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All dressed up

[2013-06-07 06:24]

Nearly 2,000 fans of cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress, put on a show in Shanghai on Thursday to display the Shanghai-style cheongsam.

Russian President Putin, wife announce divorce

[2013-06-07 06:16]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina on Thursday announced their divorce.

Businesses benefit from 'gaokao economy'

[2013-06-07 02:16]

China's national college entrance exam, the gaokao, is no longer just a test that affects students and their families - it is helping to create booming markets.

6 dead in Philadelphia building collapse

[2013-06-06 14:35]

A building has collapsed in the US city of Philadelphia, with up to 10 people believed to be trapped.

Beijing bike-sharing program needs more riders

[2013-06-06 12:42]

Public rental bikes stand idle along bicycle lanes occupied by cars in Dongcheng district of Beijing, June 3, 2013.

Promotinal event of Malindo Air in Malaysia

[2013-06-06 09:38]

Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd, which has dominated budget air travel in Asia with explosive growth over the past decade, faces serious competition at home just as it tries to scale up operations in the region.

Turkish protests escalate

[2013-06-06 09:09]

Turkish demonstrators demanded the sacking of police chiefs on Wednesday over a fierce crackdown on days of unprecedented protest against what they see as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian rule.

Many inspired by 'Chinese Dream'

[2013-06-06 07:31]

High-school student Zhang Nietian could not believe that his "Chinese dream"-themed letter to President Xi Jinping got a reply last month.

China's middle class emerges, to spend more

[2013-06-06 07:22]

Chinese consumption, largely driven by the middle class, will account for $6.2 trillion, just under a quarter of the $26 trillion of additional global consumption in the years up to 2025.

Obama taps Rice as national security advisor

[2013-06-06 06:33]

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped UN ambassador Susan Rice to be the next national security advisor.
Threatening letter sent to Obama

Downtown Shanghai hit by brief blackout

[2013-06-06 06:23]

Three downtown districts of Shanghai were hit by a power outage that lasted about one-and-a-half hours Wednesday evening.

China, Mexico boost relations

[2013-06-05 23:33]

China and Mexico, "relaunched" their partnership, strengthening it with the signing of a dozen agreements on Tuesday — the first day of Xi's visit.

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