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Property records give new insights into bin Laden

[2011-05-05 09:56]

The Pakistani who owned the compound that was Osama bin Laden's final hideaway meticulously bought up adjoining plots of land over two years and once cryptically told a seller that the property he bought for "an uncle" had become very valuable.

Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero

[2011-05-05 09:20]

President Barack Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero and meet with Sept 11 families and first responders when he visits Thursday.

TEPCO president bows to evacuees

[2011-05-05 07:32]

Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, bows to evacuees from Namiemachi at an evacuation center in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima prefecture in this picture taken by Kyodo on May 4, 2011.

Universiade torch relay hits the road

[2011-05-05 06:44]

The torch relay for the 26th World University Games kicked off at Peking University on Wednesday, marking the 100-day countdown to the opening of the competition that is also known as the Universiade.

Japanese monk makes amends in China

[2011-05-05 06:31]

.Iwata Ryuzo, a 75- year-old Japanese Buddhist monk, repents in Chongqing on May 3, 2011 for the atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers who invaded China in World War II and prays for the 12,000 victims who died in the bombing of the city

Delinquent juveniles learn to thank mom

[2011-05-04 21:27]

Teacher Li Changhong (R) shows delinquenent juveniles how to gesture when singing a song devoted to mother at a juvenile offender correctional center in Hefei, East China's Anhui province, May 4, 2011. Four teachers of a local elementary school visited the center ahead of Mother's Day to communicate with offenders. It was reported that most of delinquenent juveniles committed crimes because a lack of proper education and care of parents.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, May 3

[2011-05-04 15:52]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, May 3

Severe spring drought in Central China

[2011-05-04 14:53]

Central China's Hubei province has been plagued by a lingering spring drought that has impacted grain production and disrupted the area's supply of drinking water.

Wen encourages Chinese youths on Youth Day eve

[2011-05-04 09:41]

Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday urged Chinese youths to work hard and be persistent in achieving their goals while he spent more than two hours chatting with young people on the eve of China's Youth Day.

'Aouda.X' Mars spacesuit tested in Spain

[2011-05-04 09:17]

The 1.5 million euros Mars rover Eurobot prototype was transported from the Netherlands to Spain for its first test under field conditions.

Displaced child taken home by government

[2011-05-04 08:08]

A displaced native child of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Northwest China went back to the region's capital Urumqi on Monday evening as the first person to return home following the regional government's pledge in late April to bring back local children who are wandering in other parts of the country.

Relatives honor victims of Taiwan train accident

[2011-05-04 07:41]

Relatives of mainland victims killed in a train crash in Chiayi county, Taiwan, attend a memorial ceremony in Chiayi on Tuesday, seven days after the accident in accordance with tradition.

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