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Gyms need beefing up

[2012-10-27 07:19]

US economist Paul Zane Pilzer predicted in his 2002 bestseller that preventative medicine and fitness will be the next billion-dollar industry.

Over 40 Afghans killed in suicide attack at mosque

[2012-10-27 01:32]

A suicide bomber killed more than 40 people, including five children, when he struck a mosque in northern Afghanistan after Eid al-Adha prayers on Friday.

Troupes ready for world stage

[2012-10-27 01:17]

More shows from China will appear on the global stage in the near future, thanks to the 14th China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair, which just concluded in Shanghai.

Panda habitat to be built in Sichuan

[2012-10-26 19:51]

A panda habitat is to be built at a Sichuan beauty spot where the Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was partly shot.

Freshwater lake sees low water level

[2012-10-26 14:20]

China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, has seen a low water level in recent days, with the water-surface area shrinking from this year's record of 3,990 square km to the current 1,060 square km.

Microsoft launches Win 8 to ride new computing wave

[2012-10-26 10:07]

Microsoft on Thursday officially launched Windows 8, a major overhaul of its flagship operating system, as part of the software giant's attempts to stay competitive in an increasingly mobile computing landscape.

Obama votes early in Chicago

[2012-10-26 09:39]

Obama cast his ballot early in Chicago at his home state which was the first time that a sitting US presidential nominee voted early in person.

Plan to halve capital's traffic controversial

[2012-10-26 07:24]

A proposal to tackle Beijing's traffic gridlock, which would halve the number of vehicles on its streets, has sparked controversy among experts and residents.

Muslims in NW China celebrate Corban festival

[2012-10-26 07:02]

Muslims in northwest China celebrated the annual Corban Festival on Thursday.

China launches satellite for navigation

[2012-10-26 06:48]

China successfully launched another satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 11:33 p.m. Beijing Time Thursday, the launch center said.

Chinese Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid

[2012-10-25 12:27]

Muslims prepare beef in Altay, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region for the Eid al-Adha festival, which is on the tenth day of the twelfth month on the Islamic calendar.

US, ROK focus on joint nuclear deterrence

[2012-10-25 09:58]

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday met with his Republic of Korean (ROK) counterpart Kim Kwan-jin at the Pentagon, and agreed to focus on a joint deterrence policy against nuclear threats on the Korean Peninsula.  The two reached the agreement at the annual Security Consultative Meeting.

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