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Law and order on roller blades in SW China city

[2011-08-03 10:15]

Female chengguan, wearing roller blades, perform duties at Tianfu Square in downtown Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province, Aug 1, 2011.

Gary Locke sworn in as new US envoy to China

[2011-08-03 07:18]

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) swears in Gary Locke as the first Chinese-American to be appointed US Ambassador to China on Monday during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington.

Obama passes bills to raise US debt ceiling

[2011-08-03 07:01]

US President Barack Obama signs the Budget Control Act of 2011 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 2, 2011. US.

Norway soul-searches on crime after rampage

[2011-08-02 22:57]

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg urged parliament on Monday to preserve the democratic values of Norway as public pressure grew for stiffer sentences for serious crimes after an anti-immigration zealot's bloody rampage.

Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan

[2011-08-02 16:51]

Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan.

Massive delays strike troubled train crash line

[2011-08-02 14:47]

A large number of bullet trains have been delayed or forced to wait on the tracks between Wenzhou, Ningbo and Fuzhou of Fujian province on August 1. Eleven bullets trains have been delayed by nearly two hours as of 8 pm Monday.

Youth from Japan quake-hit zone visit Hainan

[2011-08-02 13:34]

One hundred Japanese youth from quake–hit areas have arrived in Haikou for a cultural exchange visit in South China's Hainan province from August 1 to August 7.

Wind and sun harnessed to cut emissions

[2011-08-02 13:11]

Wind turbines and solar panels near Dafeng Harbor in East China’s Jiangsu province on August 1, 2011.

Fishing season beckons in S China Sea

[2011-08-02 10:04]

Fishing vessels started operations after the South China Sea fishing ban was lifted on Monday, which had been in effect since May 16.

US lawmakers to vote on last-minute debt deal

[2011-08-02 06:20]

US congressional leaders scrambled to line up Republican and Democratic votes on Monday for a White House House-backed deal to raise the US borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented debt default.

HSBC to sell 195 US bank branches for $1b

[2011-08-01 17:24]

British banking company HSBC said Monday it will sell just under half its retail banking branches in the United States to First Niagara Bank for around $1 billion.

The flying fish hunters of China's past

[2011-08-01 14:32]

Wang Yousheng, a fisherman, prepares the cormorants he trained for fish hunting in Jiedu township, Leping city, East China's Jiangxi province, July 31, 2011. As a traditional skill passed down for generations, hunting fish with cormorants is seldom seen in China anymore due to industrialization and people moving to live in cities.

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