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Residents keen to stake their claim to affordable housing

[2011-07-04 07:56]

More than 1,000 low-wage residents in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, waited in line for four days and three nights, in order to register for low-income housing on Sunday morning.

Thaksin party wins Thai election by a landslide

[2011-07-04 06:41]

Thailand's opposition won a landslide election victory on Sunday, led by the sister of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, heralding an extraordinary political turnaround.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, July 2

[2011-07-03 16:49]

Snapshot photos capture the moments of events happened all around the world during the past 24 hours of July 2.

Practising yoga in swimming pool

[2011-07-03 11:46]

Children practise yoga in swimming pool at a recreational center in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province on July 3,2011.

Thailand's 2011 election kicks off

[2011-07-03 10:08]

Polling started Sunday morning in Thailand's first election after political crisis as voters are casting their votes to pick up 500 members of the House of Representatives.

Monaco's prince weds bride in lavish ceremony

[2011-07-03 09:12]

Princess Charlene (L) and Monaco's Prince Albert IIkiss outside the Sainte Devote church in Monaco after their religious wedding ceremony in Monaco July 2, 2011.

Prince William, Kate begin 3rd day of Canada tour

[2011-07-03 08:28]

Prince William and Kate have started the third day of their Canadian tour with a tree-planting ceremony at Government House that has become a royal family tradition.

Prince William, Kate charm Canada on royal visit

[2011-07-02 13:07]

Prince William and Kate joined in Canada Day celebrations on Friday, often stealing the show as they were feted by Canadian leaders and cheered by tens of thousands who lined the streets of the Canadian capital to get a glimpse of them.

Monaco has new princess after nearly 30-year wait

[2011-07-02 09:47]

Newlyweds Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene kiss on the Palace balcony after the civil wedding service in Monaco July 1, 2011.

Coffee and cats, a purrfect combination

[2011-07-02 09:11]

When a 5-year-old girl swung a cat toy, a small yellow Bengal cat with large black spots suddenly jumped, caught the toy and rolled over. The girl giggled, touched its paw and said "how cute".

Car explodes in front of bomb squad member in Thailand

[2011-07-02 09:03]

A car bomb explodes as a member of a Thai bomb squad checks it in Narathiwat province, south of Bangkok July 1, 2011.

Hu: CPC must serve the people

[2011-07-02 07:39]

Alienation from the people poses the greatest risk to the Communist Party of China (CPC), while corruption will cost the Party the support of the people, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said on Friday.

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