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Joey Chestnut wins 7th contest with 69 dogs

[2013-07-05 09:12]

Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women's competition.

Muscle Beach Independence Day

[2013-07-05 08:35]

People compete in the Muscle Beach Independence Day bodybuilding contest on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, July 4, 2013.

Tough workout for Li Na in war of words

[2013-07-05 01:00]

China's first Grand Slam tournament winner Li Na has found herself in hot water because of her comments.

Submersible taps mineral deposits in S China Sea

[2013-07-05 00:42]

Jiaolong, the manned deep-sea submersible, is helping the country tap a treasure of iron-manganese deposits that were first discovered in the South China Sea on Wednesday.

US martial artists arrive at Shaolin Temple

[2013-07-04 10:17]

Some 250 martial arts enthusiasts from the US arrived at the renowned Shaolin Temple on Monday and demonstrated their skills to the temple's masters on Wednesday.

Ecuador finds spy mic for Assange meeting

[2013-07-04 10:14]

Ecuador said on Wednesday it would seek the help of the British government to determine who put a hidden microphone in its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up.

Jubilant crowds celebrate after Mursi overthrown

[2013-07-04 08:01]

Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, wave the Egyptian national flag as they gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 3, 2013.

July 4 in Prescott: Balance of grief, patriotism

[2013-07-04 07:51]

Emotional whiplash has become a matter of course in Prescott as residents try to move on and enjoy the biggest tourism week of the year, while also mourning the men who were the town's pride.

Growth slowing for services

[2013-07-04 02:52]

The expansion pace of China's non-manufacturing industries decelerated to a nine-month low in June, in line with the weakest factory activity in four months

Memorial service held for 19 Arizona firefighters

[2013-07-03 15:02]

People attend a memorial service at Prescott High School for 19 firefighters who perished battling a fast-moving wildfire in Prescott, Arizona July 2, 2013.

Anti-terror drill staged in Xinjiang

[2013-07-03 13:30]

Hami city held an anti-terrorism drill with police, armed police and military after a deadly terrorist attack left 24 dead in Shanshan county of Turpan prefecture last week.

Canada vigilant after terror plot

[2013-07-03 10:27]

Canada would continue to be vigilant following an alleged terror plot to bomb the parliament of British Columbia.

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