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Rousseff praises Brazil protests

[2013-06-19 07:20]

President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and as demonstrations continued.

Finding their Zen in sports

[2013-06-19 03:08]

Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou has the only formal badminton team in China's religious circles, whose monks have competed in matches and won prizes.

Price war between e-commerce firms hotter

[2013-06-19 02:54]

A price war has flared up again among Chinese e-commerce websites, despite government officials accusing them of "fooling consumers with promotional activities" just nine months ago.

House price rises cool down in major cities

[2013-06-19 02:46]

Although new home prices rose year-on-year in 69 of the mainland's 70 major cities in May, analysts said adherence to property curbs will eventually stabilize housing prices.

Space lotuses to touch down in Shanghai

[2013-06-19 02:21]

The 50 flowers of 13 varieties grown from seeds that traveled into space will be on show at Guyi Gardens in Shanghai on June 28.

Dolphin dies, swimmers blamed

[2013-06-19 02:14]

Wildlife experts have criticized swimmers who posed for pictures with a dying dolphin on a South China beach, hampering the efforts of people trying to save the mammal.

Baby formula industry to consolidate

[2013-06-19 02:05]

About a third of the country's baby formula businesses will be axed, in what experts are calling a major consolidation of the industry.

G8 focuses on taxation, counter-terrorism at final day

[2013-06-18 21:21]

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations gathered in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on Tuesday for the second and final day of their summit.

Jiaolong carries 1st scientist on deep-sea dive

[2013-06-18 15:16]

The Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible on Tuesday carried its first scientist as crew member during a deep-sea dive.

US names envoy to close Guantanamo

[2013-06-18 09:10]

The US State Department has named a special envoy to press ahead with the president's plan to close Guantanamo military detention facility.

Montreal mayor arrested in corruption scandal

[2013-06-18 07:47]

Montreal's new mayor, who pledged to stamp out corruption when he took office in November after his predecessor resigned under a cloud, was arrested and charged with fraud on Monday in the latest blow to the reputation of one of Canada's biggest cities.

Putin, Obama face off over Syria

[2013-06-18 06:35]

US President Barack Obama sparred with Russia's Vladimir Putin over how to end the war in Syria on Monday during an icy encounter at a G8 summit.
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