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Unconventional spirituality

[2012-08-28 07:56]

Tenzin Dorje is known in Lhasa as the Sixth Balok Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the title given to a tulku - a reincarnated "Living Buddha".

Lake cleanup pays off big with tourist dividends

[2012-08-28 07:40]

From January to June, the water quality in the Erhai Lake remained above the minimum standard for drinking water - not an easy feat for a lake adjacent to a county with almost 300,000 residents.

4 dead, 11 missing after typhoon sinks boats

[2012-08-28 06:46]

Four Chinese fishermen are confirmed dead and 11 others are still missing after a powerful typhoon sank their fishing boats in South Korean waters.

Draft law stresses govt role in environmental protection

[2012-08-28 02:25]

DOfficials will be subject to administrative punishment if they fabricate environmental statistics or refuse to release information that should be made public.

Typhoon Bolaven to land in NE China

[2012-08-27 20:45]

Typhoon Bolaven is expected to make landfall in northeast China's Liaoning province on Tuesday, the meteorological center of the city of Shenyang said Monday.

Storm Isaac heads for US Gulf Coast

[2012-08-27 13:48]

Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between Florida and Louisiana at midweek.

Russians to mark battle of Borodino

[2012-08-27 11:23]

Russians will mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, the largest battle of the Napoleonic wars, on Sept 7.

Weekly Photos: Aug 20 - 26

[2012-08-27 09:36]

Weekly Photos: Aug 20 - 26

A visit to Chairman Mao's birthplace

[2012-08-27 07:58]

In Shaoshan village, where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong was born and raised, he is still a hero and a big part of locals' lives.

Container gets flashy makeover

[2012-08-27 07:48]

On Aug 18, three young men and a woman hit the road for a 15-day trip from Beijing to Sichuan province in the trailer they designed.

Hats off to the graduates

[2012-08-27 07:28]

Tibetan medicine students celebrate their graduation from Tibetan Traditional Medical College on Sunday in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region.

47 killed in two traffic accidents

[2012-08-27 03:13]

Two traffic accidents claimed the lives of 47 people on Sunday, renewing concerns over the safety of overnight buses and vans carrying children.

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