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iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

The iPhone's magic as China's must-have smartphone is eroding. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it—and the profit to be made ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Business
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Parched Jordan to tap ancient aquifer

Jordan, one of the world's 10 driest countries, said it will start pumping water from a 300,000-year-old southern aquifer on Thursday to the capital and other cities to help them meet high demand.

dateJul 10, 2013 in Environment
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Dangerous chemicals found in south China river

(AP)—Residents and water plants along a river in southern China that is used as a drinking source have been warned not to use the river's water after authorities detected excessive amounts of two dangerous chemicals.

dateJul 06, 2013 in Environment
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China hit by largest-ever algae bloom

The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea.

dateJul 04, 2013 in Environment
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Chinese spacecraft completes mission

China's Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has completed a challenging mission to manually dock with a space module and its three astronauts are expected to return to earth on Wednesday, state media said Tuesday.

dateJun 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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