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2010-10-10 07:15:00

China's second lunar probe entered the moon's orbit Saturday, three years after its first successful lunar probe launch, which remained in orbit for 16 months. The news, reported by Chinese state media, comes just eight days after the Long March 3C rocket carrying the Chang'e-2 probe blasted off from its launch center. The probe will begin "scientific exploration activities soon," said the Xinhua news agency, quoting the Beijing Aerospace Control Center. The probe will first circle the...

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2010-09-28 12:03:12

State media reported Tuesday that China is making final preparations to launch its second lunar probe, possibly as soon as Friday, when the country marks 61 years of communist rule. The official China Daily reported that a launch rocket carrying the Chang'e-2 has been set up in the southwestern province of Sichuan. It said that chief program engineers have arrived at the satellite launch center in the city of Xichang to carry out final tests.  The launch could take place on October 1,...

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2009-09-14 10:25:00

China's controversial Three Gorges dam project has displaced 1.27 million people, as the government continues with its development, according to a state media report. A top dam construction official told Xinhua news agency in a report issued late Saturday that the number represents relocations as of the end of June. The Three Gorges dam is a hydroelectric river dam that stretches across the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China. Once completed, the dam will contain 32 main...

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2008-12-04 14:25:00

Zimbabwe's health minister has announced a national emergency resulting from a deadly cholera outbreak and called for international assistance.Health minister David Parirenyatwa said health officials were suffering from a staff shortage, state media reported on Thursday. The outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 560 people.The declaration came one day after a riot began between police officers and health care workers who were demonstrating for better pay and working conditions in the...

2008-09-11 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 10 September. Media coverage of the ongoing parliamentary campaign in Belarus is nearly as poor as of the previous one, Alyaksandr Antsipenka, the head of the media monitoring group of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, said at a news conference in Minsk on Tuesday [9 September]. There are a few minor differences, Antsipenka noted. "Firstly, in [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's words, the state...

2006-09-07 10:59:06

BEIJING (AP) - A giant panda in southwest China has given birth to a pair of twins, state media said, the latest additions in a baby boom for the endangered animals. Ya Ya, who lives in the Chongqing Zoo, delivered the babies about an hour apart early Tuesday, China News Service said. They were her first cubs, it said, and both mother and babies are healthy. The zoo has been closed for a week to give Ya Ya some peace, it said. One has been taken to the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and...

2006-08-08 23:32:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man stabbed to death 10 people, including six children, in an attack on his wife's family before killing himself by drinking pesticide, state media said. Wang Changyi, upset over "family conflicts," stabbed the 10 last Tuesday while they slept in a remote village in the poor southwestern province of Yunnan, Xinhua news agency said in a report late on Tuesday. State media said earlier that the victims included his wife's sister, brother and six of his...

2006-07-12 07:41:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - A month of sleepless nights and heavy drinking during the World Cup has caused a giant national hangover, state media reported on Wednesday. China is obsessed with football but is six hours ahead of Germany, meaning many of the games were shown late at night or in the early hours of the morning -- peak drinking times. "Dozens of people have visited my office since Monday reporting various kinds of illnesses," the China Daily quoted Professor Ma Genshan, from...

2006-07-10 02:00:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild has been coping well in bamboo forests in the country's southwest, state media said on Monday. The April release of Xiang Xiang, a four-year-old male, came after nearly three years of training to toughen him up at a research institute in the mountainous province of Sichuan. "Through surveillance we found out that Xiang Xiang had gradually adapted to the wild environment," said Zhang Hemin,...

2006-06-30 08:21:11

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday. Analysts and newspapers said a strong showing by the opposition -- a loose coalition of pro-reform ex-MPs, Islamists, leftists and liberals -- raises the possibility of deeper tension between the new assembly and the government. Opposition candidates won two-thirds of...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.