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22 remain trapped in NE China mine

[2011-08-29 07:34]

Twenty-two coal miners were trapped for a fifth day on Sunday in a flooded pit in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, with three survivors hospitalized in stable condition and one miner pronounced dead, local officials said.

Drought leaves millions facing water shortage

[2011-08-29 07:28]

More than 5.47 million people face a shortage of drinking water as the drought has affected 87 of 88 counties of Southwest China's Guizhou province.

Irene rakes up US East Coast, shuts down NY

[2011-08-28 07:55]

At least six deaths were reported in North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Several million people were under evacuation orders on the US East Coast.

Hair-braiding competition in Xinjiang

[2011-08-27 16:39]

A hair-braiding contest is held in Moyu county, Hotan prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang autonomous region, Aug 26, 2011.

Daegu IAAF World Athletics Championships -Day 1

[2011-08-27 15:58]

The IAAF World Athletics Championships runs from August 27 to September 4 in Daegu.

A closer look at Gaddafi daughter's house

[2011-08-27 11:43]

The house of Aisha,the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was swarmed with people on Aug 26, 2011.

Southwest drought inflicts water shortage on millions

[2011-08-27 10:10]

A severe and persistent drought in Southwest China's Guizhou province has led to a drinking water shortage affecting more than 5.47 million people, local authorities said.

'The Most Beautiful Mother' sculpture to be built

[2011-08-26 20:57]

Combination photo shows the samples of a sculpture that will be built in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, for Wu Juping, a 31-year-old woman for her brave deeds.

Explosion hits UN building in Nigeria's capital

[2011-08-26 19:01]

A car bomb ripped through the United Nations' headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Friday, killing at least 10 people, security sources and witnesses said.

Japan's PM Kan confirms to quit

[2011-08-26 13:06]

Prime Minister Naoto Kan confirmed on Friday he would resign as ruling party leader, setting the stage for Japan to pick its sixth premier in five years.

Queuing up for school

[2011-08-26 10:39]

Parents wait in line outside a primary school in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province, to get their school-age children registered, Aug 24, 2011.

UN to allow release of $1.5 bln frozen Libya funds

[2011-08-26 08:58]

The United States and South Africa struck a deal on Thursday to allow the release of $1.5 billion in frozen Libya funds for humanitarian aid and other civilian needs, UN diplomats said on Thursday.

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