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China releases adapted nationwide map

[2011-08-26 08:00]

China released its first 1:50,000 scale nationwide map on Thursday.

US capital braces for Hurricane Irene

[2011-08-26 07:12]

Train services were canceled and workers scrambled to protect power lines in Washington on Thursday as Hurricane Irene threatened the US capital.

Merkel tops powerful women list

[2011-08-25 13:47]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, which is dominated by politicians, businesswomen and leaders in media and entertainment.

Downpour traps residents in SW China county

[2011-08-25 11:46]

Rains swept through Menghai county of Xishuangbanna district in Southwest China’s Yunan province on Aug 23, 2011.

Russia's space ship crashes into Siberia

[2011-08-25 11:20]

A Russian Progress cargo ship crashed into Siberia after failing to reach the right orbit Wednesday.

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook new CEO

[2011-08-25 08:09]

Jobs' often-gaunt appearance has sparked questions about his health and his ability to continue at Apple.

Bounty offered for Gadhafi as rebels vow to hold polls

[2011-08-25 07:32]

A bounty of $1.7 million has been offered for the capture of Muammar Gadhafi - dead or alive. The bounty has been put up by businessmen but is supported by the rebel leadership.

Medvedev meets with DPRK top leader

[2011-08-24 13:58]

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Russia's eastern Siberian city of Ulan Ude on Wednesday

Libyans celebrate fall of Gadhafi's compound

[2011-08-24 13:00]

Libyans light a flare and hold up a Kingdom of Libya flag as they celebrate the fall of Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, in the streets of Benghazi August 24, 2011.

26 trapped in coal mine flood in NE China

[2011-08-24 10:12]

Miners prepare to enter a flooded coal pit to rescue trapped workers in a coal mine in Qitaihe city, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, August 23, 2011.

Mudslide blocks expressway in SW China

[2011-08-24 09:55]

A mudslide caused by rainstorms blocks the Beijing-Kunming expressway in Ya'an, Sichuan province, on August 23, 2011. The expressway is expected to be out of use until August 28.

Strong quake hits US, no major damage

[2011-08-24 06:44]

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck around the US capital of Washington on Tuesday afternoon, sending tremor to New York City.

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