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Messi wins Player of the Year for fourth time

[2013-01-08 03:59]

Argentina's Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth year running on Monday.

Orphanage blaze raises questions

[2013-01-08 01:12]

Calls for greater State role after a fire that claimed 7 lives at a private orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province.

6 die in Shanghai market fire

[2013-01-07 07:17]

A market fire that occurred Sunday evening in Shanghai had claimed six lives and injured more than ten as of 3 am Monday.

Heavy fog grounds flights

[2013-01-07 02:27]

Heavy fog grounded more than 210 flights and stranded at least 15,000 passengers at an airport in Southwest China on Sunday.

Images of the day - Jan 5

[2013-01-06 11:10]

Native protesters take part in an Idle No More march at the Peace Arch border crossing between Canada and the US in Surrey, British Columbia Jan 5, 2013.

French teenager makes astrophysics discovery

[2013-01-06 09:56]

Neil Ibata, a 15-year-old French high school student, poses next to a computer screen showing a 3D model representation of his research and the Andromeda galaxy at the observatory.

Harbin Int'l Ice and Snow Festival kicks off

[2013-01-06 09:37]

Photo taken on Jan 5, 2013 shows the night scenery of the Ice and Snow World during the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin.

Li gets Melbourne boost with Shenzhen title

[2013-01-06 09:10]

Top seed Li Na survived a mid-match meltdown to overcome Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-3 1-6 7-5 in the final of the inaugural Shenzhen Open on Saturday, earning the Chinese a seventh career title.

What a catch

[2013-01-06 08:24]

In northeast China, ice fishing is an ancient tradition. The season usually runs throughout the freezing months of winter, from the end of December to just before Spring Festival.

DPRK people vow to implement what top leader urges

[2013-01-06 08:04]

Citizens of Pyongyang vow to implement what top leader Kim Jong Un has urged in his New Year address in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

South, East China battle against snow

[2013-01-05 15:05]

Snow and icy rain pelted Chinese provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Zhejiang and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Friday and is expected to continue over the next three days.

Stamps issued to welcome Year of the Snake

[2013-01-05 11:24]

A staff member shows a full page of "Year of the Snake" stamps at Binzhou Post Office in Binzhou, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 4, 2013.

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