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'Drones' key to fighting terrorism

[2011-05-20 08:03]

More unmanned aerial vehicles, so-called drones, are likely to be used for security purposes in future, supplementing the anti-terrorism work that currently relies on cars and other ground-based equipment.

Ex-IMF chief gets $1M bail in sex case

[2011-05-20 06:50]

A judge agreed Thursday to free former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn from a New York City jail on the condition that he post $1 million in bail and remain under house arrest.

Italian tries setting new Apnea diving record

[2011-05-19 23:06]

Simone Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, pushed by two dolphins named Paco and Marco, in Torvaianica near Rome May 19, 2011.

Snapshot: The world in 24 hours, May 18, 2011

[2011-05-19 15:33]

Snapshot: the world in 24 hours, May 18, 2011

Fashion graduates show what they’ve got

[2011-05-19 13:00]

About 50 selected garments from this year’s university graduates were presented in the show, with a diversity of styles from the elegant to the wild. A teacher said a graduation design usually took six months to complete and the finished product showed a student's understanding of nature, society, and life.

IMF says Strauss-Kahn resigns as managing director

[2011-05-19 12:42]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, the IMF said in a statement, as he faces charges of sexual assault and attempted rape.IMF statement on resignation
Chinese economist to replace Strauss-Kahn?

China gears up for 1st national tourism day

[2011-05-19 11:04]

From offering ticket discounts to organizing activities, China's cities and provinces are gearing up for the country's first national tourism day, which falls on May 19, 2011.

Stunning underwater valley between two continents

[2011-05-19 10:32]

A diver submerges into Silfra canyon, a deep fault filled with fresh water in between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.

Masterpiece parts to reunite in Taiwan show

[2011-05-19 08:19]

Half of a damaged antique painting will soon start on a trip to Taiwan to be reunited with its other half, fulfilling a wish long held by Premier Wen Jiabao.

Celebrities bid Oprah farewell

[2011-05-19 07:57]

Hollywood's A-list celebrities bid a star-studded farewell to Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday in a double-taping of her TV talk show that included messages from her fans around the world.

China, Pakistan reaffirm all-weather friendship

[2011-05-18 21:43]

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday reaffirmed the two countries will maintain an all-weather friendship.

Plateau grasslands threatened by stone mining

[2011-05-18 13:46]

At 3,672 meters above sea level, the Maxian Mountain plays a vital role in the local ecosystem as it supplies water to local communities. It is feared exploitation by local farmers, who mine the mountain for stones, is jeopardizing this ecosystem.

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