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Tibetan farmers enjoy Onkor festival

[2013-07-20 01:24]

How do the farmers in the Tibet autonomous region prepare for harvest? They pray and have fun during the Onkor Festival that lasts for three to five days before the heavy work.

Girl mauled by mastiff needs $32,580 for surgery

[2013-07-20 01:12]

A 5-year-old girl attacked by a Tibetan mastiff in Beijing may be permanently disfigured if her family doesn't come up with the 200,000 yuan ($32,580) needed to pay for facial reconstruction surgery.

Firefighters hold line against California wildfire

[2013-07-19 13:55]

Firefighters on Thursday held back the blaze in the mountains of Southern California that forced the evacuation of the resort community of Idyllwild after flames engulfed seven homes and numerous other buildings.

Russia jails opposition leader

[2013-07-19 10:49]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft on Thursday, an unexpectedly tough punishment which supporters said proved President Vladimir Putin was a dictator ruling by repression.

Rat, rabbit head sculptures on display

[2013-07-19 09:46]

The bronze heads of a rat and a rabbit, donated by the Pinault family of France in April, are on display at the National Museum of China.

'Improving' Mandela marks 95th birthday

[2013-07-19 07:38]

Mandela is "steadily improving", South Africa's government said on Thursday as the former president celebrated his 95th birthday in hospital amid tributes from around the country and the world.

Detroit files biggest ever US municipal bankruptcy

[2013-07-19 04:56]

The city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, making it the largest ever municipal bankruptcy in US history and marking a new low for a city that was the cradle of the US automotive industry.
Detroit's new start: A chance to cleanse debt

Plane crash victims' parents seek answers

[2013-07-19 00:52]

The families of Chinese passengers on the Asiana Airlines jetliner that crash-landed in San Francisco on July 6 said they are not satisfied with the airline's moves to resolve the issues, especially compensation.

Qingdao eatery finds use for pesky seaweed

[2013-07-19 00:15]

A restaurant in Qingdao has developed a whole line of dishes that include algae, while local authorities are spending a great deal of time and effort trying to wipe out the seaweed.

From university campus to boot camp

[2013-07-19 00:06]

Captain Chu Kewei is exactly the kind of soldier the People's Liberation Army says it is looking for: well educated, tech savvy, and ready for the challenge of building a fighting force in the digital age.

FIFA head: World Cup in Brazil could be mistake

[2013-07-18 14:03]

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Wednesday it may have been a mistake to choose Brazil to host next year's World Cup.

Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage

[2013-07-18 07:40]

The close-up of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone took on new criticism that Rolling Stone turned the Boston Marathon bombing defendant into something more appealing.

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