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People visit the Tian'anmen Rostrum in Beijing, capital of China, July 31, 2015. The Tian'anmen Rostrum will be closed to the public from Aug.

Tian'anmen Rostrum to be closed from Aug. 1 to Sept. 7

People visit the Tian'anmen Rostrum in Beijing, capital of China, July 31, 2015. The Tian'anmen Rostrum will be closed to the public from Aug.

The debris is seen at the air crash site in Agustin Codazzi Municipality of Cesar Department, Colombia, July 31, 2015. A Colombian Air Force aircraft crashed here on Friday, leaving at least 11 people dead.

Air crash in Colombia kills at least 11

The debris is seen at the air crash site in Agustin Codazzi Municipality of Cesar Department, Colombia, July 31, 2015. A Colombian Air Force aircraft crashed here on Friday, leaving at least 11 people dead.

A boy celebrates Beijing’s
winning the bid to host the 2022
Winter Olympics in Tian’anmen
Square yesterday. — Xinhua

IOC vote closer than expected

A boy celebrates Beijing’s winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Tian’anmen Square yesterday. — Xinhua


China's non-manufacturing PMI improves in July

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Weather warning from doctors after man dies of heat stroke

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Debris ‘almost certainly’ from missing flight

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Ex-police chief expelled from Party

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