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Oprah chat with Armstrong draws 3.2 m TV viewers

[2013-01-19 09:15]

Oprah Winfrey's exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was watched by some 3.2 million Americans, the second highest audience for her struggling channel OWN, the US cable channel said on Friday.

Brutal Sharapova causes total eclipse of Venus

[2013-01-19 08:35]

A merciless Maria Sharapova continued her serene progress through the Australian Open draw on Friday, obliterating third-round opponent Venus Williams 6-1 6-3 and throwing down the gauntlet to her younger sister Serena.

Sydney feels the heat as mercury rises to 45.8 C

[2013-01-19 08:17]

The temperature in Sydney on Friday hit its highest levels since records began 150 years ago, after an Australian government agency warned of more frequent and intense heat waves in the future.

Temple helicopter flights taking off - for a price

[2013-01-19 00:52]

Those with money in Beijing have a new travel choice for the Lunar New Year: flying from their homes to temples in Shanxi province by helicopter.

Chinese scientists awarded top prize

[2013-01-18 20:14]

Explosion mechanics expert Zheng Zhemin and radar engineer Wang Xiaomo won China's top science award on Friday.

Armstrong stripped off Olympic bronze medal

[2013-01-18 08:20]

American cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of a bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday.

China set to lead smartphone market in 2013

[2013-01-18 08:14]

China will cement its lead as the world's largest smartphone market in 2013 as the nation is expected to sell 240 million smartphones, nearly one-third of global shipments, industry analysis firm Canalys said.

Another Obama sets sights on office

[2013-01-18 08:09]

US President Barack Obama's Kenyan half brother has launched his own political career by announcing his intention to run for a Kenyan county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections.

Safe travel over Spring Festival a priority

[2013-01-18 02:36]

The Ministry of Transport has pledged to ensure travelers will enjoy safe and convenient journeys during the coming Spring Festival travel peak, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Japan, US begin talks on revising defense guidelines

[2013-01-17 23:47]

Defense and foreign affairs officials from Japan and the United States began consultations on revising their defense cooperation guidelines during talks in Tokyo on Thursday.

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.

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