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Intl crew blasts off for space station

[2013-05-29 10:06]

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome May 29, 2013.

After strike one

[2013-05-29 02:50]

Better education is needed in China so the symptoms of a stroke are recognized for prevention and treatment that could save their lives.

Drivers start their engines for Beijing-Paris classic car race

[2013-05-29 02:29]

The 2013 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, one of world's longest and toughest classic-car rallies, kicked off in the Chinese capital on Tuesday.

Military ties in focus before summit

[2013-05-29 02:28]

China and the United States pledged on Tuesday to boost military ties during a visit to Beijing by a senior US official.

Fur keeps flying over dogs' rescue

[2013-05-29 01:52]

A spokeswoman for Tencent said on Tuesday the Internet company will keep its word and pay the costs of keeping hundreds of dogs saved from slaughter.

President Xi meets with mayor of Los Angeles

[2013-05-28 15:18]

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday in Beijing, and the two sides agreed to strengthen local-level exchanges and people-to-people contact.

More than 70 killed in Baghdad bombings

[2013-05-28 07:01]

More than 70 people were killed in a wave of bombings in markets in Shi'ite neighbourhoods across Baghdad on Monday in worsening sectarian violence in Iraq.

On US Memorial Day, Obama pays tribute to fallen

[2013-05-28 06:51]

US President Barack Obama payed tribute on Monday to fallen men and women of the US armed services during a Memorial Day ceremony in which he reminded Americans that the country was still at war.

Interest in sports helps relations

[2013-05-28 02:12]

Chinese leaders' interest and even participation in sports has emerged as a way to strengthen relations between China and other countries.

Nesting birds halt work at homes site

[2013-05-28 02:12]

Work at a construction site in Xinzheng, Henan province, has been halted to protect thousands of birds nesting in sidewalls of the foundations.

Premier's first tour a success

[2013-05-28 02:10]

During Li's maiden official trip, bilateral relations with the four countries he visited were significantly strengthened and a number of agreements were signed to promote economic cooperation.

Calls for stronger pollution law

[2013-05-28 01:15]

Environmental experts are calling for a newly amended version of the nation's Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act to curb serious atmospheric pollution.

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