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2009-04-29 05:00:00

GUANGZHOU, China, April 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Visiting the Canton Fair this year, you might feel lost in the crowd.

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2009-04-22 06:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed four new temples in the Sinai peninsula, including one of mud brick with fortified walls that served as an important religious center at the eastern gateway to ancient Egypt.

2009-03-09 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Colorme (Beijing) Info Tech Co., Ltd has began to R&D mobile game software for iPhone platform since the beginning of 2008. They focus on Chinese folk, entertainment and other type of games. Until now, they have about ten games on-line.

2009-03-05 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When Vice President Joe Biden brought his first Town Hall Meeting of the "Taskforce for the Middle Class and Working Families Green Meeting" to Philadelphia on February 27, our own Bruce Murray was there.

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2008-11-12 14:05:00

Archaeologists have uncovered 2,900-year-old earthenware pottery that ancient Phoenicians used to store the bones of their dead after burning the corpses.

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2008-10-30 15:05:00

Studies have shown that as many as one in 17 men who currently live near the Mediterranean may be genetically linked to the ancient Phoenicians.

2008-09-17 12:00:30

Continued engagement with China provides a measure of much needed stability in a volatile economy, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) said today.

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By Ted C. Fishman P eople in my home town, Chicago, are watching the Beijing Olympics carefully. Like everyone I've talked to, I'm dazzled. I also hope China does well in the Games because, as a frequent visitor to China, I know how much the Games mean to my friends there.

2008-08-03 12:00:25

By Ken McLaughlin and Linda Goldston, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 3--Amelia Lam, a 36-year-old teacher's assistant, emigrated from Hong Kong to San Jose five years ago. When she talks about how proud she is that China is hosting the Summer Olympics, she almost glows.

2008-08-03 12:00:13

By Andrew Jacobs Juliet Macur contributed reporting.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.