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Beijing Olympics: How the opening ceremony unfolded

In a riot of colour, pageantry and invention, Beijing fired the starting gun for the 2008 Olympic Games with the most breathtaking opening ceremony ever seen.

It was an emphatic display of China’s long traditions of showmanship, and a worldwide audience of up to four billion surely looked on in awed admiration. Read more


Panda moved after China quake gives birth to twins

AP – A panda who was relocated after China’s deadly earthquake damaged her home gave birth to twin cubs on Sunday, a state news agency said.

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Weird Diet Helps Miracle Pig Survive China Quake

Soldiers discover a very special survivor more than a month after an earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan Province.

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Lightning sparks 800-plus fires in California

SAN FRANCISCO – Firefighters from neighboring states arrived to help Monday after an “unprecedented” lightning storm sparked more than 800 wildfires, from Big Sur to wine country to Humboldt County.

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18,522 still missing after China earthquake

BEIJING, China (CNN) — The official death toll from the May 12 earthquake in China stood at 69,181 as of Sunday, state media reported.

Personal items recovered from the rubble on display at a museum in Jianchuan, Sichuan province.

Personal items recovered from the rubble on display at a museum in Jianchuan, Sichuan province.

Another 374,171 people were injured and 18,522 are still missing after the 7.9-magnitude quake struck Sichuan Province and surrounding regions, according to Xinhua.

Interactive map: Midwest flooding

Rivers in many parts of the upper Midwest have overrun their banks in recent weeks. Roll over the icons on the map to see current and historical flooding data for each location.

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How You Can Help The Midwest Flood Victims

It’s the worst Midwest flooding in 15 years, and residents are bracing themselves for the possibility of continued downpour, levee breaks and a painful cleanup process. Here’s a look at which corporations are making donations, and how you can help.

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