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Heavy rain hits downtown Shanghai

[2011-08-13 08:54]

Heavy rains hit Shanghai in the morning of August 12, leaving some places in the city flooded.

China sends biggest-ever delegation to Universiade

[2011-08-12 20:48]

China sent its biggest-ever Universiade delegation to Shenzhen where the opening ceremony of the 26th Summer Universiade is going on Friday evening.
Hu: Universiade to boost youth sports

US loses contact with hypersonic test plane

[2011-08-12 14:54]

An unmanned experimental aircraft designed to glide down from the upper atmosphere at 20 times the speed of sound lost contact with ground control on its second test flight on Thursday.

Brothers fill summer with tobacco chores

[2011-08-12 11:30]

Xiao Longyuan, left, 12, and his 10-year-old brother Xiao Longlin take a break from their chores on a tobacco farm in a remote village of Xuan'en county, Central China's Hubei province, on Aug 11, 2011.

Tibet's horse racing gala

[2011-08-12 08:55]

A horse racing gala was opened in Naqu in Tibet on August 11 and will last six days.

Youth sports stay strong in China

[2011-08-12 08:31]

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is ready to work with China to promote university sports, its president George E. Killian told Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday.

China launches communications satellite for Pakistan

[2011-08-12 07:23]

China launched a communications satellite PAKSAT-1R for Pakistan at 0:15 am Friday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.

Texas Governor Perry to run for US president

[2011-08-12 07:13]

Texas Governor Rick Perry, a staunch conservative with a Washington outsider's resume, will seek the 2012 Republican nomination for US president.

Versatile Putin dives to recover relics

[2011-08-11 15:25]

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went scuba diving at a Black Sea site known as the Russian Atlantis in the Taman bay on Wednesday.

The life of a 13-year-old in rural China

[2011-08-11 14:22]

Wang Leimei, 13, lives with her parents and six-year-old brother in a rundown cottage in Xialao village in Xundian Hui and Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan province, where life is much different to the hustle and bustle of the city.

UK streets calmer after nights of riots and chaos

[2011-08-11 09:51]

Days of rioting and looting across Britain looked to be cooling on Wednesday after Prime Minister David Cameron's promised a fightback and flooded city streets with police to try to restore order.

Cleveland Volcano in low-level eruption

[2011-08-11 08:31]

Cleveland Volcano has been in low-level eruption since the end of July, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.

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