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Volcano billows giant plume for 2nd day in Chile

[2011-06-06 10:30]

A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted for a second day Sunday.

Enter the dragons

[2011-06-06 08:45]

Although China is the birthplace of dragon boat racing, it is now a popular sport all over the world. Qiu Quanlin in Foshan, Guangdong province, and Tan Yue in Beijing report.

Xi: Cuba showing clear direction for future

[2011-06-06 08:42]

Vice-President Xi Jinping praised the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party for showing a clear direction for the country's future development.

For women who Dare to Bare

[2011-06-06 08:18]

In China, the traditional, conservative one-piece swimsuit is being abandoned in favor of the bikini, an essential for the summer beach as people now begin to understand the difference between lingerie and a bikini.

Premier urges all-out efforts for drought relief

[2011-06-05 21:51]

Premier Wen Jiabao urged local authorities to make great efforts to tackle drought-related problems in a recent tour in the country's parched central provinces.

Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing exodus

[2011-06-05 09:38]

The Puyehue volcano in southern Chile erupted Saturday, sending a huge plume of smoke and ash into the sky and prompting officials to evacuate about 600 people living nearby. There were no reports of injuries.

Li Na makes history!

[2011-06-05 09:03]

When Schiavone kissed the women's singles trophy at Roland Garros last year, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title, Li Na said: "If she can do that, maybe I can do that too."
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An inspiration for young Chinese 
Li Na sets sight on Wimbledon

The right stuffing

[2011-06-05 08:56]

The most popular food for the Dragon Boat Festival are traditional zongzi dumplings made from layers of sticky rice and different fillings wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.

US to keep military presence in Asia: Gates

[2011-06-05 08:37]

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.the Uited States will maintain a "robust" military presence across Asia.

S China completes early-rice planting amid drought

[2011-06-04 19:19]

A total of 56.95 million mu of the country's farmland (about 3.8 million hectares) was affected by drought, the country's top drought relief authority said Friday.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, June 3

[2011-06-04 15:44]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 3

Chinese newlyweds tour German town

[2011-06-04 10:40]

Some 31 Chinese couples who already got married in China, travelled to Germany to repeat their promise of marriage at Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

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