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Papademos becomes new Greek PM

[2011-11-11 06:36]

Former European Central Bank vice-president Lucas Papademos will head Greece's new crisis coalition.

Rescue underway for 23 trapped miners

[2011-11-11 01:01]

A rescuer prepares to enter a pit in an effort to find miners who were trapped after a gas leak at at a coal mine near the city of Qujing, Yunnan province, Thursday Nov 10, 2011. As of 3:40 pm Thursday, 23 people remain trapped. [Photo/Xinhua]

Americans perform at Peking Opera Festival

[2011-11-10 18:22]

Chinese audiences at the sixth China Peking Opera Art Festival in Beijing on Nov 8 were treated to a remarkable performance of the Qi Shufang Peking Opera Company from the US.

Big 3D picture unveiled before Single's Day

[2011-11-10 10:41]

A 3D picture covers 1,111 square meters, making it the biggest in China. It is part of an online shopping mall's promotion campaign for a sale that will fall on upcoming "Single's Day", Nov 11, 2011.

Brazil's Indigenous National Games

[2011-11-10 09:28]

Some 1,300 members of different ethnic groups from around Brazil are competing in the event that lasts through November 12.

Turkey: quake kills at least 3, dozens trapped

[2011-11-10 09:24]

An earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Wednesday night, killing at least three people and leaving dozens trapped in the rubble of toppled buildings damaged in the previous temblor, which had killed 600 people.

Greek party deal on new premier collapses

[2011-11-10 06:40]

A deal on forming a Greek national unity government collapsed on Wednesday as the country headed towards an economic abyss.

China launches remote-sensing satellite

[2011-11-09 22:27]

China successfully launched the remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XII Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

Nationwide drills to mark Fire Prevention Day

[2011-11-09 11:19]

Beijing West Railway Station's voluntary fire brigades carry out firefighting and rescue exercises on Nov 8, one day before the nation's 21st Fire Prevention Day.

'Bad' students seated outside classroom

[2011-11-09 10:20]

Two rows of students, considered naughty or not performing well academically, sit an exam outside a classroom at a middle school in Jinxian county, East China's Jiangxi province, Nov 8, 2011.

Sales of pirated Steve Jobs' book soar

[2011-11-09 07:58]

Peddlers selling pirated copies of the Steve Jobs' biography are making brisk business all across the eastern metropolis.

Price collector gives us food for thought

[2011-11-09 07:28]

Monitoring what butchers charge keeps track of CPI.

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