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Paper cranes pray for quake-hit victims

[2011-03-19 10:20]

Members of the Japanese community in Peru make origami cranes to support Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims at the Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center in Lima, March 18, 2011.

Hospital tests show no radiation on travelers

[2011-03-19 08:11]

The probability of being exposed to a life-threatening level of radiation is quite slim.

First batch of sandstorms to last till Monday

[2011-03-19 07:59]

Most parts of North and Northwest China have witnessed sandstorms since March 12, with Beijing wrapped in sand and dust on Friday.

Hu visits Japanese embassy to convey condolences

[2011-03-18 17:13]

Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a visit to the Japanese embassy in Beijing Friday afternoon to convey a message of condolences for the victims of last Friday's massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan.

One-minute's silence for Japan

[2011-03-18 16:59]

the world one minute's pray for quake-torn Japan

Tiger taxidermy

[2011-03-18 15:56]

Workers prepare a Siberian tiger specimen at the Provincial Museum in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang, March 17, 2011.

Mistakes, misfortune, meltdown: Japan's quake

[2011-03-18 11:36]

By Thursday morning the last line of defense came down to this: a police water cannon, a helicopter maneuver designed for wildfires and a race against time to get the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant rewired to the grid.

Measuring radiation levels in China

[2011-03-18 10:53]

Following the nuclear leakage in Japan, Jiangsu set up seven inspection stations near the coast to monitor radiation levels, which are in the normal range.

Radiation fears prompt panic buying of salt

[2011-03-18 07:00]

Worried Chinese shoppers stripped stores of salt on radiation fears.

Snowstorm hits NW China's Xinjiang

[2011-03-17 15:37]

A snowstorm hit Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Wednesday, causing temperature drops and heavy traffic jams.

Japan begins air drop on stricken reactor

[2011-03-17 14:21]

Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis.
Live Report March 17-- Japan quake aftermath 

Helicopters dump water to cool reactor

[2011-03-17 14:12]

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter collects water from the ocean to drop on the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima March 17, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

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