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Storm lands in E China, triggering flood

[2011-08-31 10:50]

Torrential rain, brought by the storm, has been falling in Anji county, Zhejiang province since Monday night, and triggered floods in many towns and villages.

Int'l military music festival rehearsal in Moscow

[2011-08-31 09:46]

Military bands from several different countries will participate in the third "Spasskaya Tower" international military music festival at Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday.

2,400 firefighters battling forest fire

[2011-08-31 07:05]

More than 2,400 firefighters and volunteers were battling a raging fire that broke out mid-day Tuesday at a tourist attraction in Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said late Tuesday.

Tropical storm to make landfall in Fujian

[2011-08-30 11:59]

Tropical storm Nanmadol is expected to make landfall between Putian city and Zhangpu town in southern Fujian on Tuesday evening.

Lucky 'panda' scoops $88m lottery jackpot

[2011-08-30 10:54]

A man dressed in a panda outfit to protect his identity holds a sign declaring he won 560 million yuan ($87,752,000) on the lottery at the Zhejiang Provincial Welfare Lottery Center in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Aug 29, 2011.

Trapped miners rescued in NE China

[2011-08-30 10:44]

Nineteen trapped miners in a flooded mine in Qitaihe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province were rescued early Tuesday morning. Of the miners trapped by the flood on August 23, 22 have been rescued, one was confirmed dead, and rescue workers are still searching for the missing three.

Mass food poisoning in E China

[2011-08-30 09:37]

Patients affected by a mass food poisoning that has been linked to mealtime at a particular hotel lie in hospital beds in Yichun, East China's Jiangxi province, Aug 29, 2011.

Liu Xiang regains honor at Daegu worlds

[2011-08-30 07:02]

Three years after his sudden withdrawal from the Beijing Olympic Games, China's star hurdler Liu Xiang regained honor after dramatically taking silver at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu on Monday night.

Typhoon Nanmadol to hit Taiwan Monday

[2011-08-29 08:40]

Taiwan weather bureau issued a land warning for typhoon Nanmadol on Saturday, saying that the areas of Pingtung and Taitung should prepare for torrential downpour and strong winds.

Fights and delays as flight security heightened

[2011-08-29 07:39]

Fights broke out among angry passengers at Beijing Capital International Airport on Sunday morning, after the security level for domestic flights was raised from level one to level two.

Mooncakes leave a tax taste in the mouth

[2011-08-29 07:35]

Wang, who works for an IT website in Beijing and has a monthly salary of 10,000 yuan, said that until he had read a news report he was unaware that the cakes were taxable.

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