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Cell-phone robot encourages green life

[2011-07-14 10:59]

Mobile phone company Nokia is swapping old phones for movie tickets at post shops in Beijing in a bid to encourage their consumers to start a low-carbon, green life.

Furniture importer under fire

[2011-07-14 07:50]

A retailer of international brand furniture, which has recently been suspected of selling poor-quality fake foreign products at high prices, has insisted it does not play foul with buyers but has admitted "faults" in its employees' sales tactics.

3 Mumbai bombings minutes apart kill 21

[2011-07-14 06:42]

Three coordinated bombings tore through the heart of Mumbai during rush hour on Wednesday, killing 21 people in the worst terror attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai siege.

Mud day in Michigan

[2011-07-13 10:56]

Children play in the mud pit during the annual mud day at nankin mills recreation complex in westland, michigan, US, 12 july 2011.

US military chief visits Chinese air force base

[2011-07-13 10:19]

US Admiral Mike Mullen (left), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), visit the PLA Air Force base in Jining, East China's Shandong province, July 12, 2011. Mullen is in China for a four-day visit wrapping up on Wednesday when he will leave for the Republic of Korea and Japan.

New police squad starts patrol on horseback

[2011-07-13 10:18]

Policewomen on horseback make their debut in Baotou city, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, July 12, 2011. The squad, consisting of 10 members with an average age of 23, was formed and trained in April. Their main job would be to maintain traffic order and act as assistants to the police.

Floating trash clogs up Three Gorges Reservoir

[2011-07-13 09:43]

Environmental protection authorities in Zigui county sent a dozen trash skimmers on a mission to remove floating trash from the Three Gorges Reservoir, in a bid to improve water quality as well as ensure the safety of ship transportation in flood season.

President Hu greets Taiwan performer

[2011-07-13 07:07]

President Hu Jintao greets a Taiwan performer dressed as a popular folk figure in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday during a cross-Straits cultural exchange activity for young people.

Oil cleanup work continues in Bohai Bay

[2011-07-12 14:17]

Work ships use an oil-absorbing cable to clean up the oil spill near Platform C at Penglai 19-3 oil field in Bohai Bay, July 12, 2011. Oil continues to spill from Platform C and five cleaning ships have been sent to clean the oil.

Police dogs show off their skills

[2011-07-12 12:25]

Police dogs attack a "target" during training at a police dog training base in Beijing, July 11, 2011. The base was open to a media visit on Monday.

'Harry Potter' premieres for the last time in NYC

[2011-07-12 10:22]

New York's Lincoln Center was crowded Monday with hundreds of fans who managed to grab a chance to view the premiere of the final Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two."

A smiling monkey

[2011-07-12 09:37]

A stump-tailed monkey "smiles" at the camera at Huangshan Mountain scenic spot in East China's Anhui province, July 10, 2011. The monkey is a species unique to the Huangshan area.

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