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IMF chief charged with sex assault, France in shock

[2011-05-16 14:37]

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged on Sunday with trying to rape a New York hotel maid in a scandal that appeared to wreck his hopes of becoming France's next president.

Monster truck competition

[2011-05-16 10:50]

Candice Jolly drives the truck Monster Mutt over wrecked cars at Monster Jam, a monster truck competition in San Jose May 15, 2011.

Twelve dead in Israeli border skirmishes

[2011-05-16 07:40]

Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Sunday, leaving at least 12 dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term "the catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948.

New casino opens in Macao

[2011-05-15 17:29]

Some of the world's biggest casino operators are betting that Chinese moms and pops who like to gamble and also want to shop and dine will turbocharge growth over the next few years at Macao, the world's biggest gambling destination. Macao has so far relied heavily on mainland's young and wealthy for casino revenues, which totaled about $24 billion in 2010 -- well above what Las Vegas earned.

America shows off warship that buried bin Laden

[2011-05-15 14:50]

US officials welcomed visitors Sunday to the USS Carl Vinson warship, from which Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea, but did not discuss the ultra-secretive attack that killed him.

South China tiger moved to new home

[2011-05-15 11:30]

A young female South China tiger, an endangered tiger species, which was born on Sept 6, 2010, was the second viable baby South China tiger in the past five years at the Suzhou breeding base.

Pole dancing shakes off ill repute in China

[2011-05-15 10:45]

It was the major draw at strip clubs in Las Vegas and the sleazier nightspots in party cities, but in China, pole dancing has shaken off its ill repute to become a bona fide fitness activity - and business opportunity.

SCO FMs meet on regional peace, security

[2011-05-15 09:43]

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) met Saturday on regional peace and security.

Louisiana braces as flood spillway opens

[2011-05-15 08:55]

Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge.

Martelly sworn in as Haiti's new president

[2011-05-15 08:09]

Haiti's new President Michel Martelly on Saturday called on all Haitians to work for national unity and reconciliation, and promised to work tirelessly for the country.

NY police: IMF head Strauss-Kahn in custody

[2011-05-15 07:43]

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken into custody on Saturday at JFK airport in New York and was being questioned in regard to a sexual assault, a New York police spokesman told Reuters.

Forest fire breaks out in NE China

[2011-05-14 17:02]

Smoke is seen billowing over the mountain after a forest fire breaks out Saturday morning in the Tanglinangou village of Dalian city of Northeast China's Liaoning province. There were no reports on casualties resulting from the fire and the cause of the fire remained unknown.

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