Mahmoud Abbas has been sworn in as new chairman of the Palestinian National Authority.
Japan Needs to Apologize for War History 
Japan needs to apologize to clear doubt over its role in the Second World War in view of the historical facts, a German expert said on Tuesday.
Delegates across the Taiwan Straits Agree on Charter Flights 
Delegates from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have agreed to cooperate on the the cross-Straits charter flights for Taiwan business people from January 29th to February 20th.
Middle East After Arafat  
Mahmoud Abbas, 69, is a relative moderate among the Palestinian leadership and considered as a possible peacemaker by Israel.
US Freed 80 Afghan Prisoners 
China Mends Defense against Tide Disasters 
UNHCR Sets Up Reinforced Tents in the Worst Tsunami-hit Country 
Phuket Recovering from Tsunami Damages 
Dispute over Kuril Islands 
    Russia is signalling to Japan its intention to return two of  four Kuril islands grabbed by Soviet troops.
Sudan's Darfur Conflict  
    The world community is watching closely the security and humanitarian situation in Sudan's troubled region of Darfur.
Nuclear Power Leaps Ahead   
China's construction of nuclear power facilities has entered a stage of rapid development with the approval of four new projects in 2004.
Sharon Cuts off Contact with PNA 
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered government officials to cut off contact with the Palestinian National Authority.
Abbas Committed to Roadmap Plan 
PNA chairman-elect Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians are ready to push forward the Middle East roadmap plan.
China to Launch Traffic Safety Inspection 
China will carry out a nationwide campaign to inspect traffic safety before the Chinese Lunar New Year in February.
CRI Staff Donate to Sri Lanka 
Staff at China Radio International have donated the Singhalese Listeners' Association more than 28 thousand yuan.
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Make Do with Bush: Observers 
Colin Powell Misspoke? 
A Successful Race! 
baby50China's Population Over 1.3 Bln 
Delegates across the Taiwan Straits Agree on Charter Flights 
Fifty Years of Nuclear Power 
Senior Chinese Legislator Meets US Congressional Delegation 
Thai Toy Shop Fire Kills Six 
Delegation Ends Visit to Tsunami-hit Countries 
Beibu Gulf Pirates Captured 
Nuclear Power Leaps Ahead   
speakericon2US President George W. Bush has chosen one of his closest advisors, Karen Hughes, as an envoy in charge of promoting the US image abroad. 
Syrian Troops to Begin Pullback Monday 
Post-Tsunami Int'l Symposium Opens in Beijing 
Qurie Condemns Israel's Cut-off 
Abbas Sworn in As Palestinian Leader 
Jakarta Wants Lasting Truce in Aceh 
US Urges Abbas to Stop Violence 
US Expands Tsunami Warning System 
1Global Textile Quota 
Customs Maintains Growth in 2004 
SH Expo to Boost Sino-Portuguese Cooperation 
S. China City Reports Rising Income for Farmers 
ZTE, Intel in Chip Deal 
2004 Most Lucrative for Aviation Industry 
China Resumes Issuing IPOs 
More Provinces Exempt from Agricultural Taxes 
China's Economy to Maintain Rapid Growth 
China Paying More Attention to IPR 
More Foreign Banks Operate RMB Business 
Dakar2005 Dakar Rally 
Molik Wins All-Aussie Battle for Sydney Crown 
China Wins First Gold at Winter Universiade 
Fight Happens to NBA the Second Time 
Bayi Clinch Fourth WCBA Trophy 
NBA Wrap: Spurs Top Mavs for 11th Straight Home Win 
Brazil Youth Crush Ecuador 
Italian, Spanish Firms Interested in Maradona Movie 
Hewitt Racks up Fourth Sydney Title 
Henman Retires from Davis Cup 
Federer Beats Roddick in Kooyong Classic 
FranceFrench Culture Year in China 
Advertisement Feast Coming Soon 
Chinese-American Writer Iris Chang Dies at 36 
Taiwan Online Bookstore Starts to Sell Books in Simplified Character 
37th Chinese Newspapers Conference Opens in Malaysia 
'Feel China' in Argentina 
Lunar New Year Now a New York State Public Holiday 
Chinese Artists to Perform at 'Italian Opera Week' in Beijing 
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Travel to Tibet on Train by 2007 
Learn to Smile 
"Seven Swords" to Open Cannes 
"The Terminal" Hits Chinese Cinemas 
Leslie Cheung Is Eternal 
Cheung Entry Controversy 
Zhang Ziyi Surprised at Golden Globe Appearance 
Chinese Diving Prince Signs Hinterland Emperor 
HK Makes First Arrest for Illegal Online File-Sharing 
Inter Milan Owner Opens Cafe In Shanghai‐Shanghai Daily/ 
Water Proof Cloth To Help Save Water‐Beijing Daily/ 
'Friendly' Exams Introduced to Students‐ 
Symbolic Place for Night Life to Be Closed‐ 
Qingdao, Retirement Paradise‐ 
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