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Ten-tonne polar bear "dying" slow death in Sydney

[2011-06-03 14:34]

A ten tonne polar bear camping out at Sydney's majestic Circular Quay isn't likely to survive for more than a day or two.

Nowitzki refuses to linger on finger as Mavs tie series

[2011-06-03 13:59]

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle praised German giant Dirk Nowitzki for playing through the pain barrier.

Solar eclipse before a day begins

[2011-06-03 11:18]

A partial solar eclipse is seen in Changchun, the capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province, June 2, 2011. The phenomenon, which sees the moon pass in front of the sun and partially block it as seen from earth, began at 3:25 am on Thursday.

Novel lightweight home designed in E China

[2011-06-03 10:53]

The house, made of packing materials, covers an area of six square meters and can be assembled within one hour. The house costs about 2,000 yuan ($309).

Dwarf Bullfighters in Mexico

[2011-06-03 09:51]

Dwarf bullfighter Osvaldo Hernandez from Los Enanitos Toreros (Dwarf Bullfighters) performs a pass to a calf in Cancun May 29, 2011.

'The Fantasies of Chinese Cabbage'

[2011-06-03 08:37]

Chinese artist Ju Duoqi produces a sculpture made entirely of Chinese cabbage in Beijing in this photo released on June 2, 2011.Ju calls her project "The Fantasies of Chinese Cabbage."

Xi joins celebration of Italy's unification

[2011-06-03 06:56]

Against a backdrop of blue skies and ancient architectural splendor, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano presided over an 80-minute parade on Thursday marking the 150th anniversary of the nation's unification.

Li Na advances to French Open final

[2011-06-02 22:13]

China's tennis legend Li Na made history again at the French Open, beating Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 7-5 here on Thursday to roar into the women's singles final.

Slovenian family adopts a bear cub

[2011-06-02 10:55]

The Slovenian Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard about 30 days ago. Although the family would like to prepare a fenced enclosure for it, veterinary authorities would prefer to move it into a shelter for wild animals.

Airbus delivers 50th China-assembled A320

[2011-06-02 10:13]

European aircraft maker Airbus on Wednesday delivered to a Chinese carrier an A320 Family aircraft assembled in China.

Free lunch, a boon for rural kids

[2011-06-02 09:34]

Journalist works to help village students to eat away from home

A reunion after 360-year split

[2011-06-02 09:27]

Visitors watch the legendary Chinese ancient painting "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" in the Palace Museum in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, June 1, 2011.[Photo/Xinhua]

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