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Civil servant sorry for beating parents

[2011-11-01 07:27]

A civil servant in Shenzhen will be the subject of an internal investigation and a penalty from his employer even though he apologized to his parents on Sunday for beating them during family quarrels.

Weekly Photos: Oct 24-30

[2011-10-31 10:56]

Weekly photos covering events and people in them from Oct 24 to Oct 30.

Pumpkin lamp creation for Halloween

[2011-10-31 10:15]

Pumpkin lamp creation held in E China ahead of Halloween.

Kvitova lets her racket do the talking

[2011-10-31 09:45]

Petra Kvitova let her racket do the talking when the fast-rising Czech backed up her shock Wimbledon crown by winning the WTA Championships at the first time of asking on Sunday.

Seven billionth baby born in Philippines

[2011-10-31 09:41]

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) staff gives a cake to the family of newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho, the Philippines' symbolic "seven billionth baby" who is part of the United Nations' seven billion global population projection, in Fabella Maternity hospital in Manila Oct 31, 2011.

Cat lovers hope to heal the pain

[2011-10-31 08:08]

Animal lovers in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, have set up a facility for homeless cats that have developed psychological problems as a result of their vagrant lives.

Smokers refusing to pack it in

[2011-10-31 07:02]

Lack of legislation and huge profits make ban hard to enforce, report Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou and Duan Yan and Cui Jia in Beijing.

Rare Oct snowstorm batters Northeast

[2011-10-31 06:33]

More than 3 million households in the US Northeast lacked power on Sunday as a rare October snowstorm bedeviled transportation and killed at least eight people.

Slide: China Fashion Week

[2011-10-30 08:04]

China Fashion Week

Guardian of the relics

[2011-10-30 07:48]

Fan Jinshi didn't set out to be the guardian of the treasures of the Silk Road. When she first went to Dunhuang, Gansu province, the petite archeologist never imagined she would spend a year living alone in the forsaken outpost with no running water, no electricity or even a decent toilet.

Israel bombs Gaza, 10 dead

[2011-10-30 07:20]

Israel's air force bombed an Islamic Jihad base in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip on Saturday.

13 Americans killed in Afghan bombing

[2011-10-29 21:42]

All 13 NATO service members killed in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital were American troops.

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