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China kicks off war commemorations with graphic exhibition

MARCO POLO BRIDGE, China (Reuters) - With dioramas of heroic Communist soldiers and graphic pictures of massacres, China formally kicked off its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on Tuesday with the unveiling of a new exhibition.


China stocks tumble again despite support measures

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, taking no comfort from a slew of support measures unleashed by Beijing in recent days, and unnerved by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's failure to mention the market chaos in a statement on the economy.


Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett 'cheek-to-cheek' at Montreux jazz fest

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga and crooner Tony Bennett brought a mix of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and even Edith Piaf to a sell-out crowd spanning generations at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Monday night.


After coal, can better health save West Virginia?

WILLIAMSON, WV (Reuters) - With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings in the community garden that residents of this West Virginia coal town call the "Garden of Eatin'."


Tigers 12, Mariners 5

SEATTLE -- The Detroit Tigers erupted for 19 hits, including four solo home runs, and they hammered the Seattle Mariners 12-5 Monday night.


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