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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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Thoughts from China: Socialism, a work in progress

The government in Beijing plans to raise the minimum wage by 15 percent every year for the next five years.

World Notes: China, Hungary, Ivory Coast – and more

International news about China, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Costa Rica and Cuba are explored.

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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

China angry at Nobel Prize award

China reacted angrily after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Liu Xiaobo this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year prison sentence for "agitation aimed at subverting the government."

World Notes: China, Afghanistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, Germany, Cuba

China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.

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World Notes: France, UK, DR Congo, Iraq, China, Cuba

A quick look at news from France, United Kingdom, Iraq, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo and China.

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China death toll continues

 The toll of deaths in mudslides in Northwest China has reached 337 and keeps rising, as rescuers and diggers use their bare hands in a desperate search for more than 1,100 others that are still missing.

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World Notes: Spain, Nigeria, Israel, Venezuela, China, Cuba

Spanish workers battle austerity, lead poisoning in Nigeria, Israel seeks more military aid, Venezuela cuts military spending, China hears labor demands, Cuba boosts Internet access.

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China urges India seat on UN Security Council

Behind the ceremony, Indo-China relations remain strong.

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