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Yao Ming skips class for wine

[2011-11-30 17:45]

Yao Ming will miss a day at university this week for one of the many launch events scheduled for his own branded wine.

Tokyo Motor Show kicks off

[2011-11-30 15:01]

Honda Motor Co's Asimo humanoid robot opens the top of a bottle to pour the drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 30, 2011.

World AIDS Day: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS

[2011-11-30 13:23]

The theme of World AIDS Day 2011 is "Getting to Zero" by striving for zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Here we countdown to this milestone with our special coverage to help raise awareness about AIDS in China as the world marks 30-years of HIV.

China blasts off another satellite

[2011-11-30 11:13]

A Long March 2C carrier rocket blasts off with the YaoGan Weixing-13 satellite (a new remote sensing satellite) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

Aircraft carrier sails from port for new test

[2011-11-30 07:48]

China's aircraft carrier left port on Tuesday for a second round of sea trials, which are likely to include test flights from the refitted vessel.

China takes a tough line on poverty

[2011-11-30 07:20]

Nearly 100 million more people in China were deemed poor as the country modified its definition of poverty to bring it more in line with international standards.

Edinburgh Zoo ready for China's pandas

[2011-11-30 06:22]

Edinburgh Zoo panda team member Lisa Baxter poses for photographers wearing a panda knit hat and gloves at the the new enclosure area ahead of the arrival of two giant pandas from China in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland November 29, 2011.

500 new police motorcycles to guard Beijing

[2011-11-29 15:40]

A total of 500 police motorcycles were purchased by the Public Security Bureau of Beijing to prevent crimes and enhance the patrolling force on congested roads.

Way back to normal life from drug addiction

[2011-11-29 08:43]

Drug addicts play a game of "Eagle catching chickens" during outdoor activities at a compulsory drug rehabilitation center in Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province November 28, 2011.

Voters queue in Egypt's election

[2011-11-29 07:52]

Egyptians flocked to polling stations on Monday as part of a transition born in revolutionary euphoria but now tinged by distrust of the generals who replaced Mubarak.

Elderly women have tougher time than men

[2011-11-29 07:24]

A recent official report revealed that Chinese women face more obstacles in their old age than men who are at the same stage in their lives.

Where 'top student' has a new meaning

[2011-11-29 07:13]

National leaders keep up with latest developments, Wu Wencong, Jiang Xueqing and Li Jing report in Beijing.

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