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Beijing Olympics 'truly exceptional': IOC chief
Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) The Beijing Olympic Games were 'truly exceptional Games,' said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge at the Games' closing ceremony staged in the National Stadium in northern Beijing Sunday night.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 7:08:39 PM

Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games begins
Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) The closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games began in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in northern Beijing at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:04:31 PM

Chinese president hosts banquet before Olympics closing ceremony
Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao Sunday held a banquet in Beijing to welcome foreign leaders and international dignitaries who would attend the Olympic Games closing ceremony in the evening.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:02:24 PM

US 'redeem team' beat Spain for basketball gold
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) The US basketball team beat Spain 118-107 to take gold in Beijing Games here Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:59:53 PM

Cuban boxers leave Beijing without gold but upbeat
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) Cuban boxers failed to win a gold medal at an Olympics for the first time in 20 years Sunday, when Carlos Banteaux Suarez lost 18-9 in his welterweight final bout against Kazakhstan's Bakhyt Sarsekbayev.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:59:25 PM

Philippines rejects call to halt offensives against Muslim rebels
Manila, Aug 24 (DPA) The Philippines Sunday rejected calls to halt military offensives against Muslim separatist rebels who launched a spate of deadly attacks in the country's troubled south.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:47:28 PM

Chinese president, Nepalese PM discuss bilateral ties, Olympics
Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao met visiting Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' here Sunday to exchange views on bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 4:04:43 PM

US admits holding teenage son of Pakistani scientist
Karachi, Aug 24 (DPA) US authorities have admitted that the teenage son of a Pakistani woman scientist held in the United States on charges of trying to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan is in their custody, her family said Sunday.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:34:54 PM

Boxing gold for Enkhbat and Zou
Beijing, Aug 24 (DPA) Badar-Uugan Enkhbat of Mongolia outclassed his Cuban opponent to take gold in the men's bantamweight (54kg) boxing final Sunday while China's Zou Shiming claimed victory in the light flyweight (48kg) division after Serdamba Purevdorj retired injured.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:30:16 PM

China hopes Nepal will achieve stability: Premier Wen
Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) China Sunday told Nepal it would work to deepen bilateral ties and expressed hope the Himalayan country under the new leadership would achieve political stability and accelerate economic growth.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 1:28:45 PM

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