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International Aviation and Space Salon in Russia

[2011-08-21 10:30]

Russian Air Force jet fighters perform during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.

DPRK top leader set foot on Russia

[2011-08-21 10:11]

Kim Jong Il passed through Khasan, the border railway station of Russia in the morning of August 20, the official news agency KCNA reported.

'Ice palace' soothes summer heat

[2011-08-21 09:11]

An astonishing glacial "palace" discovered by accident four years ago has become a quirky summer tourist attraction in the Zillertal Alps of Austria.

Sacred craft

[2011-08-21 09:03]

Thangka craftsmen have faithfully re-created Tibetan religious icons for generations, passing down the art from masters to apprentices in a heritage chain that still keeps tight links today.

3 killed in hospital blast in north China city

[2011-08-21 07:24]

Three people were killed and 17 others injured, two severely, after a blast ripped through a boiler room in a hospital in northern Chinese city of Changzhi Friday.

Farmer’s dream still grounded

[2011-08-20 16:25]

Farmer Shu Mansheng builds a flying device in front of his house in Jiangxia District, Wuhan City, Central China's Hubei province, Aug 19, 2011.

300-year-old horse race festival kicks off in Tibet

[2011-08-20 12:16]

Women in traditional costumes dance during a horse race festival held in Damxung, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, August 19, 2011. The seven-day horse race festival, with the history of more than 300 years, is held in Damxung in August each year.

Distrust swirls around charity

[2011-08-20 09:20]

The public continues to question whether the manager of an international charitable schooling project involving at least 1.5 billion yuan ($235 million) is qualified to run the project, showing the public's deepened distrust of unsupervised charities in the country.

10 dead in Taliban assault on British Council in Kabul

[2011-08-20 07:52]

Taliban suicide attackers stormed the compound, killing at least 10 people in a five-hour gunfight on the anniversary of the country's independence from Britain. Photo by Ahmad Masood, [Photo/Agencies]

Astronauts practice water landing 

[2011-08-19 21:09]

US astronaut Karen Nyber practises the procedure for a water landing during a training exercise at an Emergencies Ministry testing ground in Noginsk outside Moscow August 19, 2011.

Su-27 jets fly at airshow

[2011-08-19 20:41]

Russian Air Force Su-27 Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) jet fighters perform during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 19, 2011.

President Hu meets Biden

[2011-08-19 19:19]

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with US Vice-President Joe Biden on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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