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Dining ship swept by rushing river

[2011-09-21 11:02]

A floating restaurant capsizes after colliding with another ship in Jialing River, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, Sept 20, 2011. The collision occurred after the ship's cables broke in rushing currents as a flood peak swept the river, a tributary of Yangtze River.

Countdown to China's space station begins

[2011-09-21 10:06]

The Long March II-F carrying Tiangong-1, or "Heavenly Palace 1", will take off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China’s Gansu province between Sept 27 and 30.

Indian quake hits Yadong county

[2011-09-21 08:19]

Two residents in Yadong county in the Tibet autonomous region on Monday walk through the ruins of a street after their homes were damaged in the aftermath of a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck India on Sunday evening.

Programs to target domestic violence

[2011-09-21 08:02]

Given that women's complaints about domestic violence on the mainland have been rising for the past three years, the All-China Women's Federation announced on Tuesday that it will cooperate with the health and justice sectors in carrying out pilot programs to protect women from domestic violence.

China urges global support for Libya

[2011-09-21 06:33]

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here on Tuesday that China will continue its support to the Libyan people on their efforts in conducting reconstruction and promoting development.

Gold jeweler in India uses marketing bling

[2011-09-20 17:10]

A car covered in gold, silver and gemstones is unveiled in Mumbai, India, Sept 19, 2011. The car is covered in 80 kilograms of 22-karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones.

Flood peak sweeps SW China

[2011-09-20 15:22]

Two submerged cars can be seen on a street in Hechuan district of Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, Sept 20, 2011.

China's flying medics take to the skies

[2011-09-20 11:48]

Carried by the Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark", it's the first time the air ambulance helicopter has taken to the skies over the Pacific Ocean.

Drinking water shortage in S China

[2011-09-20 10:43]

Students at Gengsha School in Fengshan County of Hechi City, in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, wait for drinking water on Sept 19, 2011.

Golf courses increasingly in the rough

[2011-09-20 07:16]

One day last month, chauffeured limousines, including a Mercedes-Benz, Audi S6, Lexus and Buick, brought a group of golfers to Firestone Golf Club in the booming coastal city of Shenzhen.

Floods claim 57 lives as rain wreaks havoc

[2011-09-20 07:12]

By Monday afternoon, rain-triggered floods and landslides had left at least 57 people dead and 29 missing around the nation, causing the central government to launch emergency response plans.

Palestinians will submit UN membership letter

[2011-09-20 06:39]

The Palestinians brushed aside heated Israeli objections and a promised U.S. veto Monday, vowing to submit a letter formally requesting full U.N. membership when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Assembly.

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