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Meteor shower illuminates night sky

A shooting star, part of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower, across the sky over Yaowangtai, an ancient site in Yongji, North China's Shanxi province, on Aug 13, 2013, Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day.

China mulls solemnization at marriage registries

Chinese authorities are considering providing solemnization services at marriage registration offices, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs has revealed.

Burned auto worker remains in critical condition

A 54-year-old man in Hubei province who suffered major burns to 96 percent of his body in an auto factory incident remains in critical condition after receiving two skin grafts from his two sons.

College grads encouraged to join military

Local governments across China have issued favorable policies to encourage college grads to join the military in accordance with a decree.

Fitness requires youths to do more exercise

"National Fitness Day" reminds people to take more exercise to help them stay healthy, and many cities across the nation held activities.

Central China province to see extreme heat

Extremely hot weather is expected to hit Central China's Hubei province Thursday.

Lingering drought in S China damages agriculture

Wang Xiong has had the worst harvest in a decade due to the lingering heat wave and drought that has hit many parts of China this summer.