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UN chief concerned over tension in Western Sahara

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "deeply concerned" over the rising tension in southwestern Western Sahara, said Ban's spokesman on Sunday.

Effective way to train teachers from slum schools

Nairobi, Kenya: Public college is too expensive for 60 percent of teachers in slums, which is why 120 schools are trying community-based training that reduces 75 percent of the cost.

Groom and bride cycle their way to wedding

Wang Chenglin (L) and Qu Yanli (R) ride a bicycle on their way to their wedding ceremony with 30 other riders in Kuqa county, Aksu,  Xinjiang, on August 28, 2016.

Central Asia freight train service starts

The first Central Asia cargo train departs from Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, August 25, 2016. The cargo train left Nantong on August 26 for Afghanistan's Hairatan, marking the start of Central Asia freight train service.

Emerging star Song Yiren releases sporty photos

Rising actress Song Yiren poses during a photo shoot.

French tennis players suspended over behavior at Olympics

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has provisionally suspended Benoit Paire, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for "damaging" the organization's image by their behavior at this month's Rio Olympics.

Historical towns before and after Italy's earthquake

Photos before and after Italy's earthquake

The Only Child and its post-80s 'mom' comes to Beijing

Guo Jing, with her 2015 New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Only Child, shined at the 23rd Beijing International Book Fair on Aug 27.

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Wondrous delights in NW Shanxi

Rare visit to Hanging temple, village, and coffins bring three mysterious sights in one day, as Sun Ruisheng, Yang Cheng and Roger Bradshaw report.

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Chinese company helps build new railway in Kenya

China Communications Construction Company signed a commercial contract of Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway project with Kenya Railways Corporation on Saturday.

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