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No skin off my nose for 100,000 yuan

[2012-06-06 16:19]

Can you bite your own nose? Go on, give it a go. What about an ear? Street performer Tang Shuquan is offering 100,000 yuan ($15,800) to anyone who can beat his Guinness World Record badge for making the most twisted face.

Test takers get festive send-off in E China

[2012-06-06 15:53]

More than 5,000 students gathered at Maotanchang High School, East China's Anhui province on June 5, 2012, and headed for Lu'an city to take the national college entrance exam, or gaokao.

Pottery found in Tang Dynasty tomb

[2012-06-06 12:06]

Archeologists have unearthed maid-figured potteries, holding drums, in the tomb of Mrs Wei, a general’s wife dating back to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) in Luoyang city, Central China’s Henan province on June 5, 2012.

Robo-chef stirs hopes for eatery chain

[2012-06-06 09:05]

Move over chefs, it's time to let robots do the slicing, dicing, stirring and serving.

Crowd mourns hero bus driver

[2012-06-06 08:15]

Many were touched by the heroism of Wu Bin, who died after first protecting his passengers.

Rare Venus transit draws astronomers worldwide

[2012-06-06 07:38]

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012.

Hu, Putin pledge to boost China-Russia ties

[2012-06-06 02:03]

President Hu welcomes Putin as both leaders pledge to boost ties and cooperation in various sectors.

China, Russia pledge to prioritize bilateral ties

[2012-06-05 20:54]

President Hu Jintao and Vladimir Putin pledged to continue to give priority to the development of ties.

9-year-old stadium demolished in NE China

[2012-06-05 13:28]

Shenyang Lvdao Stadium, one of Asia's largest indoor stadiums, was demolished in Shenyang, Liaoning province on June 3, 2012.

Nigerians search wreckage after plane crash

[2012-06-05 10:36]

People watch as a crane lifts the tail of a plane after it crashed at Iju-Ishaga neighbourhood in Lagos June 4, 2012. Nigerian emergency services pulled more bodies out of the still-smouldering, ash-covered wreckage of a plane on Monday that crashed in the commercial hub Lagos, killing all 153 people on board.

Thousands honor hero driver

[2012-06-05 07:25]

Hero driver's family is grateful for support, but it turns down donations from public.

Schools to give rugby a try, amid protest

[2012-06-05 02:23]

Thirty elementary schools in East China will get the ball bouncing soon on a new rugby program.

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