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UN: Number of refugees hits 18-year high

[2013-06-20 10:49]

The Syrian civil war contributed to pushing the numbers of refugees and those displaced by conflict within their own nation to an 18-year high of 45.2 million worldwide by the end of 2012.

'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini dead at 51

[2013-06-20 08:16]

Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of a New Jersey mob boss in the HBO series "The Sopranos," has died in Italy at age 51.

Slide: Jet exercises from aircraft carrier

[2013-06-20 06:45]

China on Wednesday successfully conducted taking-off and landing exercises of J-15 fighter jets on the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

A lost soul in a time of turmoil

[2013-06-20 03:15]

The most celebrated musician to come out of Wuxi is a street musician. Hua Yanjun died shortly after playing four of his hundreds of tunes to a visiting musicologist with a recording machine.

A head of steam

[2013-06-20 03:10]

The Grand Canal sweeps by the writer's hometown, suffusing him with childhood memories and a vista point to gaze into a country on the rise, observes Raymond Zhou.

UN chief hails China's peacekeepers

[2013-06-20 02:15]

The courage and solidarity of Chinese troops on UN peacekeeping missions around the world has been praised by the organization's chief.

Talks establish fishery hotline

[2013-06-20 01:40]

Authorities from Beijing and Hanoi agreed to establish a fishery emergency hotline, as the leaders of the two countries vowed to prevent disputes from derailing ties.Investors' problems can be solved with dialogue

Foreign buyers eye Chinese drones

[2013-06-20 01:26]

At least five countries are negotiating with China on buying its domestically developed Wing Loong drone.

Allen inspires Heat even with Spurs, into Game 7

[2013-06-19 12:17]

Allen inspires Heat even with Spurs, into Game 7.

US surveillance to overshadow Obama's Berlin trip

[2013-06-19 09:13]

US President Barack Obama's visit to Germany is expected to be overshadowed by pubic outcry over concerns about intrusion into privacy.

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.

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