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Slide: Shenzhou-X spacecraft blasts off

[2013-06-11 18:15]

China successfully launched its fifth manned spacecraft on Tuesday afternoon, announced Zhang Youxia, chief commander of China's manned space program.

Shenzhou-X astronauts attend setting-out ceremony

[2013-06-11 15:48]

Astronauts Nie Haisheng (R), Zhang Xiaoguang (C) and Wang Yaping attend the setting-out ceremony of the manned Shenzhou-X mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Northwest China's Gansu province, June 11, 2013.

China's first aircraft carrier begins sea trials

[2013-06-11 11:31]

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its homeport of Qingdao in East China's Shandong province to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday.

Apple unveils new mobile software platform

[2013-06-11 10:07]

Apple Inc on Monday unveiled new mobile software that it described as the most revolutionary overhaul of its operating system.

Obama names Furman as new chief economist

[2013-06-11 09:45]

US President Barack Obama nominated longtime adviser Jason Furman to be his new chief economist on Monday.

Art at your fingertips in museums

[2013-06-11 07:53]

A mobile phone and an app will allow visitors to see famous works in a new modern light.

Caring for special children

[2013-06-11 02:06]

A British couple pour their love on children in a hospice they have founded.

Manned sub Jiaolong starts trial mission

[2013-06-10 13:08]

China's manned submersible Jiaolong, boarding its support ship Xiangyanghong-9, left a port in Jiangsu province, on Monday, for its first voyage of experimental application.

Ex-CIA man says he exposed US spy scheme

[2013-06-10 09:55]

An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the US National Security Agency said he was the source who leaked details of a top secret US surveillance program.

Nadal beats Ferrer for record 8th French Open win

[2013-06-10 08:03]

If Rafael Nadal truly was going to be challenged, if his bid for an unprecedented eighth French Open championship would be slowed even a bit, this might have been the moment.

Ready to open a new chapter

[2013-06-10 02:49]

The just-concluded two-day summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama will have an important and positive impact on the future growth of China-US relations.

Simply timeless in Hoi An

[2013-06-10 02:47]

Over the past few years, the ancient town of Hoi An, located some 650 km south of Hanoi, has become a favorite tourist destination in Vietnam.

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