide divergence in the sector.

Sinopec takes stake in Egyptian oil

[2013-08-31 01:04]

China Petrochemical Corp, or Sinopec Group, has agreed to pay $3.1 billion for a 33 percent stake in Apache Corp's Egyptian oil and natural gas business.

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