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Japan volcano erupts with big blast of ash, rocks

[2011-02-01 14:03]

A revived volcano in southern Japan erupted Tuesday with its biggest explosion yet, shooting out a huge plume of gas, boulders and ash and breaking windows 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.

Warmer days to ease big freeze on the sea

[2011-02-01 08:20]

Almost half of the Bohai Sea's surface is still covered by ice, although temperatures are rising in most parts of China, marine forecasters said.

Spring Festival photos from readers

[2011-01-31 17:25]

Spring Festival photos from readers.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Jan 30

[2011-01-31 16:30]

Investigators gather evidence around the wreckage of a passenger train that collided with a freight train in the village of Hordorf near the east German city of Magdeburg Jan 30, 2011.

Rabbit-themed stereographies for New Year

[2011-01-31 14:52]

About 10 students from Nanjing University of the Arts created several stereographies in the theme of rabbit in Xuanwu Lake Park for the upcoming Chinese Year of Rabbit on Sunday.

China charters flights to bring Cairo-stranded home

[2011-01-31 14:18]

A chartered plane of Air China will leave Beijing for Cairo, capital of Egypt, to bring back Chinese tourists stranded at an airport.

Weekly Photos: Jan 24 - Jan 30

[2011-01-31 14:03]

Festival travel rush, concert in hospital wards, severe drought in Shandong, busy pet care businesses.

Chinese Spring Festival around the globe

[2011-01-31 11:18]

The traditional Chinese Spring Festival falls on Feb 3 this year.

Paradise for skaters on frozen lake

[2011-01-31 09:59]

People enjoy the frozen Lac de Joux lake at Le Pont in the Jura region in western Switzerland, Jan 30, 2011. The lake, when completely frozen, is among the largest natural ice rinks of Europe and is a popular spot during the winter months for skating.

A high-speed ride home

[2011-01-31 07:33]

Nearly 20 percent of Chinese train travelers have turned to high-speed lines during the Spring Festival peak travel period, Wang Zhiguo, vice-minister of railways, told a news conference on Jan 30.

Djokovic destroys Murray in Melbourne final

[2011-01-30 20:04]

Third seed Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-4 6-2 6-3 to win his second Australian Open on Sunday, prolonging Britain's 75-year wait for a male grand slam singles champion.

Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Jan 29

[2011-01-30 17:53]

The world in 24 hours Jan 29

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