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Huge game of chess in Chongqing

[2012-03-16 14:03]

Players move huge Chinese chess pieces in Chongqing, March 15, 2012. Each chess piece, made of stone, weighs 11 kilograms.

Driver offers mobile Wi-Fi in cab

[2012-03-16 10:50]

Driver Yao Leining tests his Wi-Fi signal in his taxi in Zhengzhou, capital city of Central China's Henan province on March 14, 2012.

People await sales of the new iPad

[2012-03-16 09:33]

Apple's new iPad went on a sale in Japan on Friday and more than 450 people waited on the line to purchase the new device.

Ailing orphans find haven in Shanghai

[2012-03-16 07:39]

One-year-old Liu Junmeng is expected to arrive in the United Stated on Saturday to live with her adoptive family.

Buyers in dust-up with Apple over screens

[2012-03-16 07:38]

A man threatening to smash his 27-inch iMac outside an Apple outlet on Shanghai's Middle Huaihai Road was soon asked to come into the store.

Endangered animals call for attention

[2012-03-15 22:17]

A female snow leopard, an endangered species, rests in an open air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia

S. Korea, US carry out live-fire drill

[2012-03-15 21:53]

South Korea and the United States on Thursday staged a joint live-fire drill in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, as part of the annual Foal Eagle military exercise.

US, UK discussed tapping oil reserves-sources

[2012-03-15 09:50]

Obama and Cameron discussed the possibility of releasing emergency oil reserves.

Region increases minimum wage

[2012-03-15 08:09]

The Tibet autonomous region raised the minimum wage in January, the 10th increase since it established a minimum wage in 1997.

Privacy becomes core healthcare issue

[2012-03-15 07:44]

Request for ID prior to blood tests causes concern over data protection.

Consumer rights pros battle on

[2012-03-15 07:37]

Courts have reported an increase in customer protection cases brought by consumer rights activists.

Judges will question condemned criminals

[2012-03-15 07:36]

Judges must interrogate "criminals" when they review a death penalty sentence.

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