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Booming yachting industry attracts top clubs

[2012-12-16 10:17]

The booming yachting industry in China is attracting attention of major European industry players who are seeking to tap the growing interest of China's wealthy for the luxury lifestyle.

Japan votes in election seen returning LDP to power

[2012-12-16 10:11]

Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power after a three-year hiatus, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe.

Dolphin-assisted therapy helps children with mental disabilities

[2012-12-16 09:23]

Dolphin-assisted therapy for children with mental disabilities has made a splash in the West, and China is now riding the experimental tide.

Queen quizzes bankers on crash

[2012-12-15 10:37]

Queen Elizabeth II put central bankers on the spot when she quizzed them about the errors that led to the 2008 financial crisis in a rare public grilling during a visit to the Bank of England.

Need a lift in New York? E-hail a cab

[2012-12-15 10:33]

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission on Thursday approved a program allowing riders to "e-hail" yellow cabs starting on Feb 15 on a test basis.,Taxi,e-hail,cab,New York City

Snow brings a cool reception for the iPhone 5

[2012-12-15 09:41]

Few people lined up in Beijing to buy the iphone5, in contrast to January when the arrival of the iPhone 4S sparked pandemonium.

More snow expected in next 3 days in northern China

[2012-12-15 02:40]

Snow is expected to continue to affect parts of northern and northeastern China in the next three days, according to forecasters.

20 children killed at US school shooting

[2012-12-15 01:13]

A heavily armed gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 27 people including 20 children. Identities of victims revealed Obama: US needs to take actions

NASA moon-mapping mission to come to a crashing end

[2012-12-14 10:28]

NASA plans to crash a pair of small robotic science probes into the moon next week after a successful year-long mission to learn what lies beneath the lunar surface.

New vehicle registration lottery to continue

[2012-12-14 07:58]

Beijing will continue to limit new vehicle registrations through a lottery system next year to hold down the number of vehicles on the road.

Growth forecast to exceed 7% in 2013

[2012-12-14 04:06]

China's economic growth will be above 7 percent in 2013 — that's the verdict of 85 out of 100 Chinese economists in a survey published by Web portal on Thursday.

Response to rocket 'should be prudent'

[2012-12-14 04:05]

Any United Nations response to Pyongyang's rocket launch should be prudent, Beijing said on Thursday after the Security Council condemned the launch.Rocket launch leads to calls for sanctions

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