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US gun sales up as control proposals unveiled

[2013-01-17 14:27]

Donnel Dover, general manager at the gun shop Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, can hardly keep up with the flow of customers recently as he mans the cash register.

Seniors of Sun city in US

[2013-01-17 09:53]

Sun City was built in 1959 by entrepreneur Del Webb as America’s first active retirement community for the over-55's.

Pollution hits Shanghai but should clear in a day

[2013-01-17 07:19]

Shanghai residents breathed the most polluted air they had seen in two months on Wednesday as weak cold air from the north brought pollutants to the Yangtze River Delta.

Abe's regional trip 'targets China'

[2013-01-17 03:25]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off his first overseas visit since his election victory in December in a bid, analysts said, in a bid to contain China. Chinese leader calls for dialogue on Diaoyu Islands 
China alert to Diaoyu Islands escalation

Cold front dispersing Beijing smog

[2013-01-16 14:52]

Beijingers on Wednesday saw their first sunshine in seven days, with a cold front dispersing the lingering smog in the city.

US House passes $50.5 billion in Sandy aid

[2013-01-16 11:15]

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved $50.5 billion in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Migrant workers start journey home early

[2013-01-16 10:55]

Two migrant workers, originally from Chongqing, Southwest China, carry big bags on their backs while waiting to board a homebound train at Hangzhou railway station in East China’s Zhejiang province, on Jan 15, 2013. Hangzhou railway station is expected to transport around 34 million people during the approaching Spring Festival travel rush, which is still more than 10 days away.

Officials issue flu shot warning

[2013-01-16 02:07]

Health specialists have urged more people to get flu shots this winter, as the killer virus continues to sweep the country.

Alibaba's Ma to resign as CEO

[2013-01-15 23:33]

Jack Ma, chairman and chief executive officer of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Tuesday he will step down from the CEO post in May and stay on as chairman.

Shoppers snap up air purifiers to beat the smog

[2013-01-15 07:43]

China's leading e-commerce retailers have warned their supplies of air purifiers are dwindling after sales skyrocketed in recent days as heavy smog and haze hit large parts of Central and East China.

Authorities to boost wild bird protection

[2013-01-15 03:28]

To prevent the habitat of wintering birds from turning into a hunting ground, local officials in Dongting Lake Wetland of Central China's Hunan province have pledged stricter law enforcement.

Children without parents still lack help, protection

[2013-01-15 01:46]

Chang Guizi needs heart surgery, but a local hospital refuses to operate on him because he has no legal guardian to sign the consent form.

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