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Updated: 2013-04-16 07:58
Highlights from chinadaily.com.cn
Photo: Buddhists chant sutras for the victims during a commemoration on the third anniversary of the Yushu earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Qinghai province.
Bilingual: Stephen Hawking, who spent his career decoding the universe, is urging the continuation of space exploration. The 71-year-old does not think humans will survive another 1,000 years "without escaping beyond our fragile planet".
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News talk: Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra takes part in a ceremony celebrating the Songkran Festival, the traditional Thai new year festival known for its water-splashing celebrations, in her hometown, Chiang Mai.
(China Daily 04/16/2013 page2)