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Muifa misses Shanghai, veers toward Shandong

[2011-08-07 15:25]

Typhoon Muifa weakened as it approached China's coast on Sunday, avoiding a direct-hit on the financial capital Shanghai and veering north towards a tip of Shandong province that juts into the Yellow Sea.Live Report

17 dead in multiple-vehicle collision

[2011-08-06 21:04]

Seventeen people died and four others were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash in Jiangxi Province Saturday morning, police said.

China's romantic day: Time to find your other half

[2011-08-06 19:46]

A newly-wed couple poses with their marriage certificates at a marriage registry office in Ganyu county, Jiangsu province, Aug 6, 2011.

Gutsy grandma scales skyscraper

[2011-08-06 17:33]

Doris Long, 97, MBE, poses for a picture before climbing the ITV building in London, Aug 5, 2011.

Japan's Hiroshima city marks atomic bombing

[2011-08-06 17:01]

The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing, as the nation fights a different kind of disaster from atomic technology - a nuclear plant in a meltdown crisis after being hit by a tsunami.

Twin pandas born in SW China

[2011-08-06 14:51]

A 12-year-old panda Zhenqi has given birth to twin panda cubs on Aug 4 at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

NASA spacecraft begins 5-year trip to Jupiter

[2011-08-06 11:45]

A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno is rocketing toward Jupiter on a fresh quest to discover the secret recipe for making planets.

Coast girds itself for Typhoon Muifa

[2011-08-06 08:27]

Coastal regions in East China are bracing for the powerful Typhoon Muifa, which was expected to make landfall over East China's Zhejiang province on Saturday night or during the daytime on Sunday.

Positive news fails to lift markets

[2011-08-06 07:47]

With stock markets around the world stumbling, China's foreign minister said closer international cooperation is needed for the world's economy to stabilize.

Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko detained at trial

[2011-08-06 07:44]

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was detained during her trial on Friday after the judge ruled that she was "systematically" disrupting courtroom proceedings.

Artificial rain eases drought in SW China

[2011-08-05 14:09]

Workers with the meteorological authority in Qingzhen city, Southwest China's Guizhou province, prepare rockets, which contain chemicals that spur precipitation, to bring artificial rain to the drought-ravaged region, August 4, 2011.

Rainstorms a prequel to typhoon Muifa in Fujian

[2011-08-05 10:19]

Lightning tears up the sky in Quanzhou city, E China’s Fujian province, on August 4, 2011. Strong typhoon Muifa brought rainstorms to the city.

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