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Obama urges restraint amid protests

[2013-07-16 10:31]

US President Barack Obama appealed for restraint on Sunday as thousands marched across the country protesting the acquittal of a man who gunned down an unarmed black teenager.

Putin wants Snowden to go, but asylum not ruled out

[2013-07-16 07:41]

President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted Edward Snowden to leave after three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport.

Apple to probe death of Chinese using charging iPhone

[2013-07-16 07:09]

Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging.

Investment falters as industrial activity flags

[2013-07-16 02:30]

China's investment growth decelerated further in the second quarter amid flagging industrial activity, and it may remain at a low ebb.

Rape victim's mother wins appeal

[2013-07-16 00:58]

Tang, a former laojiao inmate and mother of a rape victim, won a lawsuit at Hunan Provincial High People's Court, which ruled that local laojiao authorities in Yongzhou city pay her 1,641.15 yuan ($267.20) in compensation.

Reproduction of 'Sunflowers' displayed in HK

[2013-07-15 21:44]

People walk on stairs featuring a five-metre-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's signature painting "Sunflowers", at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong July 15, 2013.

Land Rover enthusiasts tour the world

[2013-07-15 20:51]

A group of Land Rover enthusiasts from Hong Kong took a break from their grueling global expedition schedule on Sunday to join France's National Day celebrations in Paris.

US star sprinter fails drug test

[2013-07-15 11:29]

Former double world sprint champion Tyson Gay delivered a further body blow to his troubled sport on Sunday when he pulled out of next month's Moscow world championships after failing an out-of-competition dope test.

Color Run in London promotes healthy living

[2013-07-15 07:46]

The Color Run is a five kilometre, un-timed race, held in cities across the US and also worldwide, with the aim of promoting healthy living

Pool jammed in summer heat

[2013-07-15 07:35]

Residents of Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, crowd a pool at a water world to seek respite from the heat, July 13, 2013.

Last stop for the telegrams of India

[2013-07-15 02:35]

Thousands of Indians crammed into telegram offices on Sunday to send souvenir messages to friends and family in a last-minute rush before the service shuts down after 162 years.

Heavy rain, strong winds as Soulik heads inland

[2013-07-15 02:02]

Typhoon Soulik is weakening as it heads northwesterly inland, but some parts of China can still expect torrential rain and strong winds, forecasters said on Sunday.

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