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Volcano ash halts air traffic, could reach Denmark

[2011-05-24 07:20]

Air traffic between Greenland and Denmark has been temporarily halted after ash spewing from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano reached the airspace over eastern Greenland, civil aviation authorities here said Monday.

Death toll from Missouri tornado climbs to 116

[2011-05-24 06:54]

The US suffered the deadliest single tornado in 60 years and the 2nd major tornado disaster in a month.

A marriage made in the Han Dynasty

[2011-05-23 14:10]

A couple choose to marry following the ritual of China’s Han Dynasty in Lanzhou, capital of China's Northwest Gansu province on May 22,2011.

Drought strands 1,300 boats on Grand Canal

[2011-05-23 09:58]

Ships stranded due to low water levels are seen near the Zaozhuang section in east China's Shandong province, along the famous Beijing – Hangzhou Grand Canal on May 22, 2011.

Weekly Photos: May 16 - 22

[2011-05-23 09:54]

Fashion show on campus, dog IDs, drought near Yangtze River branch area, walking on stilts, funeral expo, tiger cubs' dog mother.

Dig site gives glimpse into ancient daily life

[2011-05-23 08:03]

An accidental find on a routine dig on the outskirts of the capital led to rare discoveries, Qin Zhongwei discovers.

Policy coming for riders of high-speed trains

[2011-05-23 07:43]

Passengers who want to ride high-speed trains on June 1 or after will find themselves having to pay attention to a new ticketing system adopted by railway authorities.

Bigger Icelandic eruption, but less airline angst

[2011-05-23 06:54]

An Icelandic volcano flung ash, smoke and steam miles (kilometers) into the air Sunday and dropped a thick layer of gray soot in an eruption far more forceful.

US aircraft carrier arrives in HK on 4-day visit

[2011-05-22 15:29]

The American aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, sailed into Hong Kong sea waters Sunday morning on a 4-day visit after winning the approval from the Chinese central government.

16 killed in landslides at Malaysian orphanage

[2011-05-22 13:15]

Two landslides that hit a Malaysian orphanage killed 15 boys and one adult but nine other people survived, police said Sunday.

China, Japan, S Korea hold trilateral summit

[2011-05-22 11:50]

China, Japan and South Korea agreed to boost cooperation in disaster preparedness and nuclear power safety among other topics at a trilateral summit held here Sunday. Special Coverage

Shuttle Endeavour's first spacewalk

[2011-05-22 11:29]

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel works outside the International Space Station during the space shuttle Endeavour's first spacewalk in support of construction and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory in this photograph provided by NASA and taken May 20, 2011.

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