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Michelle Obama wows Britain with her style

[2011-05-25 15:49]

There weren't any hugs, like last time, but US First Lady Michelle Obama shared a warm handshake with the British queen and gained more fans during her state visit to the UK

Teachers help open up the world of sound

[2011-05-25 11:15]

A teacher goes through lessons on different shapes at a school for hearing-impaired children in Yan'an, Northwest Chin's Shaanxi province, May 24, 2011. A total of 23 children, age 2 to 7, at the school are now able to talk after more than one year's training. The school was equipped with new training facilities and classrooms by the local government in 2009, and all 23 children got free hearing aids.

Tornado death toll rises to 122 in US

[2011-05-25 10:32]

The massive tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. is now officially the deadliest single twister in the US in nearly six decades with a death toll of at least 122.

Obama plays table tennis with Cameron

[2011-05-25 09:41]

US President Barack Obama (L) and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron play table tennis at Globe Academy, in south London May 24, 2011.

Worst drought in 50 years along Yangtze

[2011-05-25 07:45]

The worst drought in 50 years to hit provinces along the Yangtze River may continue to plague Central China.Farmers kiss rice harvest goodbye Hydropower running out of steam

Icelandic volcano ash cancels 500 flights

[2011-05-25 07:41]

Dense ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Tuesday, and threatened hundreds more.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours, May 23

[2011-05-24 16:20]

Snapshot photos capture the moments of events happened all around the world during the past 24 hours of May 23.

Blowing off steam before Gaokao battle

[2011-05-24 14:46]

Students have fun popping balloons by stepping on them at a high school in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2011. Seniors took part in activities such as popping balloons, tossing paper and flying paper airplanes to relieve some pressure from preparing for Gaokao, the national college entrance examination, which will take place June 7 - 9 this year.

Migrant workers realize university dreams

[2011-05-24 13:09]

Students, officials from Guangdong authorities meet with Zhou Qifeng, the president of Peking University during the launching ceremony of Peking University Migrant-workers Distant learning Programme in Guangdong Zhuhai Hotel on May 22,2011

Obama in jubilant Ireland: 'I've come home'

[2011-05-24 11:04]

Obama downed a pint of Guinness with a distant cousin and checked out centuries-old parish records tracing his family to Ireland.

Rajan the swimming elephant ready to retire

[2011-05-24 10:54]

Rajan, 61, the world's last and only ocean swimming elephant spends time foraging in the jungle and swimming in the sea with his 59-year-old mahout (elephant handler), Nazrool, on Havelock Island, which is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Island chain, India, May 21, 2011.

Monster tornado hits US

[2011-05-24 09:31]

At least 116 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile (1 km) wide through the heart of Joplin, Missouri, and directly hit the small Midwestern city's main hospital, local officials said on Monday.[

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