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Life imitates fable: Tortoise beats rabbit in China ski competition for pets

A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in northern China, a report said on Tuesday. Cats and dogs faced off against a menagerie including a rooster and a yellow duck in a race to the finish line on snowy slopes in China’s…

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China: Xinhua

A 61-year-old woman from northern China was confirmed Saturday as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, state media reported. The woman, from the city of Langfang in Hebei province, developed a cough and fever on July 10 and four days later was given a diagnosis of severe pneumonia,…

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