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Ice on the way

[2012-12-10 10:39]

Workers dig ice from the Songhua River on Saturday in preparation for the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

Reuters images of the year 2012 - Wonders

[2012-12-10 08:33]

Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon on the night of Sep 3, 2012 in this NASA handout image.

Award puts Chinese books on world stage

[2012-12-10 08:24]

Although Chinese literature is getting more attention around the world, translated versions of Chinese works remain in small supply in the US and Europe.

Volunteers to protect tigers

[2012-12-10 08:06]

Volunteer conservationists have organized a series of mountain patrols to prevent poachers from targeting wild Siberian tigers in Northeast China and make more people aware of the animal's plight.

Slide: Santa Speedo Run in Boston

[2012-12-09 14:39]

Slide: Santa Speedo Run in Boston

China's November inflation rises to 2%

[2012-12-09 11:41]

China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 2 percent year on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Sunday.
PPI drops 2.2% Inflation expected to rebound

Designer unveils Mo Yan's dressing code

[2012-12-09 09:35]

There has been considerable debate about what Mo Yan, the newly-selected Nobel laureate in literature, will be wearing when he accepts his prize.

A struggle for normal

[2012-12-09 08:09]

After the explosion, United States Marine Corporal Sebastian Gallegos awoke to see the October sun glinting through the water, an image so lovely he thought he was dreaming. Then something caught his eye, yanking him back to grim awareness: an arm, bobbing near the surface, a black hair tie wrapped around its wrist.

Sanya enters tourist season

[2012-12-08 20:09]

Sanya has entered its tourist season recently, attracting large numbers of visitors.

Celebrities battle it out on the blogs

[2012-12-08 09:29]

A-list actress Yao Chen, with the largest fan base on Sina Weibo, has been enjoying her glory in the digital world and was crowned "Queen of the micro blogs".

Crowds gather at Pearl Harbor

[2012-12-08 09:05]

More than 2,000 people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

Interpreters struggle to keep up with demand

[2012-12-08 08:27]

China's translation industry will enjoy rapid growth during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period, yet a shortage of talent will hinder that development.

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