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London 2012 unveils Olympic medals

[2011-07-28 04:05]

The London Olympic medals were unveiled on Wednesday while the city was celebrating the mark of one year to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.

Panic buying of bottled water

[2011-07-27 15:04]

Residents have resorted to panic buying of bottled water after authorities in the southwestern city of Mianyang announced Tuesday that the city's major water source has been contaminated by flood-washed residue from a local manganese plant.

Fishermen say oil spill killing scallops

[2011-07-27 11:51]

More than 160 groups of scallop-raising fishermen have reported to the local agricultural bureau that more than half of the scallops cultivated in a shore area of 23 hectares died after greasy oil particles were found along a 25-km beach.

Grueling schedule shapes up soldiers

[2011-07-27 10:08]

Snipers practice aiming during an anti-terrorism training session in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province, on July 26, 2011.

Beijing drenched in downpour

[2011-07-27 09:43]

A large-scale rainstorm hit Beijing Tuesday night, with an average precipitation of 60 mm in nine hours, the most in 13 years.

Paying respect for the twin attack victims

[2011-07-27 08:58]

People pay their respects to the victims of the shooting spree and bomb attack in Norway at a temporary memorial site on the shore in front of Utoeya island, northwest of Oslo, July 26, 2011.

China launches 9th orbiter for global navigation

[2011-07-27 08:57]

China successfully launched an orbiter into space at 5:44 am Beijing Time Wednesday.

Cargo vessel explodes in SE China province

[2011-07-26 11:56]

A 5,000-tonne cargo vessel exploded Monday night at a shipyard at Pingtan Island, southeast China's Fujian Province, local fire department said.

Wenzhou in mourning for train victims

[2011-07-26 10:02]

Residents of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, gather in a square to mourn the victims of Saturday's devastating train crash and offer wishes for the wounded, on July 25, 2011.

Sea of flowers marks vigil for twin attack victims

[2011-07-26 09:45]

At least 100,000 people, many carrying white or red roses, rallied in Oslo on Monday to show support for victims of attacks that killed 76 people, police said.

Yao Ming honored as model of youth at farewell ceremony

[2011-07-26 09:24]

Yao Ming retired from the Chinese national basketball team Monday at an unprecedented farewell ceremony held by the Chinese sports governing body, and was highly praised by State Councilor Liu Yandong.

Hot air balloons rise over London

[2011-07-26 08:13]

Hot air balloons rise into the early morning sky over London, July 25, 2011.

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