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Shuttle Discovery lifts off for last space flight

[2011-02-25 06:23]

Space shuttle Discovery blasted off for the last time on Thursday, carrying six astronauts and a load of supplies, spare parts and a robot for the International Space Station.

Some 12,000 Chinese evacuated from Libya

[2011-02-25 03:42]

Some 12,000 Chinese nationals have so far been evacuated from riot-torn Libya, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao said early Friday morning.

WikiLeaks founder extradited for sex crime question

[2011-02-24 21:59]

A British court agreed on Thursday to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over sex crimes, dismissing claims the move would breach his human rights.

4,600 Chinese evacuated from Libya, 83 back home

[2011-02-24 16:41]

As many as 4,600 Chinese nationals had been evacuated from riot-torn Libya by Thursday morning, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Feb 23

[2011-02-24 16:28]

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Feb 23, 2011.

China's rescue team heads for quake-hit NZ

[2011-02-24 15:59]

Chinese rescue team, consisted of one expert in seism, two experts in mechanics, seven rescuers and equipped with radar life detectors, would launch rescue operations throughout Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city.

Chopsticks to help you smile

[2011-02-24 14:46]

Bank staffers practice their smiles by biting on chopsticks at the Jinling Branch of Jinzhou Bank in Liaoning's Jinzhou city as part of the bank's professional training program aimed at improving the personnel's service quality.

The school run by children

[2011-02-24 11:13]

Class 1, Grade 4 of No 6 Elementary School has 32 cadres among 63 students, sparking controversy among the public.

NZ quake sends 30m tons of ice loose from glacier

[2011-02-24 10:39]

The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand on Tuesday, killing at least 76 people in Christchurch as of Thursday, also shook loose 30 million tonnes of ice from the nation's longest glacier, sending boulders of ice into a nearby lake.

Bank offers 10 b yuan loans to drought-hit regions

[2011-02-24 08:10]

China's central bank said Wednesday it will provide 10 billion yuan (1.52 billion U.S. dollars) of new loans to financial institutions in provinces severely hit by drought.

Harbin govt to protect notorious germ warfare site

[2011-02-24 08:00]

The Harbin city government is pushing for new regulations to protect the former site of Unit 731, a base for germ and biological experiments by the Japanese army during World War II.

Greenhouse revolution pioneer

[2011-02-24 07:29]

Wang Leyi's work in the development and promotion of greenhouse technology has greatly diminished the impact of the drought affecting Shouguang, Shandong.

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