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Unusual spider with human features

[2011-07-18 08:37]

A spider, with a strange body that looks like a human face, is spotted eating a bee on a sunflower by a local resident at his yard in Gaizhou, Northeast China’s Liaoning province on July 16, 2011.

Begging gymnast gets new grip on life

[2011-07-18 07:50]

Discovered begging in a Beijing subway station, Zhang Shangwu - a former champion gymnast turned thief - has been offered a wide choice of jobs and help, thanks to two days of extensive media coverage.

Travel made easy on 'roof of the world'

[2011-07-18 06:47]

The first expressway in Tibet opened to traffic on Sunday, with Vice President Xi Jinping cutting the ribbons at the opening ceremony.

US troops march in San Diego's gay pride parade

[2011-07-17 20:18]

About 200 active-duty troops and veterans wearing T-shirts advertising their branch of service marched Saturday in San Diego's gay pride parade with American flags and rainbow banners

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, July 16

[2011-07-17 15:03]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, July 16

Kobe wows fans during China Tour

[2011-07-17 11:12]

NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers wows Chinese fans during his 2011 China Tour.

US Congress seeks debt solution, Obama goes to public

[2011-07-17 09:40]

US President Barack Obama appealed for public support Saturday to push Congress to avert an unprecedented default on America's national debt as lawmakers worked on dual tracks to reach an elusive deal.

A green headache for E China city

[2011-07-17 09:12]

Several of the bathing beaches in the coastal city hQingdao have been attacked by enteromorpha prolifera, a sea plant that reproduces rapidly, for the past week and the clearing work is under way.

FINA World Championships opens in Shanghai

[2011-07-16 22:52]

Performers put together a giant emblem of the 14th FINA World Championships during the opening ceremony of the event in Shanghai July 16, 2011.

Murdoch says, 'We're sorry' for hacking scandal

[2011-07-16 21:30]

"We are sorry," Rupert Murdoch said in British newspapers on Saturday, as News Corp tried to quell the uproar over a phone-hacking scandal that has shaken the company and claimed its top two newspaper executives.

China wins 1st gold medal of world championships

[2011-07-16 19:38]

Wu and new partner He Zi won the first gold medal of the world aquatic championships on Saturday, claiming the women's 3-meter synchronized springboard title.

Oil refinery on fire in NE China

[2011-07-16 16:44]

Fire and smoke engulfs an oil refinery of PetroChina in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province, July 16, 2011. The fire started about 2:30 pm, Xinhua reported.

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