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Memorial held for China flood victims

[2013-08-24 14:38]

A northeastern Chinese city held a memorial service for local flood victims on Saturday as the death toll rose by 13 to 76.

Panda cub born at US National Zoo

[2013-08-24 13:47]

Giant panda Mei Xiang has given birth to a cub at the US National Zoo in Washington on Friday afternoon, the zoo authorities announced. The mother panda's water broke at around 3:36 pm local time, and she gave birth at 5:32 pm, the zoo said in a statement.

Fiery temper putting Li on media hot seat

[2013-08-24 08:15]

China's fiery tennis superstar Li Na heads into next week's US Open eyeing a second Grand Slam crown but with questions over her temperament mounting in Chinese media after two furious outbursts. Winning the 2011 French Open title sealed Li's place as the country's tennis darling as 116 million people at home tuned in to watch her become Asia's first Grand Slam singles champion. But the world No 6, now a veteran at 31, has developed a reputation as a prickly character in a nation where sports stars typically keep their emotions strictly in check after years in the rigid state sports training system.

Animal lovers dote on furry families at fair

[2013-08-24 01:37]

At the 16th Pet Fair Asia, which began on Thursday in Shanghai's World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, thousands of pet owners from around the country crowded the 37,000-square-meter venue.

Organic growth

[2013-08-24 01:05]

Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu Resort's guests can wake up in the five-star hotel's lake view villa and pick organic vegetables from the garden. These are cooked in the hotel's restaurant as they sip coffee while taking in mountain scenes in the fresh air 33 miles from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

Sex ratio may cause marriage squeeze

[2013-08-24 00:42]

China still faces a tough challenge to redress a long-term skewed sex ratio of births, which now stands at about 117.7 boys for every 100 girls.

Everbright trading probe nearly done, CSRC says

[2013-08-24 00:01]

Collection and examination of evidence into the trading glitch at China Everbright Securities Co Ltd is almost done, but further verification is needed.

The hidden reefs in China-US relations

[2013-08-23 11:35]

While China and the US seek to elevate their military ties, some old stumbling blocks still stand in the way and new issues keep rising.

Trami batters southern China

[2013-08-23 07:27]

Typhoon Trami has slammed into southern China, bringing with it torrential rain, while the country's northeast is tackling severe flooding that has left hundreds of people dead or missing.

Nasdaq resumes stock trading after outage

[2013-08-23 05:12]

US stocks closed higher on Thursday after Nasdaq suspended trading of all stocks for about three hours.

Draft moots cut in homework

[2013-08-23 01:32]

A draft guidelines document released by the Ministry of Education suggests homework may become a thing of the past for younger students.

Confronting 'Chinaphobia' challenge

[2013-08-23 00:22]

"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand," the Canadian rock 'n'roll band Rush sang in the mid-1980s.

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