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Twin NASA probes plunge into lunar mountain

[2012-12-18 10:12]

Twin NASA spacecraft orbiting the moon ended their mission on Monday by crashing into a lunar mountain on purpose, the US space agency NASA announced.

Kim Jong-il's death anniversary marked in DPRK

[2012-12-18 10:06]

People visit Kim Il-sung Square to pay tribute to late leader Kim Jong-il to mark the first anniversary of his death in Pyongyang.

Global dreams for Confucius

[2012-12-18 02:05]

About 2,500 years ago, Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius traveled through various states to spread his ideas.

Woman pulled from rubble

[2012-12-18 02:01]

A 24-year-old woman trapped for more than 22 hours in the rubble of a residential building that collapsed was saved on Monday.

Obama says will try to end mass shootings

[2012-12-17 13:27]

US President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he would use the powers of his office to try and end mass shootings.

China starts deep Antarctic expedition

[2012-12-17 11:42]

A Chinese expedition team prepares to depart from the Zhongshan Research Station for the Kunlun Research Station, China's deepest station in Antarctica, on Dec 16, 2012. The 24-strong team will conduct China's 12th expedition to the inland Antarctic icecap.

Student recalls details of attack

[2012-12-17 03:09]

The man who attacked primary school students on Friday began the assaults without uttering a word.

More luxury hotels take shark fin off their menu

[2012-12-17 03:09]

About 6% of luxury hotels in three major Chinese cities have stopped serving shark fin, a survey has found.

Noda quits as party chief and concedes DPJ's defeat

[2012-12-17 03:07]

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Sunday conceded his party was defeated in the general election and said he was stepping down as leader of the Democratic Party of Japan.

Reform pledged at meeting

[2012-12-17 03:07]

Cutting tax and helping more rural workers settle in cities will be among the reforms pursued through steady economic growth, top policymakers said.
Uncertainty looms amid slow recovery
China to maintain prudent monetary policy
China to continue property controls

Police find 'good evidence' on motive for Connecticut school shooting

[2012-12-16 12:35]

Investigators assembled "some very good evidence" to explain what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, police said on Saturday, a day after one of the worst mass shootings in US history shattered a small Connecticut town.

Obama to nominate Senator Kerry for secretary of state

[2012-12-16 10:39]

US President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state, CNN and ABC News reported on Saturday.

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