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Russians pay tribute to murdered MP

People lay flowers yesterday at a site near the Kremlin where Russian opposition MP Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on Friday in central Moscow. Russia’s Investigative Committee is pursuing several lines of inquiry following the murder of the 55-year-old lawmaker, including the possibility it was an attempt to destabilize the political situation.

Sign of the times

News anchors rehearse today for a sign language news program at STV. The broadcast for the hearing impaired will begin airing tomorrow.


Population of Shanghai expands to 24.3m

Shanghai had 24.3 million residents at the end of last year, of which 14.3 million were registered citizens and 10 million were migrants...


Youth organizations open charity funding platform

The Shanghai Committee of the China Communist Youth League and the Shanghai Youth Federation yesterday announced the launch of a new...


Central bank cuts interest rates

CHINA’S central bank yesterday cut interest rates for the second time in three months as inflation cooled and the authorities stepped...


Giant pandas thrive on more support

THE number of giant pandas living in the wild rose by 268 in the decade through 2013 to 1,864, a survey said yesterday. The increase...


World

Britain’s royal samurai warrior

Britain’s royal samurai warrior

Britain’s Prince William tries out a samurai outfit as Japanese actress Mao...

Book review

Conspiracy against fixing the cancer of an income chasm

With “Social Democratic America,” Professor Kenworthy provides a welcome addition to a number of recent studies — initiated...

Sunday

Taxidermy taken to ‘higher plane’

Sunday

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen...

Sports

West Ham suffers Palace coup

Sports

Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as resurgent Crystal Palace registered...

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HK cuts loan size to 60% of home’s value

A man walks outside a property agency featuring posters of the latest high-rise apartment buildings in Hong Kong....


Fair opens despite absence of small firms

The Spring Festival holiday last week did not upset plans for the East China Fair which will open tomorrow as originally...


Better returns expected as more funds go into services

China can expect to see better investment returns as more funds are injected into the country’s service industry,...


Shares rise as reforms anticipated

Shanghai stocks ended at a one-month high yesterday as investors hoped reforms of China’s military industry would...


Plans afoot to revive northeast

China will encourage new industries to develop in the country’s northeast region in a bid to revive its fortunes,...

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‘Monk’ accused of theft at city temple

A MAN has been detained on suspicion of stealing a smartphone and cash from a Buddhist temple in Jinshan District,...


Science cinema coming soon

A CINEMA dedicated to showing films about science and technology is expected to open at the Shanghai Science Hall...


Man dies in Internet cafe

A 24-year-old man died yesterday after surfing the Internet for 19 hours without a break, Songjiang District police...


Peeping Tom detained

A MAN has been detained for peeping on women in a public toilet at Huangxing Park metro station, police said yesterday....


Tourist bus loses its cool after crashing into tunnel

A TOURIST bus was slightly damaged on Thursday when it crashed into the roof of a tunnel near Baocheng Road and...


Hopping along to see traditional craft of making rabbit lanterns

handmade rabbit lanterns are popular in the run-up to Lantern Festival — the 15th day of the Chinese new year —...

Latest Poll

The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking world, as its translation results in two candidates: sheep or goat. The Chinese lunar calendar assigns an animal symbol to each year in every 12-year cycle. Chinese folklorists say the animal symbol can be either but is more likely a goat, given the latter’s popularity as a farm animal among Han Chinese. How do you suggest? Related story »



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With Valentine’s Day drawing near, local authorities are removing love locks attached to railings

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The city's Congress and political advisory body are having their annual meetings this week.

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National

Support program offers escape from mud homes

In her dark, dank hovel in Ganzhou, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Zhong Nianfa (not her real name) uses a washing...


China sets out goals for soccer

China’s central reform group, captained by President Xi Jinping, yesterday launched a plan to revive soccer, a...


Military urged to step up the law as it embarks on modernization

China’s military can only achieve its modernization goals if it respects the law, the Central Military Commission...

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Teaching Tibetan folk culture via kids’ theater

Longta (“wind horse” in Tibetan) with gods on its back patrols the mountains, woods, grasslands and valleys, protecting...


China aims higher in films’ artistry, creativity

China’s film industry has been growing rapidly in recent years, but more doesn’t necessarily mean better....


Frenchman has China in his blood but laments some changes

Sitting at the window in a hostel at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Joel Bellassen says he barely recognizes...

World

Shooting spree leaves 8 dead in Missouri

A MAN armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives...


Iraq vows to stop IS from smuggling antiquities

Islamic State militants who destroyed priceless antiquities from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have kept some...


Paris court jails 8 for double shop heist

A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a double heist at a Harry Winston jewelry shop in Paris in...

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Sports
West Ham suffers Palace coup

Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as resurgent Crystal Palace registered a 3-1 English Premier League...


Spain wins leg 4 of Ocean Race

Spanish team MAPFRE, skippered by stand-in Xabi Fernandez, claimed an epic victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo...


NZ, India seal victories

Four years in the making, the Cricket World Cup pool match between New Zealand and Australia lived up to all the...


Larkham to assist Cheika

Australia coach Michael Cheika has added former Wallabies Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey to his staff for the...


Chinese fans laud departing boss Lippi

Chinese fans and media heaped praise on Italy’s World Cup winning-coach Marcello Lippi yesterday, after he resigned...


Colombian Jordan joins Tianjin

Colombian forward Wilmar Jordan is to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda, ending his successful stint...


Sevilla draws Villarreal in last 16

Spanish and Italian derby matches headed the last-16 draw in a Europa League increasingly affected by political...

Oddly Enough

Baby born inside intact amniotic sac hailed a 'medical miracle'

HIS hands and feet were clearly visible - but baby Silas Philips was in no rush to enter the world. Born still...


Love stories ... with wings: parrots of Suzhou Zoo

A pair of parrots snuggle up to each other at the Suzhou Zoo in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, on February...


Mermaid Festival sees 300 mermaids and mermen

Merfest is a convention where people strap on tails and pretend to be mythical sea creatures in US....



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