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Making houses into quake-proof, comfortable homes

[2012-05-22 07:33]

Two years ago, 62-year-old Enwer was reluctant to move out of his adobe house even though it was cracking and vulnerable to tremors.

Trapped in water

[2012-05-22 07:06]

A truck sits on its side in water at the highway S312 between Wangmo and Anshun in Guizhou province on May 21,after torrential rains hit Wangmo and destroyed part of the road.

Al-Qaida suicide bomber kills 90 in Yemen

[2012-05-22 06:48]

90 soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing during a military rehearsal parade in Yemen.

2 killed, 18 injured in Beirut clashes

[2012-05-21 17:28]

Two people were killed and at least 18 others injured in overnight clashes between members of two parties in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Hotpot restaurant's 'silent' help for needy

[2012-05-21 17:22]

About 80 percent of the restaurant's employees are handicapped, including 23 deaf waiters who provide a "silent" ordering service, which makes the restaurant as the first one of such type in Chongqing.

Divers enjoy 'underwater tea' in Sydney

[2012-05-21 13:52]

Divers Martin Garwood and Amanda Elzer enjoy an 'underwater morning tea' at the Sydney Aquarium May 21, 2012.

Fire festival in Minsk

[2012-05-21 10:19]

Artists perform with fire during a fire festival in Minsk, capital of Belarus on May 20, 2012.

Japan observes annular solar eclipse

[2012-05-21 09:57]

An annular solar eclipse was observed across Japan on Monday morning, including Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

Angry Birds get active offline in China

[2012-05-21 08:58]

Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the popular game Angry Birds, said it would expand its value-added chain to capture more business opportunities in China.

Parents 'wait and see' on all-boys classes

[2012-05-21 07:51]

Most parents are taking a wait-and-see attitude about the boys-only experimental classes at a high school in Shanghai, which has just finished its application period.

McDonald's recruiting for major expansion

[2012-05-21 07:47]

McDonald's started its biggest ever recruitment plan in China on Sunday, hoping to meet its ambitious expansion goals in the company's third-largest market.

Wen urges more support for growth

[2012-05-21 02:49]

Premier Wen called for greater efforts to support growth amid signs of the economy further cooling.

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