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Shenzhou-8 spacecraft returns to Earth

[2011-11-17 20:15]

China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 landed in north China Thursday evening, after completing the country's first-ever space docking mission.

'Iron Brothers' create their own kingdom

[2011-11-17 17:15]

Zhu Kefeng founded the "Iron Brothers" group in 2001, to produce steel artwork using all sorts of scrap metal.

44 preschoolers hospitalized

[2011-11-17 11:20]

44 children were injured in the accident and have been hospitalized. Twelve of the injured are in serious condition.

Re-education camp offers free training for detainees

[2011-11-17 10:54]

Female inmates attend a facial class at a re-education camp in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Nov 16, 2011.

Obama beefs up defense ties

[2011-11-17 10:54]

BEIJING / Canberra - Visiting United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday said his administration will boost military activities in Australia in 2012, as Washington "steps up its commitment" in the Asia-Pacific region.

Miao village turns to tourism

[2011-11-17 09:33]

The village, with a branch of ethnic Miao group of about 2,100 in population, is believed to be the last village authorized by the government to keep guns.

Heavy snow hits Xinjiang

[2011-11-17 08:25]

Heavy snow hits Hami prefecture on Nov 14, bringing trouble for local transport systems.

Monti forms new Italian government

[2011-11-17 06:36]

Mario Monti on Wednesday took over as Italian new premier and he led the newly selected cabinet ministers to be sworn in.

Obama opens long-delayed visit to Australia

[2011-11-16 14:50]

US President Barack Obama has finally fulfilled his promise to visit Australia.

Two breeding dogs welcomed in show of money

[2011-11-16 14:28]

Almost 20 luxury cars and an honor guard of almost 100 gathered at the Zhengzhou railway station to welcome two Tibetan mastiffs, catching the attention of many passers-by on Tuesday afternoon.

Police clear Occupy Wall Street protesters

[2011-11-16 10:15]

Police in NYC cleared up Zuccotti Park after Occupy Wall Street protesters encamped for two months.

Learning to handle death, destruction

[2011-11-16 08:10]

Established in 2001, the China Search and Rescue Team has 480 members and has helped save 69 people's lives during their work in the wake of disasters at home and abroad.

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