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Bradley Wiggins? Who’s he?

Locals and foreigners take part in the Tour de Bund Charity Cycle Ride, hosted by Peninsula Shanghai, yesterday. The popular family event in the heart of Shanghai aims to promote the benefits of fitness and healthy living, increase awareness of pollution-free travel and raise money for the Raleigh China Charity.

Sun, sand ... and flying dragons

A man tries to get an 80-meter-long dragon kite off the ground yesterday during a flying competition at City Beach in Jinshan District. A total of 28 teams took part in the event, which was held to promote the man-made attraction on the outskirts of Shanghai.


National Party set for absolute majority after New Zealand poll

PRIME Minister John Key yesterday won an emphatic victory in New Zealand’s general election to return for a third term in office, a...


Man leaps over White House fence

THE United States Secret Service is under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through...


Agency tackles safety of space travel

THE United Nation’s civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking...


Nearly empty Paris Picasso museum opens

THE Picasso museum in Paris reopened for two days this weekend after being closed for five years of renovation that have been fraught...


Film

Damage of ‘cultural revolution’ depicted

Damage of ‘cultural revolution’ depicted

THE Chinese film “Red Amnesia,” shown in Venice, is partly a ghost story that...

Foreign Views

Violence of the 20th century should be lesson in avoidance

One of the most noble and necessary tasks of the historian is to hold up for the rest of us an honest mirror of our past,...

Sports

North Korean lifter breaks record

Sports

NORTH Korea’s Om Yun Chol beat his own world record in the men’s 56-kilogram...

Sunday

Diverse spring collections provide plenty of choice

Sunday

LONDON Fashion Week brings out the best in designers with Burberry opting for...

Biz Hub
Co-CEOs to lead Oracle as Ellison era ends

Oracle Co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker,...


BOC, SGX in currency settlement deal

Bank of China (BOC) will be the pioneer market maker for the renminbi futures of Singapore Exchange (SGX), the...


France to discuss limits on licences

A picture taken yesterday shows a French “Licence IV” tag allowing a bar to sell alcohol on a wall of a cafe in...


Fall in funding costs lifts Shanghai shares

SHANGHAI stocks rose for third straight day yesterday as funding costs fell following the central bank’s move to...


Guidelines to fight monopoly in China auto-parts market

China has unveiled a new set of guidelines for the auto-parts market in an effort to break the monopoly of manufacturers....


Europe, Japan urged to do more for growth

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy...

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Metro
Assembly of C919 gets under way Assembly of C919 gets under way

ASSEMBLY work began in Shanghai yesterday on the nation’s first C919 single-aisle airliner.Technicians at Commercial...


Sculpture event shows its cunning

A HUGE “Urban Fox” is the star attraction at an international sculpture exhibition that got under way yesterday...


Uni exam reforms to benefit all concerned

THE government’s reform of the university entrance exam system announced earlier this month will help to create...


Pregnancy line gets more young callers

The number of girls aged 15 or under who called a pregnancy advice line over the summer holidays doubled from the...


10,000 banned items found by subway checks

ALMOST 10,000 forbidden items were detected during security checks on the city’s subway network between June and...


Money lender sentenced to 5 years’ jail

A MAN has been sentenced to five years in prison for running an illegal money-lending company, the Jing’an District...

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AN airline passenger who arrived in Shanghai from New York to find items worth 30,000 yuan

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Vendors at the city's iconic red newsstands are finding it increasingly difficult to eke out

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National

Performance group says no to sex, drug offenders

Beijing Trade Association for Performances said yesterday it will not hire any celebrities that have been involved...


China develops portable test kits to help fight Ebola virus

A health researcher said yesterday that China has successfully produced portable kits to help with Ebola testing.The...


Cops seize 1b yuan of ‘LV’ goods in raids

POLICE in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, seized counterfeit Louis Vuitton products worth...

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Feature

Buildings still useful in contemporary society

Famous Beijing journalist Wang Jun recently read a biography of architect Laszlo Hudec and asked me, “Why does...


Young architect begins to make impact on vibrant city

The Union Building on Sichuan Road was Laszlo Hudec’s first big project for a Chinese client. Only eight years...


Stay tuned ... Hessler plots China return

Peter Hessler is about to publish an article about the garbage collector in his neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt....

World

Man shoots daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida

A MAN who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son, killed six of his grandchildren,...


Manila under water after tropical storm

A woman, standing on an improvised cart along a flooded road, reacts to waves caused by a passing bus as tropical...


The art of fighting pollution

An installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur is seen on the Cidade Jardim bridge next to the Pinheiros River,...

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Ozil helps Arsenal shake off midweek blues

MESUT Ozil helped Arsenal shake off the hangover of a midweek pounding in Germany with a starring role in a 3-0...


Ronaldo, Bale lead Real to eight-goal rout of Deportivo

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid equalled their biggest ever away win in La Liga with a 8-2...


North Korean lifter breaks record

NORTH Korea’s Om Yun Chol beat his own world record in the men’s 56-kilogram clean and jerk by 1 kilogram yesterday...


Woeful Fulham stumbles again

FULHAM'S miserable start to the season shows no signs of improving after the sacking of Felix Magath as the Championship's...


Niculescu tops Cornet for title in Guangzhou

ROMANIA’S Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4,...


Pimpadsorn captures CTBC Ladies Open in playoff

Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro captured her first China LPGA Tour victory yesterday when the Thai ace beat Chinese Taipei...


Kranjcar’s superb late goal as QPR holds Stoke

NIKO Kranjcar scored a superb late free kick to rescue a point for Queens Park Rangers in an entertaining 2-2 English...

Oddly Enough

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in Ohio. Oxford police said...


These little girls look like twins but they are aunt and niece

THEY look like twins but these two little girls are aunt and niece, born a generation apart in neighbouring hospital...


Police photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

TALK about a heavy sleeper: Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly...



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