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China,US hold defense talks despite frictions

[2011-12-08 08:05]

High-ranking officials from China and the United States held their annual defense consultative talks (DCT) as planned on Wednesday in Beijing.

Movie raises cash for fiance's leukemia treatment

[2011-12-08 07:59]

Cash donations have begun to flood in for a seriously ill man whose love story is the subject of a short film that has become an Internet sensation.

The world in 140 characters

[2011-12-08 07:48]

2010 was dubbed as the "inaugural year" of micro blog, or weibo in Chinese, in China. 2011 is marked by its unstoppable growth. The number of micro-bloggers has grown from 63.11 million by the end of 2010 to 300 million in 2011.

Santa Claus is coming to town

[2011-12-08 06:42]

You better Watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout i'm tellin' you why...

Putin takes formal step to regain Kremlin top job

[2011-12-07 23:06]

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday officially submitted the paperwork required to register as a candidate in Russia's March 4 presidential election.

Boy with cancer cheered up by chess

[2011-12-07 20:24]

Liu Yang, 12-year-old, is suffering from Ewing's sarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer that strikes children and adolescents. Being a huge Chinese chess fan, his biggest wish was to play the game against chess masters one day.

Dancing Santa wows Manila traffic

[2011-12-07 17:05]

Ramiro Hinojas, a Filipino traffic policeman dressed as Santa Claus dances while directing the traffic in Manila, Dec 6, 2011.

New Beijing subway to reach train station

[2011-12-07 11:07]

Beijing subway Line 9 will make a stop at Beijing West Railway Station. It is among nine stops on the planned new line, which will be opened this month.

The Year of the Dragon in gold

[2011-12-07 10:37]

A sales representative poses behind a nine-tael 24K gold in the shape of a dragon forming the numerals "2012", symbolizing the upcoming Year of the Dragon.

UN chief urges for positive results in Durban

[2011-12-07 08:40]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged world leaders to commit to the second period of Kyoto protocol in Durban.

US woman seeks her roots in Yunnan

[2011-12-07 07:47]

After six months of searching, a 21-year-old woman from the United States is now awaiting the results of DNA tests that could prove she has found her biological parents.

Stray dogs saved from meat market

[2011-12-07 07:37]

Volunteers from the Lanzhou Stray Animals Rescue Station check on dogs they rescued from stalls at a meat market in the Gansu provincial capital. More than 30 dogs, most of which were sick, were saved on Monday with help from law enforcement officers.

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