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The world according to Xinhua: August 22, 2004

This is what's on Xinhua's English-language website, today the 22nd of August, 2004:

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Top stories on the homepage are:
Birth centenary of Deng Xiaoping commemorated
China's top leaders and representatives from all walks of life gathered in Beijing Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of late leader Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China's reform and opening-up drive.

There is also a photograph of female ping pong gold medalist Zhang Yining, annotated thusly:

World top-ranked Zhang Yining claimed China's 100th gold medal in summer Olympic Games as she overcame a fast-hitting DPR Korean in the women's table tennis singles final here Sunday afternoon.

The top 'Latest Headlines' item is entitled: Sadr's aide: talks under way to end Najaf crisis.

Other headlines from the Xinhua page are:

NATIONAL: NPC vice-chairman meets Gabonese guests

LOCAL: HK grants emergency relief for flood victims

BUSINESS: TV producers export more high-end sets

CULTURE / EDU: Documentary film to commemorate Deng debuts in Macao

SCI / TECH section: Life at high altitudes may result in premature senility

ASIA / PACIFIC: Singapore's new PM delivers national day rally speech

EUROPE: Some 50 rebels killed in Chechnya: spokesman

AMERICAS: US affirms 10 Guantanamo detainees as "enemy combatants"

MIDDLE EAST: Arab League chief leaves for Nigeria for Darfur talks

AFRICA: Sudan pledges political solution to Darfur before talks


And the photos of scantily clad women? The images reproduced here are from a link on the Xinhua home page: Dazzling "Colombia Moda" fashion show.

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