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No hiding place

A police officer trains with a gun that can shoot round corners yesterday in Shanghai. The high-tech firearm is a recent addition to the law enforcement arsenal.

Elephant trapped in mud dramatically rescued by JCB in Kenya

A young male elephant is rescued with the aid of a construction company's JCB after spending 12 hours trapped in a mud pit in Kenya.

Man, 61, walks 35 miles to work every day to support his sick wife

Steven Simoff works as an overnight janitor at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa, but lives in Davis City, Iowa - 35 miles away. To get to work for his 11pm shift he leaves his home at 3:30pm.

Prince gets a kick out of school visit

Prince William shows off his fancy footwork during a Premier Skills football coaching event at Nanyang High School in Shanghai yesterdday. The prince was shown around by Paul Hughes (left), a former coach at Reading, Millwall and Southampton.

Volcano Villarrica spits fire over Chile

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile is seen spewing lava and smoke yesterday in this picture released by Atonchile. The eruption forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people from nearby villages and the closure of schools, but there were no reports of anyone being injured.


China to raise defense budget by around 10%

CHINA will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, compared with last year's 12.2 percent, a spokeswoman for the annual...

Military parade to mark victory over Japanese

China drafts first domestic violence bill

CHINA'S first bill against domestic violence is likely to be put for the first reading in August, said a spokesperson with the national...


Chinese service PMI continues to grow in February: HSBC

CHINA'S service activity in private firms grew at a faster pace in February, in line with their state-owned counterparts, a survey...


Snow to blanket east China

Snow will sweep east and central China over the next three days, China's national observatory forecast on Wednesday. Regions in east...


Travel

Lijiang dazzles with majestic scenery and exotic culture

Lijiang dazzles with majestic scenery and exotic culture

LIJIANG in Yunnan Province was almost unknown to tourists before the 1990s but...

Entertainment and Culture

Watch and learn

Entertainment and Culture

Master craftsman He Keming creates a rabbit lantern for a woman and child yesterday....

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Major talking points of the ‘two sessions’

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THE plenary sessions of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political...

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Asia’s mobile carriers ink 5G pact

ASIA’S top mobile carriers, including China Mobile, have signed an agreement to jointly develop 5G, or fifth-generation,...


Financial support for agro-sector urged

China’s banking regulator yesterday urged financial institutions nationwide to channel more financial support to...


JD.com tops estimates as revenue soars

CHINA’S JD.com Inc, the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, posted a 73 percent rise in revenue...


Nod for online brokerages

TWENTY online brokerages have been granted licences in a new round of approvals, the latest in a string of approvals...


Lafarge set to buy full stake in China unit

LEADING French building material company, Lafarge, has signed an agreement to buy a 45 percent stake in its Chinese...


Wharf aims to repeat HK success in Chengdu

CHENGDU International Finance Square, the flagship project of a new series of Wharf (Holdings) Ltd developments...

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Tracking system set for testing

A NEW system that tracks crowds via their mobile phones will be put to the test next month in subway stations,...


Courier accused of murdering neighbor

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his neighbor in a dispute over money, prosecutors in Songjiang...


Delivery man dies in toxic gas leak at university

A MAN died from gas poisoning yesterday while delivering canisters of hydrogen sulfide gas to Shanghai Jiao Tong...


Migrant women lack skills

MORE than 70 percent of women migrant workers lack first aid skills, despite 80 percent of them having witnessed...


Hotel catches fire

TWENTY people had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jing’an District yesterday after it caught fire, local authorities...


Yan’an tunnel to close

THE Yan’an Road E. tunnel will be closed to traffic traveling from Pudong to Puxi between March 14 and January...

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Drivers of cars that don’t have Shanghai license plates now face being banned from the city’s most congested roads after next month, officials with the city traffic watchdog said yesterday. Cars with non-local plates are already banned from elevated roads downtown during the morning (7:30-9:30am) and evening (4:30-6:30pm) rush-hour periods. Do you think the new measure will help ease road congestion? Related story »



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The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking

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

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National

Australian critics wrong, says abbot

The head of China’s Shaolin Temple has rejected claims that a center planned for Australia will be over-commercialized....


Body donation survey ‘encouraging’

over half of Hong Kong residents aware of body donation are willing to donate their bodies after death, according...


50 injured, 8 seriously, when quake hit Yunnan

Fifty people were injured when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Sunday, local...

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Sydney’s soul best found in the suburbs

It’s 9am on a weekday morning at Sydney’s Double Bay ferry pier. Business folk stride down to the water’s edge,...


Precious time spent at hotel in silver mine

Sala silver mine was the biggest and most important mine in Sweden — with a history of 500 years until production...


Aerial garden teeming with wildlife

Located in the southwest corner of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna is one of China’s most exquisite...

World

SK couples wed in mass ceremony

THOUSANDS of couples took part in a mass wedding yesterday at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification...


Rapist gives ‘chilling’ interview in new film

The filmmaker behind a new documentary about a fatal gang-rape in India that caused global outrage yesterday told...


Headmaster ‘sorry’ for abuse of pupils

A former headmaster at one of Australia’s most prestigious private schools yesterday apologized after revelations...

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Alonso ruled out of Australian GP

FERNANDO Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after...


Mourinho: Terry to get new Blues deal

JOSE Mourinho has assured Chelsea fans that John Terry, subject of a ‘captain, leader, legend’ banner that is on...


Suspended Johnson bailed

SUNDERLAND and England midfielder Adam Johnson has been bailed until March 18 after being arrested on Monday on...


Harrington ends long wait for big title

PADRAIG Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff...


Plenty of action in city for 2015

Shanghai will host around 60 international sports events as well as more than 70 national-level competitions this...


Harden suspended 1 game for kicking James in groin

THE National Basketball Association has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron...


Lin returns to All England as favorite again

LIN Dan can rest for as long as he likes, it doesn’t matter. He’s the favorite in whatever he enters, including...

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Elephant trapped in mud dramatically rescued by JCB in Kenya

AN exhausted young elephant was rescued from a mud pit in Southern Kenya after spending 12 hours trying to escape,...


Paw to paw

According to agencies, the one-year-old Bengal cubs’ apparent dancing is in fact a vital practice of their fighting...


Missing your pet? US firm makes life like replicas of animals

A US-based company, Cuddle Clones, is offering hyper-realistic recreations of animals like dogs, cats, and even...



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