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310 held in national sweep

[2012-03-09 07:32]

77 kidnapped children were rescued in a joint campaign to capture human traffickers in 14 provinces.

Stewardess applicants prepare for job interviews

[2012-03-09 06:52]

Stewardess applicants apply makeup before job interviews in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, March 8, 2012. Hainan Airlines is holding a recruitment campaign this month at 100 schools across China.

Bottlenose whale stranded south of Santiago

[2012-03-08 11:14]

People push a bottlenose whale in an attempt to save it at Colcura beach near Concepcion city.

Road to equality

[2012-03-08 11:13]

International Women's Day this year gives us an opportunity to review what Chinese women have achieved so far, both in family and in workplace, and what they are striving for amid changing attitudes towards gender equality, sex, family and work.

Traditional medicine meets traditional music

[2012-03-08 10:58]

Ding Chongjiu, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), plays the Hu Lusi, a free reed wind traditional Chinese musical instrument, while treating patients, to help them relax.

'Homegrown' airliner ready for export in 2016

[2012-03-08 08:20]

The producer has received 235 orders, including some from the US and Singapore.

Beijing to switch from coal to gas to go green

[2012-03-08 08:03]

Beijing is to take action to make its coal-fired power plants and heating facilities go green.

Apple unveils 4G-powered iPad

[2012-03-08 03:21]

Apple Inc took the wraps off a faster 4G-equipped iPad on Wednesday, hoping the latest version of its tablet can safeguard its dominance as rivals from Amazon to Samsung pile into the market.

Wooden top taken for a spin in C China

[2012-03-07 16:57]

A man whips a 169-kilogram top in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, March 6, 2012. The top is made of wood and failed to spin in several tests due to its weight.

Minister of Commerce talks about foreign trade

[2012-03-07 10:17]

China's export and import growth is anticipated to slow to around 7 percent in the first two months of this year, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming said Wednesday.

Iranian puppet performance

[2012-03-07 09:57]

Puppets are used during a rehearsal for a performance based on the Iranian poet Hafez's life story at Ferdowsi hall in central Tehran March 6, 2012.

Left-behind women keep homes running

[2012-03-07 08:04]

As husbands seek better-paid urban jobs, wives tend to elderly, children.

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