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Nation's first flight to Sansha planned

[2013-07-22 02:53]

In Mo Qun's eyes, Sansha, the country's youngest city, will become China's Maldives, attracting tourists for island-to-island trips in the near future.

Victory improves Abe's hand

[2013-07-22 02:40]

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition sealed a decisive victory in upper house election, a win may embolden Abe's right-wing political claims and further complicate ties with neighbors.
Abe has chance to show true colors after big win

Protests across US over verdict

[2013-07-22 01:41]

Demonstrators took to the streets in US cities to vent their anger over the acquittal of the man who shot black teenager Trayvon Martin dead.

Floodwater discharged to meet flood peak

[2013-07-21 12:51]

Photo taken on July 20, 2013 shows the floodwater gushing from the sluices of the Gezhou Dam in Yichang, Central China's Hubei province.

Man hurt in blast at Beijing airport

[2013-07-21 08:42]

A man in a wheelchair allegedly set off a homemade explosive device outside Gate B of the arrival hall at T3 at Beijing's Capital Airport on Saturday evening.

Intense and intricate

[2013-07-21 08:23]

Colorful embroidery, fine silver ornaments, masks and lacquer wares were among the abundant handicrafts on display at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing recently. The just-concluded Amazing Guizhou was the province's third annual handicraft exhibition in Beijing. This year, the show focused on wax printing, which is also a folk art of the Miao ethnic group in Guizhou. The province has the second largest variety of ethnic minority groups, such as the Miao, Dong and Shui ethnic groups. Each ethnic group specializes in one or several particular handicraft, which they presented to the audience during the exhibition. Traditional handicrafts from Guizhou have been enjoying growing popularity in the international arena. Every year, craftsmen from Guizhou head to Europe to promote their rich and distinctive folk customs and cultures.

A voice for elephants

[2013-07-21 08:22]

Joyce Poole has been a lifelong campaigner against the ivory trade and the killing of elephants that goes with it. Her fascination with the animal began at age 6, when her father moved the family from the United States to Kenya, and quickly grew when as a teenager she began to study their behavior.

Veteran U.S. journalist Helen Thomas dies

[2013-07-21 02:38]

Veteran US journalist Helen Thomas, who covered 10 consecutive presidents dating back to John Kennedy in the White House press corps, died.

Bruce Lee's daughter recalls his energy

[2013-07-20 11:27]

The daughter of kung fu legend Bruce Lee spoke fondly on Friday of her father's powerful presence and energy at a preview of an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.

China launches three experimental satellites

[2013-07-20 10:05]

China successfully launched three satellites for scientific experiments into space at 7:37 am Saturday, the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center said.

'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 yrs ago': Obama

[2013-07-20 05:19]

US President Barack Obama on Friday made a series of proposals to prevent tragedies such as the Trayvon Martin case in the future, as he addressed the issue of race in the wake of the trial of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Martin.

Giving take-out roast chicken a French twist

[2013-07-20 01:39]

If we wish to dine in the comfort of our underwear at home, the choices are often limited to sloppy rice boxes and greasy pizza. That's where La Rotisserie comes in.

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