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US Democrats kick off 2012 National Convention

[2012-09-05 09:32]

The US Democratic Party on Tuesday kicked off its 2012 National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Netizens give 'underwear' landmark a kick in the pants

[2012-09-05 07:55]

It was meant to be the Arc de Triomphe with an Oriental twist, but many Chinese netizens think it resembles a pair of long underwear.

Man detained for brutal stabbing

[2012-09-05 07:39]

A nurse who was brutally attacked along with three other staff members at a Shenzhen hospital remained in intensive care on Tuesday.

Protesters rally in Charlotte

[2012-09-05 05:04]

Occupy Wall Street activists and anti-war pacifists protest on the street in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, September 4, the first day of the three-day Democratic National Convention being held in the city.

Military cooperation a sign of warmer relations

[2012-09-05 05:03]

China and India on Tuesday agreed to restart joint military exercises after a four-year hiatus, a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

Clinton flies in amid tension

[2012-09-05 03:41]

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in a bid to ease tension over US involvement in territorial disputes and an increasing military presence in the region.

Harsh justice recommended for bribe givers

[2012-09-05 02:39]

The penalties for people who offer bribes should be toughened to strengthen the country’s fight against corruption, legal experts say.

Fire burns Angeles National Forest in US

[2012-09-04 16:18]

A 4,000-acre (1,620-hectare) wildfire in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California has forced the evacuation of some campsites as firefighters struggle to control the blaze.

Two giant pandas relocate to Singapore

[2012-09-04 14:25]

Two pandas, known by their Chinese names as Wujie and Hubao, will leave for the new River Safari zoo in Singapore on Sept 5.

Pistorius shows controversy in disabled sport

[2012-09-04 10:32]

South African "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius has unleashed an emotional claim that a rival in the T44 200 metres final at the London Paralympics beat him thanks to longer prosthetic legs.

Parents splurge on freshmen

[2012-09-04 07:31]

Stores across China have seen a rush to buy electronic products in the run-up to the new school year, particularly among college students.

Private museums struggle in tough market

[2012-09-04 01:59]

The announcement of free admission to State-owned museums came as a shock to Wang Ziyong, owner of a private museum in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province.

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