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RIO DE JANEIRO， Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Following is the result of men's water polo gold medal match at the Rio Olympic Games here on Saturday:
Croatia 7， Serbia 11
by Alessandra Cardone
AMATRICE, Italy, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Ruins, lost memories, and silence are all that remain here one year after a major earthquake struck central Italy.
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The thirteenth-century civic tower still stands among rubble, showing exactly the hour at which the 6.0-magnitude temblor hit on Aug. 24 last year.
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