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Chinese gymnasts pull out of upcoming World Cup in Australia due to Coronavirus travel ban
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Chinese gymnasts pull out of upcoming World Cup in Australia due to Coronavirus travel ban

The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 1,500 people, mostly in China’s central Hubei province. Confirmed infections have risen above 66,000.

Images: China's first manned space mission returns to earth safely
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Images: China's first manned space mission returns to earth safely

China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.

China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft returns to Earth
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China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft returns to Earth

China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft returned to Earth on Friday, ending a mission that put the country's first woman in space and completed a manned ...

Meet Liu Yang: China's first female astronaut in space
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Meet Liu Yang: China's first female astronaut in space

Female astronaut Liu Yang, 33, and two male crew members — mission commander Jing Haipeng, 45, and newcomer Liu Wang, 43 — are to dock the spacecraft with a prototype space lab in a key step toward building a permanent space station.

China sends first woman into space
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China sends first woman into space

China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues.