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USADA action on Armstrong 'appropriate', says WADA

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has again thrown its support behind US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which released a lengthy report with evidence to prove cyclist Lance Armstrong used performance en

Two flights grounded in China after phone threats


Two planes were grounded at Chinese airports on Tuesday after anonymous threatening phone calls were received, an airline said, a day after a hoax threat forced a plane to make an emergency landing.

China makes bus travel free to encourage public transport


In a bid to encourage people tochoose public transportation, the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, waived bus fares and offered discounts on metro fares from Wednesday.

Defending champ Martin wins 2nd stage in Beijing

Defending champion Tony Martin won the second stage of the Tour of Beijing for the Omega Pharma-Quickstep team in a powerful solo finish on Wednesday.

The German rider won the 126-kilometer stage, wh

Sharapova beats Li to make China Open final


World number two Maria Sharapova overcame home favourite Li Na in straight sets on Saturday to make the final of the China Open, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga triumphed in the last four of the men's draw.

Foxconn denies strike at China plant


Electronics parts giant Foxconn denied reports Saturday that thousands of workers went on strike at one of its plants in central China and halted production of components for Apple's iPhone 5.

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Tibetan burns himself to death in China protest


A writer who spoke out against Chinese repression of Tibet has burned himself to death, a rights group said, the 53rd person to set themselves ablaze protesting Beijing's rule.

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All 18 children confirmed dead in China landslide


Rescuers have found the bodies of all 18 children buried when a landslide engulfed their primary school in China as they made up classes lost due to recent deadly earthquakes, state media said Friday.

Djokovic, Sharapova reach Beijing semis


World number two Novak Djokovic raced into the last four of the China Open in straight sets on Friday as home favourite Li Na set up a testing women's semi-final with Russian tennis queen Maria Sharap

Bo ouster shows unity in China party: State media


China's Communist Party has put on a forceful display of unity by expelling Bo Xilai, state media said on Saturday, but web users denounced the case as a sign of deep-rooted corruption plaguing the ru

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