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Memorial Day marked by parades, flyovers, flags

[2011-05-31 11:01]

The National Memorial Day Parade in Washington honored veterans and America's war dead but also featured special tributes to Sept 11 first responders, victims and their families.

Zuma says Gadhafi ready to implement AU roadmap

[2011-05-31 09:52]

Visiting South African President Jacob Zuma said on Monday that Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is ready to carry out an African Union (AU) roadmap for solving the crisis in the North African country.

Lagarde in Brazil to promote IMF candidacy

[2011-05-31 09:37]

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde met with her Brazilian counterpart Monday to promote her candidacy to head the International Monetary Fund and said she backed the institution's reforms giving developing nations more of a voice in its operations.

Wedding in the air

[2011-05-31 08:11]

A couple waves from a hot air balloon on Monday during a group wedding in Anyang, Central China’s Henan province. About 30 couples from across the country participated in the hot air balloon wedding, part of the 2011 International Aero Sports Tourism Festival held in Anyang. [Photo/Xinhua]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, May 29

[2011-05-30 21:54]

Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, May 29

One-egg-a-day scheme improves pupils' diets

[2011-05-30 19:05]

Students wait to get their free egg for breakfast in the canteen at Shidian Central Primary School, Haiyuan, a town known for water scarcity and poor agriculture outputs, in Zhongwei city of Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region on May 25, 2011.

First commuter train for employees only

[2011-05-30 17:52]

A commuter train, the first of its kind in Northeast China, is put into operation at Zhoushuizi railway station in downtown Dalian, Liaoning province, May 30, 2011.

A musical dream for an autistic child

[2011-05-30 17:15]

Playing electric drums enlivens the world of the autistic Chaochao.

Serbian police detain 180 in pro-Mladic protest

[2011-05-30 17:00]

Serbian authorities detained 180 people who had attacked police injuring 32 during a protest against the arrest of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Monday.

Shuttle Endeavour leaves space station forever

[2011-05-30 13:41]

Endeavour and its crew of six departed the International Space Station late Sunday and headed home to wrap up NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight.

Migrant children in need of better education

[2011-05-30 11:34]

The education of the children of migrant workers, who number 240 million in China, is one of the top concerns of the Chinese State Council, Premier Wen Jiabao said during an online chat with Internet users in February.

Palin rolls into Washington on a Harley

[2011-05-30 09:43]

US Republican Sarah Palin rolled into Washington on the back of a Harley-Davidson on Sunday, sparking a frenzy of attention and renewed speculation about her 2012 presidential plans.

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