• Pakistan PM: CIA attack reports 'bizarre'

    Pakistan PM: CIA attack reports 'bizarre'

    No evidence that top al Qaeda leaders were at target, he saysWASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Sunday ridiculed as "bizarre" a U.S. report that senior al Qaeda leaders were killed in a CIA attack on a home along the …
  • Yangtze River early warning system saves thousands of lives

    Yangtze River early warning system saves thousands of lives

    WUHAN, Jan. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- The natural disaster early warning system has saved thousands of lives and prevented huge economic losses in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, according to the Yangtze River Water Resources Committee on Wednesday.By t…
  • 500-year old paddies unearthed in Chongqing

    500-year old paddies unearthed in Chongqing

    CHONGQING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Two cans of ancient paddies dating back to the imperial Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were unearthed at a construction site in southwest Chinas Chongqing Municipality.The 500-year-old paddies were discovered from a group of …
  • China, Italy sign pact on anti-smuggling of cultural relics

    China, Italy sign pact on anti-smuggling of cultural relics

    BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese and Italian cultural officials signed an agreement here Friday in order to strengthen cooperation in control of the theft and smuggling of cultural relics.At the signing ceremony, Shan Jixiang, director of the Sta…
  • Unabridged Chinese version of Lolita published

    Unabridged Chinese version of Lolita published

    SHANGHAI, Jan. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- An unabridged Chinese version of Lolita, written by Russian-born American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, was published and put on sale nationwide on Wednesday by the Shanghai Translation Publishing House.It is the first comp…
  • Non-stop cross-Straits flight touches down

    Non-stop cross-Straits flight touches down

    The first Lunar New Year flight between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan landed in Shanghai Friday morning, kicking off the now annual frenzy of passengers taking advantage of the holidays to fly directly across the Straits.Passengers from Taiwan are all…
  • Ancient civilizations look ahead to new era

    Ancient civilizations look ahead to new era

    China and Greece, two ancient civilizations, signed their very first joint declaration yesterday to establish a "comprehensive strategic partnership," making new commitments to further consolidating bilateral ties. "This demonstrates that…
  • CICC: Eager to plan for Year of Italy in China

    CICC: Eager to plan for Year of Italy in China

    BEIJING, Jan.19 -- The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) will spare no effort to secure the success of the Year of Italy in China 2006 - a symbol of mature relations between Italy and China and an occasion to be enjoyed by the people from both nati…
  • US rejects any 'truce' with Bin Laden

    US rejects any 'truce' with Bin Laden

    Rejecting a suggestion by Osama bin Laden of a negotiated truce in the war on terror, Vice President Dick Cheney said there was only one way to deal with terrorists. "I think you have to destroy them," Cheney said.Exiled Saudi dissident Osama …
  • Iraq officials: Shiite-led alliance wins election

    Iraq officials: Shiite-led alliance wins election

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqs most powerful Shiite Muslim alliance, led by religious parties, won the most seats but not a clear majority in the nations first constitutional parliament, election officials said Friday. Of 275 seats in the Council of Repre…
  • Study: College students lack literacy for complex tasks

    Study: College students lack literacy for complex tasks

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of students at four-year colleges -- and at least 75 percent at two-year colleges -- lack the literacy to handle complex, real-life tasks such as understanding credit card offers, a study found.The literacy study funded…
  • China continues efforts for resumption of six-party talks

    China continues efforts for resumption of six-party talks

    BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- China will try its best to propose every possible suggestion that could lead to an early resumption of the six-party talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan said here Thursday.Kong made the remarks at a regula…
  • Village of Ming Dynasty discovered in Guizhou

    Village of Ming Dynasty discovered in Guizhou

    BEIJING, Jan.18 -- A well-preserved ancient village that dates back 636 years was discovered in the central part of Southwest Chinas Guizhou Province recently.The village, named Baojiatun, is located in Anshun city, 75 kilometres away from the provincia…
  • College students bring dose of life to New Orleans

    College students bring dose of life to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- For the first day of school, Alissa Bigger was in an upbeat mood.Hurricane Katrina closed several major New Orleans colleges last semester, but the start of classes Tuesday at Tulane, Xavier and Southern Universities marke…
  • Taiwan 'premier' quits after poll defeat

    Taiwan 'premier' quits after poll defeat

    Taiwans "premier" Frank Hsieh announced his resignation yesterday, paving the way for a long-expected "cabinet" reshuffle following the ruling partys crushing defeat in local elections last month.Hsieh, 59, told a news conference tha…
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