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Strong quake hits Japan

[2012-12-08 07:52]

A strong quake centered off northeastern Japan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-meter tsunami in an area devastated by last year's Fukushima disaster, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage.

Joint search and rescue drill held in Chongqing

[2012-12-07 11:53]

Fire fighters put out a fire during a joint search and rescue exercise in Chongqing, Southwest China, Dec 6, 2012.

4 miners rescued after being trapped for 5 days

[2012-12-07 11:27]

Four miners who have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in Northeast China for more than five days were rescued early Friday morning, rescuers said.

Reuters images of the year 2012- Stunts

[2012-12-07 08:28]

A Yawalapiti boy dips his head into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 9, 2012.

Debate over gaokao policy heats up

[2012-12-07 08:04]

As the deadline nears for a clear gaokao policy, the public debate over whether the children of migrants should be allowed to take the national college entrance exam is growing in intensity.

477 dead as homeless swell after Philippine typhoon

[2012-12-07 07:58]

A quarter million people were homeless and 477 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said on Thursday.

China inks energy and trade deals with Russia

[2012-12-07 03:35]

China and Russia on Thursday signed a number of agreements, with a focus on energy and trade, to boost cooperation.

NASA releases earth images at night

[2012-12-06 11:14]

A NASA Earth Observatory handout released Dec 5, 2012 of a composite image of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East at night.

Christmas Ahoy

[2012-12-06 09:44]

A giant "pirate ship" stands in a shopping mall in Suzhou,East China's Jiangsu province, on Tuesday. The 13-meter-long vessel, designed as a Caribbean pirate boat,features a Christmas tree, giving the mall a festive feel.

Xi unveils foreign policy direction

[2012-12-06 02:21]

Calling foreign experts "bridges and bonds" in China's tie with the world, Xi took the opportunity to speak on China's foreign diplomacy blueprint, saying that Beijing will continue its basic policy of opening-up.
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Washington shies away from commitments

[2012-12-06 02:21]

The US delegates made no concrete commitments at the Doha climate conference on Wednesday, despite great pressure both domestically and internationally.
China's new plan to reduce pollution

Mo to focus on storytelling and home in speech

[2012-12-05 20:52]

Before boarding his flight to Stockholm on Wednesday, Nobel Laureate Mo Yan said his speeches in Sweden will focus on storytelling, homeland, and an ancient Chinese writer he calls his mentor, according to CCTV.

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