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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to death

[2012-08-20 14:26]

British-born filmmake Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide," jumped to his death from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbor on Sunday.

Weekly Photos: Aug 13 - 19

[2012-08-20 10:20]

Weekly Photos: Aug 13 - 19

USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

[2012-08-20 10:07]

The 215-year-old USS Constitution has sailed for the first time since 1997, taking a 17-minute cruise across Boston Harbor.

Li Na beats Kerber to win Cincinnati title

[2012-08-20 09:29]

China's Li Na fought back to beat German Angelique Kerber 1-6 6-3 6-1 and win the Cincinnati Open title on Sunday.

Intl peace efforts continue in Syria

[2012-08-20 07:51]

International efforts to peacefully resolve the Syrian crisis continue despite the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria expiring at midnight on Sunday.

Chinese beauty takes Miss World crown

[2012-08-20 07:36]

Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday, triumphing on home soil during a glitzy final.

Assange urges US to end 'witchhunt'

[2012-08-20 06:47]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Sunday called on the United States to stop "witchhunt" against the organization and other whistleblowers.

Anger erupts at Japanese landing

[2012-08-20 02:25]

Japanese nationalists landed on the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, provoking strong protests from both the government and the Chinese people.

Ryan puts personal spin on US Medicare debate

[2012-08-19 16:21]

US Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan put a personal spin on the debate over Medicare, bringing his 78-year-old mother on stage at a speech.

Typhoon Kai-Tak affects 12.6m in S China

[2012-08-19 10:11]

Typhoon Kai-Tak had affected more than 1.26 million people in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, leaving one dead and two missing.

Funny about that hutong

[2012-08-19 09:18]

Prophets, prostitutes and spies are all in a day's work as a comic tour guide combines improv with Chinese history.

US grower helps to boost berry industry in China

[2012-08-19 08:35]

A Texas blueberry grower finds a lot to like in China as he helps give a boost to a new industry.

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