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713 Mexico workers evacuate collapsing platform

[2011-04-14 15:02]

The semi-submersible residential platform Jupiter from Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex is seen partially submerged in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen

Moment of silence one year after earthquake

[2011-04-14 11:22]

People in Yushu, Qinghai province have a moment of silence for victims of last year's earthquake, April 14, 2011.

Capturing the beauty of body art

[2011-04-14 11:03]

Models strike a pose with paintings on their body in Anhui province.

BRICS leaders meet in South China

[2011-04-14 10:23]

Leaders from the world's five emerging economies meet in Sanya, South Thursday morning for a summit to coordinate stance on major economic and international issues.
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Tiger Woods, Liu Xiang meet in Beijing

[2011-04-14 09:20]

Woods, who is in China on Nike's "Make it Matter" golf promotional tour, and Liu shared their experiences and inspired youth in China to free their minds and take on difficulties and challenges.

Chemical plant blast kills at least 9 in NE China

[2011-04-14 06:45]

At least nine people were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in Lamadian Town of Daqing City of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province Wednesday night, local officials said early Thursday morning.

Yushu earthquake anniversary

[2011-04-14 06:37]

Children at a kindergarten in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, remember the victims of the earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai province, on April 13, 2011, a day before the first anniversary of the disaster that killed 2,698 people.

Chinese, South African presidents meet on ties

[2011-04-13 20:13]

Chinese President Hu Jintao and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma met Wednesday in Sanya City to exchange views on the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

NATO, allies hold contact group meeting on Libya

[2011-04-13 19:36]

Foreign diplomats on Wednesday met in Qatar's capital Doha behind closed door to seek a political exit to the crisis in Libya.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours April 12

[2011-04-13 19:15]

Collection of photos shot around the world on April 12, 2011.

Spare time for an old tradition

[2011-04-13 11:27]

Ding, a laid-off worker, has made more than 1,000 masks featuring the traditional Luo culture since becoming interested in the handicraft in 2008. The masks were mainly sold during festivals, only raising enough money to cover costs.

Farmer in Sichuan adopts twin bears

[2011-04-13 11:15]

The twin bears were weak and flabby when Tian Shougui found them while picking tea at a local tea plantation on April 1. He began to feed the bears at home and plans to send them back to nature after they gain some weight.

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