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Highlights from the London 2012 closing show

[2012-08-13 08:22]

The closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games was awash with nods to Britain's vibrant worlds of art, music and fashion, heavy on references to the cultural explosion of the 1960s but also celebrating more modern celebrities.

US win men's basketball gold medal

[2012-08-13 00:56]

The United States men's basketball team beat Spain 107-100 to defend their Olympic title in a tight replay of their 2008 Beijing Games final here on Sunday.

Collapsed arch kills 2 in Hangzhou

[2012-08-12 17:22]

A paifang arch collapses in a commercial street in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on August 12.

Two earthquakes in Iran kill 300, injure 2,600

[2012-08-12 14:25]

The death toll of Saturday's strong twin quakes in northwest Iran has risen to some 300.

Gold medal moments: Day 15

[2012-08-12 12:17]

Gold medal moments

Astronauts inspire children during HK visit

[2012-08-12 08:59]

The three Chinese astronauts met 1,400 students and encouraged them not to give up their dreams despite the challenges they have to encounter.

Chinese Olympians get warm support from family

[2012-08-12 07:59]

The most important cheerleaders for some of the Chinese Olympic athletes are their parents. They are also the voices that tell the stories behind the pain and glory.

Qipao 2.0

[2012-08-12 07:55]

In its ninth decade, the qipao is getting a big makeover. The dress is coming out in U-, V-shaped, square, scalloped and sweetheart necklines.

Tracking evolutions of flu in mammals

[2012-08-12 07:53]

In September 2011, beachgoers noticed dead harbor seal pups on New Hampshire beaches. "Surfers were surfing into seals floating in the water," said Katie Pugliares, a senior biologist with the New England Aquarium's rescue program.

Zou Shiming repeats Beijing success

[2012-08-12 04:32]

Zou Shiming won his second successive Olympic gold medal on Saturday, beating Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in a battle of two of the oldest fighters.

Mexico wins men's football gold medal

[2012-08-12 00:47]

Mexico won the Olympic men's soccer title for the first time when they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Romney picks Paul Ryan as VP running mate

[2012-08-11 22:02]

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday said he has selected Congressman Paul Ryan, 42, as his vice presidential running mate.

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