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Li squanders 4 match points in loss to Clijsters

[2012-01-22 16:02]

Kim Clijsters was courage personified as the defending champion shook off a painful ankle injury and saved four match points to overhaul China's Li Na.

Temple fair at Ditan Park

[2012-01-22 15:43]

Performers wearing traditional costumes take part in a show as part of the opening of the temple fair at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing January 22, 2012.

Wen extends festival greetings to oil workers

[2012-01-22 15:08]

Wen visits oil workers ahead of Spring Festival

New Year atmosphere everywhere in China

[2012-01-22 11:04]

China turns into New Year atmosphere.

Death toll of Italian ship wreck rises to 12

[2012-01-22 09:53]

The death toll of the Italian cruise liner wreck rose to 12 on Saturday after the body of a woman was found in the ship that ran aground off the country's western coast a week ago.

China to beef up school bus safety system

[2012-01-22 08:55]

China's safety watchdog said Saturday that the country will establish and improve its school bus safety management system over the next four years.

Dragon decorations usher in the Chinese New Year

[2012-01-21 10:34]

People walk past a dragon decoration on a pedestrian overhead bridge ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Singapore.

Italy declares state of emergency on ship wreck

[2012-01-21 10:13]

The Italian government on Friday declared a state of emergency on the disastrous wreck of cruise liner Costa Concordia.

Photos: Berlin Fashion Week

[2012-01-21 09:44]

Models present a creation by Roeckl during the Michalsky Style Nite at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 in Berlin January 20, 2012.

NASDAQ opening bell hails Chinese New Year

[2012-01-21 08:10]

Chinese Ambassador Sun Guoxiang (middle R) and pianist Lang Lang ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in celebration of Chinese New Year in New York January 20, 2012.

Temperature to drop during festival

[2012-01-21 08:02]

Temperatures in North, Central and East China during the Spring Festival holiday will fall to the lowest point seen this winter - as much as 3 C lower than in 2011.

Colored contacts in spotlight

[2012-01-21 07:47]

Cosmetic contact lenses are being brought under close supervision of China's food and drug watchdog in order to make the products safer.

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